Woodworkers Discuss their Woodshops: Woodchat Transcript February 15, 2012



On February 15 Woodchat got together to share their woodshops and discuss shop tips.

Woodchat Transcript February 15, 2012 6pm Pacific/9pm Eastern

@Torch02: In case you have yet to be followed by it, there is a @WIAConference account, now up & running #woodchat

@Seanw78: @WIAConference: WIA = The Ultimate Woodworking Weekend” all the cool kids are going. You should too. #woodchat

@2Sand: RT @Torch02: In case you have yet to be followed by it, there is a @WIAConference account, now up & running #woodchat

@DyamiPlotke: RT @Torch02: In case you have yet to be followed by it, there is a @WIAConference account, now up & running #woodchat

@uppercutwood: Hey #woodchat share your shop on the G+ page for tonight http://t.co/QDSPcgT2 and we’ll talk shop tonight at 6pm P/9pm E

@DJOfurnituremkr: What is tonight’s topic? #woodchat

@1snugthejoiner: RT @Torch02: In case you have yet to be followed by it, there is a @WIAConference account, now up & running #woodchat

@benjamenjohnson: @uppercutwood How do you share something so it shows up on the G+ woodchat Page? #woodchat

@benjamenjohnson: @uppercutwood I assume you mean share in the comments of tonight’s woodchat post that doesn’t exist? #woodchat

@Torch02: Not sure if I’ll make #woodchat tonight, but here is my garage layout plan (not all tools have been acquired) http://t.co/u5KetCBB

@DyamiPlotke: RT @uppercutwood: Hey #woodchat share your shop on the G+ page for tonight http://t.co/QDSPcgT2 and we’ll talk shop tonight at 6pm P/9pm E

@DyamiPlotke: @uppercutwood I shared videos & pictures of my shop on G+ yesterday with the #woodchat hashtag.

@DyamiPlotke: @DJOfurnituremkr shops on #woodchat tonight.

@DyamiPlotke: RT @Torch02: Not sure if I’ll make #woodchat tonight, but here is my garage layout plan (not all tools have been acquired) http://t.co/u5KetCBB

@WatkinsWoodWork: May not be making #woodchat That makes me a sad panda…

@FlairWoodworks: #Woodchat in 15 minutes. Right now, I’m watching @RenaissanceWW live at http://t.co/1XcSZwKs

@ChrisHasFlair: @Torch02 @SMeekWoodworks @Tumblewood I talked to Nigel Whitton in November about resurrecting http://t.co/LS1A4WPA #woodchat

@DJOfurnituremkr: Hi Everyone! #woodchat

@DyamiPlotke: RT @WatkinsWoodWork May not be making #woodchat That makes me a sad panda… <- I may be a sad panda too. 🙁

@ChrisHasFlair: I’ll be a couple minutes late #woodchat

@lucaspeters: Howdy wood chat! What’s the topic? #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: Hi. Going to have to jump back and forth between tweetchat and Shannon’s Renaissance Woodworker live demo tonight. #woodchat

@benjamenjohnson: @lucaspeters Shop layout or something like that…everybody is supposed to share their shop #woodchat

@thewoodninja: Evening fellas #woodchat

@FromTheWoodshop: Hey Guys… how’s everyone? #woodchat

@thewoodninja: @FromTheWoodshop Hey Andy #woodchat

@DJOfurnituremkr: I can share my old shop: http://t.co/9SLZuVcH #woodchat

@benjamenjohnson: Where’s everybody else? #woodchat

@lucaspeters: Hmm. I have a sketchup file of it somewhere. Don’t think it’s quite up-to-date. I’ll dig around. #woodchat

@benjamenjohnson: @DJOfurnituremkr Wow, that’s a lot of space. I love the flooring! #woodchat

@FromTheWoodshop: kinda sounded like it was going to be a light crowd tonight… Just got home myself. head burried in sawdust, shop is a disaster #woodchat

