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Hows your workshop?

Posted: 29 Sep 2013, 8:57pm
by al_yrpal
Visited nearby Nuffield Place today (home of Viscount Nuffield - William Morris - Morris Motors of Oxford MG etc...)

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Nuffield Place - home of Wlliam Morris of Morris Motors by Alyrpal, on Flickr

But.... would you dare do this. A perfect little workshop, in a cupboard.... in his bedroom! What would your Mrs say?

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Viscount Nuffields workbench - in a cupboard in his bedroom by Alyrpal, on Flickr

This is just as he left it when he died aged 85 in 1963. He gave away £900 million to charity during his lifetime. His foundation is still giving away millions. A wonderful house that is a tribute to a highly talented yet modest English entrepeneur. I love the Phillips Stick a Soles. He obviously spent his money wisely!

Please post interesting pics of your workshops

Al

Re: Hows your workshop?

Posted: 30 Sep 2013, 7:54pm
by ferrit worrier
More like a junk shop at the moment :oops: trying to do too many jobs once, and I'm off next week decorating the dining room :lol:

Re: Hows your workshop?

Posted: 30 Sep 2013, 11:47pm
by Mr. Viking
I prefer to work away from where my sleep, otherwise I get up during the night and fiddle, and find it harder to get to sleep. On a personal note, I received a Nuffield bursary to go on a work placement while I was at school.

Re: Hows your workshop?

Posted: 1 Oct 2013, 8:55pm
by Vantage
I moved into my workshop when the marriage failed till I got my own place. 7 months living in a garden shed led to quite a few 3am projects being started :)

Re: Hows your workshop?

Posted: 1 Oct 2013, 9:27pm
by Audax67
Just like Nuffield's: so much lying about there's no bench room to work on anything.

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Re: Hows your workshop?

Posted: 2 Oct 2013, 12:13am
by Redvee
Audax67 wrote:Just like Nuffield's: so much lying about there's no bench room to work on anything.

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That's bigger than my living room/Kitchen :(

Re: Hows your workshop?

Posted: 2 Oct 2013, 7:53am
by Audax67
Redvee wrote:
Audax67 wrote:Just like Nuffield's: so much lying about there's no bench room to work on anything.

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That's bigger than my living room/Kitchen :(


It's part of a barn. We live in a farming village out in the sticks and houses are an awful lot cheaper than in England or even closer to Strasbourg. At least, they were 25 years ago. This bit was where they used to fettle harness & farm machinery.

Re: Hows your workshop?

Posted: 2 Oct 2013, 10:00am
by al_yrpal
I am so jealous, mine is the corner of my garage with a 3ft square workbench. Everything is a struggle. I do my woodworking out in the garden.

Al

Re: Hows your workshop?

Posted: 2 Oct 2013, 10:25am
by [XAP]Bob
Mine is a newly built "garage" by the house. Still finishing off the actual garage, but it's in use.

Very nice having somewhere under cover to work on things, and having this newfangled "electric light" means I can do things of a winter evening...

Re: Hows your workshop?

Posted: 3 Oct 2013, 5:19pm
by AlbionLass
Mine is my living room. Or my kitchen.

Re: Hows your workshop?

Posted: 3 Oct 2013, 11:25pm
by Redvee
AlbionLass wrote:Mine is my living room. Or my kitchen.


Ditto, actually kitchen/living room. I even went to the extent of cutting up an old coffee table to go on the cooker which by some flook fits the curve on the edge of the worktop too.

Re: Hows your workshop?

Posted: 4 Oct 2013, 7:51am
by easyroller
^ That's a beautiful workspace you've got there!

At the moment mine's whatever room I lay my toolbox in.... :? Or the manky bike shed....

Re: Hows your workshop?

Posted: 5 Oct 2013, 8:09am
by Vorpal
We bought a house earlier this year, and it happily came with a full cellar. One room in the cellar is a spare kitchen. Another will be my workshop. It's a mess at the moment; full of boxes and wood from remodeling. I hope to put it in order over the winter. I'll post pictures afterwards. I'm quite excited. I've never had a proper workshop before. 8)

The only problem with the cellar is that it's a hard job getting the tandem up and down the stairs :(

Re: Hows your workshop?

Posted: 5 Oct 2013, 8:13pm
by Edwards
When my Mother died I purchased a 3 grand bike workshop, lots of windows and an Opaque roof. Ideal for working on the bikes.
When MrsE saw it she said it was to nice for a bike workshop, so it became ours. I was allowed to work on the bikes in there (when she was out).
Then it became her Conservatory, the dinning table an chairs where put in there. I could just about get a bike in sometimes.
Then we got a dog and she has claimed my workshop. So I am back outside in the rain again.

Somebody suggested getting a garage and I could work in there but then I found out she wants to park a car in it. So I do not think I will bother.