Having spent a few months doing nother but maintenance , I now have time to spend back in the workshop, so the other day, I decided it was time to get a simple project out of the way, which would help a family member. One of my dogs is a rescue...
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Location: Copacabana, Antioquia, Colombia
A retired 30 year UK Police Constable. On retirement I moved to a mountain village in Spain where I lived on my own for five and a half years, before selling up and moving to Colombia to get married and settle.
I had to sell a lifetimes tool collection on my last move, after two years stuck in an apartment, where I turned a bedroom into a micro workshop, we bought a Finca, and I had a workshop built, compared with Spain it is small at 6 x 3.5m, but it is adequate for my needs.
I am a self taught woodworker, but I have had a lot of help along the way, I have always kept it as a hobby, and never entertained turning it into a business, which for me, would take all the enjoyment out of it.
Woodwork saved my sanity more than once, when I returned home from a dismal Policing shift! (I'll keep it polite!), I have done some repeat work, but usually I will only make a maximum of two of the same, and then get rid of the patterns, again because I can!
I enjoy partaking on LJ because there is no feeling of them and us, however inexperienced a Woodworker you are, you are made to feel welcome. I also enjoy reading other people experiences, and picking up new tips every day, in that sense, being a Woodworker is very similar to being a Policeman, you are always learning, and will never know it all!
-- If you want the rainbow, you got to put up with the rain - Steven Wright
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My Bandsaw is a commercial model made locally here in Colombia, as many of the commercial tools are: I have always had a problem with drift, and not just a millimetre or two, more like an inch or two! I spent hours trying to correct this, a...
There hasn’t been much woodwork done recently, as I stated in my last post, rendering was the order of the day, while the weather is so nice it just has to be done, so the last week, on and off I have turned this area Into this area, a...
Having had the day off yesterday, and taken the family out for the day, it was my intention to get started on some rendering today, but that went by the board, when my beloved Wife, asked me this morning to help her out. SWMBO is starting up he...
I actually finished the carport two days ago, which is just as well since, we have had tropical storms ever since. Everything is painted, including the neighbours wall. The bargeboards, guttering and downpipes are all installed along...