@uppercutwood: Finally here, how is everyone! #woodchat

@DJOfurnituremkr: @benjamenjohnson It was 3,000 sf with hard maple floors. It was in an old mill. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: The topic tonight is shop talk: share your current shop and dream shop, and get feedback, discuss frustrations, discuss benefits #woodchat

@FromTheWoodshop: unfortunately didn’t have time to put a sketch together of the shop 🙁 #woodchat

@FromTheWoodshop: Hey Matt #woodchat

@uppercutwood: People have been posting their shops to the Woodchat G+ page at http://t.co/jSjJkotf #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @DJOfurnituremkr How do I get that shop at my place 🙂 #woodchat

@thewoodninja: @benjamenjohnson I have a feeling a lot of guys are watching Shannon’s broadcast. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: Is that right now? I thought that was over by now. Should we move #woodchat to not collide with HTS? #woodchat

@DJOfurnituremkr: @uppercutwood It was a great place, only $750 a month. #woodchat

@benjamenjohnson: @thewoodninja is there a link? #woodchat

@e5jharris: ya people are droping off from Shannon thou #woodchat

@FromTheWoodshop: I thought I saw his broadcast started same time as this… #woodchat

@thewoodninja: @benjamenjohnson http://t.co/cmBLrGY3 #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @benjamenjohnson if you are in the Hand Tool School, you have the link #woodchat

@uppercutwood: Questions: how many square feet are you currently working in? Is your shop dedicated or shared space? #woodchat

@thewoodninja: @e5jharris Wow. Yeah. Less than half of what I saw 10 minutes ago. We are probably good to go @uppercutwood #woodchat

@e5jharris: dont need to be in the school to watch just cant chat. #woodchat

@benjamenjohnson: @thewoodninja @uppercutwood OK I’m there now #woodchat

@DJOfurnituremkr: I went from shop to studio. My current studio influenced the type of work I do now. Current studio is just under 200sf. #woodchat

@thewoodninja: @uppercutwood 375 sq. ft. of dedicated space #woodchat

@lucaspeters: OK. Here’s the rough shop layout as I originally envisioned it. 1 stall of 2 car garage. #woodchat http://t.co/Kgqr8fVs

@benjamenjohnson: @uppercutwood Questions: 18’x17′, dedicated basement addition. #woodchat

@Seanw78: @uppercutwood one corner of the basement, approx. 13×13 7ft. ceiling. It’s cozy! #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @DJOfurnituremkr under 200 sf wow! are you happy/productive in that space? #woodchat

@e5jharris: mine is 120sf barn roofed shed #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @Seanw78 Wow, you better stop growing! #woodchat

@benjamenjohnson: I know it’s off topic but what is Shannon making? #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: @uppercutwood In and around 1000 sq. ft. #woodchat

@thewoodninja: Everything in my shop is on wheels except for my tablesaw and outfeed table/workbench #woodchat

@woodcanuck: Dedicated workshop, stolen from my 1950’s 2 car garage…about 200sq ft. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @ramblinrdesigns very nice! #woodchat

@DJOfurnituremkr: @uppercutwood You bet! I’m more hand tool based now though so it works fantastic for me. Also, I don’t use sheet goods. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @woodcanuck Hey Ian good to see you. I loved your #getwoodworking post #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: My apologies for not taking photos. Been too busy to get it cleaned up enough for show. #woodchat

@FromTheWoodshop: My shop is used for boat work 6 months of the year, other 6 months it’s a wood shop. Tools have dedicated locations though. #woodchat

@SMeekWoodworks: I guess I should go downstairs and measure up my shop space. It’s small, I know that. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @dyamiplotke posted pictures and video of his shop upgrades, insulation was a major concern, how do you heat/cool your shops? #woodchat

@thewoodninja: My goal this year is to add another 225 sq ft for assembly & finishing #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @FromTheWoodshop shops with dedicated locations for tools tend to be larger, how big is your shop? #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: @uppercutwood Fans in summer and an electric wall heater in winter. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @SMeekWoodworks I met @hocktools last weekend, great guy! #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @SMeekWoodworks I’ll be building his block plane soon #woodchat

@benjamenjohnson: Anybody see Eric’s Efficient shop on the wood whisperer this week: http://t.co/Xtf395xX #woodchat

@uppercutwood: How many of you have tried to optimize the flow in your shop? #woodchat

@woodcanuck: @uppercutwood: thx, glad I got a chance to be here again, been a long time. #woodchat #getwoodworking wk was great, I had fun.

