I really like that idea and I might do just that. But two problems have me hesitating. First where to put the carpet. The storage unit is already at max capacity. And second, this is very remote area and it is extremely difficult to get any service. Only by leveraging the buying of the carpet for several rooms (5) are we actually able to get an installer. If you have any small job, be it drywall, plumbing, electrical, etc. you can't seem to find anyone interested. They are only touching jobs with some substance to it $$$$). And if you suggest that I install the carpet myself, the boss already nixed that idea. I already went down this path with her. I thought I did a good job with stairs I carpeted in the old house, but apparently she believes this to be a "bridge too far" for me. I am now leaning toward a "large chair mat". Looking at one 8' x 6' that would fit perfectly between the bench and the new bench I want.Why don't you convince the boss that taking up the carpet in that room for a smooth floor wood shop, and then when the rest of the carpet is installed, have them leave you some carpet to do that room after it's no longer a wood shop.
When the wood shop finally moves, call them back and have the matching carpet installed in the former wood shop.
I think a bench on bench is a great idea and may do that for the woodworking bench. But the bench I am thinking is for non-woodworking activities. Things I don't want to do on the woodworking bench. More of a Mr Fix-it bench. Anything from bike, appliance repair to re-gripping golf clubs.Given your space a bench-on-bench might be a solution.
Just tossin' it out there.
So that was where you were stationed. No longer an Air Force base. I believe it had one of the longest runways in the country. JAL was using it to train pilots on the new Boeing planes. Could still be. I lived in Moses Lake for a year helping to build an industrial plant there.Your original post brought back some memories. My first assignment in the Air Force was at Larson AFB near Moses Lake. Pretty desolate country. But, I would hike and camp (with very primitive equipment) in the Cascades on the east side. Very beautiful country. Enjoy the new shop.
I workout almost everyday, the weeks that I do less I do it three times, mostly cardio, pilates and body balance, if you get in the mood you will not regret it.Not at all. Most of the wood removal was with the jack plane and being a "woody", it was nice and light. Hardly a workout.
Which reminds me, a good 10 years ago I bought a fancy chin-up bar you hang from the rafters and I was going to set it up in our two car garage/shop. I figured it would a great way to keep in shape. I never got around to it but periodically would tell my wife I need to set it up and start exercising on it. I never did and it soon a became a running joke between us. Then two years ago we had a giant garage sale after selling the house and before moving here, and I thought it got sold then. Earlier this year I was lamenting to my wife that I shouldn't have sold that chin-up bar because it would be nice way to keep in shape. She just smiled. Just this past month while we were rummaging around the storage unit looking for some now needed item, I unearthed the same chin-up bar still in its box. We both laughed hysterically.
But seriously I am thinking that this winter would be a great time to ...