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I've already discussed what MRO means on the page for the Junk Box, so I'm focusing on what the Workshop is.
The Workshop is where I will do all the work for my future house and hobby facilities. I'm keeping it separate from the workspace for the cars because I don't want things like sawdust, mud, and non-car related equipment, tools, and machinery in the way — there's limited space for the cars as it is, any less and I would be fighting with equipment to get Car Projects done and I'm not going to do that anymore.
As of right now, I'm planning for the Workshop to be an off-the-shelf 12'x20'x8' Summit Garage from VersaTube to help save on cost. It should be large enough to perform the house repair and improvement projects in, as well as the development and MRO work for the hobby facilities.
I intend to keep this space flexible, so it will also work for some of the messier operations on the Car Projects, such as small media blasting and powder coating jobs — at least until I can put something together specifically for that kind of project work, in the future.
As for the arrangement of this building within the larger complex, like the Junk Box, it will be situated well away from the house, and also like the Junk Box, even though it makes it less efficient for working on the house, in the long run, it's far better for my hobby.
Project: Inner Workings won't allow me to work on my hobby, but it will allow me to build the building that will allow me to build the buildings that will.
Read that out loud three times, fast.
Maintenance & Repairs
It seems that, just to prove my point about the Hobby Complex plan being fluid, it already needs to be revised.
Normally, being boxed in is an issue, but within my Hobby Complex, the Boxes are a row of sheds that allow me to free up work space — and freedom is good.
In engineering, iteration is a slow but effective process for improvement.