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UPDATE: Book Giveaway: Back to Basics: Setting Up Your Workshop from Fox Chapel Publishing

comments (149) October 24th, 2010 in blogs

BetsyE Betsy Engel, contributor
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Setting Up Your Workshop: Straight Talk for Today's Woodworker (Back To Basics) from Fox Chapel Publishing
Fox Chapel Publishing, 2010.
$19.95; 152 pp.

Here’s another book we recently received from the publisher and we're giving you an opportunity to win a copy. Leave a comment here for your chance to win.

Setting Up Your Workshop: Straight Talk for Today's Woodworker (Back To Basics) from Fox Chapel Publishing looks like a neat little book that covers a lot of topics. The Shop Layout chapter includes scale drawings of typical shop machines so you can layout your shop on paper first. It also includes things like lighting, electricity, floors and ceilings, and heating and ventilation. There is a Workbench chapter that includes instructions for building a bench as well as information on vises and other accessories. Shop Accessories includes dust collection, bench grinders, and air compressors. The Storage chapter has info on storing lumber, hand tools, clamps and the like. Finally, there is a section on Work Surfaces and one on Safety. This looks like a good book to look at before (and even after) you set up your shop.

Lucky KenHANGITALL is the winner. His comment was chosen at random.



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Comments (149)

DrDaryn DrDaryn writes: Just about to set up my real first shop in the garage. This book would be helpful as I always hate to do things wrong before I do them right.
Posted: 4:48 pm on October 12th

KenHANGITALL KenHANGITALL writes: I finally got to finish reading the book. I thought it was very well done but some of it was a little to basic. I think that a follow up book for improving and expanding a basic shop would be a great addition. Show us how the pros tackle their shops. All in all I liked the book and love Fine Woodworking.
Posted: 9:38 am on January 17th

DWats DWats writes: Now that's a book I need. Moved recently and have to set up a new shop in a smaller available space.
Posted: 11:57 pm on November 10th

Hoeppr Hoeppr writes: I am looking for new ideas to organized my shop better.
Posted: 1:31 pm on October 31st

KenHANGITALL KenHANGITALL writes: I am re setting up shop so this would be a great book to help maximize my shop enjoyment.
Posted: 8:56 pm on October 30th

carlson52 carlson52 writes: This book would be a help in setting up a shop! And a workbench plan would be a bonus...
Posted: 1:08 pm on October 30th

baas baas writes: It will be great to win the book ; the comment cannot be based on the content as I do not have it yet
Posted: 7:06 am on October 30th

kegofed kegofed writes: Sounds good.
Posted: 6:41 pm on October 29th

Oldtyme Oldtyme writes: pick me, pick me :)
Posted: 6:54 pm on October 28th

Richardsdesignco Richardsdesignco writes: Moving into a new shop and could always use ideas. Thanks for the opportunity
Posted: 4:54 pm on October 28th

Richardsdesignco Richardsdesignco writes: Moving into a new shop and could always use ideas. Thanks for the opprotunity
Posted: 4:54 pm on October 28th

dadndallas dadndallas writes: Just read the review great ideas, your book will be useful to reset my shop in a house 20'x25', built in '1900'. I love this place.

Allan B
Posted: 11:36 am on October 28th

Jasper_50 Jasper_50 writes: Sounds like a book I could really use. By description it has everything in it. Thanks
Posted: 9:24 am on October 28th

dhdavis dhdavis writes: This sounds like it could be a nice reference book to have. Does it tackle the 2 car garage shop? My wife refuses to park in the Drive way overnight.
Posted: 11:27 pm on October 27th

Houghton123 Houghton123 writes: A lot of workshop setup books are so basic in their recommendations that they're pretty well useless.

This one, with the layouts of tools, looks like it could have a lot of very practical advice.

Please put me on the list to win this.
Posted: 9:04 pm on October 27th

Wixom Wixom writes: This book looks like it would have a lot of valuable information on how to set up a shop. Not only about tools and such, but about which is the most durable flooring, the brightest lighting, the best dust collection and everything else to set up the perfect shop. I hope I win this book!
Posted: 8:13 pm on October 27th

jodysutts jodysutts writes: Looking forward to reading this book!!
Posted: 5:18 pm on October 27th

Archae Archae writes: I use my garage for woodworking but it is hardly set up as a shop. I want to get it arranged into an efficiently organized and comfortable place to work. So I hope this book will help me achieve that goal.
Posted: 4:53 pm on October 27th

Siebes Siebes writes: Sounds like just what I need to help improve my present shop. Hope I win.
Posted: 4:12 pm on October 27th

Larrythewoodguy Larrythewoodguy writes: Thanks for the chance to win this one.
Posted: 1:03 pm on October 27th

RktectNJ RktectNJ writes: I am about to set up shop so this book may well be helpful.
I look forward to being able to have a place to share ideas.

