I’m happy to announce that as of November 13, DAED Toolworks is now based in beautiful Greenfield, Indiana – just fifteen minutes and a million miles away from the hustle of downtown Indianapolis.
It wasn’t the easiest move in recorded history – we’ve been working on this transition for two solid years now – but the new location makes it all worthwhile. The photo at the top of this entry is the new DAED toolworks LAB – a 3-story brick volcano of toolmaking magma (so to speak). It is an unqualified dream come true for me, not least of which because it’s a tenfold increase in floorspace (literally) from the one-car garage I’ve been compressed into until now.
There’s a lot to do to get the new shop space set up. The building is perfect, and the setting is ideal – but over the next couple of weeks it’s having electrical service brought in, and a furnace installed. I’m installing some nice flooring, insulating and finishing the upstairs, and doing some trim work to make it as pleasant inside as out. After that, it’s going to be a busy season organizing storage, machinery, and bench space. I’m hoping to be up and making planes again sometime in mid to late December.
Oh – I almost forgot: the shop also included a lovely house for my wife and kids (and pets). This is a big plus, as otherwise I probably would have had to give up crucial shop space for things like beds for the kids, and a hotplate and bucket or two of water. That would have been something of a bummer.
More to come, but for now here’s what the shop looks like in the summer months.