NC Machine Works now has a proper workshop!
I have recently moved out of an apartment and now have 300 ft2 (28.5m2) of basement workshop space that will be dedicated to NCMW projects. Having my own workshop has always been a goal of mine but living in Vancouver with its ridiculous housing prices made it such that I didn’t know if this would ever be achievable.
Having a real workshop will befit NCMW by allowing me to acquire more tools, work on bigger projects and make a lot more noise while I’m working. Below is a sketch of the new basement space which is divided into two halves. One half has the hot water tank, furnace, a work bench and a storage platform. The other half is the space dedicated to the new workshop. In front of the basement is a shed formed by the space below the front porch. There isn’t any direct access to the shed from the basement but I have a few ideas on how to make use of the space.
The following pictures are a quick virtual tour of the space with diagrams to explain what view is being shown.
The house is a character home from the 1920’s. I’m told the unusually sloped floor at the back of the basement with the stairs are from a time when the basement was not enclosed and the stairs were the route used to transport coal to the coal furnace located at the front of the basement.
The outline that can be seen on the floor is the pad for the coal furnace. At one time this was the only portion of the floor that was surfaced.
Needless to say I am very excited and looking forward to planning out how I am going to use the new space. Planning out a new workshop from scratch is an experience I will likely only get to do once so I will be sure to make the most of the opportunity. Stay tuned for updates as the NCMW workshop comes to life!