Posted: 10:02 am on October 27th

TedFurlong TedFurlong writes: I am rearranging my shop, so this would be very timely!

Ted
Posted: 7:17 am on October 27th

TedFurlong TedFurlong writes: I am rearranging my shop, so this would be very timely!

Ted
Posted: 7:17 am on October 27th

DanaRH DanaRH writes: Just moved into a new house where finally I have a reasonably sized foot print. I am always looking for ways to improve my efficiency and organization.

Thanks for the opportunity to win this book.

Dana
Posted: 4:37 am on October 27th

woddy woddy writes: I always reorganize my shop. Some new ideas would be very helpful.
Posted: 4:28 am on October 27th

CraftsmanDesigner CraftsmanDesigner writes: It will be interesting to see if this publication has some good old tried and true ideas as well as some new innovative ideas.
Posted: 12:56 am on October 27th

CraftsmanDesigner CraftsmanDesigner writes: Hopefully this publication has some tried and true basics as well as some new innovations. It will be interesting to see.
Posted: 12:50 am on October 27th

CraftsmanDesigner CraftsmanDesigner writes: It would be interesting to see the approach taken in this book.
Some approaches are too elementary, some much too detailed (though that is good for the beginner), some just repeat ideas found in every other publication (not a bad idea to repeat good ideas). Hopefully this publication has some enovations and some true and tried basics.
Posted: 12:44 am on October 27th

Stanzee Stanzee writes: I am just getting back into woodworking and could use all the help I can get.
Posted: 11:55 pm on October 26th

wgl wgl writes: Any help with organazation would be G R E A T... You mean I would not have to move a machine to use it. :+)
Posted: 10:51 pm on October 26th

dbopp1997 dbopp1997 writes: I just like many others am setting up my shop... and the book would be great to aid. Cheers
Posted: 9:57 pm on October 26th

Fiveoaks Fiveoaks writes: The shop is never big enough but organization is key. Any hints or help the book can provide would be helpful.
Posted: 8:54 pm on October 26th

MacLarty MacLarty writes: I need the book.
Posted: 8:18 pm on October 26th

wizard12876 wizard12876 writes: I would like this book in order to get ideas on how to maximize a small area, provide adequate lighting, and capitalize on technology and equipment.
Posted: 7:50 pm on October 26th

tpobrien tpobrien writes: I would like to know how to expand my shop from a 2-car garage to a 3-car garage, put both cars in, and still be able to move around. The shop expansion is not going to happen, because of real estate setback limitations.

Barring that expansion, I am willing to leave one car out of the garage, so I need suggestions on making good use of my one-car-garage equivalent space. Because of the hillside placement of the house, the architect made the garage ceiling 15 feet high. So there is some hope.

Anyhow, this book might help.
Posted: 7:30 pm on October 26th

traverse traverse writes: Comment
Posted: 7:18 pm on October 26th

RMorris855 RMorris855 writes: I too have a small basement shop, I sure need help squeezing out every inch of available space and utilizing every possible resource of power and lighting.
Posted: 6:55 pm on October 26th

baleavitt baleavitt writes: Does this have tips on how to kick the rest of the family out of the garage so I can have all the space for a real shop? If so, this is what I need!
Posted: 6:10 pm on October 26th

woodchunker woodchunker writes: I'm in the midst of reorganizing my shop. This book might be the direction I need.
Posted: 5:20 pm on October 26th

Carolyn up north Carolyn up north writes: My husband and I both work in our shop, an old garage that we moved in onto a cement slab. This book would be wonderful to have in our shop! Thanks for all the tips and helpful articles.
Posted: 5:00 pm on October 26th

OmegaFunk OmegaFunk writes: If there's one thing I need help with, it's organization! :p
Posted: 4:34 pm on October 26th

g1hopper g1hopper writes: My garage shop needs reorganizing badly
Posted: 4:22 pm on October 26th

orkney orkney writes: I'm in the process of re-organizing my shop which shares space with electrical and mechanical trades. Space is at a premium and this book would help me immensely.
Posted: 3:17 pm on October 26th

