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    Coop, my helper want work when it gets hot.
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    This might actually happen. My current space is about 17'x24', so it's actually about the same area as my last setup, but I don't have to share this one with bikes, lawn tools, etc. To the left of the shop space is another unfinished room, and to the right is a "basement garage" where the HVAC, water heater, breaker panel, and my loaner ZTR mower are. The top wall with the door and window is an exterior wall, and there's a half bath and small storage area under the stairs that go up to the main floor. I currently have all of my lumber stacked up along the exterior wall since some pieces are 10-12'. The ceiling is 8' but there are some ducts running through there that lower the clearance to just under 7'. I'll play around with the grizzly workshop planner to get a starting idea, then will start moving some things around. (Once I get all of the cardboard boxes out of there)
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    Closets are often used to minimize the noise from those machines, just beware of the airflow needed to let them work correctly and keep the motors cool. And buy a bigger dust collection system than you think you need, because you will. Consider the flow / volume and pressure requirements for any pneumatic tools very catefully. A small 'pancake' air compressor may suffice to operate a brad nailer, but air sanders and die grinders require a much larger system.
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    @B1rdhunter I have stumble up on two big white oak logs. They have burls all around the log.
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    I'm in! Looks like you have it planned as far as tools, and the space looks really nice. Looking forward to updates.
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    " I have decided life's to short to be miserable at work ". Truer words were never spoken, good for you. That space looks to have great potential. Living where the rain falls whenever it darn well pleases would drive me indoors too. Focus on your dust collection solution early on. This will save you a lot of effort and retrofitting later. Glad to have you with us and look forward to seeing you here.
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    So the full story is that this cardinal flies into two of our window dozens of times a day. It perches in the bushes and then flies up to the window and pecks at it and kicks his feet against it for a few seconds and then returns to the bush. At first I thought he must be catching little bugs or something, but then I realized that he is probably seeing his reflection and thinking another male has moved in on his turf. I haven’t unpacked my DSLR gear to take proper pictures yet, but I’ve done a few slow-mo videos on my phone which are neat.
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    Super nice shop area and I’m sure you will make dad proud of your decision . Welcome to the forum and keep us updated.
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    That looks like a grand shop space, I can't wait to see the work you produce in it!
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    I would guess that the odds approach zero. Now, if you had 40 bd.ft. of figured Walnut, or Curly Maple, this would be your place. Maybe check on the Forestryforum.