The nights are still hot here, but we can’t have the bedroom window open due to mosquitoes and the risk of dengue, a fan is not sufficient, and I am certainly not going down the road of Air Con, so it was time to make mosquiteras. I thought ...
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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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I am in the process of making a Router Table to fit in my Table saw extension wing, but it came to a stop today, I was going to cut some more parts, and the collar on the know of the mitre gauge shattered, I had only lifted it to move it, no undue...
They say that you can never have too many clamps, in my case I have a distinct shortage, so decided to do something about it this week. I only have one clamp of any length, and that is a pipe clamp I made some time ago, I decided to make some w...
You buy a new table saw, and think…Great, can’t wait to get going, then you realise it isn’t quite that simple! The first job was to do something about the pathetic mitre gauge that came with the Craftsman 21883, it was smalle...
Well…expensive in comparison or not! so far I am very impressed. We were outside the shop at 7.15am this morning trailer in tow, not that I was keen or anything, but if not there early there would be no chance of parking, the shop opened ...