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Damp Fever

Let’s start this evening off with two snippets of good news, heading in to the weekend…

First – I’ve been back in the workshop today!! 😀

Second – I spent the first few minutes filming a brand-new video tour of my workshop, a good year or so after the previous film! Many things have changed since then and, looking back, I can see several areas that I forgot to highlight while filming (you’ll find a link to this video further on in this post).

Now, for the news that’s not so good…

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Workshop Video-Tour (Part 1)

Having officially finished the suspended floor now, I’ve taken a little bit of time to film this short, ‘silent’ video-tour of my workshop in its current state, before I’ve really had a chance to start clearing off the shelves, removed the two floor-standing units and, generally, reshuffled everything around for better optimisation of my current space.

As you’ll see in the video, there’s still a lot of work to be done before I can get back to some proper woodwork again! Hopefully, most of this will have been resolved by the time I come to release a second video-tour, in a couple of weeks.

…Yes, there is a little irony in the title of the song playing on the radio! 😀

All comments welcome.

Thanks for reading – and for watching!

While I’m Working…

A few weeks ago, The Wood Whisperer (Marc Spagnuolo) made an honest admission (with a video) that the current layout of his workshop, one-year on, was far from ideal when it comes to actually making something [see Shop Evaluation Update]. I thought it was great to be able to see the true state of his ‘shop, while he’s working – which is something you don’t get with with most Workshop Tours, since the author generally has a thorough tidy up and puts everything neatly back in to place, ready for the camera…

I’m equally as guilty of this myself. 😳 So, in order to clear my conscience and cleanse my soul, let’s take a look at how much ‘shop has been looking for the past week… 😕

Enter, if you dare...!!

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Workshop Tour – 13/08/2010

Has it really been six-months already?! Doesn’t time fly…

[Click here for my previous Workshop Tour.]

Welcome back to my workshop. Please step inside to see how (or, if!) things have changed since February…

Come on in!

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Workshop Tour – 13/02/2010

Admittedly, I should have made this post several months ago, back when I first created this blog on WordPress. Little has changed within the last four-to-six months, to be honest. Though, I do intend to make this a regular ‘feature‘ of my blog; opening a new ‘tour‘ every six-months. This way (as a post), we can all look back and see how work has progressed, without having to over-write the previous content (which is what I’d probably have to do in creating a separate page).

Please keep all arms and legs inside the vehicle – hope you enjoy the tour!

Step Inside!

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