Your Workshop

Advice for your inspiring workshop is here with topics that include shop storage, dust collection, lighting & wiring, and shop jigs. You'll also find tips about shop layout, maintenance, and workbenches.

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Getting Back to Basics
I decided to go back to basics and refocus my efforts around a core set of tools to develop the fundamental skills.
Guide to workshop dust control
Setting up a dust-collection system is easier than you think. Here’s how one man made it work, and how you can, too.
2 Jigs for Fast, Accurate Tapers
With these two jigs, you can rip tapers on anything from a footstool leg to a tall bedpost.
Bat Cave
Just a few steps outside the back door of his family’s house stands Luca’s 8×5' workshop. 
Group Dynamic
After their previous workshop burned to the ground in 2020, members of the woodworkers association at the Peter Becker Community in Harleysville, Pennsylvania, envisioned a new, fully-equipped shop.
Showboat Shop
Dan Janke’s multipurpose shop serves as a classroom, boat-restoration dry dock, and the seat of his chairmaking activities.

More Your Workshop

Doubly Beneficial Shop
With his spacious standalone workshop, Mitchell Scott can run two tablesaws with different setups (crosscuts and rips, or cuts and dadoes, for example). 
A shop of new beginnings
Relocating to Florida from Oregon to recover from stressful family and medical issues.
Tools, Toys, and Two Cars

Daniel Webb developed his love of woodworking spending time with his grandfather, a master craftsman. But he had to wait decades before having the space to pursue his own dream workshop.