ShopTalk

ShopTalk

Drool-Worthy Workshop Videos for 2012

comments (7) December 29th, 2011 in blogs

Ed_Pirnik Ed Pirnik, Senior Web Producer
thumbs up 161 users recommend

Aahhh, what I wouldnt give to have Garrett Hacks workshop in my backyard. - CLICK TO ENLARGE

Aahhh, what I wouldn't give to have Garrett Hack's workshop in my backyard.


1 | 2 | 3 > View all

In the woodworking world, the new year often brings to mind thoughts of projects to come and dreams of palatial—or just plain quaint—workshops most of us can only lust for. As we get ready to say goodbye to 2011 and usher in 2012, I thought it might be nice to give some kudos to two of my favorite shops. So sit back, grab a cold one (or a warm one for that matter) and dream a little!

Down a Gravel Road

The one and only time (to date) I had the pleasure of poking around Garrett's Hack turned out to come on the eve of an auspicious ocassion. Last February I had trucked up to Thetford Center, Vermont to capture Garrett as he crafted an elegant side table dubbed the "Spinner Table" for a Video Workshop many of you may have seen earlier this year. Much to my dismay, my wife went into labor at 3am, the morning after our first day of shooting.

Nestled into a hillside that overlooks the rolling hills of northern New England, Garrett's shop is the kind of place you just want to spend all day in. Toss a few logs into the stove, crack open a thermos of strong coffee, and get building.

 

1 | 2 | 3 > View all


posted in: blogs, workshop, Shop Tours, sawmill


Comments (7)

gnarlyfied gnarlyfied writes: Great shops. The sawmill is fantastic. I would love to find something similar in Middle Tennessee, where I live. Being able to pick through lumber like that would be great.
Posted: 11:02 am on January 4th

WoodCrafter WoodCrafter writes: Hi Garrett,

Thank you for sharing.
I also tend to have a lot of things "out".
And dust is an often winning nemesis.
Is your DC outside the building?
If so, is it a major heat loss factor.

Cheers,
Glen
Posted: 5:08 am on January 3rd

woodman1946 woodman1946 writes: Beautiful. I enjoyed looking at all of them and can appreciate what you do and what they mean to you. Amen!
Posted: 12:15 am on January 3rd

Dtugboat Dtugboat writes: Thanks for allowing us to visit your shops guys. Was a great way to end the year. HAPPY NEW YEAR.
Posted: 11:31 pm on December 31st

CMaxNavy CMaxNavy writes: Where is the mill? I'd like to visit. cmaxnavy@yahoo.com

Posted: 4:02 pm on December 31st

InVT InVT writes: Having seen the shop, and taken classes there with Garrett, I can tell you the place has real soul.
Posted: 12:23 pm on December 31st

pinkiewerewolf pinkiewerewolf writes: If I had it all to do over again, I'd have bought a sawmill and stayed on the farm. Keeping it small and dealing with local customers wanting local species. What better career than dimensioning raw timber into useable stock?

Posted: 11:56 am on December 31st

You must be logged in to post comments. Log in.

Advertise here for as little as $50. Learn how

Save up to 52% on Fine Woodworking

 

Become a Better Woodworker

About ShopTalk

Gain new insights on how to build the perfect workshop from the pros at Fine Woodworking magazine. ShopTalk aims to cover everything from workshop layout and design, to shop tips, tricks, and techniques.