Here are some photos from a recent trip to Copenhagen and the Open Air Museum – some 200 year old workshops and benches. http://workingbyhand.wordpress.com/2013/11/22/workbenches-in-denmark/
The problem I am finding with a ‘micro-workshop’ is space, I was spoilt with my last workshop, and I have gone to the opposite extreme, which means I have nowhere to lay things out. I suppose I could stray out into the kitchen area, but I don’t want to impose my hobby on my Wife, so I remain behind a closed door, cursing away merrily to myself. Nothing gets left out, there is no space to put out tools, so it comes out of it’s toolbox or shelf-space under the bench, get...
Two years ago my tiny workshop in Bangkok was flooded for 6 weeks. I lost a lot of stuff, jig, wood, some tools and a lot of motivation. After a house move I put together a new shop, still incredibly small and have rebuilt what I lost in the flood along with a router table, shop cart, drill press cart and some furniture for the house.This year we are currently facing another threat from flooding, some of my tools are currently residing upstairs and I am waiting to see what happens.All of this...
After a number of weekends working around other commitments, I have finally been able to finish the drawers for my new cabinets. Below are a number of progress pictures from my drawer making adventures. Next up, the torsion box tops. I am planning to use 3/4” plywood for the interior supports sandwiched between sheets of 1/2” plywood. Between work and personal commitments, I will probably not be able to start on the tops until the last weekend in Sept...
I have been reworking my shop lately. A large part of it was just cleaning out crap that was no longer used. Part of that crap was the sound system. It was an old FM tuner, record and cassette player someone had thrown out years ago. Quite frankly, it wasn’t much good and I wasn’t sorry to see it go. Then, earlier this summer, I found myself working in the shop and realized that I had missed a show on NPR that I wanted to listen to. As I thought about it, I realized that I miss...
I started my Youtube channel series router 101 some time ago, and Ep.7 (of 8) is just out. The link for Episode 1, choosing a router can be found here: Please do take a look, comment and like, be sure to check out all the episodes, there are a lot of tips, tricks, and jig making episodes within the full series.
Missing some potential updates here but lost pics and time so here is a half arsed tour of my building now. Acquired some new toys recently and some “furniture”. Maybe I can produce something now on a semi regular basis, and not have the weather determine my progress on projects. Lookin at the front door. Immediate right, it’s a mess, still sorting/organizing stuff. hat’s 400 ft of tugboat extension cord hanging up there i gotta get around to cutting into smalle...
Hi all, I’m Jyl.I’m obviously new here and appreciate anyone who decides it is worthy of your time to read.I am a lover of wood, building, being creative and all things small. I came back to creating with wood (and other materials) because of a health issue. I’ve found that many other hobby-workers have also had this experience so you might notice that I mention it here and there. I will certainly try to not come off as a whiner but please understand as you get to know ...
Spent much of today cutting up sheets of 1/2” plywood for the drawers on my Miter Bench. Late this afternoon, I setup the dado blade and got to work cutting all the dado’s along the bottom of each drawer part. I carefully marked each side and cut the dados for the backs. I decided to try something new, and use a lock rabbit for the drawer front. I made the 1/4” dado cuts on all the sides, along the front edges. Then I prepared to make the mating cut on the fronts. I ...
The roof was on, time to get the “workshop to be” closed up to keep the rain and wind out. Easier sad than done though, because we were still aiming on a authentic look. There used to be a door on the road side, not very practical, because this street is so narrow and safety reasons were also to take in consideration. First job was to fill that gab on the street side. We’ve decided to convert it in to a window, using old beams from the ruin itself. At t...
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