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post #1 of 6 Old 05-21-2010, 06:29 AM Thread Starter
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Newbie here from UK

Hi Guys,

My name is Brian and i am very new to this. I have posted a couple of pics on the projects showcase of a crib i have built for my new Grandson Issac.

I am just getting back into woodworking after a bit of a break, due to work and family commitments. I have built myself a small workshop in my garden and i am now trying to kit it out, ohh what fun that is, having to go to the tools shop every month to purchase a new item.

I have just purchased my first ever lathe and i am having fun learning to turn wood, and making loads of shavings and lots of mistakes . But is good fun, when i am not swearing.

I trained as a carpenter in my younger days but somehow ended up being a security engineer, so have a varied past. I have always loved woodwork and DIY so this is just an extension of that.

My wife is into papercraft and has her own room in the house for this, so i decided that if i built a wookshop i could have my own space, if you cant beat em join em.

I live in Essex, UK about 35miles from London, where i work during the week, but my heart is always at home in my shop.

Well thats a little bit about me.

Love the site and i am learning soooooo much.

Brian
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post #2 of 6 Old 05-21-2010, 03:57 PM
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Welcome aboard from Texas.

I was just in Vegas with my wife and we took a helicopter tour of the Grand Canyon. I thought it was kind of funny that we were the only Americans on the tour out of about 18 people (2 from France and the other 14 from the UK).

Anyways, welcome.

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post #3 of 6 Old 05-21-2010, 08:23 PM
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Welcome from Illinois Brian! Glad to have you with us. How about a look at your new shop. A photo or two is always welcome. As far as the swearing, I think that is a prerequisite to woodworking! A good cuss or two seems to help make the saw cut straighter or the turnings truer.
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Hi Guys thanks for the welcomes, i wont be posting pics of my tiny workshop on here, not after looking at some of the shops you guys have. Wow they are cool .

Anyway thanks again,

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Brian, Nooooo!! Don't let that stop you. I assure you the vast majority of us work out of tight places! Yours truly included. The nice thing about looking at other people's shops is getting ideas that can be borrowed or outright stolen that may make life in our shop a little easier. Don't in the least be intimidated. It's like I keep telling my wife, it's not the size that matters but what can be done with it.
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Hi John,

Its not that intimidated its just that your "small" and my small is a bit different.

My workshop is a grand 10' x 10' and has to house all my stuff, including my lathe. I am still saving for my bandsaw and planner/thicknesser by i have no idea where i am going to fit them.

But i will try to get some pics sorted this weekend of my tiny workshop, but i call it my little home away from home.

Brian

P.S thanks for the welcome.
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