@ramblinrdesigns: Plus walls and ceiling are insulated. #woodchat

@thewoodninja: Couple of posts I did a while back of my shop. Pics need to be updated though. http://t.co/xr4r5Avo http://t.co/oyX6IB0a #woodchat

@SMeekWoodworks: @uppercutwood Sweet. Haven’t got to meet him yet, just talked to him. Have fun with the block plane! #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @benjamenjohnson yes that’s part of why we’re discussing shops. I liked that shop. #woodchat


@FromTheWoodshop: shop space is little over 1600 sf.. overall building is just over 2200.. but has office, util, storage, etc…. #woodchat

@DJOfurnituremkr: Here is a photo of the studio my wife took when first started setting up after painting: http://t.co/yjXhUwVt #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @SMeekWoodworks much cheaper (about 1/3 the cost) of buying a nice metal block plane. I used the demo plane it was sweet. #woodchat

@lucaspeters: @uppercutwood Just installed this electric heater in the fall: http://t.co/2HJBARBH I’ve been very happy with it. #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: @uppercutwood Main recent redo was to place the table saw, band saw and jointer in an “L” to lessen vac travel length. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @lucaspeters my current shop is heated with a gas stove, but it takes up floor space. Next shop I want those heaters. #woodchat

@woodcanuck: @uppercutwood: evolving as a woodworker over the last few years is making me optimize and reoptimize my space. #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: @ramblinrdesigns Oops, sorry, “U” shape. #woodchat

@FromTheWoodshop: Here’s some construction pics, unfortunately don’t have any interior / finished pics.. http://t.co/8ECKCnzg #woodchat

@SMeekWoodworks: @uppercutwood I LOVE my wood block planes. I’m missing the one that @RenaissanceWW has right now for review. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @Torch02 and I shared drawings of our dream shops with the Woodchat G+ page #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @woodcanuck I’ve found that the perfect shop layout doesn’t exist, perfect shops are flexible and adapt with the worker and work #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: I also have a separate finishing area with a ceiling vent fan which comes in handy. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @FromTheWoodshop do you mind sharing approximate costs per sf to build that shop? #woodchat

@thewoodninja: @uppercutwood My dad used to say that if I found the perfect shop I should leave it alone because I would just screw it up #woodchat

@SMeekWoodworks: I downgraded my shape space when I moved to Asheville. Was in 4k sq ft, now it’s probably around 200 sq ft. MUCH happier now. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @ramblinrdesigns very nice shop setup Beth! #woodchat

@ravinheart: @ramblinrdesigns I have the finishing area like that started .. working on the vent fan #woodchat

@HighRockWW: @lucaspeters how tell her it is shop necessity! 🙂 #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @SMeekWoodworks the George Carlin effect? #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: Listed some tools that don’t get much use on craigslist today to clear up some shelf space. #woodchat

@HighRockWW: @lucaspeters it is a similar layout to what I have but bench in the middle. I have also take over both sides. 🙂 #woodchat

@BobbyHagstrom: @lucaspeters @uppercutwood Nice! Two radiant heaters (120V, 1600W) have been enough to heat my shop in the California “winter”. #woodchat

@DJOfurnituremkr: @SMeekWoodworks Same here, most people over estimate what they really need. It all depends on your work. Look at Krenov’s space. #woodchat

@woodcanuck: @uppercutwood: I agree, depends what I’m working on…stuff on wheels helps, but my flow changes throughout a project. #woodchat

