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Winner of the Project of the month: August 2017

Winner of the Project of the month: August 2017

With the most votes, the winner of August 2017 is Andys.Werkstatt

Background story by Andy

Here’s his background story of the project – first in German, further down in English.

 

Mein Kollege fragte mich ,ob ich ihm einen Grilltisch bauen könnte. Habe zugestimmt und so sind wir in den nächsten Holzgrosshandel und haben Eichebohlen gekauft.
Den Tisch hatte ich im Kopf und so haben wir einfach angefangen den Tisch zu bauen. Alle Bohlen mussten erstmal auf Maß gehobelt werden. Danach alles zusammen kleben. Wir haben Lamellos verwendet. Es wurde geschliffen ohne Ende. Aber am Ende wurde es ein sehr schöner Grilltisch.
Da mein Kollege mithelfen wollte, wurde es ein Freitagsprojekt und dauerte insgesamt 10 Wochen.
Ich könnte auch nur bedingt alleine weiter machen, da die einzelnen Teile sehr schwer waren. Der komplette Tisch wurde aus Bohlen gefertigt.
Probleme gab es eigentlich nicht, wir haben uns zweimal vermessen, aber was ein guter HeimWerker ist, findet sich dafür auch eine Lösung.

English Version

My colleague asked me if I could build him a barbecue table. I agreed and so we went to the nearest timber wholesaler and bought oak planks. I saw the table in my head and so we just started building. All planks had to be planed to size. Then we glued everything together. We used lamellos. It was sanding without an end. But in the end it turned out to be a very nice barbecue table.
Since my colleague wanted to help, it became a friday project and it took a total of 10 weeks.
I could also work alone with very few things, since the parts were very heavy. The whole table was made out of planks. There were nearly no problems, we measured wrong twice, but a good maker always finds a solution.

Have a look on Andy’s Page in the members area

Livestream with Community Updates on 08.07.2017 (16:00 h CET)

Livestream with Community Updates on 08.07.2017 (16:00 h CET)

Saturday, 08.07.2017 at 16:00 h (CET) there will be an Instagram livestream with some updates on the developments of the European Woodworking Community. You can ask questions about the community, give us feedback or just hang out with other community members or people interested in our community.

 

Community Admin Simone will do the livestream in German on the Community IG Account.

 

So stay tuned and tune in at 4 pm next Saturday, 08.07.2017

Livestream with Community Updates on 03.06.2017 (16:00 h CET)

Livestream with Community Updates on 03.06.2017 (16:00 h CET)

Next Saturday, 03.06.2017 at 16:00 h (CET) there will be an Instagram livestream with some updates on the developments that happened during the first couple of days since the launch of the European Woodworking Community. You can ask questions about the community, give us feedback or just hang out with other community members or people interested in our community.

Community admin Frank will do the livestream partly in German and partly in English on the Community IG account. So spread the word!

The livestream was actually an idea of two community members/IG followers: Michael D. and Bruno Berlinke. We’re happy to pick up this idea and will try do do this regularly.

So stay tuned and tune in at 4 pm next Saturday, 03.06.2017. 

Some updates, a newsletter and a word about language

Some updates, a newsletter and a word about language

The first couple of days have seen our community take off quickly. Three days after we launched, we’re at over sixty members from various European countries: Portugal, Austria, Switzerland, Britain, Spain, Finland, Germany and others. This is exactly what we had in mind when we developed the idea of the European Woodworking Community. So thanks to all our new members – you’re all very welcome!

Newsletter

As we’re planning the first steps to develop the community, we set up a newsletter for you to keep up with the posts that will be published in this blog. You can sign up for the newsletter in the sidebar on the right.  

What language to use?

We are an international community so English would be the natural language to use in our blog and Instagram posts. But all the founders and many other members are Germans. Most of us can read and understand English without any problems. But writing texts in English is a different story and not  all of us feel comfortable enough with English to do that.

We translated all the important texts on the main site so that they are available in both German and English. But translating is a lot of work and not everyone is fluent enough in both languages to do it. If we find the time, we try to provide texts in both languages, but this community – just as woodworking – is our hobby. So time is always limited.

Therefore, some posts will only be available in German while others (like this one) will be only in English. If you speak both languages well and would like to volunteer translating texts, we’d love to hear from you! Just send us an email!

We hope you understand this situation. If you don’t understand the language of a post, you might use translation software. This is not ideal, of course, but it should give you a general idea of what a text is about.

That’s it for the first update. Have a good week and happy woodworking!

The European Woodworking Community launches

The European Woodworking Community launches

EWC logoToday’s the day. The secret is no longer a secret!

After long and extensive preparation by the founders it comes into the open:

The European Woodworking Community is live and online.

It’s a community for all woodworking enthusiasts who share their work in some form or other on the web. It’s about exchanging ideas and questions, sharing in our common hobby and strengthening the spirit of community that exists among web-based woodworkers from all over Europe.

Come on in and become part of the community!

Membership is free.

EWC Community Admins

Die European Woodworking Community startet

Die European Woodworking Community startet

Heute, am 20.5.2017 ist es soweit!
Das Geheimnis ist keines mehr!

Was im Hintergrund in langer und intensiver Vorbereitungszeit von den Gründungsmitgliedern initiiert und geplant wurde, kann nun der Öffentlichkeit und der Holzwerker-Welt präsentiert werden:

Die European Woodworking Community ist online.

Kein Verein, kein Darstellungsportal eines Einzelnen, sondern die Community für ALLE Holzbegeisterten, die in irgendeiner Form ihre Projekte online stellen und der Außenwelt präsentieren.

Hier geht es um den Austausch und den Zusammenhalt zwischen Holzwerkerinnen und Holzwerkern in ganz Europa.

Sei auch Du dabei und werde Teil eines großen Ganzen.

Die Mitgliedschaft ist kostenlos.

EWC Community Admins