When the guys on the West Coast Tour de Wood stopped by a couple of years ago, they saw how I had made a 16' cargo trailer into a woodworking machine tool 'room.' Well, that trailer sans the tools (which had already been moved here into a large garage), is due to arrive this weekend from Arizona. After I get the stuff out of it, I want to again make a 'shop' out of it. But a much different shop.
This one will be towed behind the motorhome when moving from one locale to another. Likely it will be parked in an RV park most of the time, maybe powered by the motorhome generator. Length of stay expected to be 12-18 months before moving on.
The trailer is wired for 120V, lights and circuits on separate breakers. It has a drop down ramp in the rear. When it is on the road, it has to garage my ground transportation, i.e., car and/or motorcycle. So all items will be on wheels to bundle to make room. Weight limit will be 5,000 pounds, including vehicles. Gotta work in that envelope.
Wood working will change to small items, not large furniture. I am thinking boxes and bowls.
Lathe will be prominent. Requires band saw, drill press, sharpening gear, and DC. Would like to keep 16-32 Performax, DW733 planer, and Hitachi 10" SCMS on a Rigid stand. Table saw to be replaced with 120V site saw. Now have 220V 1023 Grizzly. The kicker is that the lathe is a Jet 1632 220V. May have to change that. DC is currently a small Ridgid shop vac with a Dust Deputy on a 15 gallon drum. I have three workbenches. Likely will opt for the one on the HF scissors table. Router Table is currently in the TS outfeed - PB 7518 in a Jessem lift. Need to find another place for it.
Also have 2 Grizzly stacked tool boxes. And 2 four drawer file cabinets are available. Would like to continue to use them as well.
Things on the storage/selling block include the Jet belt sander, the DeWalt RAS, the Grizzly drum sander, the Grizzly 1023 TS, the Craftsman 6" cast iron jointer, the HF shop crane, the HF electric hoist, and likely the Jet 1632 lathe.
The TS, lathe, belt and drum sanders need to be replaced. Thinking job site TS, midie lathe w/VS & reverse capabilities, and Ridge benchtop drum/belt sander.
I expect to build cabinets for tool storage while I still have the big shop here. Need some wood storage ideas. What about stacking tools like the DeWalt planer & Performax sander?
Your thoughts of things to consider? Remember, think building small items. Think diminished physical capabilities with regard to weights and wrestling sizes. Think availability of power sources. And whatever else. Remember also large Class A motorhome with basement storage, say one pass through storage bin allowed for WW 'stuff.' Maybe for the SCMS and TS on a stand? And some wood storage.
I will be keeping a journal. Thanks for your help. More heads are better than one.