I love watching restoration videos of all kinds on YouTube and with the advent of my Rolling Workshop I knew I wanted to restore this…
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.
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.