New Video: Shop Tour, plus good news/bad news

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Blog entry by Brian Havens posted 02-06-2010 01:14 AM 2003 reads 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

If you prefer to skip my ramblings, and go strait to the Shop Tour video, click HERE

Well, releasing my Router Inlay Basics video at the end of December, gave way to a tumultuous January, to say the least. I had planned to go right into the sequel to Router Inlay Basics: “Router Inlay Techniques,” but I decided that I needed to take a quick detour and makes some changes and updates to my website. That, however, turned into a slippery slope, taking most of my spare time in the month of January. Most of the visible changes are on the Workshop tab including a Shop Tour video, and in the project Gallery.

On to the news. The bad news is that I got laid off from my day job at the end of January. The good news is…. I got laid off from my day job at the end of January. Turned out to be a blessing in disguise, and it looks like I will be back to work by March 1st, which brings me to the really good news: I should have the whole month of Feb. to get caught up on all things Woodworking!

And what better way to kick off the month (albeit a few days late) than with a Shop Tour Video

-- Brian Havens, Woodworker

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#1 posted 02-06-2010 01:45 AM

Way to clean for a shop.

-- Jim LaCourse

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#2 posted 02-06-2010 01:48 AM

Sweet sweet setup!

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#3 posted 02-06-2010 02:05 AM

Thats a nice shop, but its to clean.

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Brian Havens

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#4 posted 02-06-2010 02:13 AM

I promise, it stayed clean just long enough to get the photos. :-))

-- Brian Havens, Woodworker

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#5 posted 02-06-2010 02:31 AM

Hey Brian You have a great shop. That is the best shop video tour i’ve ever seen.
Great job.. Ron

-- Ron, Michigan

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#6 posted 02-06-2010 03:53 AM

Very impressive looking shop! Great layout and very will organized. Love to see a nice shop like yours! Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#7 posted 02-06-2010 04:12 AM

Great vidio and cool shop.

-- Custom furniture

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#8 posted 02-06-2010 05:24 AM

Hey Brian:
Great shop and tour. While you have a lot of great stuff there, the clothes pins and ziploc bags are going to get immediate application in my shop. It’s always the simple stuff we never think of.

Thanks for posting.

-- Gary D. Stoughton, WI

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#9 posted 02-06-2010 03:50 PM

NICE JOB BRIAN. Who is that music from?

-- How am I doing? Better than I deserve. Dave Ramsey

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#10 posted 02-06-2010 04:46 PM

Nice and inspiring, thanks for inviting us over

-- John H. [To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk. ~Edison]

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#11 posted 02-06-2010 04:53 PM

nice set up, and let me tell ya i hate going on others shop tours cuz with tools i get jelous so easy. Yor tour was great though even the music. One question, what do you use to mt wood to the metal tools?

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#12 posted 02-07-2010 09:51 AM

Thanks for stopping by folks!

Gary: I stole the ziplock bag and clothespin idea from fellow LumberJock RJ, so feel free to steal it from me. (Sorry Ron) LOL

Khop: The music is from Keiko Matsui, a classically trained pianist from Japan that does modern jazz. It is a style of music that seems to complement asian inspired contemporary furniture. I used her music with my Tatami Style Bed and my Asian Inspired Ladder Shelf.

Ike: To adhere the Lignum Vitae soles onto the #80 and the Little Victor, I used turner’s tape, which is a stronger version of double stick tape. I was not comfortable doing anything irreversible to these tools, and the turner’s tape has held up so far. (This was in the Hand Tools Video)

-- Brian Havens, Woodworker

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