Hey Scott, i live in the same sort of house as your friends, these houses are also very noisy because they are connected to each other,this is why i went for working with hand tools in the first place.
I am not complaining,i have a place for my hobby and i love working with hand tools.
Thanks Juryaan, I thought about making my own loudspeaker boxes because my old ones are too ugly and I thought of either dovetails or just mitred glue-joints and for the latter a donkey ear would be great. I think its possible to either hold the workpiece at an angle and the plane flat or – like yours – vice versa.
My workshop is in the garage of a friend of mine. The key to it was his present for my last birthday. 🙂
It’s nice in spring and fall, can be very hot in summer and in the last weeks it was pretty cold there plus in winter his car parks there, too. Fortunately it’s a Mini 🙂
@Kelly: you forgot the spring pole lathe on your list! 😉
I have a standard 90g shooting board , I would be lost without I use it all the time for squaring up the board ends , so much easier than for me than trying to free hand plane in the vice, a bench hook and a very rough and ready dovetail alignment fixture , just a piece of 3″ x 2″ with two bits of quadrant pined on looks rough but does work.
I also made a seat that I find useful for sitting at the bench on. It was a good exersise it hand cutting Mortice and Tenons
Nice chair, Dave! I also like to sit when cutting the dovetails because I feel a little bit more relaxed plus I can see the perpendicular line more easily than by looking from above while standing. So far it’s been a foldable camping chair for me 😉