Don Williams’ Amazing Off-Grid Timber Frame Barn Workshop (Part 3)

//Don Williams’ Amazing Off-Grid Timber Frame Barn Workshop (Part 3)

In part three of the above video tour Don Williams takes us into the hand tool woodworking room where he builds furniture and works on other projects.

This is where Don Stores his handplanes:

Don proudly admits that the interior of his workshop is more functional than scenic. Here are some of Don’s favorite handplanes, which he found for around $10 at a tool auction.

This is his most well-lit workbench where Don does fine-detail work as he overlooks the beautiful Virginia mountains:

Here are his Japanese saws:

Don conveniently hangs his spoke shaves and other tools from the ceiling rafters of the timber frame barn:

Don hangs his bench planes next to his planing workbench for quick access:

Don pulled some of the books he wrote off the shelf to show me: Andre Roubo’s historical books, “To Make as Perfectly as Possible : Roubo on Marquetry” (see it here) and “With All the Precision Possible: Roubo on Furniture” (see it here).

Here is the free workbench that Don resurrected and stabilized:

If you missed the previous parts of the tour of Don Williams’ Barn Workshop, click here to go there.

This workshop tour consists of four parts:


About the Author:

Joshua loves mixing his passion for traditional hand tool woodworking with his ability to teach in a simple manner. He lives on a small farm in Earlysville, Virginia with his wife and four children, and builds furniture in his workshop / woodworking school.

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