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HomegrownFurniture.com – Set up your own home workshop. We’ll walk you through the gear you’ll need to build a woodworking shop from scratch. In this video, Jim goes over shop space needed, workshop fixtures and safety gear.

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This video shows how to set-up a woodworking shop and the hand tools used in traditional woodworking.

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Ken asks…

One or 1.5 Car Garage Woodworking Work shop for Car and Shop?

I have a 1.5 Car concrete block garage. I want to make it into a woodworking shop and also have the option of putting my car inside if need be.
Can you give me any tips on how i would achieve this? I know that i will need to put lockable wheels on almost all my machine tools.
Are there any machine tools that offer a good compromise between size and performance? The table saw would probably be the biggest factor, should i get a contractor table saw?
Please recommend certain models.
Machine Tools I’m looking to get:
Table saw
Miter saw
Jointer
Planer
Dust Collector
Band saw
Drill press
Work bench

Are there any tools that can perform 2 or more functions so that i don’t have to buy more tools? Thanks

Denny answers:

The drill press is about the only tool that you might get by with a reduced size model. For the others get the best you can afford. For the table saw, you might want to read this write up from Wood Magazine.

Http://www.woodmagazine.com/woodworking-tools/reviews/saws/mid-priced-tablesaws/

There is also a video from The New Yankee Workshop on a garage workshop that you might benefit from. It is available at the site below.

Mandy asks…

what supplies do i need to make a woodworking station for my husband?

i want to set up a woodworking station for my husband in our garage as a christmas gift to him next year. we donat have alot of money i was tinking i could find some of the basic tools on craigslist and stuff. But i’m not sure what all to get. i’m thinking a table saw, an electric sander, he already has a drill and idk if he’d have the patience or need for a lathe(sp?) hes not the most artistic man, thats more me. but i kno he likes building things.

so any suggestions on starting a begginner table setting
tools supplies

Denny answers:

The basics for a beginner are:

Sturdy table. Used, stained and scarred would be fine.
Dresser drawer cabinet. Used, stained and scarred is not important.
Table saw.
Jig saw.
Hammer.
Screw driver set.
Orbital sander.
Battery powered screw driver.
Cordless drill with metal bits and wood bits.

The next step up:
Scroll saw.
Drill press (Table top or floor stand)

Leave out the lathe for now. That’s in the third step category. That’s very expensive because of the hand tool collection that is used with the lathe.

I suggest you not bother with supplies. He will have to do a lot of shopping regardless of what you buy. Shopping for wood and screws will be fun for him and you can’t do it without knowing what the first project is.

Mayan

Sandra asks…

what do i need to get started with woodworking?

Alright, well i have been woodworking for 3 years in high school, now i’m looking to continue this as a hobby and maybe later own starting my own business. For right now what kind of tools should i get to get started.
I already have a lot(dad does a lot of home renovation)
Hammers
Drills
squares
table saw
miter saw
jig saw
portable sanders
radial arm saw
router
etc.
but what else would i need, i know i would need a jointer and plainer-what kind? i know grizzly is good but can be pricey.. but what else help me out tell me what i need and what brand would be good

Denny answers:

Head over to: http://www.harborfreight.com/ and have a look around. Inexpensive tools of all kinds and they ARE guaranteed. I’ve been a Licensed Residential Builder for 20 years, and I can tell you you’ll get a lot of satisfaction from your woodworking hobby. There’s lots of tools to need and want, but few of them are really necessary. Plan your shop with tools that will do “double duty” for you, and expand as money allows. A good 10″ compound miter saw is a necessity. SOme saw horses, an 18v cordless drill and a tblesaw. Why BOTH a table saw and a Radial arm? Start with a table saw and learn to make the jigs you need to take advantage of all the uses it can do. I’ve used a drill press for a lathe, as well as using it for a drill. That’s what I mean by “double duty”. Plan what you’ll NEED to complete a project, an start with that. As you grow in the hobby, add to your collection of tools. Good Luck, and enjoy your new hobby!

