Every now and than we’ll attent an Artisan market or car boot sale. Most of the times that means loading up the old soapy green van with all kinds of secondhand stuff, tables, sunshades and of course the items made in the workshop. This time...
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Location: Alqueidão, Tomar , Portugal
The Dutchman from Alqueidão,
just started with the natural grey hair period of his life. The meandering paths away from that straight highway, leading to the unavoidable coffin, made him see the most breathtaking views, pass the dark corners of society and brought numerous kinds of unexpected encounters with the good and the bad. A, not always understood, but inexhaustible and relentless creativity made him enthusiastic for 12 trades, resulting in 13 accidents before realizing that one doesn't need to travel on ready made roads.
The rock 'n' roll hair is cut, the bandanna's dropped in the big bin of rags, blue suede shoes exchanged for steel nosed boots. A 300 year old ruined building was transformed into a workshop, the garden into an open air stage and the little cottage on that lonely hill in the vicinity of rural Portugal, turned into a home. Doors are open, clock's don't count hours and food is cooked instead of brightened up by micro waves. Old things become new things just by treating them with a little passion, some 12 trade tricks and compassion for that little paradisiac spot on the planet.
Not Just Sawdust, Não Só Serradura, because it isn't just that. It's the evidence reflecting the relentless urge to create, the proverbial blood of that beautiful material nature provides us with. It's the sharp teeth that cut, the subdued mind that finds out what a piece of wood harbors in itself.
-- Não só Serradura, Tomar, Portugal http://www.notjustsawdust.com
Latest Activity | view all »
|commented on||Wooden Clamping Cauls||10-13-2016 04:27 AM|
|commented on||Natural edge wooden buttons...||10-08-2016 05:09 PM|
|commented on||Stairwell fence, reclaimed wood..||10-06-2016 12:15 AM|
|added project||Natural edge wooden buttons...||10-05-2016 04:58 PM|
|added blog entry||Artisan Fair, Delivery of a Desk and a new shop dog!||10-05-2016 10:01 AM|
|added project||"Homework" Desk out of reclaimed materials||10-05-2016 09:51 AM|
|added project||Stairwell fence, reclaimed wood..||10-05-2016 09:45 AM|
|added project||A Rock 'n' Roll Birdhouse||10-05-2016 09:37 AM|
|commented on||Octave Mandolin #3: Bending the sides||09-11-2016 06:16 AM|
|added project||Bookcase, only reclaimed and recycled...||09-04-2016 07:58 AM|
|replied on||Windows 10 ?||05-03-2016 08:33 PM|
|commented on||Tea Box||03-24-2016 05:03 PM|
|commented on||Tea Box||03-24-2016 02:20 PM|
|added project||Tea Box||03-23-2016 05:36 PM|
|added project||An occasional tabel out of almond, drum parts and reclaimed pine and oak||01-17-2016 03:34 PM|
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Semi-interactive video. You can chose between my entry for the Challenge Tree and the one my twin-brother made. The Challenge Tree is an initiative of Dominic Bender at “Dominic Woodworks!”: http://www.dominicswoodworks.com/en/ ...
Well, technically it’s not a cigar-box guitar because the (new) box was made for 3 small sample bottles of booze, Port to be precise. The name Amália has everything to do with a Portuguese Fado-guitar being the inspiration for this build...
Oh well, it was difficult to find a 2×4 in Portugal but… in the end we found two 2×2’s which we used to make little side / plant / coffee /ashtray tables. It’s all about making something out of a 2×4 by 8ft. (about...
This time about some project updates, looking back at the easter video with the bunny and the pole lathe. About a new workshop made tool and….. a safety tip! As always, at the Não Só Serradura workshop, it’s about using reclaimed mate...