@FromTheWoodshop: @uppercutwood Sure, but cost per SF is going to be very inflated due to the height of the building (20′ side walls).. #woodchat

@SMeekWoodworks: @uppercutwood My brain quit around 7pm tonight. you lost me there. #woodchat

@ravinheart: @BobbyHagstrom basement workshops are great in wisconsin heat in the winter and air in the summer #woodchat

@HighRockWW: @SMeekWoodworks I can tell you that a bigger shop is not always better. Bigger means more clutter… #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @woodcanuck and flow changes per project: if you build the same thing over and over, your shop could be static. #woodchat

@SMeekWoodworks: @DJOfurnituremkr The only thing wrong with my current space is low ceiling height and lack of windows. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @SMeekWoodworks George Carlin had a skit about getting more space just means getting more crap, so then you need more space #woodchat

@DozersWorkshop: @uppercutwood my garage is about 360 sq ft and is definitely shared #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: Recently added a second workbench. Love the extra workspace, especially since I tend to work on multiple projects at once. #woodchat

@SMeekWoodworks: @uppercutwood Ahhh, yeah, that is the truth. #woodchat

@FromTheWoodshop: Cost for the building, utilities, land, etc rolled in was around $60 / SF… #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: @HighRockWW Clutter is a constant, unfortunately. Been working on being more organised. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @HighRockWW Agreed. There are books about that philosophy for houses. “Creating the Not So Big House” #woodchat

@HighRockWW: @lucaspeters aahhh good plan! #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @ramblinrdesigns I like having my bench away from the way so I can work from both sides or with a partner #woodchat

@JosephZirkelbac: @uppercutwood #woodchat

@I am getting ready to plan out my basement shop. What do I use to reduce noise transmission to the rest of the house”

@uppercutwood: @FromTheWoodshop 60 per sf is pretty good, where (city, state) is the shop located? how much did you do yourself? #woodchat

@scottweston: I bought my new house this past summer because of the second double car garage in the backyard specifically for shop use. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @JosephZirkelbac double drywall on floating ceiling @dyamiplotke would know I bet #woodchat

@DJOfurnituremkr: @JosephZirkelbac Use hand tools 😉 #woodchat

@BobbyHagstrom: I came up with a layout that fits my most common workflow but put everything on locking casters to allow changes 4 project/growth. #woodchat

@HighRockWW: @uppercutwood A Pattern Language also talks about space and our feelings of comfort. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @scottweston my wife wants to move, and she knows I’d be wanting a shop, so I am in design/costing mode #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @BobbyHagstrom that’s a smart move! #woodchat

@FromTheWoodshop: @uppercutwood I did all interior electrical, heat, framing, etc.. Only bought a finished shell. #woodchat

@WoodworkGuy: I have a detached 2 car garage with a boat on one side. All of my stuff is on locking casters to clear way for my truck. #woodchat

@scottweston: @JosephZirkelbac yes to double drywall and using green glue to dampen sound transmission #woodchat

@uppercutwood: In my corporate life, I am amazed about how much the space can influence the team #woodchat

@HighRockWW: @ramblinrdesigns it can be tough. I clean in my shop as much as I do actual woodworking #woodchat

@DozersWorkshop: @HighRockWW @uppercutwood I suggest a new book Feng Shui My Shop #woodchat

@FromTheWoodshop: @uppercutwood Northern Wisconsin (Herbster). Right on Lake Superior.. #woodchat

@HighRockWW: @DozersWorkshop @uppercutwood thanks I will check it out #woodchat

@uppercutwood: I wish I could get a TV show to “pimp my shop” 🙂 #woodchat

@WoodworkGuy: The garage is well insulated & has a gas-fired furnace . ive 1 bench mounted 2 the wall w/ tools mounted on pegs above it. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @FromTheWoodshop Sounds great. If I could keep my costs to 60 per sf, I’d need $50k – anyone want to by a slightly used kidney? #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: My biggest issue is dust collection. I have several collection systems but none work as well as I would like. #woodchat

