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Woodworking workbenches for Mumbai

I need to bring you around to the fact that your passion for woodworking, and this holds true for any hobby, must overcome all obstacles. It is possible to work, like me, out of a small 1 bhk in Mumbai. I even take classes in the bedroom. Woodworking classes only. It does require a wee bit of innovation and some logical sense to create a workbench suited to your space, your needs and your context.

Easily rip narrow strips with a circular saw

Why not clamp the circular saw on a board on the table and have the saw blade spin away underneath the sole. Pass the slab you need to rip under this blade. Using this method, I have been able to rip 3/4 inch boards with ease.

How do you handle your scrap wood

How do you handle your scrap wood
As woodworkers, we've developed a number of reasons to keep the excess.
Its not the money
Its the fact that we've taken time to clean it up and square it
No shop will sell a piece that small
Its good wood, or its expensive wood
Its got some excellent grain
I'll use it before the week is out.

Wanna get more organised this new year

Wanna get more organised this new year

These storage bins are stackable and slide into each other. These particular ones are 40 cms square, which is big, so warning, don't make them this big unless you have a big mess.

Material: 2 sheets of 8x4 commercial ply

Tools required: circular saw, hammer, nails, measuring tape and pencils

Collapsible workbench - A guide to building in India

Collapsible workbench - A guide to building in India
    I finally built myself another workbench and documented the build. I also managed to document a number of concept of buying wood in India like,
    1. Types of local timber marts and how to buy wood
    2. Material dimension and the gun foot or CFT
    3. The concept of the running foot
    I also documented some of the enhancements I've made to the workbench