I wish I would win a big lottery price and a detached building as my workshop. I dream of owning a piece of land near the sea where I can have a simple house and a workshop nearby where I can make furniture and build boats. It is just a dream.
I have a garage at the back of my house. My house had another garage at the porch but that is where my son kept his car. This house is his so he has the preference. Adjacent to the porch is a little garden which belongs to my wife. That is her workshop and I have little to do with it as I don’t like gardening.
My car resides inside the garage at night and the garage becomes my workshop in the day. Every time after work I clean up the clutter so that I can drive in without mishap. Besides I like a clean workshop.
I have to think a long time before I embark on a project which will be too big or too heavy to move as I have nobody to help me most of the time. I think this is a problem many old people have . It is difficult to get appreciation for what we old people do.
When I constructed my hanging tools cabinet which is seven feet long and three feet high I had to lift it up to the top of my workbench every evening so that the car could be driven in. My car had many deep scratches on both sides because the limited space made it very difficult to maneuver If I drive in too close to the wall on the right I couldn’t open the door of the car to come out. If I come in too close to the left side of the car would inevitably grazed against the workbench. Now I dot have this problem anymore as the workbench has been dismantled. A friend donated me a long collapsible metal serving table which I now use as my workbench. It is not very steady or strong but it is ok as long as I don’t use its top to plane timber with a hand plane. I will think of a way to make the structure stronger.
My garage cum workshop http://asm.com.my/garage.jpg
I now had most of the tools I need. A bench drill, a circular saw, a bigger air compressor , a paint sprayer , and an impact driver are still in my wish list.
My tool cabinets attached to the wall. http://asm.com.my/w10.jpg
My power tools bench made of six inch thick timber. My arc welder is under the bench.
My DIY disc sander is on the left of the picture.
My oxyacetylene welder.
My small air compressor. It was a damaged unit when it was given to me. I restored it back to working order.
It costs me only Rm12.00 to repair.
Another view of my tools cabinet . The frame is one inch mild steel tubes.
My hanging work table for light jobs.