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Workshop by xylosapiens posted 07-20-2008 12:11 PM 1137 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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xylosapiens

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My workshop is a 70 m2 space. It isn’t well aired, nor well illuminated, nor well placed. But it’s my only realm: there I have learned some things about wood, woodworking, myself and others. I find it so enriching that I would pay for it, actually it happens some months.
My machinery is ten years old: a ¿compound? six function machine (Kitty 640) and some cool tool (Festool, Makita, Dewalt, ...). Just two principles relative to it: the first, and most important, never buy chinese (or you’ll have to buy it again) and second, keep it right and use it savely.
I try to store at least wood or hardware as possible.
When I begin a job I have a few simple ideas clear: one, it´s always a new challenge; two, if the term approaches and the job isn’t yet finished, I inform the client, because I find it´s better to wait for the right result, then to get the piece in time.

On the 28th of July, 2009, I closed the door of that space. So my workshop has become something more etherical that goes around now with me.

-- Alejandro Moreno alias xylosapiens, CANARY ISLANDS


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motthunter

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#1 posted 07-20-2008 02:06 PM

looks good. glad to see an overseas shop

-- making sawdust....

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Scott Bryan

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#2 posted 07-21-2008 04:19 AM

Alejandro,

It is nice to see pictures of your shop. I really like the headroom that you have to work with. My shop is about 2.5 meters and moving sheets of plywood can be challenging at times. But you have a nice shop in which to work.

Thanks for the tour. I enjoyed visiting with you.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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Callum Kendall

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#3 posted 07-23-2008 12:39 AM

Nice shop!

Thanks for the post

Callum

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Beginningwoodworker

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#4 posted 11-08-2008 07:44 PM

Nice shop.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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degoose

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#5 posted 07-04-2009 11:41 PM

Your philosophy is to be commended.

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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a1Jim

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#6 posted 07-05-2009 05:10 AM

nice job

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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