I have been getting quite a few requests to do an updated shop tour and talk a little about my shop layout and organization and dust collection. You can watch the shop tour here at https://youtu.be/WCNtkvqByeI
The demolition part is over. Now it’s time to set up my tools better. The flow was just not working for me. Every time I needed to use my table saw I had to pull it out. It’s on wheels… but it’s one of those stands that come with it. Works.. but more awkward than anything. But with it pulled out and the saw horses out… it created a small path in between and it was such a hassle. I don’t even remember where. I think on a Youtube video… someone menti...
Well… back in September of 2013 I started this blog about making changes to my shop. There have been so many changes. It’s hard to believe. After feeling really discouraged I spent this past weekend making more changes. I mean…. we got up that morning and I said… “hey… we are going to do this!”. My poor children had no warning. So let’s look back for a second. Here was my “Shop” back in 2012. Yeah…. you are probably s...
The long promised video on the Thien trash can cyclone separator buiid is here and done. I kind of forgot I shot this footage… https://youtu.be/o-UHasKSSwQ The install video is coming in the next couple of days. I already have it mostly edited down. Just need to put the ending credits on… I figured I needed to get this one out first though! View on YouTube
In my latest video I talk about and demo my Green Leaf Wonder Winders that I got from Amazon. Great little organization gizmo to help keep the shop clean. https://youtu.be/dEcra9BJj0E
Band Saw and Lath area coming together nicely. Still have more track wall to install and some overhead shelves. Temporarily moved all the sanders next to biscuit and dowel cutting tools while I brainstorm the sanding/downdraft table I’ll be building this summer. Hand tool workbench cleaning up nice, but think I’ll be moving chisels and planes to under homemade workbench with twin screw tail vice. Chemicals and safety equipment cabinets have stayed in plac...
Winter Storm Jonas had us snowbound for a few days. I made a short film about getting my shop in order since I didn’t have materials for the next project. You can watch it here: https://youtu.be/BD1KMiy0NI4
My Shop is just in the utility room of my house. As you walk in through a narrow hallway it open up to this. I have a little rack I’ve built for my axes, and adze, and acouple of digging tools there. As well as a planner, and a Jointer that we given to me. my buddy got some new ones and he just wanted them out of his shop. Free tools!!!! They are a lot faster then hewing and planing by hand. though I do enjoy hand tool work, I find myself waiting for a time I can use machines to make ...
As to be expected, do enough woodworking and you will need various sizes of screws for all the different projects you work on. Then you end up with extra boxes of screws. I had all of mine just stacked together in a small bin. The bin was overflowing and it was just a pain to find a place to store the bin. It constantly got moved around. So, I made a small shelving unit to hold all the different screw boxes. It’s based on one I saw April Wilkerson make. You can see a link to her vide...
We’ve had this old coat/key rack hanging in our garage collecting dust and whatever else didn’t have a spot. It’s basically falling apart. I also needed a dedicated spot to hang my shop apron. So, while deciding what to do, I noticed the old coat rack and came up with this. Watch the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2VOvrG4Qz2w
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