: It makes perfect sense to me Bob. He creates aircraft cabinets, therefore
: needs the room to taxi the aircraft in and fit them. Obviously the
: are limited to one at a time.
The truth is, he needs the room to grow and harvest his own lumber.
1/2 scale maybe.
A 747 is approx 180 feet wide x 210 feet long. That's a minimum of
38000 ft/sq. In other words, an acre! <G>
Even a "tiny" MD-88 would require about 12000 sq/ft.
8500 ft/sq is a really NICE wood shop, though!
Yeah, well...I just spent the weekend cleaning up a 1200 SF woodshop after
spending a week shooting photos therein.
I assume that Tom Plamann is better organized than I--it has been said that a
kitten with diarrhea is, so you figure it out--and doesn't let things get as
scattered and screwed up. Too, I moved before I built all the cabinets I need
in the shop. And there are a couple boxes still left to unpack and a workbench
to...you get the idea.
My shop is 48' long, 25' wide. And after a couple days of moving small stuff
around, my damned feet hurt.
The thought of doing something similar in an 8500 SF shop is daunting. My feet
hurt in sympathy.
So it's time to go out and shoot a few more photos, and then start planing wood
for a corner cabinet I promised my wife. She won't get it by Christmas, because
I have to draw the plans yet, and I have to finish some kitchen cabinets (in
the sense of complete, not in the sense of 'finish' since this cabinetry is
painted and she is doing that work).
I'd love to get it done in time for Christmas, because all I need to buy is
some hinges and some door pulls. Cheap present, if you don't count the time and
the already paid price for the oak.
"When we are planning for posterity, we ought to remember that virtue is not
hereditary." Thomas Paine
my lot size is 75 x 100'... my garage is 20 x 20'...
ANYTHING bigger would/will be better!
Last night, I made the mistake of turning the tv to the WS game while
I was sanding some trim... after the 4th or 5th neighbor showed up, I
was out of room in the shop AND the driveway... hoping to find a
bigger place by March!
Some of you seem to think Tom's shop is a little big. If you are not
familiar with this gentleman go take a look at his site.
Tom preassembles staircases, that roll my eyes back, in his shop. He also
does aircraft cabinetry, custom home work, and theater stage surrounds that
kinda dwarf my rocking horses. Tom's lathe and stroke sander would probably
crush my 2500HD pickup.
This fellow isn't your typical tool fetish*. He puts them to incredible
*Well, maybe a little.
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