|Workshop by jjw5858||posted 12-28-2011 02:30 AM||2391 reads||2 times favorited||12 comments|
Well gang here is my little humble corner of the world…lol This will not make any magazines anytime soon I admit, but this is where I create for the time being.
I love old handtools….the smell of 3 in 1, wd-40, my handsaw saw running through a good Pine wood knot, cherry wood turning on my lathe…ahhhhh heaven..lol…Basically…...if I could live in Roy Underhills PBS shop….I would be just fine. So I guess that’s why my pics…look so….wood…..wood….and oh look…there’s some wood…lol it’s a little rough, ragged….and yet…I love it that way.
It’s hot and fanned when its 80…and its as cold as 20 and warmed as best as I can with my little heater…anytime I get a little fussed…I think…what do you think happened in the shops of the 1800s like in the novel the Wheelrights Shop????..lol….and then …....I am ok again…and just work a little harder to get the blood going to warm me up….lol
This is the corner of our garage, and it’s funny to look at these pics….and see how intense my love of woodcraft has grown into in such short time….lol
Pretty much most things here you see here I have built…and all in a little over a year and a halfs time frame.
I am looking to get together a real cabinet makers style wood working bench this spring…..but for now I enjoy my smaller first bench…....it works very well for a first time build.
I realize it is a bit crowded….but I thought I would share with the LJ’s crew.
Some pics to explain…..a shot in pic 2 of my stray cats house..lol…..yes I love cats….so I built this one her own home when it gets too cold.
Also in pic 4
Under my bench top…when its not filled with tools…lol…...on the second shelf there is a compartment shown with the knob hand carved with a “J” from some cherry I had….well thats a secret compartment…for some spare tools. I also include the little dowel key I made….I rigged a tenoned hole that once the key goes through underneath the bottom bench….it feeds into a loop that I mounted on top of the lid! Just for the hell of it…..to see if I could do it. It locks very well at that.
Hope you enjoyed this busy little tour of my workshop.
Be well friends
-- "Always continue to learn, laugh and share!" JJW