Thursday, September 20, 2007


What with one thing and another I've not got back to the workshop "remodel" - one of the things being a haircut yesterday and I know how much you long to hear about those... Trouble is I know my bad habits too well and the longer I go before knuckling down to it again, well the harder it is. But I must. I mean, look at it:

Old kitchen unit doesn't look too bad. Not sure those boxes o'tools will be able to stay there though - there's a hand-cranked drill press and a treadle wheel to home, erm, store, somewhere...

Okay, so the drawers with the saw don't perhaps look so good, but behind that piece of ply is the old sharpening station and that looks even worse. Plus it looks like an advert for Bosch and they're not paying me anything... However that's nothing - NOTHING - to the sight that greets me if I turn round:

I couldn't bear to take a picture beyond that, it's too depressing. But it'll be worth it in the end, right? Right?


Too depressed to continue the coachbuilder's tools at the mo'. I'll get back to it next week. Tomorrow I'm hoping to drop everything and devote myself to getting the workshop back into a usable state. Well on the way to it anyway. Better than it is now at any rate. At least sweep up a bit...


  1. Wow! Al, it looks quite frightening - well done for tackling "the job".
    It will be well worth it in the end, though.
    Keep your chin up!

  2. It looks as bad as my hellhole. Depressing isnt it. I keep thinking "must sort that out but actually doing it isn't that easy". Lauds for actually starting and putting me to shame. :)

  3. Hate to say it, Alf, but you really have too much "stuff". In the past I've fallen into this trap. With workshops I now think less is more. The less you have, the more you can do. The more you have, the less you do - except shuffling it all about.

    Hope you get it all sorted.


    Paul Chapman


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