Workshop Tour #1: The 10 minute tour of my workshop

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Blog entry by GaryK posted 11-25-2009 04:40 AM 9251 reads 1 time favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Well, since everyone seems to be doing a tour of their shop I thought I would give one of my own.

I am going to do it in three parts.

1. The main shop. – 10 minutes
2. The dust collection system – 5 minutes
3. And real quick tour of the attic and office – 3 minutes

First let me tell you, I am not a videographer so don’t expect to see anything real exciting of fancy.


-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#1 posted 11-25-2009 04:52 AM

Very nice Gary but as a woodworker you’re the best as a videographer well you’re good. lol

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#2 posted 11-25-2009 04:53 AM

Just having fun you have a nice shop it is that I had a bad day today.

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#3 posted 11-25-2009 05:03 AM

thanks for the tour Gary, enjoyed it.

-- David - Houston, Texas. (

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#4 posted 11-25-2009 05:31 AM

Nice shop and well equipped. I was also impressed by your great collection of wood.

Take care,


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#5 posted 11-25-2009 05:55 AM

I liked the tour Gary your shop is chuck full of a great wood and super tools with a pretty good layout. It looks like your loosing floor space because of all your good equipment.

-- Custom furniture

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#6 posted 11-25-2009 07:01 AM

Cool, I wish I had that much space but if I did would fill it up like you did! I have to keep a fine car in mine for now so have to limit the work around it. But when I pull the car out WOW I have some open space again. Nice Video Gary makes me want to get organized again!

-- $tudie

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#7 posted 11-25-2009 08:19 AM

Thanks for the tour! You are ready to build anything given your excellent assortment of tools and lumber.

-- Scott, Colorado

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#8 posted 11-25-2009 11:35 AM

Lots of cool tools and well set out.. needs only a little re-organisation.. lol
thanks for the tour… lots more Jocks need to post a video…that was fun…
I have more space but no room….

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

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#9 posted 11-25-2009 12:05 PM

Very enjoyable tour, Gary, Thank You!! You have a great set-up with a fine Wood inventory… : )

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#10 posted 11-25-2009 01:15 PM

Thanks for the tour, Gary. It is really nice to have as much space as you do to store wood in your shop. You certainly have been creative about finding places to store it. Putting storage racks over the window and above the garage door makes use of otherwise “dead” space.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#11 posted 11-25-2009 01:30 PM

thanks gary ,
nice selection of tools ,
and some nice woods .
it’s interesting to see ,
that we come to the same
organizational place
as our knowledge and tools grow .

good tour , nice shop .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#12 posted 11-25-2009 01:34 PM

Nice shop Gary, you have more wood and better selection than my local Woodcraft store!

-- Good judgement comes from experience and experience comes from poor judgement.

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#13 posted 11-25-2009 02:13 PM

Thank you for the tour, it is nice to see what other people have for equipment. As a novice ( still acquiring equipment, jointer, routers, sanders, ect…) it is nice to know a gut cant build great furniture and other projects with a 6 inch jointer, not needing a 10 inch with 75” tables and spiral cutter. It is nice to see where other people have put thier money, sanders and routers, seems to make to make sense. Nice wood collection too. llike the idea of having 2 bandsaws, also makes sense.
Thanks for sharing.
P.S. how can you not like turning, it is the funnest wood working discipline, ever. Maybe you just don’t like the mess. That is part of the fun, I think.

-- Even a broken clock is right twice a day, unless, it moves at half speed like ....-As the Saw Turns

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#14 posted 11-25-2009 07:52 PM

Thanks for the tour,Gary.

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#15 posted 11-25-2009 11:51 PM

Wow, Gary! Lots of neat stuff and creative space and tools. Thanks for sharing. It is expanding my “to do” list.

-- Rich, Seattle, WA

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