I have been reading this forum off-and-on for a while now... This is my first post! We are in the process of having a new house built and it is scheduled to be done in about 5 weeks. I have been slowly getting into woodworking over the past few years. I like to do projects around the house (laying tile, some plumbing, some electrical, trim-work, flooring, etc...) but I am FAR from a woodworker (my DW will also tell you I am far from a handyman!). My fine woodworking skills are quite minimal, but now that I am finally going to have a dedicated space, I am looking forward to really diving into this wonderful passion!
My shop is going to be located in a smaller section of our daylight basement. The total shop square footage is approximately 472 square feet with 10 foot ceilings. I have a 36 inch door that leads into the backyard, so there is room to get things in and out. I have a utility sink with running water inside the shop. The main electrical panel is located on one of the walls (any concerns about having the main panel inside the shop?). The tankless hot water heater is located on one of the walls (any concerns about having this inside the shop?).
Below are some pictures of the shop as well as the floor-plan with dimensions.
Tools I currently own:
HF 2HP DC
Tools I plan on buying very soon:
Possibly a new DC
I have been reading a lot of threads on shop setup and configuration. I have also been reading quite a bit about dust collection as well as sound-proofing. Needless to say my head is spinning!!!!! Being such a newbie, I am most concerned that I am going to make some poor initial decisions on the setup of the shop (DC, electrical, sound-proofing, etc...) that I am just going to have to re-do down the road. I know I don't really have a whole list of specific questions in this thread, but any guidance/advice that you may have would be extremely welcomed and extremely appreciated!
I am really looking forward to this journey and meeting some great new friends here at SMC!