10 Woodworking Tips from a Pro Shop

10 Woodworking Tips from a Pro Shop

Here are 10 woodworking tips from a full time professional woodworking shop cranking out commercial work every day! I spent a week at Lakeside Woodworks shop in Kentucky while they were working on a batch of 63 tables for Buffalo Trace’s new tasting rooms and a huge red oak bar to help out and see how they do things differently to keep up with demand.

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0:00 Intro
0:36 Bark Removal
1:17 Panel Clamp Pro
2:18 Know Your Materials and Supplies
2:53 Repairing Defects Quickly
3:57 Non-structual Gap Filling
5:35 The Right Tools – 11″ sander
6:10 Set Up Stations for Batching
8:14 Slab Master
9:18 Fast Finishing
11:03 Outro

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  1. Antonio Claudio Michael on May 6, 2022 at 6:59 pm

    I saw that digital router style machine also seen jimmy diresta use it on a some projects like a router and cnc at the same time wa sat the end of the video at the Rockler store the other day so cool caleb @YouCanMakeThisToo

  2. Callee Harris on May 6, 2022 at 7:00 pm

    We missed you! But Iā€™m glad you got to get up there. Great video.

  3. RealRuler2112 on May 6, 2022 at 7:04 pm

    This was extremely interesting – thank you! Hate to be ‘that guy’, but it really surprises me to see guys doing woodworking (especially on a large scale) with no hearing/eye/lung protection and minimal to no dust collection. Do you know if this is common in production shops?

    I used to work in my basement shop without my respirator. The first time I did a sinus flush afterward convinced me never to work without it, even though it’s hot.

  4. foff44 on May 6, 2022 at 7:05 pm

    Why, Why, Why the LOUD music ????

  5. Happy Mick on May 6, 2022 at 7:05 pm

    I had an employee who made an OSHA complaint about another employee because of his body odor. When OSHA comes into your business they check everything. You can rob banks right up until you get caught so don’t think that you are immune to this stuff because your employees love you.

  6. Fred McIntyre on May 6, 2022 at 7:05 pm

    Thanks for the tips! šŸ˜ƒšŸ‘šŸ»šŸ‘ŠšŸ»

  7. Stephen Goggin on May 6, 2022 at 7:07 pm

    11:00 Why isn’t this guy wearing a respirator?
    Besides that, this is another quality video!

  8. Bruce A. Ulrich on May 6, 2022 at 7:09 pm

    Great tips and it’s a totally different mentality!

  9. Dave Senor on May 6, 2022 at 7:11 pm

    Always fun to watch/learn how the pro’s do it. Thanks for the video

  10. Neisha T on May 6, 2022 at 7:13 pm

    My favorite part was that big sander! I could watch that all day!

  11. PB Halfbaked on May 6, 2022 at 7:22 pm

    Well done Caleb!! love the video:)

  12. Antonio Claudio Michael on May 6, 2022 at 7:24 pm

    That metal lid is neet they put on the 1 gallon can and started poring the can with it on super cool video Caleb @YouCanMakeThisToo

  13. SHOPCATT on May 6, 2022 at 7:25 pm

    I like watching Nick work, that Jess is a lucky gal, Lol.

  14. Marius Hegli on May 6, 2022 at 7:27 pm

    I’m very surprised by the more or less non existent dust extraction and face masks or respirators. Would think that pro workshops had that under control.

  15. joel thoenen on May 6, 2022 at 7:28 pm

    Can’t believe they wouldn’t use a draw knife for bark removal. It’s super quick and one you use it for awhile you can get a really good finish off the knife

  16. Antonio Claudio Michael on May 6, 2022 at 7:31 pm

    That sander is massive

  17. YouCanMakeThisToo on May 6, 2022 at 7:34 pm

    PPE is personal decision in the size shop they run, it’s available for whoever wants it. These guys make different decisions than what I do, but that’s their choice just like how in your shop – it’s your choice. Thanks for watching! Hope you enjoyed the video and was able to take something away from it.

  18. Antonio Claudio Michael on May 6, 2022 at 7:36 pm

    I would never of thought to use bondo on wood interesting

  19. jzvetter on May 6, 2022 at 7:37 pm

    this background music is fire. love it

  20. Appalachian Mountain Designs on May 6, 2022 at 7:45 pm

    Great video Caleb, they’ve got out going the right way in KY. Thanks for sharing. *Chris*

  21. HandandSew on May 6, 2022 at 7:48 pm

    What is all the artifacting on the video? I noticed it really badly around 4:38 Is this part of the editing or something with youtube?

  22. Raymond Sbrega on May 6, 2022 at 7:52 pm

    These guys doing production work without dust collection and masks makes me cringe. Good tips though. Would love to learn more about that clamping technique!

  23. Cameron Caffee on May 6, 2022 at 7:53 pm

    Really enjoyed the real world view of a production shop !

  24. A Glimpse Inside on May 6, 2022 at 7:54 pm

    First again?