Hello, I’ve had my Glowforge Pro for a year and I ordered my Shapeoko XXL during the black friday special and starting building my shop. I went as big as I could to still be a “shed” under the definition of the city building code. I have zero professional carpentry experience and I just know enough to be dangerous! So, I’ll gladly accept any advice or comments about the construction.
The entire shop will be encapsulated in Rockwool Safe 'N Sound insulation for acoustic dampening, and fireproofing. I built an entire second “floating floor” over the subfloor so that I could put insulation under the floor to try and dampen the noise. I plan on also building the CNC into it’s own air-tight enclosure when this is all said and done. The GF and CNC could possibly reside in their own acoustically-sealed box inside of the shop. Anything’s possible!
I have used the pass-through slot on the Glowforge a few times and I’m building the shop in a way that I can use a portable (Bora) in-feed/out-feed roller assembly to move large pieces into the front of the Glowforge and out the back. I was going to build something, but this Bora product seems perfect.
I just wondered if anybody had any advice/comments about building a dedicated space. I’m at the point now that I can still make construction changes. Floor space is approx 12’x16’, with a 12’ ceiling on one side.