Barn progress... The band saw is now powered, and I've tested it (works great!) and done all the alignments and calibrations. The wood shop is starting to look like a wood shop!
I've been ordering a major power tool roughly every ten days, trying to space out the arrivals a bit so I have time to unpack, assemble, clean, align, and test each one. Generally they take a week to ten days to arrive. However, my careful plans have been waylaid by shipper errors, missing parts, and so on – and now this coming Friday three of them are scheduled to arrive on the same day. On three different trucks, naturally. It's going to be a bit of a zoo around here on that day!
I had to make a Home Depot run yesterday, and while there I picked up the parts I need for a handrail for the stairs up to the second floor of the barn, and also the parts for a second floor electrical sub-panel. I'm going to put a 50 amp sub-panel up there more for convenience than anything else. I doubt I'll need even 15 amps, but wiring the office and second floor lights will be easier when the circuits are all pulled from a (closer) second floor panel rather than the main panel on the first floor. This has an interesting consequence: the main panel on the first floor is a big one (20 positions/40 breakers), but I'm only going to be using about 7 or 8 of those positions. The vast majority of the circuits in the barn will be pulled from either the sub-panel in the wood shop or the second floor sub-panel. Looks like I over-bought that main panel :)