here are some pics o0f my machine shop any questions fire away.Alistair ps plus a few more wood things I made
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Location: Dunoon Argyll Scotland U K
Hi I am 57 years old and got into woodworking ( which I have always loved) properly about twelve years ago, when I built a 30foot by 30 foot workshop in my rear garden.I was disagnosed with a form of parkinsons disease when I was in my early forties it's not full parkinsons and the doctors think it will remain as it is and not deteriorate very much more.I lose controll of my arms and legs for periods without my ability to control it and my arms flail around as do my legs however the medication has all but cut it down to a very acceptable level so that life whilst being difficult is bearable.sometimes It is hardly noticible then when a limb movement disorder throws nme a spinny I need to be housebound for a while.Anyway the only things you will notice is my poor typing sometimes it's ok sometimes it's pretty bad,so excuse me on that point.I have always be interested in art and started out whern I retired doing watercolours which weren't too bad actually some were quite nice even if I do say so myself.I realised I would never be though really good at it and built my long time dreamt off workshop and then a few years later added a wing to the bulding and an office etc and some more machine space.then to add safety to my life among the machines I learned about machining taking a course for about five years to add to my workshop repetiore. I also do woodturning both spindle, and bowls boxes etc.I consider my talents to be more of a designer artist than a cabinet maker which I strive to be.All the things I make I usually design myself hence the name art workshop and build mostly furniture etc for family and friends. I never sell anything at all.I have a lot to learn and hope the good Lord spares me enough to make some more really nice things.
I have 3 sons one the eldest Alistair is a law graduate with honours the second Russell newly married is a doctor specialising as a Psychiatrist and his new bride Lucie is also a doctor in the same field.Then there's Ewen my youngest who is currently in Japan to teach English he is a journalist graduate b.a hons so apart from me (smiley here) thay are all clever my wife Bronwen writes books and has just had her fourth published here is an example of whet she does.
I am very proud of her .Love to you all from me and my family in Scotland I do hope I can be accepted and make friends with you all in the coming months and years kindest regards your new friend in Scotland Alistair
-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease
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Here’s some of my work .The bowls are recent around fifteen inches each.the furniture is designed by myself and made by me alone.please enjoy.Alistair
I have been speaking about a new hall table I made for my eldest son Alistair.I have almost finished here you see it sealed and first coat of varnish I hope you like it .It is made from some flamed mahogony I had and the inserst in the front are t...