Anonymous17 December 2012 at 1:03 pm #5002
juryaan, workshop looks great buddy well done. Could you tell me a bit more about your vise, I like the look of that. Your pics have given me some Inspiration to get mine sorted cheers. 😉
Graham, the handsaws are standing against the so called toolcabinet and you can’t see them .
only have a rip and crosscut handsaw a dovetailsaw and a tenonsaw.
Ken, those are really meant for two smaller vices but i made one larger vice to hold larger pieces.
I don’t think i wil do this the same when i build Paul’s bench,though they hold large pieces you always have to
turn both handels wich i think is not very convenient.
Do you guys have pictures of your workshop?
Would love to see them.
Lopik - Netherlands
Okay, here goes …don’t laugh too hard and, most of all, don’t be too appauled by the madness you might see. 🙂
I’m in the beginning process of acquiring tools, learning to use them, organizing and creating a workspace. Right now, I’m using one half of my garage but, I’m hoping to build a 12′ x 16′ workshop in my back yard. That’s a dream that may be a little ways down the road though.
Here’s some pictures of my crazy mess as it is today.
Texas, USAAnonymous18 December 2012 at 4:18 pm #5140
Nothing to laugh at buddy, I love to see a worked in workshop, no matter what or were it is. You are learning new skills and enjoying the process, and that’s great.
That is a great place to work Kelly.
Wish i had a garage to work in, though my attic works fine i am always
restricted by time and noise.
When i try to chop a mortice the neighbours are bouncing of their couch.
And in the evening is also a no go because it is right above our bedrooms.
I will trade my attic for your garage anytime Kelly.
Lopik - Netherlands
Yeah, I ‘spose it’s not ideal but, still better than some.
I can relate to having close neighbors and, trying not to disturb them. I just moved into this house last year. Prior to that, I lived in apartments (10 to 15 years). And, I’m also a drummer. 🙂
This is one of the reasons it took me a few years to get started in woodworking, even though I’ve thought about it and wanted to do it for a long time.
Great initiative Juryaan,
I always get some good inspiration seeing pics of other woodworkers creative workspace – no matter how sofisticated or humble it might be.
Kelly: I can definitely connect with you feelings regarding how your current workspace is far from what you want it to be. But the important part is that one has a small space to work with and improve over time.
This is one of the best aspects of handtool woodworking. When I first started thinking about setting up a shop in my small space it just didn’t work out trying to get all the “required” machines in there. As my mind was opened by Chris Schwarz, Shannon Rogers and Paul Sellers to the realm of handtools it was suddenly possible.
My 3×3.5m area can hold a workbench and the basic toolset without to much hassle. And the great thing I discover more and more is that everything is just one or two steps away.
I will try to take a photo of my workspace as of now and babble on some more about how I hope to improve it.
Located in Jönköping, Sweden.
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