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Take a video tour of furniture maker and Fine Woodworking contributor Greg Paolini's North Carolina workshop.
Nestled in the Great Smoky Mountains, furniture maker Greg Paolini’s 800 square-foot workshop is a model of efficiency. From simple lumber racks that sport effective, easy-to-read marking systems—to mobile bases on just about everything and two back-to-back tablesaws, Paolini’s shop offers woodworkers plenty of great shop tips and tricks.
Step Inside Greg Paolini’s Workshop
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I am a novice femaler woodworker(5 yrs).
I was very fortunate to be able to take a woodworking class with Paul Anthony several years ago at a local Vo-tech school which got me totally hooked on the art of woodworking.
My husband saw a potential investment opportunity in my newly aquired skills and converted one bay of our garage, 800 sq. feet, into a dedicated workshop for me; He went all out and insulated, installed a great vacuum system, adequate lighting, a wood storage area, and with a woodstove and airconditioner I am set for any season. I hope sometime soon to post some pictures of my "shop". Hes a "keeper".
I have been buying tools and equipment at local yard sales and have found some great deals and have managed to acquire every imagineable piece of equipment a good workshop should have. Now instead of gettig jewelery as gifts I ask for tools!
I am currently in the process of making jigs and fixtures to assist my woodworking. I have recently retired from the real world and am looking forward to starting on projects for friends and family, and to hone my skills so I can eventually sell my work. I avidly devour all woodworking articles from my Fine Woodworking magazine and cant wait for the next months issue to arrive.
I am only sorry it has taken me so long to discover the joy of woodworking and cannot imagine where I would be if I had started earlier in life. Oh well!!
SOME GOOD TIPS, THANKS, ONE NEVER HAS ENOUGH SPACE!
Don't we get to play games commenting on regs picture again?
Very nice set up, I love your spray room, that would be so very nice to have!
My Dungeon workshop is about 320 square feet and accessed through a hatch in the floor of my parking area, still, it is sure nice to have my own shop.
I really like your lumber rack, I need to modify mine, it holds too much lumber, in one large pile, so getting anything out of it is a real chore.
Thanks for the tour!
I feel you pain, lpower, as I have most of these tools in half a single garage. There is some material around for small shop, such as this article ( http://www.finewoodworking.com/Workshop/WorkshopArticle.aspx?id=29508 ) and I remember my wife getting me a book from the library called I think woodshop lust which had a chapter on single garage shops.
My "problem" is going to get solved as I'm about to get a new house with 700 sq.ft. shop under the double garage. It's going to take a while before I manage the money to make this space look full...
i' ve stopped drooling long enough to write this . unfortunately few of us have 800 sq. ft to spare . i work in the front of a two car garage in a space approx. 120 sq. ft. in which i have a saw table , drop saw , router table , drill stand and bench . i would love to see an article aimed at my situation .
I was cutting some dovetails recently. Here are the tools that I use when I cut them with hand tools.
Shaker-inspired design is comfortable and practical
Fast, fun approach to making a comfortable, casual seat
In this video Michael finishes the first of the three boxes. Gluing-up, planing, sanding and finishing bring a new piece of art to the world.
In this video Michael starts work on the second box, a carved and painted Saddle lid box.
Michael begins carving the saddle lid box with his ripple pattern along the top. Then turns to his 5/30 gouge to texture the sides of the box. This isn't work…
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