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71 posts in 1911 days

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My “paradise” is my micro-workshop (7 ft x 6 ft total area) stuffed in the service closet of my apartment. My profession is business management and I am an amateur self-taught wood artisan. I can work only after 8 PM and weekends. I am not allowed to produce noise and dust. Is it possible? Yes, because of my love for wood! My present set of tools is comprised of an Italian-style workbench, a carving bench, a hand power drill, a miter saw, handsaws, few hand planes, rasps and files, chisels and gouges (over 200), hammers and mallets, scrapers, pliers, few clamps, few measuring instruments and screwdrivers. I believe I have been working wood in exactly the same way it was done in the 18 th century, which means painstaking physical effort and low productivity, yet high quality.

-- Dilo

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Scott Bryan

27251 posts in 2325 days

#1 posted 1911 days ago

Dilo, you have an absolutely wonderful set of hand tools. I have a great deal of admiration and respect for anyone who adheres to a traditional approach to woodworking. I agree that it is not a highly productive process but producing furniture in a time honored fashion such as this is a skill that is to cherished.

You have a wonderful shop and I thank you for posting the pictures of it. I enjoyed visiting with you. I am looking forward to seeing your works posted here.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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1099 posts in 2216 days

#2 posted 1910 days ago

Your workshop is a reflection to you dedication to your own niche in woodworking. your have acquired a superb set of tools and appears that you have all of the space that you require. I wish that could have my shop as neatly organised as yours is

-- RTB. stray animals are just looking for love

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#3 posted 1910 days ago

One of the neatest shops on this whole site! Welcome to Lumberjocks. Thanks for sharing and great photos.

-- Happy woodworking!

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43 posts in 1936 days

#4 posted 1909 days ago

Your shop and history have given me a new look on the speed in which I create projects. I am very glad there are people like you here, to show people like me that quality vs. quantity is still a producible art form with woodworking.

I’m really looking forward to your other projects!

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13335 posts in 2176 days

#5 posted 1908 days ago

Thats a nice little space.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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Rob W

413 posts in 2039 days

#6 posted 1903 days ago

I’m never going to complain about my one car garage again.
You are truly an inspiration

-- Rob — I've cut it off twice and it's still too short!,

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#7 posted 1903 days ago

I gotta love a man who can do what others cant,.....gotta love a man who walks the talk.

Love your tools dude, and your work is …......close to perfect!

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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384 posts in 1953 days

#8 posted 1900 days ago

You are not an amateur.

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#9 posted 1900 days ago

I see you’ve made alot of your tools your self absolutely wonderful work Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#10 posted 1896 days ago

A real inspiration! Thanks, and welcome to Lumberjocks!

-- Rich, Seattle, WA

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54 posts in 1911 days

#11 posted 1895 days ago

Welcome and your tools are beautiful. Nice to see ol world craftsmanship in this day of high tech tools. Beautiful chair also.

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11824 posts in 1837 days

#12 posted 1621 days ago

If I could be any kind of woodworker I wanted to be, I would wish to be one like you. I love the simplicity of your workshop and the fine hand tools you have made and acquired. I greatly admire your whole approach of crafting very artistic pieces of an extremely high quality. As I have said before, one piece of the kind you craft is worth a thousand lesser quality ones. I know you have earned the admiration and respect of every LJ member who has seen your creations. Thank you for sharing this wonderful work with us.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#13 posted 1598 days ago

My shop is 27.4 times as large as yours and I have never come close in craftsmanship to what you have accomplished. In Japan you would be considered a national treasure, which you are sure to become, if not so recognized.

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#14 posted 1598 days ago

What a neat shop. Some great work emanates from there.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware †

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#15 posted 1597 days ago

wonderful shop great tools ,a unbealeaviable artist with masterful comand of his tools .

-- Custom furniture

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