I’m almost 50 and I’ve never really learned how to make anything. I’m beginning for change that.
I have just a few tools and no workshop. I need to bootstrap my way into one.
I will be using Sketchup for most of my planning and design.
The Plan for the rest of 2015
- Buy the best sliding double bevel saw I can afford.
Overview of the saw and workstand:
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- Design the breeding coops.
I’ll be doing this from sketches we generated tonight and Sketchup.
- Bulld 4 sawhorses.
Use 2 as the stand for the next step:
- Make a basic temporary plywood work surface using 2 sawhorses as legs
At this point I will have to divert from boot strapping the workshop in order to create a number of breeding coops for our chickens.
- Build a prototype coop.
- Try it out and see what isn’t right with the design
- Build second prototype – incorporating changes
- Build coops 3 – 10
From there things get a little muddled. I need to put a floor in the largish outbuilding that we are recovering. It was converted into a coop by the previous owner, but I need it to store garden tools and other miscellanea.
I guess that is enough to be getting on with.
-- Show us a man who never makes a mistake and we will show a man who never makes anything. The capacity for occasional blundering is inseparable from the capacity to bring things to pass.