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This is as good as it gets,well at least at my “workshop” that is.

My workshop if you could call it that, is a series of mobile tools stashed away in my home garage.
I roll them out when the weather is good and work in the drive way.
I have an old bench in the garden, which is exposed to the elements so it gets a new top on a regular basis meaning when it gets totalled I change it.

I have always wanted to do wood working when I retired so when I was about to get put off from Boeing I bought a few items.
A 10” Table saw a bench sander a small bandsaw and a thicknesser.
I already had the usual run of the mill tools so that was no real problem.

I later bought a kreg Jig and then whenever I needed to do a specific job I bought the tools I needed to support the work.
I was fortunate to be able to asist with a milling activity and as a result obtained a “heap” of timber to work with once it was seasoned.
I have a collection of timber ‘hidden in the roof space of the garage but generally I just go buy what I need as it doesn’t store well, Goes out of shape !

What do I make? Well just about anything.
I do a lot of experimenting, meaning attempting to make something I saw and like on LJs for example. I have a collection of finished pieces made for the house or made as a result of seeing something I wanted to find out how to do. Tables Furniture, boxes, veneering and some special order that poeple ask for.

I make items for the family and grandchildren as well I have four boys so I usually make four of each at a time, not really sure how they go down with them.
There is no doubt it takes me longer than normal to make items and possibly not fully correct in methods but I enjoy it.
In memorandum: Picture four is of my oldest brother David, unfortunately a victim of the Vietnam war

-- Regards Robert

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#1 posted 05-23-2012 03:55 PM

You forgot the pics.

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#2 posted 09-10-2015 09:39 AM

Looks like your set up works alright and you seem to get some good work done. I work outside a fair amount as well, when my project is bigger than my shop.

-- The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself. Benjamin Franklin

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