How can I keep my hobbies?
December 19, 2010 7:04 PM Subscribe
I'm looking for a little advice on transitioning from a house to an apartment (specific questions inside)
posted by Esefa to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (9 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Ive been extremely spoiled for the last 6 years or so by being able to live in a house with a garage. While not a requirement per se, my main hobbies are much less enjoyable without a garage (dirt bikes, working on cars, random wood and metalwork).
Im ready for a change, so its not the end of the world for me to sell my motorcycle and whatnot. My problem is that im not ready to give up maintaining my own vehicles, and I dont see this changing anytime soon.
My (first) question - Im sure im not the only one wanting to work on my bike and truck but minus a garage, so what do you do? Find an abandoned parking lot for minor work?
When I was in the military we had a place on base that had shop stalls and lifts that you could rent by the hour and either bring your own tools or rent theirs. Does a civilian version of this exist?
Second question - Where can I go to do simple woodworking projects? Again, the base had a shop for this too (I never used it but I assume its the same setup as the auto shop). Does this exist off base? Im just looking for a place that has a table saw, some vices and some drills, nothing too complex.