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Peter Alkema

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I work in a very small room which is actually for domestic help to live in. For bigger projects I put up trestle tables in our courtyard at the back of the house and that works quite well (eg http://youtu.be/zzre33lW8cg ). I am however very grateful for the space I do have, as a friend of mine in the UK who is a better woodworker than me literally works out of a box as they live in a small house.

My Dad always taught me that the key to a great workshop is “a place for everything and everything in its place.” If you can quickly and easily access the tools you need when you need them then your craftsmanship is better and your state of mind is far better geared towards quality work. My dream however is still to have something like the picture I have included!

-- Just published my first book - Woodworking for Everyone - www.woodworkingbook.co.za


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a1Jim

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#1 posted 930 days ago

Welcome to Ljs
A small shop is better than no shop.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Peter Alkema

42 posts in 930 days


#2 posted 927 days ago

thanks Jim, fully agreed – always grateful ;-)

-- Just published my first book - Woodworking for Everyone - www.woodworkingbook.co.za

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helluvawreck

15431 posts in 1468 days


#3 posted 927 days ago

We start where we are and not where we want to be. Your shop looks ok to me and if you just stick with it you’ll have the shop you want in no time. Welcome to Lumberjocks.

helluvawreck

https://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Roger

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#4 posted 911 days ago

it’s nice seein your son? in the shop. safety first… always

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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phillipa

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#5 posted 894 days ago

Welcome to LJs, is the workshop safe for your kids. I see where you are but there are not contact details.

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