@BobbyHagstrom: @uppercutwood I had to come up w/ a “primary” layout because dustcollection & electrical had to be designed, and it works great. #woodchat

@BobbyHagstrom: RT @uppercutwood: I wish I could get a TV show to “pimp my shop” 🙂 #woodchat

@DozersWorkshop: @HighRockWW @uppercutwood sorry I rephrase… I suggest writing a new book… Maybe I found my meal ticket #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @BobbyHagstrom Yeah there is a primary flow of materials that needs to be accomodated: rough cut, mill, etc. #woodchat

@HighRockWW: @DozersWorkshop @uppercutwood haha! There you go…time to get writing! #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: @BobbyHagstrom I’d be happy with a show to come and clean it up. #woodchat

@FromTheWoodshop: One thing I do need to get under control is dust collection. Unfortunately blew my wad on the building… #woodchat

@woodcanuck: @uppercutwood: lol, until you find out it’s Roy and he takes all you power tools away, leaves you with a piece of flint. #woodchat

@BobbyHagstrom: @ramblinrdesigns Is it a central type system? #woodchat

@uppercutwood: I think that this chat will lead to some basic principles for shop design, along with some of the books I’ve been reading. #woodchat

@weilworks26: Sorry #woodchat I’ll post pics to G+ tomorrow. I’m just not able to tonight

@FromTheWoodshop: @ramblinrdesigns hear that!! #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @woodcanuck Or Dick Proennecke would leave you with nothing, you start from scratch http://t.co/qJuW7rFq #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @weilworks26 we look forward to it #woodchat

@BobbyHagstrom: I’ve found that leaving “sacred” open area space (no machines or storage there) for staging projects helps a lot. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: Do you segment your shops into machine room, bench/hand tool area, finishing area? #woodchat

@scottweston: My pool table shares the double garage with my shop. However i mounted it on heavy duty casters to push it out of the way. #woodchat”

@woodcanuck: Do you need dedicated finishing space? I would love to, but don’t find it practical. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: RT @HighRockWW: @uppercutwood here in Atl a small electric heater is all I need but the summers can be rough. I just use a fan. #woodchat

@DJOfurnituremkr: Found a photo of when I added the tool wall: http://t.co/TIPKTBwU #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: @BobbyHagstrom Central Delta plus two separate stand alone units for the miter saw and router table. #woodchat

@BobbyHagstrom: @uppercutwood I have a bench/ assembly table area, opposite side of milling area. Would like a separate outbuilding for finishing. #woodchat

@scottweston: I place a sheet of MDF over the pool table to use as an assembly platform #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @woodcanuck I want a dedicated spray room. proper ventilation segmented away from the rest of the shop. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: Then off the back of the shop is the “garden tool area” which would contain the cycle and air compressor if I needed one #woodchat

@scottweston: @woodcanuck I hang a plastic booth from the ceiling when I start my finishing. PVC piping and plastic sheets. Keeps dust down #woodchat

@FromTheWoodshop: @uppercutwood I feel your pain! except the shop area is essentially a spray booth. Sucks in the Winter though…. #woodchat

@BobbyHagstrom: @ramblinrdesigns I have a Jet DC-1100 central, ducted to each machine and it catches 80% + of dust. Want to add an air cleaner. #woodchat

@kring_l: sorry im late trying to catch up. and probably not much to add i just make the best of my basement #woodchat

@uppercutwood: I also want a sink and area for coffee maker, PC, paperwork, books, etc. kind of an office area #woodchat

@Black_SheepWW: Does anyone store their lumber if not in the shop? #Woodchat

@uppercutwood: Here’s what I’ve learned from y’all tonight: shops come in many sizes and all can be useful depending on the work & the woodworker #woodchat

@scottweston: @BobbyHagstrom I went cheap on the air cleaner with a 20″ box fan and mrv 13 furnace filters. #woodchat


