The California shop of Tyme (he goes by the single name), adjacent to his home, used to be a bait shop. "It had the original coin boxes, everything from the old store, and was still painted government green on the inside," he recalls.
Outfitted with 2×6 walls, dual-pane windows, R-16 insulation, and redwood siding on 3⁄4 " plywood sheathing, very little noise escapes. Tyme beefed up the floor by covering the original 2×6 joists with 1×6 Douglas fir and a 11⁄2 "-thick layer of tongue-and-groove plywood topped with #3-grade oak flooring. A 3×16' shop extension divided into closets houses the noisy stuff, including his vacuum pump and air dryer.
Tyme made lever-operated retractable caster assemblies he activates by foot for many of his tool bases and his bench. Eighteen flourescent light fixtures mounted flush in the ceiling provide plentiful light while protecting the bulbs from breakage. Many cabinets, shelves, and drawers sport prominent labels because "I'm teaching my grandkids. I want them to learn to put tools back where they should go."