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Blog series by murrayintokyo updated 01-28-2018 01:56 AM 3 parts 2262 reads 6 comments total

Part 1: (1of3) working in a toilet

01-28-2018 01:21 AM by murrayintokyo | 1 comment »

A three part blog about going from a toilet to a workshop early 2017Having any “spare space” in Tokyo is a rare thing but luckily in my house is an unused bath attached to the master bedroom with a full bath, a shower stall, a bidet, a toilet, a good-sized counter and two sinks. Undeterred I made use of the space and built a workbench and used the existing countertop. The shower made for good vertical timber storage. And the toilet added a certain convenience factor you don’t often see in ...

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Part 2: (2of3) Destruction and re-building

01-28-2018 01:48 AM by murrayintokyo | 1 comment »

A three part blog about going from a toilet to a workshop Most of 2017I had a couple guys help me tear out the bathtub, toilets, and the old countertops. The tiles on the floor and walls were a pain in the arse. Most of the old drywall came off. An old air-conditioner in the ceiling came out. One part wall in the middle of the room as well. It was a mess. Re-building was complicated by the fact the floor was slanted for the bath drainage… over 200kg of concrete (all done by hand bit by ...

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Part 3: (3of3) Finished (or is it?)

01-28-2018 01:56 AM by murrayintokyo | 4 comments »

A three part blog about going from a toilet to a workshop End of 2017With the floor installed and oiled, baseboards installed, Walls and ceiling panted, new electrics and proper lighting I decided to proclaim victory and call it done. Entering the shop, you’d never know that it was a toilet and bath!! 12 square meters (about 130 sq ft) of space fully devoted to being a woodworking shop. And kid friendly too I hope. Hmmmm done? I think my lathe needs a proper home, and my drill press...

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