New workshop coming into place

As we have built a new house on a large plot in our town, I am currently int he process of establishing my new workshop.

Fortunately the workshop is in direct association with the house and I no longer have to drive to another town to work on my projects.

Outstanding is the planking for the walls and mounting the ceiling (Troltekt) which will take me a couple of weekends.

Completed workshop

Almost done


Start of the construction – concrete slab was done by the entrepeneur

First walls up

First walls up

walls and carport up

walls and carport up

Carrying pillar and cross member up

Carrying pillar and cross member up

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A bit of this and that

So, a lot go done last night – and a few new machines were spotted in the shop.

First the list of things, that got off the wife to-do list:

  • plastered the new construction plate
  • Found the old birch table for the kitchen
  • Painted the window framing
  • Painted the spot under the kitchen table she for some reason didn’t put wall paper on
  • Wired up the second row of lamps in the workshop
  • Hooked up the plumbing for the faucet in the kitchen

And now for the boat.

Cut out and fitted the rear seating for the bench. This will be glued permanently in place and the bench filled with floatation. I have decided to go for a petrol engine with built in gaz tank.

Backseat installed

Finally some new machines entered the shop!

Bench Drill Press

Mr. Bandsaw.

It is actually starting to look like a workshop :)

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Getting into shape

Some pictures of the boat being bent into shape and glued and fastened.


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#6 Starting the glue process

So over the holidays I had to fix a few tasks on my wifes todo list. I however after the the vacation I have had a bit of spare time to progress on the build.

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#3 boat building post

So I spent another couple of hours in the workshop on my boat.

Things that got done were

  • Cut the battens for mounting bulwarks and seats on
  • Drilled holes for zip-ties for stitching
  • Dry fitted a panel to get a glimpse of the curves
The next few things to do
  • Cut the knees for the transom
  • Coat the plywood in epoxy
  • Glue the bulwarks and seats in place
  • Attach the first panels with the stitch and glue techique

Total hours spent 10


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CNC Machine the first steps

A while back I bought a book on CNC machines. I always wanted to combine my

professional trade with innovation, so this is for me a perfect introduction into building machines from a simple material like MDF. The book is simple yet accurate, however some of the pictures are hard to see the measurements on.

In the book the first chapters are about creating the table for the CNC machine. The gallery below shows how I did this, although it’s different from how the book did it.

The actual difference is that I decided to use bolts and nuts, which are equally counter sunk at each side. This leaves a bit less material for strength. Seeing the end result I would be very surprised if this will have any structural consequences…

The next step add legs to rise the table off the ground. After that the task is to chamfer the edges to prepare them for the guide rails for the x-axis movement. Once this is done I will head on to cutting MDF for the Y and Z Axis.

nb. this build is so small I can do it in our shed (The workshop is 10km away), but in time the machine will have it’s own spot in my new workshop.


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