Welcome aboard Red
I was in the same position. I had a custom woodwrking business also. we designed and built furniture - mostly contempory and we refinished antiques. I gave it up about 16 years ago, had all my stuff in storage and rarely used it. Hurricane katrina washed it away about 3 years ago.
I live on my boat in Houston area and was longing for a shop again. I rented a 12 X 36 mini-storage bay about 6 months ago or so. Started buying tools again and last month, I added to my shop by renting the adjoining 12 x 36 bay and sharing that bay with a friend.
This is now just a hobby for me but I have taken on a few small jobs.
Anyway, it can be done if you want to do it bad enough.
Walter Kronkite named his boat "The Office". I should have named mine "The Shop". That way if anyone asks where Tony is, my wife could say "he is at the shop".
Sailing and woodworking/woodturning are my favorite passtimes (this side of the law, LOL).
Last edited by Tony B; 09-30-2008 at 09:18 PM.