There's been some discussion regarding second floor shops. Mine is just being
finished. The major tools moved in this morning. It all went smooth as silk.
Here is a picture of my jointer on a forklift:
The french doors and balcony were designed for just this use. I had considered
some sort of barn-like beam and hoist -- the framing is re-enforced for hold it.
But SWMBO vetoed any permanent beam jutting out and the engineering was getting
kind of complex.
In the end, renting a forklift seemed to be the best solution. It's kind of
pricy, so I won't be doing it everyday.