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Life as an Amateur Woodworker #19: Work is underway

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Blog entry by PhilBello posted 02-28-2014 11:01 PM 751 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 18: On the Way! Part 19 of Life as an Amateur Woodworker series Part 20: It has taken a while and still not finished! »

The work on the workshop came to an abrupt halt as a more pressing problem with the house reared it’s ugly head, however that has now been sorted, and work is now back on schedule… more or less!

It doesn’t help that only large National Companies in Colombia have any machinery to help out, locally everything is done by hand, including bulk concrete mixing. I am told there are two reasons for this, one that it keeps more people in employment, and the second, anyone with half decent tools, can wave good-bye to them, as they will be stolen within minutes, if on a site.

At last I can see what my workshop will look like, it will be a while before I move in, because I am going to wait for the concrete floor to dry out, and then I will tile it, before putting any tools in there, so for the moment, I continue to use one of the bedrooms as a workshop!

-- If you want the rainbow, you got to put up with the rain - Steven Wright



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#1 posted 03-01-2014 12:31 AM

Phil,

Interesting laying of the bricks/blocks. Is that a window on the side? Looks like it will be pretty secure?

Another step closer.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#2 posted 03-01-2014 11:04 AM

Hi Tom, definitely getting there!... Yes, it is a 2m x 1m window, which will be above the bench, giving me plenty of natural light, and there will be security bars outside and a blind inside. I am also having a roller door fitted, to give more space, and so there is no problem with the wind blowing the doors. Once the building is finished it will be rendered, which will tidy it up a bit.

-- If you want the rainbow, you got to put up with the rain - Steven Wright

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#3 posted 03-01-2014 06:46 PM

Phil,

Planning well! I opted for security with small widows. Really hard to get through? LOL! Have two rows of flourescent lamps, but sun coming through the small widow in the steel door is a hundred times better. Hindsight?

What type of roof is planned?

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#4 posted 03-01-2014 07:00 PM

Hi Tom, light was my main priority, because in Spain, my workshop lacked natural light, and it is something I wanted to rectify this time.

If nothing changes before that stage, the roof will be wood batten and board, topped with felt and spanish tiles to match both the house and neighbours buildings. The workshop will also have an alarm system, I haven’t yet decided whether to tie it into the house system, or have an independent alarm.

-- If you want the rainbow, you got to put up with the rain - Steven Wright

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