Showing posts from April 2, 2023

Board Afternoon

  My new workshop is not only a double garage but it also has eaves which will allow me to store a lot more stuff up and out of the way, meaning I can concentrate on bigger projects that remain entirely inside the garage. This afternoon I spent some time clearing out the first section of the eaves and putting some loft boarding up there. It was a little bit dark and cramped to work in but I clambered around the rafters as required and it looks much better now. I've already started to put some of my own items up there. I think it'll be worth me installing some lighting at some point because most of the time I only need one or two things from these boxes so I could sort them out instead of bringing the whole thing down again.  The other side of the garage had rolls of carpets and a bed frame left by the previous owner so I think I'm probably going to wait for a nicer day before tackling that. I also don't want to accidentally drop something onto my laser and materials so

New house, New Workshop

Over the weekend we moved house from Countesthorpe to Kettering, there's loads to do around the new property but we got most of the boxes unpacked and at least vaguely in the right rooms so that allowed me to spend some time on the new workshop. I've upgraded from a single garage to a double garage and this time it's detached from the house which is going to force me to separate the work and living space.  We unloaded everything on Friday in the rain so it was a bit of a mess trying to get everything into the workshop. The new place is already super full of stuff but I think that's because I had two rows of shelves in the previous single garage and now it's all spread over the floor. The first step today was to actually clear some space to move around in. The observant among you may notice that I just took all the junk from the middle and put it in the corner. This is mostly true but at least it's all better packed and I have more space to move around in. I coul