Well ... I'm broke. I'm worse than broke. I'm in debt by a pretty substantial amount.
On the plus side, I'm a homeowner as of about 2:00 pm today. The house was built in 1960 and needs some updating, but all in all it is in very good shape. It was a once owner house and they had all the original documents from when it was built. The owner also owned an excavation business so a lot of the construction was done by him or by other contractors through the barter system. All of this and receipts from purchases to build the house are still around. Pretty neat to know the history of the place.
I plan on posting a sketch of the basement floor plan and a video walk through. Then I'd like to hear some ideas on how to arrange my tools and equipment in the most efficient way. It won't be easy to move my big old beasts around once they're in there, so I'd like to have a pretty definitive plan before moving them in.
I'd like to have some small part of the basement as a basic woodworking shop with a compound miter saw, etc. Then I've got two lathes, a milling machine, a drill press, a shaper, a welder, a granite surface plate, a 3 in 1 machine, work benches, welding table, a bench grinder, band saw, stock rack, metal chop saw, hardware bins, and tool chests to arrange. I'll post details later ... but until then ... get your space-optimizing thinking caps on