I guess I'm hooked. I just ordered my second Mando kit--an Octave from D. Kawalek. So now I'm starting to think about how to set my shop up for instrument building, and I'm going to have to move a lot of things around. I'm curious about other's set-ups. I know this is hard withoug actually being there, and I know it's a matter of personal workstyle, but I can't visit all your shops and you won't all fit in mine (though you'd be welcome).
So I thought I'd ask this way: what are the different dedicated areas you have established in your shop?
Initially, my thought is that I need
- (1) an area for instruments in the "waiting stages" of finishing to cure
- (2) a large area for assembly
- (3) an area for close hand work [e.g. inlay]
- (4) an area where I can apply finish without gassing myself
... Anything else?