Thanks for adding me in your Buddy's list. Doing so you gave me the opportunity to look at your projects, which I never noticed on LJ.
The first thing I noticed from your pictures was all the natural light that comes from so many windows in your shop (read I'm jealous). All your furniture have what I would call a 'personality' probably from your personal touch when designing them. These are great looking pieces of furniture. Congrats. According to me, you're on a good path to get lots of satisfaction in your life.
I also noticed that you added in your workshop page a list of the tools you communly used and I like this particular idea. I now realized that with such entry level power tools you have great talent for having built such beautifull furniture.
thanks serge. i will post pics of my shop as soon as i'm done with my current project. it's a little messy right now! the one thing i have to say in favor of it is that there is PLENTY of natural light - all windows on 3 sides. other than that it's small, cramped, and the roof leaks! also I need to update the tool list - i've gotten a few more tools recently: planer, jointer (a couple weeks ago), bandsaw… those are a big help.
ok, finally some pics once things got cleaned up (slightly).You can see the nice natural lighting that I get… the whole thing is about 10'x15' but the roof leaks, so it limits the usable space even more. some notes:
- the jointer is sitting on the router table. not the massive auxiliary fence I added in order to get it true 90º to the beds.
- note my tiny makeshift workbench. cost about $20 including the reinforcing dimensional lumber, auxiliary MDF top, and pipe clamp bench vise hardware. It is unbelievably solid, and I've never had a problem handplaning on it. the bench vise also works surprisingly well and only has problems on really long (5+ feet) pieces that are really too long for me to handle properly in my small space.
- i repurposed some old kitchen cabinets for storage. the one in the back holds finishes and sanding/sharpening supplies (i use scary sharp).
- i store my clamps under the bench on the stretchers.
wow, your shop has lots of potentiality, it could be a paradise with a wooden floor imo. I like a lot that type of window, I'm not sure but I guess they are not produced anymore, at least here. The atelier of Charles and Ray Eames had those windows.
yeah, if I was staying in my house longer, I would redo the shop. It needs to have the roof fixed, gutters redone, and floor leveled. It's still small, but with 100% usable space (instead of ~75 as there is now) it would be a whole lot easier to work with.