THF2010 THF2010 writes: I have a small basement shop and I need to reorganize, bad!
Posted: 3:07 pm on October 26th

Chans Chans writes: Just starting to get going on woodworking and getting all the information I can.
Posted: 2:51 pm on October 26th

goldn1 goldn1 writes: I have expanded my one garage shop several times by pushing out walls into a second garage on or two feet. all of this to be able to put my power tools in a more usable position. When I think it is right I always have to do it again. It would help to have a guide instead of moving heavy equipment around.
Posted: 2:27 pm on October 26th

craftswoman craftswoman writes: Since becoming engaged, my fiance and I are combining our metalsmithing and wood shops. This book would make a smooth transition!
Posted: 2:12 pm on October 26th

xandreha xandreha writes: I have all the necessary equippment and dust collection plus a decent sized basement now. What I need is some help sorting out the appropriate layout. This book sounds like it may help.
Posted: 1:58 pm on October 26th

gswen gswen writes: I have a large barn to replace garage space, but I don't want to spread out too much and reduce other barn useage.
Posted: 1:47 pm on October 26th

rimo rimo writes: Im looking to reorganize my shop. This would be a great help.
Posted: 1:36 pm on October 26th

ilovemytools ilovemytools writes: I have a small basement shop and I am always looking for ways
to set it up or organize.
Posted: 1:23 pm on October 26th

Chillmark Chillmark writes: I've got a new house with a garage which I've taken over as a shop for my boat. Thing is, once the boat is in there, I don't have much in the way room. I'm looking for ways to maximize space usage and a book like this would sure come in handy!
Posted: 1:00 pm on October 26th

koffee29 koffee29 writes: I'm over 80 years old and have just moved into less than 2/3rds the space we had and a didicated free standing shop. I'm having dificulties downsizing and desiding which tools I can do without. Maybe this book would help. K
Posted: 12:46 pm on October 26th

pizza pizza writes: This book would be a nice incentive for me to finally get my shop in order. Thanks.
Posted: 11:39 am on October 26th

KenoshaShop KenoshaShop writes: Maybe there is something I've not already considered when I am ready to move from Garage to professional dedicated shop in 2011. The book may have the solution to an undiagnosed problem, dilemma, or oversight.....great planning produces greater results! The book could be a really nice tool?
Posted: 11:16 am on October 26th

bbeck2 bbeck2 writes: Really like to have this
Posted: 11:08 am on October 26th

Dood220 Dood220 writes: My shop is in desperate need of a reorganization. i bet this book would get it back to its glory days.
Posted: 11:07 am on October 26th

rodgerjohnson rodgerjohnson writes: Just now setting up my shop (12'x20') this book would come in handy.
Posted: 10:55 am on October 26th

wicket wicket writes: I'm considering either redoing my shop; or starting over. I'm short of ideas - this book will help.
Posted: 10:48 am on October 26th

TOMMAN TOMMAN writes: Currently expanding shop space.
Book may have some ideas as to the ideal use of the new space
TOM
Posted: 10:32 am on October 26th

Yves96 Yves96 writes: The many projects on my honey-do list are often delayed and/or unreasonably extended because of a too-small shop filled with tools and materials; and not enough useful working space. Much time is spent in moving things in order to run equipment or perform tasks. Therefore; this publication would doubtless be beneficial in correcting this flaw! However; truth be known, some of the above mentionned hesitation may be attributed to my own flaws; i.e. procrastination.
Posted: 10:17 am on October 26th

mcgtr555 mcgtr555 writes: i've been in my shop for about 2 years. i STILL need help getting it to a steady working state!
Posted: 10:01 am on October 26th

screamindaemon screamindaemon writes: This would be excellent. I'm just starting out and would love ideas to set up a shop.
Posted: 9:59 am on October 26th

El_Abuelito El_Abuelito writes: I am in the process of setting up work shop in a two car garage and this book would be helpful. I need some help on how my woodworking tools can get along with my 82 GMC pick-up. So far the '82 says it was there first.
Posted: 9:56 am on October 26th

alschwar alschwar writes: Thanks for the opportunity. This would be great for setting up my new shop.
Posted: 9:55 am on October 26th

almartin almartin writes: Always looking for a different perspective on layout.
Posted: 9:36 am on October 26th

supercoop supercoop writes: I believe that an organized shop will ad to the efficiency of my shop as much as the the latest tool would add. This book should be read by any woodworker - a novice or seasoned veteran.
Posted: 9:32 am on October 26th