Mary asks…

What do i need to get started with woodworking?

Alright, well i have been woodworking for 3 years in high school, now i’m looking to continue this as a hobby and maybe later own starting my own business. For right now what kind of tools should i get to get started.
I already have a lot(dad does a lot of home renovation)
Hammers
Drills
squares
table saw
miter saw
jig saw
portable sanders
radial arm saw
router
etc.
but what else would i need, i know i would need a jointer and plainer-what kind? i know grizzly is good but can be pricey.. but what else help me out tell me what i need and what brand would be good

Denny answers:

You left out wood!

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Tour of my woodworking shop. Lots of incomplete projects including much needed work surfaces, storage spaces and cabinet doors. See the write up here: villagecarpenter.blogspot.com

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George asks…

Anyone know how to make a Pea Shooter?

Im really bored and I want something to do. I have basic woodworking skills and tools adn i wanted to know if anyone knew how to make one.

Denny answers:

Duct tape a straw to the front of an air canister and shoot away. If you use a twisty straw you can get weirder angles when you shoot.

Jenny asks…

ok. so its almost christmas time and i need to get gifts for my mom, dad, sister sisters friend. ?

i also want little gifts for my friends but it’s not as important as my family’s gifts. my sister and her friend are 13 and there kinda girly and my dad likes woodworking and tools, and th montreal canadians. my mom likes disneyland. and magazines.
i picked those things because thats what i want to get them but anything would help please. i need the gifts before december 25th so please hurry
merry (almost) christmas

Denny answers:

Your sisters girly huh?? Let me think a gift card to claire’s you know that store at the malls that sell makeup and cute earrings and girly stuff like that they have gift cards from 15 to 25 dollars or you could just buy her something from there? Does ur dad have a favorite baseball or football team? Cause you could just buy him something with there logo on it
. Your mom?? Buy your mom a pair of miney mouse earrings or something like that at the Disney store or online I’m sure you don’t have any problems shopping for your friends…right? Lol

John asks…

Woodworking shop tips or ideas?

Hi everyone!
I’ll be getting a woodworking shop built soon, (sooo excited!!) and I want to know your favorite idea or tip for setting up a wood shop. Storage, benches, power tools, safety… you name it!!
Thanks:)

Denny answers:

If you are looking for numerous good woodworking ideas, plans and patterns for your next projects, check this site

http://www.bestwoodworkingideas.org/

Mandy asks…

Is it impractical to build a large table out of real ebony wood?

I love the look of gabon ebony, but I don’t know much about it or woodworking. I guess I’m asking if money or tools aren’t an issue, is it still impractical? Are there other factors I don’t know about, ie weight or hardiness?

Denny answers:

It is very impractical. The size of ebony lumber is very small requiring a great deal of glue ups. It is very expensive and currently controlled because of environmental considerations. Finally, it is very, very hard and difficult to work. It eats up tools like you are cutting concrete.

Http://www.woodworkerssource.com/ebony_gaboon.html

You can get a 4 by 8 foot sheet of veneer for about $550. See the link below

http://search.woodworkerssource.com/search?keywords=gaboon+ebony

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Mark asks…

Woodworking Software?

I’m building a page for my website and was wanting to get some of your
suggestions.

1. What is a good cabinet design software program for a small to
medium sized (home) woodshop?

Are there any other woodworking software programs you would personally
suggest?

Thank you for your input.
Jeremy
www.woodworking-machinery-and-tools.com

Dusty answers:

Are you looking for a program that does the design automatically? If so, you’d better get a bank loan, that sort of thing isn’t going to be cheap.

If you are looking for a CAD type program that is affordable but effective, I suggest you try this:

http://www.woodmagazine.com/wood/search/indexSearchResult.jsp?_requestid=136919

As as matter of interest I use TurboCad. A very powerful but easy to use program that can also do 3D if you want to. It isn’t really that expensive.

