After an early walk with the dogs, and fed them, it was 6.30am, it was just light enough to see, so I got cracking, I couldn’t believe it by 7.30am I was just fitting the second sheet, and the sun came out! I made a decision to keep going, a...
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Location: Bello, 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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When fitting the pine T&G planking, I made sure that all the T&G was properly inserted, before using my nail gun with 1” brads. OK, I had the problem of the two planks imitating a banana, but that was my fault, however last night I n...
The Gazebo is nearly finished, the first layer of roofing was T&G pine 1/4” thick planks, which I nailed with my air nail gun. That wasn’t so bad, as I could do most of the work from a ladder, after which I fitted the barge ...
Two weeks ago, I finally got underway with the Gazebo / Kiosko, the three month wait for summer to arrive was over, my Father-in-law had come to stay for Christmas and New Year to give me a hand. First we had to demolish the old gazebo, being c...
I decided that it was time to make something for me, and what better than a new Workbench, I have been making do, with the bench I made when living in an apartment, and had a micro workshop in a spare bedroom, now it was time for a man size bench...