@woodcanuck: @uppercutwood: put my DC and compressor outside the shop, makes it quieter and less dusty. #woodchat

@WoodworkGuy: @uppercutwood you make due with the space you have – and make the most of it. #woodchat

@BobbyHagstrom: @uppercutwood That’s something I’ve wanted for a long time. I have a high “attic” area that I’m turning into a loft space. #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: Me too. RT @woodcanuck: @uppercutwood: put my DC and compressor outside the shop, makes it quieter and less dusty. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: My wife is now sending me pictures of shops she’s found on the internet, I guess that’s a great step! #woodchat

@benjamenjohnson: RT @HighRockWW: @ramblinrdesigns it can be tough. I clean in my shop as much as I do actual woodworking Yep. that sound right. #woodchat

@BobbyHagstrom: Putting the DC outside sucks a lot of air from the shop; during the winter that can send heated air outside. #woodchat

@FromTheWoodshop: @uppercutwood lifes better with team work 🙂 #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: Me too. RT @woodcanuck: @uppercutwood: put my DC and compressor outside the shop, makes it quieter and less dusty. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: My wife is now sending me pictures of shops she’s found on the internet, I guess that’s a great step! #woodchat

@benjamenjohnson: RT @HighRockWW: @ramblinrdesigns it can be tough. I clean in my shop as much as I do actual woodworking Yep. that sound right. #woodchat

@BobbyHagstrom: Putting the DC outside sucks a lot of air from the shop; during the winter that can send heated air outside. #woodchat

@FromTheWoodshop: @uppercutwood lifes better with team work 🙂 #woodchat

@uppercutwood: I hope to get to see @Tumblewood ‘s shop this summer #woodchat

@Black_SheepWW: I’ve moved my shop around many times and went back to the original layout. My shop is in a small area in the basement. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: I’d also love to see @ToddinMontana ‘s shop #woodchat

@kring_l: used an old airhandler for air cleaner ran ducts to return air away from stairs to upstairs to keep the dust down from livingspace #woodchat

@FromTheWoodshop: @BobbyHagstrom That’s the issue I run into half of the year! Although this year has been mild… #woodchat

@HighRockWW: Time for me to crash…good night #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: Best move I made when designing the shop was putting in 9 foot ceilings. #woodchat

@lucaspeters: @msmegankathleen Topic is shops! Tell us about your shop layout, megan! #woodchat

@DJOfurnituremkr: Just remember it’s not the tools or shop that makes a great piece of furniture it’s the woodworker. #woodchat

@FromTheWoodshop: @HighRockWW Later! #woodchat

@FlairWoodworks: Mine are freakin’ 8′-1″ RT @ramblinrdesigns: Best move I made when designing the shop was putting in 9 foot ceilings. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @ramblinrdesigns thanks for that tip. are you happy with your lighting? #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: And insulating everything. Mistake I made was not putting in a sink when I had the chance. Have to go into the house for that. #woodchat

@BobbyHagstrom: By taking some things out of my workflow paths (gardening tools, rarely used tools), I preserve valuable space for common things. #woodchat

@ToddInMontana: @uppercutwood Does everybody know you drive by my place every year to go fishing in Montana? #woodchat

@Black_SheepWW: @DJOfurnituremkr I feel a smaller shop helps make you more organized. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @lucaspeters @msmegankathleen yeah let’s hear it! #woodchat

@DozersWorkshop: @uppercutwood sorry keep forgetting to hash tag #woodchat

@DJOfurnituremkr: See you all next week. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @ToddInMontana yeah but they are jerks and not willing to stop #woodchat

@uppercutwood: RT @DozersWorkshop: @uppercutwood just make sure it is in a vented cabinet… W/ filters in vents to keep dust out #woodchat

