#28: Imagining Our Dream Shops

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In this episode, Johnny, James, and Zack talk about what their dream shops, both woodworking and metalworking, would look like. Spoiler alert: Johnny would drive his Porsche from the bandsaw to table saw. This was a fun one, let's get started!

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What are we working on?

  • Zack: Chairs, Plasma table, forged key fob,
  • Johnny: Kerfing End Tables
  • James: Not the dresser! LED Lighting for the new shop space. 8 benches. Wals devoted to Carving, planes and saws. Finishing room.




Show Topic: Imagining Our Dream Shops


dream woodworking shop

  • Johnny: Space for each medium set up and ready to go. Teaching. An editor. One of everything Veritas and Lie Nielsen.
  • Zack: Multiple lights, multiple cameras, sharpies & tape measures everywhere, spacious, metal side, wood side, storage, paint booth,
  • James: Focused lighting, 6 benches and a tool wall for each type.

Q & A:

  • Jon Harmon: "what was your best and worst moment in the shop."
  • Logan Merkey: "James, Favorite wood to carve?"

After Show:

  • Peter Warrender: "What tool do you guys have that you don’t need... but really like?"
  • Jacob Hladik: "I'm thinking about adding a router insert to my table saw to save space. Would you guys put it on the left or right side of the blade? I see advantages to both."

What’s new/what are we watching/reading?

Favorite tool/product this week?

Random Notes:


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