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Blog entry by richardscoop posted 01-05-2007 01:32 PM 680 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Richard Scoop. I live on the sunny island of Curacao in the southern Caribbean (20 miles north of Venezuela), we are dutch.
My workshop is a tiny shed I built, from there and the open air I have built cabinets for my kitchen. Since the shed is a mess, I will not post of it. I will be posting a picture of my saw cabinet at a later time.
In this blog I will be writing about my trials and tribulation of working from my micro workshop.

-- Richard, Curacao (Dutch Caribbean)

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#1 posted 01-05-2007 02:18 PM

I look forward to it, Richard. I also have a small shop, so it will be good to see your approach to minimal space. Welcome to our LumberJocks community.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!"

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#2 posted 01-05-2007 02:31 PM

Hi Richard;
I look forward to reading of your “trials and tribulation of working from my micro workshop.”

I work in barns, old homes and outside in the beauty and at this present time, the cold misfits of nature, while also i can remember times I have worked at a kitchen table. In my experience its not about the size of space that would limit me but how that space has produced in me the oppotunity to bring forth great woodworking projects and woodworking skills. I am sure your work will show how you also have ‘overcome’.

Welcome to LumberJocks and welcome also to the world of blogging.

Have a very good day!!!

-- --frank, NH,

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#3 posted 01-05-2007 04:27 PM

Welcome from another small shop woodworker.

”Big things come from little places”

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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Mark A. DeCou

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#4 posted 01-05-2007 06:09 PM

Hey Richard:
Good to have you on board with us. I did some sales work at the Refinery there on the island back in 1994, and added a 2nd honeymoon for my wife and I at the end of my meetings there. It was a wonderful time. I enjoyed seeing all of those wild goats running around the countryside, with pieces of cactus stuck to them. I agree that it is a strange memory to have, but it is one I have!

It was also cool to see how many languages are spoken on that small island. It is funny, I was laying in bed a couple of nights ago and I was thinking back to that trip, counting in my mind how many languages I heard while there, and I couldn’t remember all of them. Maybe you could remind me. When I went into the McDonald’s there, I had to first say, “English,” so that the order-taker would know what language to speak to me in.

We stayed at a resort on the beach, but I can’t remember the name of it. It was out of town a little ways, had a small casino in it, and a topless private beach. I didn’t look too good topless, but a lot of the others there didn’t either, ha ha. At least I wore full shorts for a swim trunk, not something many of the other men did. whew, bad.

Also, with those winds blowing 25 mph all day and night, it felt just like Kansas, only with a beautiful view of the ocean. My one and only snorkeling adventure left my back so sunburned I couldn’t sit back in a chair for about a week. It was still a great trip and great memory.

welcome on board,

-- Mark DeCou - American Contemporary Craft Artisan -

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#5 posted 01-06-2007 01:09 AM

Look at my little workshop! This was what my shop looked like six months ago. I can’t wait to hear about yours.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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