@FromTheWoodshop: @DJOfurnituremkr night! #woodchat

@benjamenjohnson: @scottweston I have two box fans and filters… seems cheaper than a dedicated system and I can blow off the fans and use them. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @DozersWorkshop just use http://t.co/XjehUYxu it does it automatically #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @DJOfurnituremkr thanks for sharing your photos tonight Dale #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: I have six 4′ ceiling mount lights in the main room and track lighting in the finish area. They cover the workspace pretty well. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @Black_SheepWW we call that a forcing function #woodchat

@ToddInMontana: @uppercutwood Thanks for the chuckles:) #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: @SMeekWoodworks Same with me, I promise a shop tour video soon #woodchat

@uppercutwood: I really enjoy woodchat every week, thanks to everyone who showed up and contributed. #occupywoodshop this weekend! #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @ToddInMontana I think I need to either stay an extra day, or travel a day earlier #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: Plus dedicated lighting at the lathe and drill press. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @MansFineFurn that would be awesome. I’d love to see it. #woodchat

@ToddInMontana: @uppercutwood That was what I figured – I hope that is what you do next time #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @ramblinrdesigns reminds me, I want a adjustable desk lamp for my workbench. #woodchat

@FromTheWoodshop: What is this #occupywoodshop? is it another chat room, or code for getting your a$$ in the shop?? #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: Other helpful area is a compost pile to dump all the sawdust and shavings in. #woodchat

@BobbyHagstrom: @ramblinrdesigns Yes! I finally put an architectural desk lamp at the drill press and I totally love it. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @FromTheWoodshop code for getting your butt in the shop and being productive. Not code for camping in a city park. #woodchat

@ToddInMontana: @uppercutwood @theboisshop I just got in from meeting with client so I think I pretty much missed it too #woodchat

@benjamenjohnson: One thing I haven’t seen discussed. what is mobile in your shop and what is stationary #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @theboisshop Hey Rob! thanks for your feedback on my shop design. Want to buy a slightly used kidney? #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: @uppercutwood: Or Dick Proennecke would leave you with nothing, you start from scratch http://t.co/i1C9FBCt #woodchat He Rules; my dream!

@uppercutwood: @benjamenjohnson everything in my shop is mobile except my bench and my miter saw/stock breakdown area. #woodchat

@benjamenjohnson: For example my drill press and chop saw and other benchtop tools are pretty stationary and my table saw is mobile #woodchat

@lucaspeters: @benjamenjohnson Just made a giant mobile flip-top stand to hold most of my benchtop tools. It rolls out of the way under shelves #woodchat

@theboisshop: @uppercutwood Sure, just don’t try to sell me a liver 😉 #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @benjamenjohnson table saw, jointer, planer, spindle sander, mortiser, spray booth, bandsaw, drill press, all mobile. #woodchat

@kring_l: i keep most things in my shop at least semi mobile out of necessity it is a small space #woodchat

@FromTheWoodshop: @benjamenjohnson about the only thing mobile is the TS (cause that’s on retractable wheels!) and the DC 🙂 #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: @benjamenjohnson Jointer is mobile and I move it a little for infeed and outfeed clearance as needed. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @MansFineFurn Dick Proennecke is the man. How many dudes could do that now? Maybe zero? Ditka? #woodchat

@scottweston: @benjamenjohnson mobile = tablesaw, jointer, setup table, lumber rack, bench top power tools, tool boxes fixed = 16′ bench #woodchat”

@uppercutwood: @lucaspeters pictures or it didn’t happen 🙂 #woodchat

@ToddInMontana: @benjamenjohnson I just posted a video with a good &n current look around my shop http://t.co/2lJ12rPp #woodchat

@uppercutwood: My things are mobile so I can expand when I pull Wifeys car out of the shop. #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: @uppercutwood I (literally) dream of doing it, but realistically, I wouldn’t make it. Just not manly enough #woodchat

@BobbyHagstrom: @benjamenjohnson I think the only thing not mobile in my shop is the assembly table and bench. Even DC has wheels! #woodchat

@lucaspeters: @uppercutwood Hmm. I’ll have to snap one. It’s massive. Holds planer, drum sander, oscillating spindle sander, benchtop jointer. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @ramblinrdesigns I need to build mine, sheet goods on one side, clamps on the other #woodchat

