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Old 12-21-2014, 09:11 AM   #1
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Any workshop space available in Denver for cheap?

Like everyone else and their brother it seems, I'm relocating to Denver next week and will be needing some shop space.

In Indy I currently rent about 2,100 square feet for $200 with utilities included. I fully realize I'll never get that deal in Denver and will have to downsize a bit. I'd be happy to share space with others or do side work as part of the rent, etc.

I have two lathes, milling machine, small CNC mill, TIG and MIG welders, several fab tables, plasma cutter, powdercoating system and ovens, bike lift and several tools boxes. Woodworking equipment including radial saw, table saw, planer, couple of bandsaws, etc. Sounds like a lot but most of it can be rolled away and out of the way of a shared area.

Taking the wife to Denver next week and then I'll return to Indy to sell the house, finish things up here. So I'd expect to be in Denver permanently by April. But I could start renting and moving equipment at any time.

Anyone have any ideas? Or know of a woodworker that has a lot of space and wants to rent 1/2 of it? Let me know!

Thanks!
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Old 12-21-2014, 10:36 AM   #2
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What part of Denver are you moving to? Everyone once in awhile, something good will pop up on Craigslist. Be prepared to pay a fair amount more for the same size you are renting for now. Or as you said, downsize. The biggest problem with garages in the Denver area is they don't want people working out of them, whether personal or busniess. They want people that are just storing stuff.

Have you looked in to houses with a garage? That would be much better and cheaper for you in the long run. Then your tools are close by and you can keep a better eye on them.
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Old 12-21-2014, 10:42 AM   #3
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Thanks Marx.

Yea, we're looking for home with some large areas that I can build a shop or something. No idea where just yet though. Looking more towards Evergreen, Bailey areas.
Home there are roughly double what we pay here, so getting something large enough for me and new enough for the wife is going be a stretch. But we'll see.
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Old 12-21-2014, 10:48 AM   #4
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Thanks Marx.

Yea, we're looking for home with some large areas that I can build a shop or something. No idea where just yet though. Looking more towards Evergreen, Bailey areas.
Home there are roughly double what we pay here, so getting something large enough for me and new enough for the wife is going be a stretch. But we'll see.

That's a ways out of Denver but very nice!

Here ya go, you can thank me later

http://denver.craigslist.org/reb/4758563765.html
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Old 12-21-2014, 11:09 AM   #5
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That's a ways out of Denver but very nice!

Here ya go, you can thank me later

http://denver.craigslist.org/reb/4758563765.html
I think I saw that one on Zillow. Not too bad at all.
We're going to have to out a bit just to get what we want.
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Old 12-21-2014, 04:38 PM   #6
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Are you needing 3 phase power?

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Old 12-21-2014, 06:22 PM   #7
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You might consider looking for a land owner renting out a Cleary pole barn or other buildings in a rural area. Most of the commercial/industrial space in Front Range is in high demand from marijuana businesses.
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I see what you did there!

Earache, I can't help you with space but I'll gladly come over and help set up your shop
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Old 12-21-2014, 07:32 PM   #9
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No - all single phase. Not even running any phase converters. All of the 3 phase motors have been switched to single phase motors.
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Old 12-21-2014, 07:34 PM   #10
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Earache, I can't help you with space but I'll gladly come over and help set up your shop

I realize the marijuana growers are pushing the prices up on a lot of things, or at least they are getting credit for doing so.

Funny, Nick. But no pot growing for me. Not much of a green thumb.
But if ya wanna push lathes and milling machines around.....
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I realize the marijuana growers are pushing the prices up on a lot of things, or at least they are getting credit for doing so.

Funny, Nick. But no pot growing for me. Not much of a green thumb.
But if ya wanna push lathes and milling machines around.....
Haha, no, I didn't mean the green stuff. I meant the mechanical stuff! Having a friend with lathes and CNCs can be nice .
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Haha, no, I didn't mean the green stuff. I meant the mechanical stuff! Having a friend with lathes and CNCs can be nice .
And....... having a friend like Nick around is nice as well.

Good luck on the move, and please post-up when ya get settled....... some of us locals might want drop in to say "hello".
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Old 12-22-2014, 06:17 AM   #13
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Haha, no, I didn't mean the green stuff. I meant the mechanical stuff! Having a friend with lathes and CNCs can be nice .
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And....... having a friend like Nick around is nice as well.

Good luck on the move, and please post-up when ya get settled....... some of us locals might want drop in to say "hello".

Lathes do seem to make friends for me - dunno why.

I make loads of one off stuff for guys, feel free to gimme a yell if ya need something. I can make stuff here in Indy now and ship it or bring it out to you if you have any ideas that need acted upon now. Making some navigation towers for rally bikes right now. Will be making at least monthly trips to Denver for the next 3-4 months.

Hoping to find a house like the one Nick posted the link to, but have to sell the house in Indy before I start to think about looking at homes there. Gotta find a big assed barn / shop or something. I'll go nuts without being able to make shit for a month or two.

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Hoepfully I can piggy back on this thread too. I'm also looking to move to the Denver area and looking for a place with shop space. Unless I land a good job before moving, I'll probably have to rent an apartment.

FWIW....some friends of mine are big into share space/art spaces. I'll start asking for details, but apparently renting industrial style warehouse space in the older/ industrial areas of Denver is pretty cheap. Sounds like a decent option if you don't mind your shop being off site.

oh....and if you need a good free lance CAD designer with a lot of metal fab experience, hit me up.
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Old 12-22-2014, 08:33 AM   #15
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Hoepfully I can piggy back on this thread too. I'm also looking to move to the Denver area and looking for a place with shop space. Unless I land a good job before moving, I'll probably have to rent an apartment.

FWIW....some friends of mine are big into share space/art spaces. I'll start asking for details, but apparently renting industrial style warehouse space in the older/ industrial areas of Denver is pretty cheap. Sounds like a decent option if you don't mind your shop being off site.

oh....and if you need a good free lance CAD designer with a lot of metal fab experience, hit me up.
Sweet! It'll be an Indiana flat landers invasion of Denver!

The place I have my shop in now is in downtown Indy; an old industrial building that was pretty much vacant. I know share it with a metal polisher and a couple of guys that refurbish Cooper Mini's in their spare time. Huge amount of space for the money we pay. It's kind of a shithole, but it's secure. So I'm not against sharing space at all. And I'd almostr rather have my shop off site from my house - don't really want the mess around my place.

Anything you can do with your bud's would be great. Thanks!
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