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Hi Julian, thanks for information.
I’ll take a look
Thank you so much.
I'm thinking my first project should be a workbench and browsing around an Axminster store a couple of days ago I came across Veritas plans for one. Are these any good? What are the alternatives?
|Thread: Workshop heating and humidity|
I’ve had a small workshop built for me to take up woodworking in my retirement.
being ignorant in these matters I’ve not considered heating it or controlling the humidity.
Now I find for one of the projects I want to do, a guitar, the tonewood supplier talks about a working environment of 20 degrees and a set humidity. What are my options? Building is thermal blocks with concrete floor and no insulation in roof or anywhere for that matter.
There's been some Chinese Whispers going on!
I was told wheelbarrow but apparently what my son wants is a sweet cart.
Sorry for confusion.
I’ll call you.
My son has asked me to make a scaled down wheelbarrow to put sweets into for his wedding reception. I know the sort of thing he means but any idea where I might get a suitable plan from?
|Thread: Power and heating|
Thanks for very interesting reply.
There’s a load factor that electrical designers employ and I’ll talk to my electrician about that as I won’t ever run everything together.
Hi, while having an extension built I'm getting the builder to put up a 3.4m x 2.85m internal dimensions, thermalite, block wall workshop. The biggest I can fit in the garden. I want to take my low skill DIY woodworking to a higher level (to make guitars initially) and the workshop is the start. I'll probably want to take on other interesting projects for the house. One I've already thought of is a bespoke double door frame so will need to consider other power tools.
I've got guitar making books which cover the tools required but can someone give me an idea of a "sensible" figure for power requirement so that I can tell the builder what I need so he'll instruct his electrician. A bit of spare capacity would seem sensible.
Am I looking at a sub CB board?
Also suggestions for heating?
I hate the idea of electric heating because of the expense, but to get gas to the building 30m away from the house? Gas bottles an option? Solar panels?
Any advice for this novice.
I've also messaged regarding this subject to a couple of private messages in my inbox so thanks to Colin & Paul.
Hi Julian, Thanks for the link. Crimson do have an interesting portfolio of work. It does all seem to be electric guitar biased and as I'm almost 100% focused on acoustic guitars are not sure if they would be for me. I'll ask them. I'm actually keen on attending an acoustic guitar making course in Queensland, Australia next year. As I love the guitars the luthier makes. KR John
BTW, Im currently reading Build Your Own Acoustic Guitar, Jonathan Kinkead and Making an Archtop Guitar, Robert Benedetto.
I have an interest in a Dreadnought Guitar and an f hole Archtop. The Dreadnought because the Martin is a classic design and they sound great. The Archtop because they are just so beautiful as well as sounding great.
I'm going to send you a pm.
I'm going to local adult classes ASAP
Apologies if this is not an appropriate place to post my question.
Coming up to retirement I would like to develop working with wood as a hobby.
Where can I get advice for setting up and learning the techniques, skills, tools, suppliers that I should consider. Doe The Woodworker have articles for novice woodworkers?
I do have an eye on making an acoustic guitar in the future.
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