From a 200 year old ruin to a workshop, a 3 year journey... #16: Not much happened lately..

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Blog entry by Serradura posted 12-14-2013 07:46 AM 6362 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Now I wish I could show you a bunch of new pictures of our workshop. Specially after the attention we got as workshop of the month. Now we do promise to keep you up to date on the work, but for now we have reached the end of our budget. So, it’s all about working hard, doing as much client projects as possible and trying to save as much as possible. There’s still a lot to be done!

At last we did get the floor in as mentioned in our latest blog. And yes…. we did get a new table saw!

It’s not the most expensive tablesaw, but it does it’s job well.

We are working on our router table, workbench, a second (shop-made) table saw, cabinets to store the planes and chisels which I use (as a third generation, most of my hand tools belonged to my grandfather and father before me)... and of course doing all these little jobs as painting etc. Every week something is happening, and we do make pictures (and video), so there will be updates in the new year!

Anyway, we just wanted to thank everybody here on Lumberjocks for their friendly comments on our blog series and wanted to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a happy, healthy and sawdustmaking 2014. Underneath you’ll see a link to a short video of me making a poor man’s Christmas tree. (just a bit of fun, but at least you can see the back of our restored workshop.


-- Não só Serradura, Tomar, Portugal

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#1 posted 12-14-2013 12:44 PM

First – Merry Christmas to you and your wife, and family and friends. Have a very happy holiday.

Saw your tree build video on YouTube a few days ago, really enjoyed it. Thanks for making it and the poor man’s tree, quite unique & very entertaining.

I hope the new year brings you many prosperous commissions and a successful woodworking venture. I enjoyed all of your videos this year, was impressed with all your hard work to reclaim the building. Good luck in the future,

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#2 posted 12-14-2013 04:08 PM

great video on the tree,looks great.congrats on the new table saw.will look forward to seeing updates on your shop and your projects!!!

merry christmas and happy new year!!!

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#3 posted 12-14-2013 04:15 PM

Because I’m working for someone else right now, I’ve only been following a few folks these past 5 months. Missed your recognition. I did follow your blog and you tube videos. You will get where you want to go. As long as your strength of body and perseverance of mind hold out. You are in a creative place both in mind and body. You can look around you while I look only where you guide me. It is inspirational. Hope you hold onto it. Give your wife a hug. and your friends. Open a bottle of cheap wine, and salute them and yourself. Cheers!

Morgan Freeman as God in “Evan Almighty said..” People ask me for stuff all the time. I just give them the opportunity.”

Looking forward to tagging along when you let me. LOL! May you be blessed with many opportunities!

Grandfather’s chisels are the best ones to own.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#4 posted 12-14-2013 05:10 PM

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to the wonderful people at Not Just Sawdust. I have enjoyed watching
you build your shop and hopefully becoming a productive and profitable workshop. I am still busy playing in my
shop in my spare time. A friend needed a little help building a custom quartersawn white oak kitchen, only 83
door and drawer panels, and it has taken just a little time on the build with a few interruptions. The new year
should see me playing a little more in the shop, and I hope to see quite a few projects emerging from your new
shop. Thank you for sharing.

-- As ever, Gus-the 83 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#5 posted 04-11-2014 07:50 PM

Well, ya sure made my day – now, how do we get information on your B&B?

-- Noel

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#6 posted 09-30-2017 06:20 AM

Waaayy past the curve, but any updates???

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. - OldTools Archive -

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#7 posted 10-01-2017 12:27 AM

Smitty You can find him on YouTube in a vlog entitled not just sawdust to see what Garret is up too.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#8 posted 10-01-2017 09:25 AM

Here’s the link to my channel

-- Não só Serradura, Tomar, Portugal

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