The Village Carpenter, Part III
|Kari Hultman, The Village Carpenter.|
Even though I was once a college journalism major oh so many years ago, my interview skills, specifically my interview recording skills, were severely lacking when we spoke. The following is therefore my questions followed by my recalling of Kari's answer, based on the cryptic notes I took. I think it still gets the points across, but I'm very sorry, Kari, if I misrepresent any of your answers. I shall do better next time to accurately record the interview.
Did you plan our your shop layout, or did it just evolve in an ad-hoc fashion?
|The Village Carpenter's Shop Overview|
As with any modest woodworker, Kari was quick to point our her mistakes (most of which no observer would qualify as a mistake). In shop layout, the two (2) mistakes which she regrets are not putting a 110v outlet in the floor next to the 220v outlet for her table saw, and not running water lines through here shop. The first mistake forces Kari to run an extension cord across the floor in order to power the dust collector which is connected to her table saw. The second means that there is no exterior water bib behind the shop, making the task of running a hose in the back yard much more difficult than it should be.
What is your favorite area in the shop? Least favorite?
|The Dreaded Lathe.|
Shop Furniture, Build or Buy?
|The Shop Made Sharpening Station.|
Workbench, Build or Buy? What Style? Would you change anything about it?
|Kari's Factory Made Bench.|
Favorite Activity in the Shop?
|A selection of Kari's Wooden|
Plan Selection. Some, Made by
The Woman Herself.
What Tool Do You own the Most of?
|Kari's Shop Made|
Hand Tool Rack &
The complete collection of photos from my visit with The Village Carpenter are available in my Village Carpenter Picasa folder.
Finally, after taking three posts to describe Kari's shop, here is her own shop tour video. Clearly it does a better job and describing her shop than I do, and in much less time.
My Workshop from Kari Hultman on Vimeo.
Now, please stop reading and get out to your own shop. It's time for some sawdust.
The Village Carpenter, Part I
The Village Carpenter, Part II