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Workshop by KnickKnack posted 08-21-2008 12:07 PM 2471 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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Workshop – in my dreams – it’s a garage with a leaky roof.

July 2010 … Hot news flash…
I’ve been thrown out of the garage – something to do with garages being for cars (go figure).
So now I’m in a store-room with a small door, a window that’s 1 foot square, and electricity available via a 20 metre cable into the house. And I thought SWMBO would be pleased I’d finished the kitchen sink unit!

June 2012 … update…

A few months ago we had the ancient stables attached to the house fixed up. Oh, very nice it is. Much too nice to be a wood shop, so it just sat there used only by the cats.
So I decided, unilaterally (and I’m still paying for it) to move my workshop from the cupboard into it.
What a joy to actually have plug sockets in the wall!

On the left are the original animal feeding troughs.
You can see my tool (router in table, version 3), my workbench (aka ancient workmate), my dust extraction system (old cast-iron tiny hoover with hosepipe and plastic bag going outside), my clamp storage rack (no-way is she going to let me drill holes in the wall!). You can also see the cat-feeding tube (used when we go away). when the days get shorter I guess I’ll have to put in some kind of light.

Update: September 2013
I guess it all got just a tad messier…

-- "Do not speak – unless it improves on silence." --- "Following the rules and protecting the regulations is binding oneself without rope."


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#1 posted 08-21-2008 04:31 PM

Hi Knickknack,

There is a basic philosophy here that any shop is a good shop. :) How about posting some pictures of your shop. I find visual tours of other shops to be an interesting part of this community.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#2 posted 09-13-2009 07:08 PM

At least it has a roof. I’m sure it’s fine.

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#3 posted 06-19-2012 06:02 AM

Plug Sockets in the Walls? Come now! Everyone knows that Portugal doesn’t have Elecricity yet!!

JUST KIDDING!!! “Ancient Stables”!!! WOW! I’d love to poke around in there! If Your Home is also Ancient DOUBLE WOW!!

If you REALLY need an Outlet Wall. you could try this…..
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GOOD GRIEF CHARLIE BROWN!!

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KnickKnack

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#4 posted 06-19-2012 08:43 AM

1000 plug sockets, and not a single one European or English – that would be the very definition of frustration!

-- "Do not speak – unless it improves on silence." --- "Following the rules and protecting the regulations is binding oneself without rope."

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#5 posted 06-19-2012 01:13 PM

KnickKnack, that will make a beautiful shop space. Congratulations.

helluvawreck
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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KnickKnack

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#6 posted 06-19-2012 01:57 PM

that will make a beautiful shop space

Indeed.
I’ve found it quite interesting to “not move en masse” – it’s a 4 minute walk to the “old shop”, but I’ve decided to go and get things only when I need to use them – there’s still a lot of stuff in the old place – first up was the router table (I do almost everything on that) and bits, a workmate, card scraper (yep – go figure), clamps, sanding block, glue, big-, small- and jig- saw, angle grinder (I’m working on something I needed it for) and “odds and ends” like ruler and pencil. Yesterday I brought in the other workmate so, until it gets used as “a table”, I actually have 2 (small) surfaces to work on.

-- "Do not speak – unless it improves on silence." --- "Following the rules and protecting the regulations is binding oneself without rope."

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#7 posted 06-24-2012 12:59 AM

LOL @ Rick. hummmmmm I would only make a few live. It’d take days to figure out which one had juice..
OH, and mainly, I almost forgot, nice shop to be ka-nick ka-nack

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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