When it came to making wooden wedges, my efforts were always hit and miss, however because hopefully, in the New Year sometime, we will finally be in the position to buy our own place, and one that needs a bit of work, I thought I had better start...
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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, so I am waiting for my house sale to go through in Spain, so I can find a suitable house and workshop here, to get stuck into some woodwork again, I have already started building up a collection of tools over the last twelve months, and have them stored in a spare room, but I will never be able to afford to replace everything.
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 wife and I both use E-Readers, myself, because there are a limited number of paper books available, and my Wife, because books in Colombia are horrendously expensive. Anyway I digress… My wife wanted a stand for hers, so she could read it...
Having a shortage of bench space, I decided that I needed to create a space for the bench grinder, and not wanting to damage any walls in the apartment, I decided a dedicated Grinder Stand was called for, but not away floor storage space. After...
If there is one thing I dislike doing, it is making picture frames, but when needs must!... Following my six year old Colombian Nephew’s ‘passing out’ from Infants School last week, there were obviously a raft of photos, and u...
I’m not sure why it is, that those simple things that make life easier always seem to take a back seat, I am in the enviable position that because I only have my micro-workshop, I can spend my time making some of the things I would probably ...