Jenny asks…

Do you have a lathe in your home shop?

If you do, how much did it cost and how old is it? Do you have the woodworking tools for it? What have you made with it?

Dusty answers:

>This must be a real tough question for the DIY type people who should know how to use power tools. Yes, I have a lathe in my shop, and the tools and I turn things mainly to make furniture, like tables and chairs. The lathe cost me like about $5000, here it is, the Powermatic 42″x24″ Lathe, Model 4224

http://www.woodcraft.com/Product/2060036/23329/Powermatic-42×24-Lathe-Model-4224.aspx

This is a real good deal if you want a PROFESSIONAL one like I have.

Daniel asks…

Woodworking shop tips or ideas?

Hi everyone!
I’ll be getting a woodworking shop built soon, (sooo excited!!) and I want to know your favorite idea or tip for setting up a wood shop. Storage, benches, power tools, safety… you name it!!
Thanks:)

Dusty answers:

Build a wood rack for your different size wood, you probably all ready know not to store wood standing upright huh. Make a shelf for glass jars with screw type lids, screw the lids to the bottom of the shelf, so you just have to unscrew the jar without messing with the lid. Store screws,nails,nuts,bolts,washers, etc. Hope this helps!

Sandra asks…

Tools needed for a motorcycle kit?

So I’m interested in buying a motorcycle kit since everyone says they come with everything you need to put them together. I’m kinda hesitant to get one since I don’t really have any metalworking tools. I’ve never done any welding or anything like that. Just woodworking. Do I need to have welding tools or anything if I buy the kit to put it together?

Dusty answers:

Just buy a good set of open end and box wrenches,with a socket set. And a set of tire irons. Also there is a nifty little gadget to lube cables without taking the sheath off.[cable luber] along with those tire irons a 55 gallon drum with inner tube around the open edge. [tire changing station.] Motion Pro makes a carb synchronizer that You could get. Pretty much the same as a car with some specialty tools added.

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Donald asks…

How to cross two two by fours?

I want to cross two 2x4s so that they are flush. I know i need to mortice (not sure if that’s the correct term) them out equally, but I only have very basic woodworking tools (hand saw, skilsaw, plane, drill.) What’s the best way to do this?

Dusty answers:

Twenty or so passes across each and flake with hammer slick up bottoms use a swanson slide over each pass do both side by side

Chris asks…

I had a dream that I was in a woodworking shop that sold crucifixes, what does it mean?

I was raised catholic mind you. In my dream I walked into a shop that was filled with finished and partially constructed crucifixes (the ones with jesus actually on them). Most were veiled in shadow, but there was one without arms or legs propped up on a workstation with a light on it and some woodworking tools nearby. I approached it and it craned its neck and started to open and close its mouth. I grew frightened and started to back out of the room. As I did this, the rest of the crucifixes started to move and lurch towards me in a startling manner, the ones with arms reaching out to grasp me. I awoke as one began pulling itself off of its cross in order to block my retreat. I don’t usually have dreams this vivid and this one kind of has me spooked. What do you think it means?
Gary gary gary……its cause they do, duh! Its pretty much commonly accepted that dreams are a manifestation of the brains subconscious. Very one dimensional response. Tsk Tsk, thumbs down.
jehovah lover: Until you provide me with empirical evidence to the contrary, I think I’ll stick with the concept that has been accepted by psychologists and psychiatrists throughout the world. Why has it been accepted you ask? Because it has been tested throughout time by observation and experiment. But feel free to stick to your world is flat analogy…which didn’t hold up to any kind of scientific scrutiny and was discarded as a theory.

Dusty answers:

Dreams are your subconscious working. They reveal nothing as predictions, however some shrinks believe they can be certain psychoses manifesting themselves.

Ruth asks…

i want to start a hobby woodworking?

i want to start woodworking, i just wanted to know what tools i should get, and what materials. Also what projects should i do to get better at woodworking.

