I am updating the workshop again – I need more space, not just for my self, but I now have another person working with me. This is what the workshop looked like at Christmas 2008. I did some changes in March this year, like mov...
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Location: Diepenbeek, Belgium
I started woodworking about 38 years ago at the age of 14 - and did my apprenticeship the old fashioned way - Blood, Sweat and Tears - then some more blood - for 5 years. Stacking, re-stacking timber and making Tea & Coffee for the first 6 months – but as they say that is another story!
No work was available, unless you went into mass production (That is not wood working) – So joined the Army, and became an Aerospace and Communications engineer.
I stopped all that Hi-stress work and travelling about 3 years ago (2005), fell in love, moved to Finland and sort of retired (unemployed).
I decided to start making some small bits and pieces of furniture for the house and found that I had not lost the touch and as they say the rest is history.
I now have commissions coming in very slowly, but they are coming in, it all takes time – and I have a lot of time, with NO stress – This is the best part of my life – No money, but ever so happy.
*UPDATE 04-08-2010: The workshop is now closed. I have moved to Belgium to restore our new house and to build a NEW workshop there. You can follow my progress on "HOME REFURBISHERS"*
-- Tony - All things are possible, just some things are more difficult than others! - SKYPE: Heron2005 (http://www.poydatjatuolit.fi)
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Application of Wax on top of another medium. Before we get too much into this part, there are a few things we have to consider about the wood we are using for our project, especially if we want a high shine on the project. OPEN/CLOSE GRAINSo...
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I promised Blake that I would undertake a short series on Finishing techniques – primarily using Wax. These three short blogs are the notes presented at a demonstration I gave last Friday evening. Sorry there are no photographs at the mo...