|Workshop by rilanda||posted 07-04-2012 04:32 PM||1264 reads||0 times favorited||6 comments|
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My workshop is small by most standards, but it is cosy, however size isn’t everything (as the actress said to the Bishop). I like to describe it as an Aladdin’s cave where rough pieces of timber many of them reclaimed go in one end and a few days later re-emerge as a new piece of furniture or a small piece of Treen. I have always bought quality hand tools many of them from car boot sales or antique fairs, preferring the quality of the steel in tools of yesteryear. I do possess a number of small machines, small because of my shortage of space, I have a Record power CL1 lathe which I have upgraded. Although the workshop is small 15 feet x 7 feet I have made some fairly large pieces of furniture and joinery items sometimes with difficulty. My tools include several Henry Disston hand saws, tenon saws and dovetail saws, most of my planes are either Record or Stanley, these include a Record 405 fully kitted out moulding plane, I have in the region of 100 chisels of various shapes and sizes but this includes 37 carving tools, all of these are old tools many of them could be called antique. Because the workshop has such a high content of tools (most locked away in cupboards and drawers the workshop is fitted with two intruder alarms, both of them not only making a large amount of noise in the workshop but also raising the alarm in my home.
-- Bill, Nottingham. Remember its not waiting for the storm to end, but learning to dance in the rain that counts. If you dont make mistakes, you make nothing at all.