Support BladeForums! Paid memberships don't see ads! I have hesitated to post this thread because there always seemed to be something that delayed the shop build … for the last ten or so years. This shop has been my dream for a long time. In it I will get going on my knife kits for beginners, books and videos, and some long set aside big projects. I also have a big metallurgy study to get going. Well, this morning I signed the contract for the construction. I have spent over 5 months with the city on getting the lots approved. I had to merge the back one acre lot with the front lot that has the house and current smithy. They wouldn't let me build an accessory building on a lot without a primary building on it. Now that it is all one lot, I am allowed to proceed. The builder estimates starting in 30 days and completion 30 days after that. The shop is 40X20 Cape Cod style with upstairs storage. Raised slab with block foundation, stick frame, vinyl siding, architectural roofing. Inside it will be all high tech and packed with equipment. 20X12 clean shop and 20X24 hot shop, plus stairwell. 10X10 grinding booth in the hot shop. Power within 3 feet of any place you stand along the benches, as well as overhead power outlets down the center beam. Lighting to rival a Broadway stage. I'll use this thread to post updates and photos as the build goes.