Joel’s Standalone Workshop

Shop Tour - Submitted by Joel Harris from Durban, South Africa
Added on April 28, 2013

Hello and welcome to my workshop. I am 17 and I live in Durban, South Africa. I starting building up my workshop when I was seven in a small corner of our garage. In 2009 my late grandfather gave me my standalone workshop as a present, and the rest is history.

My shop measures 272 square feet, and for the moment suits me just right. My large machinery includes a Dewalt radial arm saw, Rockwell 8″ table saw, Ryobi lathe and a Ryobi drill press. I also have a wide variety of hand tools i.e. electric planer, circular saw, sanders, grinders, drills, routers, etc.

Along with woodworking as my hobby, I also collect old woodworking tools, my most prized possession being a original Stewart Spiers Coffin Plane.

In 2010 I started up a small business call Wood-Works and since then it has really grown. I make cheese boards, cutting boards, knife blocks, boxes, and many other novelties. I have recently started building larger furniture and I am loving the experience.

I trust you enjoyed my shop review and I hope that I will inspire many other young people to take up this amazing hobby. Thanks for reading, now go out into your shop and make some sawdust!


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