The $5,000 Shop
View the complete list of tools included in our Complete Woodworking Shop giveaway contest
I remember clearly the day I looked around my shop and realized I had everything I needed to make furniture. Before that day—before I had the equipment to mill my own stock, cut smooth curves, drill straight holes, smooth big surfaces—woodworking was a series of work-arounds. Filling my shop with tools wasn’t easy. It took a few years and a significant outlay of cash.
You could bypass that whole process by telling us “Why I Deserve a New Shop.” We’ll choose one passionate but under-equipped woodworker to receive a shop full of tools—enough for a lifetime of furniture making.
This contest is different from most. For one, we picked all the tools to give away, most of which have won high marks in our rigorous product tests. Second, the grand-prize winner also receives a contributing editor—just for a day—to help set up shop and get the tools in running order.
We look forward to reading your stories. We’ll publish the best in the magazine and online, along with a profile of the grand-prize winner.
Follow the links below to read reviews of the tools included in the $5,000 shop. For contest rules and instructions go to www.FineWoodworking.com/ToolShop.
THE COMPLETE TOOL LIST
Craftsman Professional 10-in. Tablesaw (OR35504)
Bosch PR10E Colt Palm-Grip Router
Milwaukee 0612-22 14.4v 12-in. driver/drill
Bailey-Stanley No. 4 (Woodcraft) Smooth Plane plus replacement blade and chipbreaker
Veritas Cabinet Scraper (and card scraper)
Dozuki dovetail saw (Japan Woodworker), 8-1/4 in.
Two Cherries Bevel-Edge Chisels, set of 6