This could also be called: “Cut, then measure…” I still don’t have much of a plan. Sure, I’ve seen a lot of really good ideas and gotten a lot of inspiration from the web and Lumberjocks. I’ve even read throu...
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Location: Ottawa, ON, Canada, K2E
I first dabbled with some raw wood in the early 1980s. My complete lack of success prompted me to give that up for a while. Then, around 1990, I started scroll-sawing small pieces for a local tole painter. This I was good at, and it started me on my way. After several geographic moves and 3 different dedicated workshops, I moved to Germany for 4 years. While there, my tools went into long-term storage. Upon moving back to Canada, I was living about 1400 km (8-900 miles) from my tools with no place for a shop and not sure about how long I would be staying.
Years later and I'm finally living somewhere where I will be staying, so I will be building a workshop. After a decade-long hiatus from woodworking; I started doing some crude projects, and it felt good. I started to set up a temporary workshop in the basement when I was run down by a truck. As I recover, I've started doing some more woodworking. My injuries slow me down a lot, and I am mostly using hand tools, but it does feel good to be in the shop.
-- Natasha: You got plan dollink? Boris: I always got plan! They don't ever work, but I always got one. (http://bullwinkle.toonzone.net/rbplan.wav)
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If you’ve read part 1 of this blog, you know that I’ve never had a “real” workbench. With everything I’ve done in the past, I’d focused on the power tools. That’s not a bad thing, but it meant that I didn&...
This entry is to provide you with some of my background experience. It might help you better understand some of my upcoming design decisions. So let’s go… I started my journey into woodworking land with a Black and Decker Workmate 3...