George D. George D. writes: I belive we all can learn something from one another. No matter how many times one may have set up a shop, you can always see something that should be moved a little or placed some where different. Looking at books and studying layouts can always be important in setting up a shop or making changes. Just do not try to read and study them all or you will get so confused you will not know which way is best. Just pick one and go for it. Changes can be made later.
Posted: 9:12 am on October 26th

vandernaalt vandernaalt writes: I am always interested in ways of improving my shop. It is very small and is in need of ways to better organize it. It sounds like this book would be a great help.
Posted: 9:07 am on October 26th

donh1 donh1 writes: just added workshop onto garage this book could be very helpful in setting it up right
Posted: 9:06 am on October 26th

kuro_kaki kuro_kaki writes: I'm always interested in ideas for making my shop more efficient.
Posted: 9:01 am on October 26th

Kevin888 Kevin888 writes: Just getting ready to re-organize the shop after some time away from it. Would like this book.
Posted: 8:57 am on October 26th

Kevin888 Kevin888 writes: just getting ready to reorganize the shop after some time away from it.
Posted: 8:56 am on October 26th

ed4229 ed4229 writes: My shop is overcrouded and doesn't have enough storage space. Hopefully this book will help me.
Posted: 8:55 am on October 26th

royjw royjw writes: sounds like a book that may be useful.
Posted: 8:55 am on October 26th

CajunLady CajunLady writes: I'm finally getting my garage converted over and am reading every book I can find on setting up shops.
Posted: 8:51 am on October 26th

woodchk woodchk writes: Sounds like an interesting book.
Posted: 8:48 am on October 26th

minnieme minnieme writes: I can always use more help to get me organized.
Posted: 8:48 am on October 26th

chadjc chadjc writes: I need organization in my garage.
Posted: 8:43 am on October 26th

mborg mborg writes: with tools all over my shop maybe this is something I need to look into
Posted: 8:31 am on October 26th

Orn Orn writes: I've been working out in my 24/24 garage,and I have to keep moving tools around to get something done. The book would really help me get organized. Thanks for the contest.
Posted: 8:28 am on October 26th

MattOwen MattOwen writes: Sounds like a book I could use. Thanks for the opportunity!
Posted: 8:23 am on October 26th

Will_Matney Will_Matney writes: Just now overhauling my shop, and the book could come in handy. Thanks for the book contest!
Posted: 8:15 am on October 26th

Boofey Boofey writes: Enough space in a basement workshop is my main problem. Some ideas on organizing things would help. Also, my old workbench has never been very efficient, so I could use some pointers there, too.
Posted: 8:10 am on October 26th

Terry66 Terry66 writes: Maybe this can help end the shop clutter
Posted: 8:03 am on October 26th

WDW59 WDW59 writes: Sounds like an interesting book. I would like to read it.
Posted: 7:54 am on October 26th

Joseph827 Joseph827 writes: This book would help as I convert my one car garage to a functional shop.
Posted: 7:49 am on October 26th

garymuto garymuto writes: Looks like a great book that covers a variety of topics.
Posted: 7:47 am on October 26th

monaghan monaghan writes: I am trying to organize my garage-come-workshop. Wow, this seems like a book I could use.
Posted: 7:37 am on October 26th

marty9 marty9 writes: My shop is always a work in progress. I'm continually making it better. This book would help.
Posted: 7:36 am on October 26th

robertjohn527 robertjohn527 writes: Somebody up there loves me! My basement is being finished as I write this and within a couple of weeks, I'll have to make some decisions on setting up my shop. I'm sure this book would come in handy.Your timing is impeccable. Thanks, Robert
Posted: 7:29 am on October 26th

toolman153 toolman153 writes: I have a shop but it is so unorganized I always have to move something around to get to any tool to use it. This book would be a big help in organizing my shop and making it more enjoyable to use.

thanks!
Posted: 7:24 am on October 26th

Mwascom Mwascom writes: OMG! If ever there was a book I SHOULD read it would be this one.
My shop has zero organization. Sad, so sad.
Posted: 7:15 am on October 26th

woddy woddy writes: I am continuously re-organizing my shop :-). Would be good to have a new inspiration.
Posted: 6:52 am on October 26th

bsouls bsouls writes: Free stuff is awsome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted: 6:30 am on October 26th

ssiddall ssiddall writes: I'm always looking for ways to improve shop layout and organization.
Posted: 6:26 am on October 26th

