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Whats your workshop look like?

Discussion in 'Vintage and Classic Bikes' started by woodbutcher, 12 Aug 2017.

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    woodbutcher

    woodbutcher Über Member

    Location:
    S W France
    No it is used as you would a conventional plane except that the blades are almost vertical and so act more like very fine scrapers. Thats the idea anyway, of course you do have to practice sharpening them to the same angle and getting them all the same height. To be honest l never did get the technique quite right. :sad: Since you mention the Japanese planing technique you reminded me that l used to use my smoothing plane both away from me and drawn towards me especially when planing interlocking grain i.e.. english elm, back in the mists of time !
     
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  2. Hill Wimp

    Hill Wimp Fair weathered,fair minded but easily persuaded. Staff Member

    Please do share. :bravo:
     
  3. Hill Wimp

    Hill Wimp Fair weathered,fair minded but easily persuaded. Staff Member

    Sorry, love the bikes obviously but loving those beans too.
     
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    woodbutcher

    woodbutcher Über Member

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    S W France
    Bloody computers....at least l guess you mean beams......l mean fancy putting the n & m mext to one amother on a keyboard ^_^
     
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  5. simongt

    simongt Über Member

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    Norwich
    The video of Bob Warner's bike shop could have been taken at Madgett's / Freeman's / AP Cycles. The common factor being that the propietors are all warm, friendly folk who appreciate every customer who walks in through the door. Go in even for something simple; say a pair of brake blocks; you'll be in there for at least ten or fifteen minutes - ! :thumbsup:
     
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    woodbutcher

    woodbutcher Über Member

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    S W France
    How do l go about sharing a dvd please advise a computer illiterate !
     
  7. Hill Wimp

    Hill Wimp Fair weathered,fair minded but easily persuaded. Staff Member

    Good question.

    Any takers ?
     
  8. MikeG

    MikeG Veteran

    Location:
    Suffolk
    Just to show that the workshop isn't just somewhere to go and hide, I have been making a green oak porch for the house. Here are one or two selected shots:

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    woodbutcher

    woodbutcher Über Member

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    S W France
    Looking very nice indeed, is it your house or are you on job, if so lucky punter . Oh yes and not forgetting very decent brickwork !
     
  10. MikeG

    MikeG Veteran

    Location:
    Suffolk
    My house. I'm an architect, but I've been renovating and extending this place (which is 300 years old) for 3 years now. It's been a mega job, and if you're really interested, I can link you by PM to a complete blow-by-blow description on another forum.

    Oh, and thanks. I've laid every brick, too.
     
  11. Hill Wimp

    Hill Wimp Fair weathered,fair minded but easily persuaded. Staff Member

    That is beautiful work.
     
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    woodbutcher

    woodbutcher Über Member

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    S W France
    I guess the finish cladding will be feather edge boarding or t&g maybe ?
     
  13. raleighnut

    raleighnut Guru

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    On 3 Wheels
    I'd think 'wany' edge at least, if not Lime render.
     
  14. MikeG

    MikeG Veteran

    Location:
    Suffolk
    Lime render. I'm rushing to do the porch so that we can render the front before the weather turns.
     
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  15. Profpointy

    Profpointy Guru

    You've got a bloody car in there. How do you find room for the lathe and the Bridgeport?
     
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