We're off and running! Two good friends are helping with the wiring. So far, my function has been mainly to supply coffee and do the lunch run, but here and there I'm able to lend a hand.
The main shop tools, and heater will be in the garage. We'll also be wiring the basement for a table saw and sliding miter saw, and, of course, dust collection. A plywood wall was built to make it easier to hang things, and all the wiring will be external to make any changes, and inspection, easier. Next step will be to bring the wire up from the basement.