thought I’d give you guys a little tour of handball workshop. But first a few words to my person:
My name’s Nikk and I live in Northern Germany between Hamburg and Bremen. Trained to be a farmer and hobbyist woodworker I’m now a Joiners apprentice and becoming a professional now. I also have a machine workshop in the same barn on my families farm, but thats not of interest in this forum. With my personal furniture projects I work mostly by hand. Sometimes I even do my stock preparation by hand and enjoy it a lot if I do. But often things just have to get finished.
My handtool workshop is a square room 11 x 11 ft. It used to be a chicken coop when I was a child. It fits a Roubo Style workbench with a wooden screwed leg vice and a Veritas end vice:
Its long, heavy (5″ thick top) and quite low, ideal for planing but to low for detailed work and joinery which made me lo</span>ng for a joinery bench. Here it is, inspired by Renaissance Woodworker and others:
Both benches are build from European beech and reclaimed construction lumber for the base. There is a copy of Roy Underhill’s nail cabinet and a drillpress:
as well as a sharpening station with japanese water stones:
The first and the last picture are a bit older. The Nail cabinet doesn’t have a door yet and still sits on the opposite wall.
As you can see, my workshop and my way to work is heavily influenced by C.S. There’s even a dutch tool chest… ATC still to be build…
I work with mix of old and new tools. Wooden planes, traditional German and Krenov style, and Stanley Bailey #4, #5 , #6 and #8 and can’t decide which I like more.
Hope you enjoy the pics and keep the questions coming!
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