Resilient Floor for Conservatory Workshop

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Project by GJK posted 08-18-2018 11:10 PM 782 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

When various orthopedists who treated my leg, ankle, knee and hip injuries, they asked what I did in early life to bang up my body so much. I said that in my 40s I was a high altitude mountain climber. In my 70s, I’m a woodworking enthusiast but the long hours standing in my workshop were literally killing me! My solution was to create resilient floors throughout my workshop built around my exercise equipment and woodworking tables, workbenches, and cabinets.

In addition to the resilient floors, I added red and white oak, walnut, and cocobolo to create a durable and beautiful effect.

I made a video illustrating the techniques:

-- Gary, Washington, DC

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#1 posted 08-19-2018 01:58 AM

That looks great GJK.

You can’t upload video directly to lumberjocks, but you can upload it to youtube and then put a link in the description or in a comment.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#2 posted 08-19-2018 07:34 AM

Nice to see such a “workshop”

And about the video this helped me, with the link to Gorissen


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#3 posted 08-20-2018 08:48 PM

Wow, that’s some shop. Took a mighty fine woodworker to build such a beautiful shop. Thanks for inspiring

-- CurleyJoe, "You only learn from your mistakes"

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