Note inserted on the 28th of January: There is now a PDF version of the journal available for download. Look at post #20 in this thread for details.
This is a journal about planning, building, equipping, and using Frank Pellow’s shop. It is an update to an earlier version of the journal. The journal is probably best explained by the preambles to both versions:
Preamble to Issue 1: (Issue 1 was dated 28 May 2005 and was entitled “Planning, Building, and Equipping Frank Pellow’s Workshop”)If you would like a free copy of the journal, just send me your real mailing address by email (fpellow AT sympatico.ca) or by private message and I will send you a copy on a CD. The only string attached is that I would appreciate feedback. Feedback that I received from Issue 1 helped me to make improvements both to the journal and to my shop.
This document contains a condensed version of my notes about the planning, construction, population, and initial use of my new workshop. The notes cover a period of approximately two years. As you will see, the notes make extensive use of photographs.
While building the shop, I filed regular reports and asked many questions on Internet woodworker’s forums. In the past, almost all my construction projects have been undertaken with one or more other people. That has many benefits and, for me, the greatest benefit, is to be able to discuss design alternatives both initially and as unanticipated problems and opportunities arise. This time, I started out alone but, as soon as I utilized the Internet, many folks can to my assistance.
Preamble to Issue 2: I am updating this journal to reflect some changes to the shop in the year and a half since I released Issue 1. Also an index of sorts has been added, there has been some reorganization, some new material has been added, the title has been changed and several typos have been fixed (and, no doubt, new ones introduced).
• Right now the journal is only available in Microsoft Word format. I may or may not convert it to html format as well. Version 1 was available in both formats but it took me considerable time to do the conversion.
• The printed version of the document is almost 200 pages long.