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    • I'll sheath the lower 8ft at a minimum. Probably going with half-inch t1-11, and I've been going back and forth between painted or natural. The bookshelf framing has pros and cons. Most of the beams will remain pround of the sheathing either way. If I have to add some heavy shelving or mounts down the line I'll be able to pull down the plywood and add any vertical bracing as necessary.
    • Google piano dolly. I have four casters at the ends of two short 2x6, that are at the end of two longer 1x6. I had to brace that with further 2x in order to move my table saw in, as a piano is typically a fixed length that is longer that the tool base. I screwed cleats to in dolly in order to keep the saw from sliding on the dolly. I screwed a tow strap to the dolly and pulled it. When the driver saw my dolly, I think he started pushing because he could not believe it was that easy. He wound up chuckling and saying he would have to remember that. My drive is minimally pitched. I did not have a huge concern with the top heavy nature of the saw. For a steep drive, winch or chain fall comes to mind. Not sure if a rental shop might have either.   Tailgate delivery does mean curb. I think most ornery drivers can be “bought” with a cold drink, or warm case they can take home and chill. 
    • Pallet jacks are pretty handy tools to have around. But yeah, freight delivery is a pain most places. When I have bought large machine tools I've gone through a local store rather than the manufacturer directly. The local shop happily loaded it into the back of my pickup with their forklift, and then I was able to get up my very steep driveway and slide it into the garage. Home Depot sells Grizzly tools, just not in-store. If you don't have another local dealer, you could see if they'll load into your truck, or have them load into one of their rental pickups for you, and then you can get it right up to the garage and either take it off the pallet or slide the pallet off the truck with a couple 2x10s.
    • I didn't see any water damaged plywood, just that really fancy salted plywood.... Nice job. I think I am going to steal this idea when I get my new shop.  
    • Same. I start getting cabin fever if I don't have some sort of shop time. My wife has a horse though, so woodworking is the cheap hobby by comparison.
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