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A makerspace of my own

I'm thinking about renting a workshop.

Anyone who knows me knows that I'm never satisfied with just one project. I love writing, and I do it as constantly as a fella can, but there are times when it just isn't enough to satisfy my creative urge. So I take on other little projects. I photograph, I design, I film, and I build.

The problem is, most of my projects require a space, and space is something I find myself lacking these days. I have a great office space, where I can write and tinker on small things, but nowhere to really cut loose with the power tools. I need a workshop.

At the moment, though, I don't have the first clue how to go about finding and renting a space. I know approximately what I can afford, but not whether that's a realistic rate for a bit of workspace. And I have no idea, at present, where to look to find something with the requirements I have.

So here's what I'm looking for:

- Open space for working on larger projects (maybe car-sized-ish)
- Power to run various power tools
- Space for tool and material storage
- Space for setting up lights and backdrops for video and photography
- A separate space (or an area I can section off) where I can set up couple of computers and other office-y equipment

I guess I'm asking for a lot, actually. Especially since I'm not willing to pay thousands of dollars a month for this space, and I may not even have any paying projects going on there.

Actually, that last bit is just dumb ... I know me. I will definitely try to make money on anything I do there. It's just my nature.

Anyway, I'm looking for a space. If anyone has any tips on finding one, lemme know.

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