Brandon's Shop Tour (Woodwhisperer Shop Tour Challenge)

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Blog entry by Brandonp posted 05-21-2007 10:23 PM 4105 reads 3 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

-- Brandon Parrow, Wilmington, N.C

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#1 posted 05-21-2007 11:01 PM

Great music. Sweet joiner..really nice. Planer, shaper, dual drum sander, beautiful table saw(!!!) I am envious! By that cabinet door, it looks like you make some real nice cabinets. Also looks like you can make anything you’d like to with the other tools shown. Bet that electric fork lift really helps moving things around. Great job on the tour!

Now get back to work!

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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#2 posted 05-21-2007 11:24 PM

Certainly the best job of editing I’ve seen! Great job showing us around. You seem quite comfortable in front of the camera.

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Bob Babcock

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#3 posted 05-21-2007 11:54 PM

Lol…I just posted my shop and then I view Brandon’s….talk about contrast….Wow!

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker

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#4 posted 05-22-2007 01:56 AM

Words escape me. I’m with you Bob. I look at this and then mine and just chuckle. Great tour and video. Like the sticker says, Life is Good. Sorry to hear about the thieves you’ve had to deal with. Glad you caught ‘em.

-- Jeff, St. Paul, MN

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#5 posted 05-22-2007 03:13 AM

Thanks guys

I really enjoyed making this video, It was fun. My friend Chris filmed it. Now I owe him a Mahogany screen door and my pinkie toe. I’m glad we did this because I have immediately gone on a diet and back to exercise. I think the camera added 40 lbs to me. I have enjoyed all of the shop tours thus far, because I can always pick up ideas from other shops. I love woodworking and meeting others who love it as well. I’m really happy I stumbled upon these websites.


-- Brandon Parrow, Wilmington, N.C

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#6 posted 05-22-2007 03:17 AM

This is like a Discovery Channel pilot, “Monster Woodshop!” Nice to see another Festoolian.

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#7 posted 05-22-2007 04:34 AM

Brandon -

This is the most awesome video – I throughly enjoyed stepping into your shop. Cool music, excellent editing and most excellent tools. As soon as my wife gets home I am showing her this video. I am absolutely sure I need that Hitatchi Resaw machine! I also want 3-phase power, your awesome Festool set-up and a 14” jointer – WOW that is very cool. I don’t want to know what happend to the thieves that got caught!

Thank you!


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#8 posted 05-22-2007 09:03 AM

That was like an episode of Yo MTV Workshop Cribs!

lol. Some serious tools man. Nice video and killer shop!!!

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#9 posted 05-22-2007 01:54 PM

I agree every shop needs a HItachi Resaw, it is the badest machine on the planet. Sweet tour man, we all need to step our game up after watching that.

-- Kaleo ,

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#10 posted 05-23-2007 03:52 AM

That was the most entertaining, informative, cool shop tour I have seen. It is so easy to connect with you when U gave the tour. Great job. You have the ability to do more than build…like teach, entertain….

Again- great job!

-- Dom, How many Bs are in Babar?

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#11 posted 05-25-2007 07:57 PM

excellent. You’re a natural!!!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#12 posted 01-19-2008 06:57 PM

Really cool Brandon,

I like!

-- Scott - Chico California

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#13 posted 12-26-2010 03:36 AM

Thats a nice looking shop.

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