Well, over the last few days I have made some steps in setting up my shop. I have a shop space but it does not have any windows (only open spaces) nor a door. It has a cement floor and some preliminary wiring. I also do not have any major machines. I used to have a lathe, drill press and a bandsaw, but I had to sell these when the building I had space in was torn down about 4 years ago. Since then I did not have a place to indulge myself. I did keep all my gouges, and small power tools as well as my grinder.
So, over the past few days I have online ordered the Nova DVR XP lathe which was on sale at Woodcraft. This forced me to order the other tools because I am sending all to a freight forwarder who will consolidate the order and ship it to Japan. In addition to the lathe (my most important machine) I also have ordered the following.
Grizzly G7944 12 speed Heavy-Duty 14" floor drill press
Dewalt 735 planer
Dewalt 745 contractor table saw. This was a difficult decision I want to have the ability that a table saw gives you (I have little experience with flat work). Would like to have bought a better one but I promised my wife not to exceed the budget that "we" established.
Shop Fox 6" bench top jointer.
Powermatic 1200 air filtration
Grizzly Polar Bear 1.5 hp cyclone dust collection.
I have a powermatic 14" bandsaw in Honolulu which I will ship to LA to the freight fowarder to consolidate with the rest. As you can see, I have focused my budget on the lathe, BS, DP and dust collection.
Now, I have to get the shop enclosed, a floor put in and get it properly wired. I posted some pictures of the empty shop in the past. The shop is about 400 sq ft with 11 ft ceilings. It is a walk out basement which the original owner had used as garage.