Pap12 Pap12 writes: I would like to rearrange my shop for better efficiency and a better work environment. This book sure would help me do that. Thanks for a chance to win this great book!
Posted: 6:01 am on October 26th

gwsearing gwsearing writes: I am always looking for ideas to improve my existing workshop. So I would be thrilled to win this book.
Posted: 5:33 am on October 26th

hinmanl hinmanl writes: I am building a new workshop, this would be a great book to help me design the shop.
Posted: 4:54 am on October 26th

joecairns joecairns writes: Our woodworking club gets new members, mostly retirees who have in their working lives had very little experience of working with wood. Such a book as this "Back to Basics" would be a valuable addition to our library and give all new members a fresh starting point in their new found woodworking experience. We all need to get back to basics sometime to remember all that we have forgotten.
Posted: 3:49 am on October 26th

Misslolly Misslolly writes: This would be a very timely book for me as I am just beginning to set up in woodworking. I have a few task specific tools and machines but always on the lookout for more. It would be nice to start off orderly because I'm notorious for cornering myself with clutter so that I hardly have room to work. I find that gleaning from the experts is very helpful in most things.
Posted: 3:13 am on October 26th

timsmith2 timsmith2 writes: Hi Guys I am based in South Africa so don't get very much good help so books like this are invaluable. I have been a busy business man for two many year and now have just started getting back into my passion woodworking. So getting a good set up to start would be great.

Tim Smith
Posted: 3:00 am on October 26th

DrDaryn DrDaryn writes: Couldn't come out at a better time. I am looking at setting up shop in my tiny garage and need all the advice and ideas I can get. Thanks for the book.
Posted: 2:24 am on October 26th

flyingmech flyingmech writes: I have recently added several new pieces of equipment and I need to do a new layout of my shop.
Posted: 11:21 pm on October 25th

Brint Brint writes: I'm relatively new to woodworking, and when we relocated from Georgia to Virginia, I left behind a 2-car garage and an 8x12 shed to a custom-built 14x28 building-for-everything (tools, bikes, gardening equipment, auto maintenance gear, Christmas tree stand, etc.). I'm trying to figure out 1) the best way to lay out my machines 2) in the limited space I have, as well as figure out different "levels of accessibility" for different tools. This book looks like precisely the kind of guide I need. Thanks for the opportunity!
Posted: 9:03 pm on October 25th

ofc ofc writes: I would love to win a copy of this book. I am in the middle of upgrading my shop...
Posted: 8:55 pm on October 25th

krittm krittm writes: I need some ideas for my shop.
Posted: 7:46 pm on October 25th

Dean7 Dean7 writes: I hope I win this book.
Posted: 7:39 pm on October 25th

mrfixitnow mrfixitnow writes: Just what I need!
Posted: 6:58 pm on October 25th

krbisme krbisme writes: This type of book, publishers please note, is very useful when bound so that it can lay flat.
Posted: 6:54 pm on October 25th

Tom_in_Syracuse Tom_in_Syracuse writes: Nice book
Posted: 6:17 pm on October 25th

lencrull1 lencrull1 writes: Always would like a good book.
Posted: 6:10 pm on October 25th

DTH DTH writes: Still having trouble getting everything set up 'Just So'. I think this will help.
Posted: 5:52 pm on October 25th

routerrat routerrat writes: Count me in. I'm always up for a book on shop organization.
Posted: 5:12 pm on October 25th

pt2011 pt2011 writes: Looks interesting. I can use the organization.
Posted: 4:28 pm on October 25th

cahudson42 cahudson42 writes: Always interested in Shop setup stuff.
Posted: 4:16 pm on October 25th

pbriggs pbriggs writes: This looks like it would be a great help in getting my small shop set up.
Posted: 4:06 pm on October 25th

wmperrystudio wmperrystudio writes: Sounds like a good collection. The scale drawings of machines is a good idea - I use Adobe Illustrator to make scale "what-ifs" while working on layouts & it's a huge time saver. CAD would be even better I'm sure. I'm in my third shop now and anything that can help with the shop planning process is time & effort well spent.
Posted: 3:45 pm on October 25th

jverreault jverreault writes: I've got a couple of the other "Back to Basics" books and they are really very good. This one would feel right at home in my collection with a couple of its siblings. ;^)

Thanks for the chance to generate this "family reunion".

