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Tim Price

@teenytinyhouse, no, no space for a tiny shed, let alone a shed big enough to do real woodwork in (remember you have to be able to manoeuvre your pieces of wood around to machines. Ideally a thicknesser/plane and a saw table are needed to start with and then there are always a load of other tools - and this is for wood, then there are metal working tools.

I can work on the driveway, part of which is covered, but I can't buy tools such as listed above as I have nowhere to keep the larger ones when not in use. Such are the issues associated with living in a capital city. I am lucky to have any outdoor space really.

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teenytinyhouse
Hi @Tim Price. You can rent the larger machines for the weekend (and a surprising number of smaller ones), it's more economical than buying, and of course no storage needed! We actually designated one room indoors as a workshop and did quite a lot of work that way. Not a long term solution, but it helped in the short term. I also made friends with the local DIY shop (I'm also an urban dweller) and, when it's quiet, they will cut timber down to size for me before I take it home. Of course, you still have to buy the whole piece, but I always take all the bits home and, for a small fee, they've cut the remainder to size when I found a use for it, which is very nice of them. One of the benefits of supporting local business!
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carvellassociates

Love designing small. It really focuses the mind. There are lots of tricks to help with hte functionality of space, which can add plenty of character.


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