Friday, January 23, 2009

Where the 'magic' happens

I love my workshop! My Husband and Dad have built me a wonderful space in the back of the garage. Over time we have built up the suite of equipment and I find it is now very functional.

There are always a few things on my wishlist, but hey, show me a jeweller who thinks they have enough tools! The most recent purchase is my microtorch, I parted ways with quite a lot of cash that day, but I am so very happy to finally have it.

The little tv monitor is so that I can watch my son sleeping while I work, and of course know when he wakes up.

The joy of having my own space is that I can leave all my tools out, after spending 5 years carting everything in a tool box back and forth from home to school it is so nice to have everything out and ready for action!

The larger stuff is fighting for benchspace, my husband also uses the garage for wood working and various other projects so his tools are always encroaching on my space. This would be why the pickle has been shoved towards the bench drill which is currently on a very odd angle.

So there you have it. This is my workshop and I LOVE it!


  1. Hi Erika,
    I'm a duster too!
    Good luck with blogging,you'll make so my connections!
    Love your necklace in the previous post,

  2. hi there erika...the workspace looks good that you can leave stuff out and not have to put it all away every time you do something...the little tv monitor is wonderful and must make the whole procewss more relaxing for you...and your's so different...i'm absolutely besotted with the silver and fabric pieces...

  3. thanks for sharing the photos of your workspace, it's great to see how and where everyone works.
    It looks so neat and tidy!

  4. Hi Erika,

    I too studied at NMIT, but I finished in 2006. Only just now, (all these years later!) I'm setting up a workshop in my garage. I've stumbled upon your blog and this post caught my eye because I'm curious as to what sort of torch you were using before you invested in your micro torch?

    I've bought a primus to get started with, but I'm having such huge problems with it (gas pressure is not even, keeps going out or backfiring)....that I haven't soldered a thing!

    Just wondering if you used a similar torch to begin with and if you have any hints =)

    Thank you

  5. Hi Courtney, I just went straight out and bought the same torch as we had used at NMIT, I had heard of the troubles people had had regulating the temp with cheaper torches so thought it best to wait until I could afford to buy a proper one.