Shop Tour – 2017

I’ve had requests for a shop tour for a while now, but always thought it would be bit boring to sit through. But recently I had a mate come around who isn’t all that into woodworking; but who still seemed fascinated by all the stuff I had out there. I figure if it was interesting to him, it may be to other people as well. So here we are, I tried to keep it short! 🙂

As a little bit of fun as well I decided to add up the cost of each tool as I went along, just to get an idea of how much the tools in my shop are worth. The final figure was actually a fair bit more than I expected. It really isn’t all that much when spread over a number of years, but I still was surprised by the final amount.

One really good thing this tour did was show me a lot of places where I can improve my current position. All I’m thinking about now is improving shelves, building new cupboards, replacing and upgrading cupboard doors, etc. I think this little exercise has shown me just how much work, and therefore how many more projects I can get by just improving and fixing up things in the shop. I’m really looking forward to the next few months now, it will be fun to work in the shop over winter and do another tour when Summer rolls around to show what I’ve completed, hopefully the place will look a lot better then (with a couple of new tools maybe too).

Let me know what you think I should tackle first, or if there is something severely lacking in my shop. Happy to hear what you have to say.


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  1. Thanks for the tour of your shop Mario. I’m from Nova Scotia Canada and just starting my wood working shop. I’ll send you picture once it is set up. I downloaded your work table design. I’m going to try to build it this summer. Again thanks for your videos. Regards John

    • Sounds great, send it through, I love checking out what other guys put in their shops. I think one of the best things I’ve seen is a small, round drawer which held a single pencil, 🙂 don’t think I’ll be copying that idea but it’s something interesting nonetheless! Best of luck with the workbench, it is a lot easier to build than it may look, just a bit heavy to move on your own. Cheers, and thanks for taking the time to leave a comment, Mario

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