While talking about shops, I would recommend getting a hold
of a copy of "The Workshop Book" by Scott Landis. ISBN
While geared to WOOD WORKING, there are still a lot of good
ideas applicable to any shop in there. Even if you don't buy
it for those long winter nights of day dreaming, I'd
recommend checking out a copy from the local Library.
For a LARGE SHOP:
Seperate "dirty" room: house the noisy air compressor,
sand blast cabinets, grinder, and buffer (hate that dust).
Maybe even an exterior fan to help purge the room of dust.
Office area: seperate room: book shelves, desk, cabinet for
"fine & rarely used tools", bathroom, phone, and fridge. ;-)
Paint area: Small area, with exterior blowing fan, to act as
a miniture spray booth. Boy, when dealing with those freshly
bead blasted suspension parts nice to have a paint area seperate
from everything else, and that stays clean.
Space permitting: LOFT, with WIDE stairs, above the office
area for parts storage. Keeps that spare fender and radiator
out of harms way while working in the shop.
Tom Walter '67 & '68 Datsun 2000's