Build A Shop On A Budget: Idea Shop 6 – $150 x 26 Paychecks – WOOD magazine

Build A Shop On A Budget: Idea Shop 6 – $150 x 26 Paychecks – WOOD magazine

Here’s the plan – Build a complete low cost woodworking shop in 1 year, budgeting only $150 out of every 2 week paycheck. This video will tell you exactly what items to get with each paycheck that will fit your budget. Also, how much to hold back for those big items down the road. It’s a very strategic, comprehensive plan to build you a full wood working shop in 1 year, but be able to build simple projects within the first few weeks. If you’ve always wanted to start a shop but just didn’t know where to start or what tools to start with – now you do!

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  1. johnathan ray on June 1, 2022 at 8:11 pm

    one year of buying junk tool’s

  2. Ock Larock on June 1, 2022 at 8:12 pm

    Am I being wildly overconfident when I say a work shop could absolutely be set up for less than $3900 ????

  3. chowtownpiper on June 1, 2022 at 8:13 pm

    Yall might want to update this for today’s wood prices

  4. Larry Guthrie on June 1, 2022 at 8:14 pm

    A complete waste of time reading. Appears to be a made-up storyline just to get a video on youtube. The video has no reason to exist.

  5. Ganzo's World on June 1, 2022 at 8:15 pm

    Great video 👌

  6. Kanzee on June 1, 2022 at 8:20 pm

    This was good for beginners….it would be good , if you put zoom in / close up shots of your suggested items.

  7. Nick Fish on June 1, 2022 at 8:22 pm

    Great video

  8. Nick Granville on June 1, 2022 at 8:23 pm

    I’d suggest buying chisel’s before a jig saw. Otherwise these suggestions seem ok

  9. u4icweasel1 on June 1, 2022 at 8:23 pm

    Cool video and Ides so it’s not overwhelming

  10. Rainbow Six on June 1, 2022 at 8:24 pm

    What did you need the insulation for???

  11. PiousMinion on June 1, 2022 at 8:27 pm

    How do I get the roof and walls? Did I miss part 1? 😛

  12. wilber zelaya on June 1, 2022 at 8:27 pm

    So it is legal to make a workshop in a garage and build things then sell them ?

    I want to be a carpenter, that’s why I’m asking 😓

  13. Lynn McKenney on June 1, 2022 at 8:27 pm

    *buy older (but solid) used tools on craigslist = triple/quadruple your buying power.

  14. Larry Harrell on June 1, 2022 at 8:28 pm

    Don’t do this. Find a small, simple project that you think will sell pretty good. Buy the tools required only for that project which will usually be, circular saw, drill, level, finishes (etc.). I’d recommend a project that can be done with two 8ft boards, that way you’re only spending about 9 bucks per project. As you build and sell, reinvest that money to other projects that require a few different tools, you’ll build up fast than you’d think

  15. Darlene Gorski on June 1, 2022 at 8:30 pm

    What about tools used

  16. Luke Sterger on June 1, 2022 at 8:30 pm

    He must be single lol

  17. LOCKEY on June 1, 2022 at 8:30 pm

    Nearly four thousand dollars is ‘a budget’ I guess.

  18. bobbg on June 1, 2022 at 8:31 pm

    skip this save all 26 weeks worth of 150 dollars but do it for 3 years, then buy festool track saw! you might have to get a loan too. or sell a kidney. you could always sell you first born!
    Or your wife’s car.
    save for 10 more years and buy a sawstop table saw, you’ll need this if you think you can fallow this plan. You too dumb to have a none Sawstop table saw and you’ll get hurt on any other brand.

  19. mr.clean on June 1, 2022 at 8:31 pm

    This step project is perfect for not just a shop. Thank you. I have and built most of the Stuff but my shop is a mess. Can’t wait to get started…Again.

  20. Repost Remember on June 1, 2022 at 8:31 pm

    That’s just 4000 dollars total so I would save along my paycheck and save 50 so I have 100 for bills

  21. Ventures With Joe on June 1, 2022 at 8:32 pm

    Used tools + secondhand lumber, construction dumpster scraps, and pallets you can do this in a week.