John
Posted: 3:34 pm on October 25th

pacifier1er pacifier1er writes: Working on a basement workshop and this would be a nice birthday present (Nov. 2nd)
Posted: 3:25 pm on October 25th

Brentpmed Brentpmed writes: In the process of building a shop. This would be a great resource to complete the space.
Posted: 3:17 pm on October 25th

jyoun11 jyoun11 writes: My son and I are setting up a wood shop and welcome all the help we can get. Have awesome tools. Now have to learn how to use them. Have a feeling this book would do the trick.
Posted: 3:04 pm on October 25th

larrysak3 larrysak3 writes: Sounds like a great book.
Posted: 2:44 pm on October 25th

WildWoodWorking WildWoodWorking writes: Add me to the list
Posted: 2:21 pm on October 25th

jdm92562 jdm92562 writes: I think it would be a great resource for someone with more stuff than garage.
Posted: 1:54 pm on October 25th

jdm92562 jdm92562 writes: I think it would be a great resource for someone with more stuff that garage.
Posted: 1:53 pm on October 25th

konaman konaman writes: add me to the list too
Posted: 1:29 pm on October 25th

Probie16 Probie16 writes: Count me in!
Posted: 12:09 pm on October 25th

ndreyer ndreyer writes: Count me in.
Posted: 11:58 am on October 25th

Water_Doc Water_Doc writes: This would be great! Thanks.
Posted: 11:51 am on October 25th

billonbain billonbain writes: Looks like just the information I need to arrange my shop as the basement gets transformed.
Posted: 10:59 am on October 25th

nonenmac nonenmac writes: This book looks like something I could use.
Posted: 10:51 am on October 25th

grin grin writes: Yeah Baby, I need this book.
Posted: 10:22 am on October 25th

John_Schaalje John_Schaalje writes: I am always looking for ways to improve my shop.
Posted: 10:06 am on October 25th

savage1 savage1 writes: Would love to have it.
Posted: 8:36 am on October 25th

JLYoung JLYoung writes: I've scanned through this book before and picked up a few tips. I'd love to read the whole thing. Sign me up
Posted: 5:39 am on October 25th

Mhauser Mhauser writes: I am also in the process of reorganizing my shop. I have most of the power tools on wheels and are thus movable. I have an off-cut/ assembly table and a rudimentary workbench. I have also installed an overhead dust collection using an Oneida Cyclone, (works great). What I need some help with is some additional storage ideas and layout of tools to accomodate my larger projects. I am currently building a small dinghy sailboat. (A high performance sailing skiff, PaperJet 14). I sure could use some advice on my shop!!

Thanks, Best Regards, Michael H.
Posted: 10:49 pm on October 24th

Beyond20kHz Beyond20kHz writes: In the process of setting up my workshop right now, in fact, so this would be fantastic! Thanks!
Posted: 9:10 pm on October 24th

JaredEgg JaredEgg writes: This book is for me; thanks for the chance to win.
Posted: 8:56 pm on October 24th

MarkusJ MarkusJ writes: Sounds interesting, I want one!
Posted: 7:57 pm on October 24th

tcossey tcossey writes: The timing is perfect. I need to rearrange my shop, it's just not working for me.
Posted: 7:55 pm on October 24th

jojojellybean jojojellybean writes: I can always accommodate another book.
Posted: 7:33 pm on October 24th

wood4jim wood4jim writes: Hey Good timing! I am setting up my workshop and would love to read this book.
Jim
Posted: 7:18 pm on October 24th

Ron Alley Ron Alley writes: I'm working on the plan for a third bay shop in my garage. It is about 170 square feet of soon to be heaven. I've received some good advice from John White and other who responded to my blog post. The best piece on a garage shop of this size I have seen to date is from 2002/2003 FW Tools & Shops, by Michael Teague, entitled "Smart Shop in a One-Car Garage". It is really great, but I like to see this book might update Michael Teague's example.
Posted: 5:19 pm on October 24th

Circuit Rider Circuit Rider writes: I'm in the process of redoing my shop after a tree fell on it. This book would sure help.
Posted: 4:01 pm on October 24th

Bruce825 Bruce825 writes: I'm trying to figure out the best way to layout my machines and dust collection system. This book would really help.
Posted: 4:00 pm on October 24th

Werdna42 Werdna42 writes: My wife wants more organisation in my shop. This book may help.
Posted: 3:49 pm on October 24th

MrMiz MrMiz writes: ooh! nice you mean there is a way to get everything off the floor!!?!!! :-0
Posted: 2:26 pm on October 24th

skay1611 skay1611 writes: I'm just setting up my garage workshop and could really use some help thinkng through mhy shop layout in such a limited space. Thanks for a chance to win a book like this!
Posted: 2:21 pm on October 24th

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