"Edward Lomax" writes:
>Recently, I had the great fortune to meet someone while shopping at a
>Home Depot who has a small workshop on her property that has stationary
>power tools and is not in use at the moment.
>After looking at the space over the weekend, it is on the small side
>(about 1000 sq. ft). This shop also comes equipped with a table saw,
>drill press, router table, miter saw, and band saw.
>During our conversation we did not discuss a rental charge and, frankly,
>I got the feeling that I could use the shop for little or nothing.
>However, I do not want to rip off this woman and feel as though I should
>pay a fair price to use this incredible resource.
>My questions for you are the following:
>1) If you were the homeowner in this situation, what would you charge
>for the use of your shop?
Here in SoCal, you don't want to know.
Probably applies to the Bay area also.
Renting work space is one thing, renting an equipped shop is quite
Then there is the matter of a possible relationship between the two of
Sounds nice going in, but could develop either into a great deal for
everybody or a miserable situation for all concerned.
IMHO, risky at best.