@benjamenjohnson: I choose to put benches and counter tops all the way around the shop, most tools stay there, but I’m wondering if fewer… #woodchat

@DozersWorkshop: Everything is mobile right now… If something else isn’t stacked on top… #woodchat

@benjamenjohnson: surfaces and more mobile tools would work better. #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: My shop started out as an oversized two car garage only it has never seen a car. #woodchat

@FromTheWoodshop: OK, Goodnight everyone! I need to watch Bambi with daughter before bed:-) Have a good rest of the week! #woodchat

@uppercutwood: in my dream shop there are lots of windows. in between the windows there is tool storage. underneath there are few counters. #woodchat

@theboisshop: Wouldn’t it be nice though to have a shop layout where there was no need for mobile bases? #daretodream #woodchat

@uppercutwood: most tools are along the outside walls, with the TS in the middle #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: @DJOfurnituremkr where does one buy one of those? #woodchat

@BobbyHagstrom: @MansFineFurn My DC is inside, but you could get an “energy recovery” device that transfer heat between in/out airstreams. #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: Built this for clamps. Love it. http://t.co/7f9GdbfF #woodchat

@uppercutwood: @theboisshop if you did that, you’d have a mobile materials cart or assembly table 🙂 #woodchat

@benjamenjohnson: @uppercutwood Windows would be nice, but I’m afraid all I would see in my basement shop is snow (except this year) #woodchat

@lucaspeters: Here’s the sketchup. The platform is sort of a torsion box that swivels on a length of 1/2″ black pipe. #woodchat http://t.co/AMT2JvHG

@lucaspeters: @ramblinrdesigns I saw on your lumberjocks page that you’re from Edmond? I’m an Okie native myself. Most recently from Norman. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: Ok well that went fast, we’re officially “done” but woodchat never closes – chat on if you’d like. Transcripts posted soon. #woodchat

@DozersWorkshop: Night all and thanks for woodchat.. Time to write a book on shop flow 😉 #woodchat

@benjamenjohnson: Alright, need to see the kids off to sleep. Goodnight all. #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: @lucaspeters Cool. Are you still in Oklahoma? #woodchat

@WoodworkGuy: Take care everyone. #occupywoodshop #woodchat

@uppercutwood: Dick Proenecke’s simple hand tools for building a cabin http://t.co/cg9ulGep #woodchat

@kring_l: night all. i’ll try to be on time next week #woodchat

@lucaspeters: @ramblinrdesigns Iowa now for about 5 years. A lot of family back in OK though. #woodchat

@uppercutwood: Goodnight everyone, you rule! #woodchat

@woodcanuck: @theboisshop: I think I’d like minions in my shop…with ESP, getting me what I need before I know I need it. #kidsonlygosofar #woodchat

@MansFineFurn: @uppercutwood: Dick Proenecke’s simple hand tools for building a cabin http://t.co/FRbdQVs9 #woodchat GO WATCH THIS

@ramblinrdesigns: Sad to hear that. If you ever come through to visit, let me know. We can set up a face to face if you want. #woodchat

@woodcanuck: @uppercutwood: you too Matt. #woodchat #rules

@scottweston: @lucaspeters Where abouts? I am in waterloo/cedar falls area #woodchat

@theboisshop: @woodcanuck Ian, if you figure that out let me know, I want in on the ground floor! #woodchat

@ramblinrdesigns: Nice chat tonight. Moving on. Catch you next week. #woodchat

@lucaspeters: @scottweston Des Moines area. #woodchat

@weilworks26: #woodchat I dont know whats wrong but I cant see any shop plans or images on G+ besides the re-sharing of @@DyamiPlotke ‘s pics

@weilworks26: is there somewhere else I need to look besides the #woodchat home page on G+

@DyamiPlotke: @uppercutwood thanks for the mention. Sorry I missed #woodchat

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