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Workshop on wheels – how I transformed a flatbed truck into a rolling workbench

 

Living in a big city offers quite a few challenge for anyone interested in crafts, outdoor activities and DIY projects, most notably the very first step of finding a suitable workspace.

To give you an idea of the troubles I faced in my (hardly unique) quest for a simple workshop this is what I went through:

  • While I have both a basement and an attic at my disposal neither of them has power sockets.
    • The basement does not have standing height, no way to air it out and I can hardly turn on the spot without hitting anything.
    • The attic is fully wooden (great for welding, sparks and brazing!), not much space either and I’m directly on top of neighbors who probably don’t like the sound of a running angle grinder too much.

So naturally I went on our craigslist equivalent and started searching for rentable workshops. My expectation was that it should be possible to find either a workshop for myself, a shared workshop or at worst at least a garage somewhere for a small monthly sum.

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Armytek Wizard Pro Headlamp Review

A headlamp is a really useful piece of equipment for treasure hunting, and for about four months I used a Thrunite TH-10 for that purpose, you can read my full review on that here. I can still recommend that light to anyone, but I wanted something with a wider beam and fully waterproof so I ended up buying yet another light: The Armytek Wizard Pro.  I bought it as a Christmas present for myself and have used it frequently since. Now that the days are getting longer and it has seen some good use I want to write a review of it with metal detecting and camping in mind.

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Leatherman Surge Review after two years of ownership

A Leatherman is one of the things I couldn’t live without. I may not use it for a month, then suddenly I need it several times a day. I got this as a present for completing my apprenticeship a little more than two years ago and always had some sort of cheap multitool before that. Ever since I started metal detecting and treasure hunting my usage has gone up quite dramatically.

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New Toy! Stainless steel two part shovel for metal detecting

I have postponed the purchase of this shovel for quite some time now because it is definitely a lot of money  to drop on a shovel, but I finally sprung for the purchase of this stainless steel beauty. Now I don’t have this for long – maybe a week as of this post – but I know I will have it for a long time.

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