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Early days, relatively speaking. As I write this, I’ve only been wood working again for a month after a 12 year hiatus. So what we have here is 55 square metres in a huge old warehouse that I’ll be sharing with several other guys and (potentially) a woodworking school. It’s not all mine – I’m just subletting.

What makes it difficult right now is that there are 4 “companies” and some 10 people all working off … four plugpoints. Extension leads plugged into other extension leads, frayed wires. It’s all very ugly. Most of the time, I find it easier to do stuff the old way instead of trying to find power or wait until someone’s finished. So out comes the trusty handsaw, the mortise chisels, even the hand-drill. It didn’t take long to become known as “the Old School guy”. What I really enjoyed the other day was that there’d been a 3-hour power outage and I didn’t even notice.

The workbench, Triton, Workmate are my bits (you can see the tape marks on the floor for my area). The bandsaw and other equipment will be shared, though my plan is to get my own. (Nobody has yet noticed that the bandsaw table is off by at least 3 degrees, and the disc sander by a similar amount – or should I check my squares?)

Incidentally, the entire floor is made of 2000 square metres of Oregon pine. Noisy for the companies below – we drive up a ramp onto the first floor. Wait until the dust starts getting through the boards …

Also, it’s in the exotically named Paarden Island suburb of Cape Town, South Africa. In reality, it’s just an industrial area sandwiched between two canals.

Now to get some work in … or some nice stuff out.


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a1Jim

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#1 posted 120 days ago

That’s one hugh space alright ,I hope it all comes together for you.

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TobiasZA

94 posts in 137 days


#2 posted 119 days ago

That is a heck of a space for a collective. I could only dream of having so much space. When i am in CT again, I would love to pop in. Lots of work ahead…... Your cam clamps look great, wonderful to see a functional and well presented tool ( something that is not common in the throwaway plastic world) I wish you the very very best of luck and success in the venture. keep us posted with lots of pics
Cheers
Tobias

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TobiasZA

94 posts in 137 days


#3 posted 119 days ago

Also having guys like Fowkes Bros around the corner is a total bonus. Their consumables and tool stock is enormous. I have had a great relationship with them for about 20 years. I can probably help you connect and get better discounts if you wish.
Cheers
Tobias

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LeTurbo

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#4 posted 119 days ago

Thanks a1Jim – it’s all a big change. And thanks Tobias! It’ll be great if you visit, and thanks for the Fowkes Bros offer. I only discovered them the other day – I’m loving finding these crazy meccas of wonderful things.

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