After 10 months of having my GFpro inside my office, in the upstairs of my house, I can’t take the noise and smell. I have had the exhaust fan going out a sliding glass door, and extending about 5’ away. But my entire office, and most of the upstairs, smells like burned wood for a day or so after I make something. And if I use acrylic, it smells like chemicals. I don’t want to breathe this stuff in, or have anyone in my family breathe it in. I’m sure the glue on non-GF plywood is toxic. And then the sound…it’s like someone running a Dyson vacuum non-stop. Even with the doors closed, you can hear it. And because the glass sliding door is open, the neighbors can all hear it, too.
So, I have decided to build a shop in the back corner of my yard to house the GF, wood, paint, accessories, etc… A laser shop. The only thing, is is that if I want to stay within city regulation, it has to be 120sq feet or less. And my space is more like 8x14, so it’s a bit narrow. Can maybe push to 10x12, but would be really tight.
Does anybody else have a dedicated shop, or even a small shop for their forge? I’m looking for ideas with such a small space to create. I’ll insulate it well for sound, and add AC, along with ventilation. My GF complains regularly that it’s too hot when I’m using it. Turning on the AC gets it going again.
Any advice, direction, ideas, or discussion is very welcome!