Dusty answers:

I would say the most important tools are a jig saw, drill, stapler, and sander. A fun project would be a poker table because you would have fun building it and using it. I would also reccommend checking out this site for ideas http://lumberjocks.com/

Laura asks…

need advise on on re-doing woodwork on old singer sewing machine cabinet?

want to re-do the cabinet, the laminite is coming apart. the wood frame appears to be sturdy including the drawer frames. i have most woodworking tools but have never attempted anything this detailed before. would appreciate advise from anyone with this type knowledge Thanks

Dusty answers:

If your referring to the “old” style the one with the foot pedal i had to redo my grandmothers but heres was just the top section or table section

you can either get a solid wood section from a hardware store probly have to order it like solid oak or cherry then measure the old piece and use a roughter to redo the edge work on it sand it smooth and restain and polly coat it

OR
you can get the very thin wood panel’s from like home depot i mean thinner then 1/8 inch
if you do that all you have to do is remove all the pealing area until your at a smooth surface sand it down and use a lamanite type glue and apply the wood panel and use like a rubble rollar to make shure it is apply furmly and get all access glue out etc allow up to 48 hrs to cure then start sanding the edges where the glue came out and then refinish the piece with fresh stain and pollyurothain

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Lizzie asks…

I know I am going to be getting more tools and stuff for my workshop. I need to re-arrange my workshop?

so I can accommodate the stuff. My shop is mostly a woodworking shop with other tools for mechanical and electrical work. What is the best way to organize my shop so I can find the things I need when I need them? I hate digging through the stuff to hopefully find something I need.

Dusty answers:

First I would make a space at hand for the tools you use the most. Then simple group like tools together in drawers or what not and go from there.

Sandy asks…

Most important woodworking tool?

If you were only able to buy ONE (I know it’s hard) tool for making shelves and other woodworking what would it be?

Dusty answers:

Terry O is correct. A good hand saw will last a lifetime and get a lot of use. The only problem is knowing when your cut is square. I would get a (Swanson) speed square. It is a piece of aluminium that looks like a triangle. You catch the edge on your wood and draw a perfect line. It also has markings to cut different angles. Use mine all the time.

Have fun with your projects and don’t let them get the best of you…….

Lisa asks…

Is there an active woodworking club in the Shreveport/Bossier City, LA area?

I’m very interested in joining a group where I can learn some woodworking skills and how to operate different tools etc. (i’m a total beginner)

Dusty answers:

If there is a Home Depot near you, they offer classes for all types of do it yourself projects.

Other than that, you could contact your local chamber of commerce and ask them for information on clubs and newsletters in your area.

Also local shops/stores and small newspapers may have information or flyers on clubs.

Good luck, hope this helps!

Chris asks…

Looking for the name of a woodworking tool to copy the shape/profile of an object.?

This tool is shaped like a ruler. You press it against the side of the object you want to duplicate
and it assumes the shape so you can copy the outline. Need one, don’t know the name or where to but it.

Dusty answers:

I believe you are referring to a contour guage. It is about six inches long with several hundred stiff wires bound parallel to each other. You press it against the contour of the piece and voila!
Try googling General Tool Company. Then Woodworking Tools.
You can get them at real tool stores, like Berlands here near Chicago. You might find one at the Depot.

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Come visit with us the ultimate woodworking shop that is virtually dust free. Located in San Diego this amazing shop has been designed with every detail that you can imagine including automatic dust collection, custom-made storage for everything from pens to sand paper and much more. This is Part One of our visit to Tymes unique shop. Stay tuned for Part two next week!
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The Apprentice and The Journeyman continues the build of a Koa wood veneer jewelry box in the woodworking shop. On the wood lathe a handle for the lid is turned using lathe tools such as a spindle gouge with a fingernail grind and a diamond parting tool. (Koa is an exotic wood from Hawaii,) visit…The Apprentice and The Journeyman ………………Learn more, Experience more!
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