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    We bought a Cave...

    Well, actually we bought a house with a long underground garage that will double as a shop and a place for the car...!

    After 5 years with no shop, I hope to move all my tools I brought from the States in here, and get a shop going in a couple of months. We get the keys to the house on the 24th.

    On the left is the back shop portion of "the cave" and on the right is the front garage portion. It's about 7 feet tall, 10.5 feet wide and 38 feet deep.

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    Lots of work to do to get electricity into it for a shop, but I think it will work....

    Greg

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    Awesome, looks like it will work just fine.

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    A little short a little narrow but plenty deep! Certainly have worked it a lot worse places, and dang 5 years with no shop is a long time. Congrats on finding a place to setup. Looks like this ought to work out pretty well. Looking forward to seeing what you do with the place

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    Hey Greg, good to see you on here again!

    I bet your "honey to do" list is longer than most

    Are you going to park the car in the cave too?

    Oh wait, it looks like the cave is actually two part, the outside part is not closed off with a roll shutter, the deep part, which will be the workshop is closed off with a roll shutter.

    What are you going to do about ventilation?

    Have fun!
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    Hey Greg, welcome back! Looking forward to seeing how the shop progresses.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stuart Ablett View Post
    Hey Greg, good to see you on here again!

    I bet your "honey to do" list is longer than most

    Are you going to park the car in the cave too?

    Oh wait, it looks like the cave is actually two part, the outside part is not closed off with a roll shutter, the deep part, which will be the workshop is closed off with a roll shutter.

    What are you going to do about ventilation?
    Stu,

    Thanks,

    Yes, the little Lapin will be parked in the front part. There is a roll shutter in the very front, but the shutter in front of the shop part of the cave has been removed, I believe. I may have to put another in or come up with some sliding doors or something.

    As far as ventilation, (dust control) I have the Delta dust collector and the Jet filter unit.

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    Yes, the "Honey Do" list is really long.....

    Also I will have a couple of Sempuki fans, and there is a iron work gate about a meter or so in from the front of the cave that opens into the outside entrance gate, so there will be air flow all the time.

    Greg
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    Vaughn,

    Thanks... This is going to be a long project, but a fun one, I think. Lots of challenges, and need for lots of advice.

    Greg

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    This is the side of the Cave, so I can run electricity in electrical conduit. We have 120 Amp service, so it is just a matter of getting it from the house, across the patio on the "roof" of the cave, then down the side and in.

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    Greg

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    Ryan,

    Thanks. I am guessing on the height, and it is a bit narrow, but I can at least stand up in this one...can't in my current tiny "garage"..

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    ALLRIGHT, 2 shop builds, and another "welcome back" Greg Looking forward to see how your set up will be

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