Wiring a Shed for a woodshop
I am having a shed installed that is 12x17, my plans are to have it as a woodshop. I would like to do the wiring of it myself, for more reasons than saving money. However, I would like to do it correctly. I assume asking here would give me some direction. I have been looking through everything I can get my hands on such as the FP and Building codes. But so far still have a few unanswered questions. Some may be pretty dumb, but I will ask them anyway, in hopes that I do not get berated too much :)
In putting a subpanel in, fed off of my main panel, in a structure that is not attached to the house, do I need to have a grounding rod specific for that building?
My plan was to put in a 100 amp subpanel, which is likely overkill as I look at things, but I would prefer to have it and not need it than need it and not have it :) This raises a question though, my home electrical panel is 200 amp service. If I put in a 100 amp breaker and feed the subpanel from that, is that the right way of thinking? Or is this too much if the whole panel only has 200 amp service?
Once I figure out how to get the electricity to the panel in the shed, (I am looking at the distance, and other issues as to whether conduit is required or how to do the burrial and so forth) and I want to do the rough in, is it better to run two circuits rather than have a single circuit circumnavigate the whole room? Here's where this question is going.. as a 1 man woodshop I will not have opportunity to run more than one power tool at the same time. So I figure that I would have a set of outlets on a circuit dedicated to running the power tools, but some would be to one side and others to the other side. I would like to have the outlest on both sides of the room, but will not be using them simultaneously. I would think that running two circuits would be much more convenient for the wiring run. Am I thinking right, or do I need to be interested in adding up the amp ratings of the breakers that get put in the box?
Unlike my garage, I want to have the lights on their own circuit. The lights I have to work with are the flourescent shop light variety that hang from chains and have actual plugs on them. I assume that I can provide a place to hang them and simply have outlets in the vicinity of their hanging place on the ceiling... Or do I need to actually have them wired in and directly attached (rather than chained)?
Are there special considerations for putting an outlet in the floor (a la tablesaw in the center of the room avoiding extension cords)?
I am still reading fire and building codes, so I might find out these answers, soon enough, but I figured I'd ask anyway.