|Project by urbansouth||posted 09-05-2012 03:01 AM||3497 views||32 times favorited||43 comments|
my first post… be kind :)
after 3 months of lots of sweat and a little blood (but no tears) my first workshop is open for experimentation. and i am super excited about it. i hope you enjoy viewing this and let me know where i went wrong (for my next one). it is 16×20. as you can tell by the framing, i had visions of transom lights above my windows. after building the frames for the reclaimed, converted double hung windows that i side hinged, i decided i can come back and do the transom windows anytime.
the goal of this oasis spawned from needing some storage. I planted the seed in my wife’s mind and a year later i got a pretty awesome first shop. my personal goal is to start a lifetime of learning the craft. I had a master woodworking grandfather, a former metal worker for caterpillar, and have idolized his tables, ball in a cage, grandfather clock, hope chests, knicknacks, ect. my whole life and want to pass those kinds of memories to my grandchildren (if i am lucky enough). we just had a baby boy a couple of weeks ago. that gives me a year or two to get some practice under my belt before i need to start churning out some toys. and enough time to save up for all the toys i need for my shop
i am admittedly a woodworking novice and would appreciate any advice anyone wants to throw my way. i am in the process of building an island around my table saw. hopefully it will be worthy of a post. pardon the mess and enjoy.
Tyler in Alabama (War Eagle)