|Workshop by JohnnyStrawberry||posted 700 days ago||1404 reads||0 times favorited||11 comments|
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It was a quest but eventually I found it. My workshop is close to our home (a few minutes walk), it has a perfect size for me and at an acceptable prize. It’s on the second floor with two big windows so it’s pretty sunshiny. It has a decent heating system so I won’t freeze in winter. It is located in a kinda industrial yard; there are a few relatively big buildings and there are offices and several hobby workshops and quite a few professional workshops too. It’s interesting that about a dozen bands rent their basement rooms where they can do their music more or less without disturbing their neighbors. Almost all of them play heavy metal but once I heard some good jazz music played somewhere in the basement.
Apart from my shop the roof is one of my favorite place there. It is quite a spectacular sight from there to the West. The mountains across the Danube can clearly be seen from there. Especially sunsets are amazing from the roof. (See photo.) But not the sight is that I love only on the roof. It is this enormous cherry tree next to it which provides plenty of cherry at this time of the year (June). We’ve had some really magical moments there sitting on the roof with my darling watching sunset and eating cherry at the same time.
Well, I guess you got the milieu of my shop now. :) So let’s have a closer look at it. Come on in. At the beginning I had no place to store my lumber so I had to lean it against the wall. I liked it that way though; because I could see the beautiful texture of those boards all the time. But now I have a big sturdy lumber rack with a decent supply of rough sawn hardwood.
I’m the kinda power tool guy. I prefer getting the job done as soon as I can – of course without forcing it; I take my time. So I have some power tools in my shop. Almost all of my power tools are made by Bosch. I trust their stuff; of course the professional ones; though I have a smaller DIY router from Bosch, too. My thickness planer is an exception; it’s made by Metabo. (BTW why the heck Bosch don’t make thickness planers?!) Then I decided to buy a hammer. I mean a Hammer. I’m not really satisfied with it though.
On the third photo you can see the heart of my workshop. It’s a pretty versatile workstation.
I think all of you understand that no wonder that I work in my shop till the small hours almost every day. The fact that in the morning I go to my actual work feels like a necessary unpleasant thing to me.
-- What are those few hours of mine compared to those decades Mother Nature has put in it!