  22. Mo Martz09 on June 1, 2022 at 8:32 pm

    Fantastic! I’m already about 40% into building my shop but this is still a great video to assist me in some direction as to setting up the shop.

  23. Cameron Forrester on June 1, 2022 at 8:33 pm

    The used market can vastly expedite this process as well.

  24. Ian Casey on June 1, 2022 at 8:33 pm

    I wish I had seen excellent videos like this before.
    I would have equipped a shop in cash within 2 months.

    With a downturn on the economy and being unemployed nearly a year I see know way ahead in my area of specialty: Structured Cabling, Electronic Security and Video Surveillance systems.

    Now, savings have dried up I have this strong desire of designing and custom-built kitchens.

    I hope that I’d soon start acquiring the tools locally in México City as Amazon prices are climbing. $1US=$25MXP!

    @150/fortnight = $7500MXP. That’s nearly what I earned per month!😱

    Anyway, I’m ready for a career and start living on woodworking!

  25. bobbg on June 1, 2022 at 8:33 pm

    Spend 50 bucks on a used Radial Arm saw! with that you have 4 tools in one and money left over.
    And room to park a car.

  26. Noah Beach on June 1, 2022 at 8:33 pm

    Hold on. How much is it per week again?

  27. repapeti on June 1, 2022 at 8:36 pm

    Build a shop on a budget.
    Step 1: have a job.
    No shop for my dad, then

    Alternatively, live in a country that doesn’t have their wages around 400$/month

  28. Den Beech on June 1, 2022 at 8:36 pm

    Thanks for sharing. Great series of video’s for those like me starting out on woodworking as a hobby.

    I struggled to decide which items to buy first & therefore have already spent quite a bit to knock off a few of the more expensive tools first. I now realize that I should have been a bit more methodical.

    On the subject of a table saw; for my first purchase I went for a:
    – Bosch Professional sliding compound mitre saw,
    – Bosch Professional circular saw and a couple of plywood blades,
    – Bosch Professional 10.8v drill,
    – Kreg Rip-cut + Kreg Accu-cut
    – Kreg Square cut,
    – Kreg K3 jig
    – Kreg 2# clamp.

    Will the above items substitute for a table saw or will I have to eventually buy a table-saw, considering it will mainly be a hobby workshop for things like the projects as well as two decks, a garden shed, kitchen remodel etc.?

    The rest of your videos are clear on what I still need, so other than what advice you give on the table-saw I will follow your setup schedule from here on in. Thanks again!

  29. Wang Chung on June 1, 2022 at 8:37 pm

    wow I expected a miter saw early on.

  30. Ken Rushing on June 1, 2022 at 8:39 pm

    Where did you get a circular saw worth using and a sheet of plywood and a sheet of foam for $150.00??? Then you found a rigid table saw? Yeah, sorry not finishing the video

  31. Brutal Legend 2 on June 1, 2022 at 8:41 pm

    I know this is an old vid. But anyone new to woodworking Do not waste your money on a benchtop jointer. Even buying a 6 inch floor jointer is a waste of money. Learn the art of hand jointing (it’s not that hard) and after time if your work flow dictates a jointer save up and get an 8 inch. Other than that great vid 🤘

  32. Simon Reid on June 1, 2022 at 8:42 pm

    Wow, you either live in the cheapest place in the world or you have no idea how much any of this stuff costs. No way could you get half of this stuff for the price you say.

  33. Thomas Neeson on June 1, 2022 at 8:42 pm

    "Build a shop on a budget! Step 1: own a home"

  34. Samuel Richey on June 1, 2022 at 8:43 pm

    I feel a good bench vise and bench grinder ought to be somewhere in this shop. Both could be used on ebay

  35. Mike West on June 1, 2022 at 8:44 pm

    The sheet of foam insulation was never used… What was that for, other than taking up space for the entire video?

  36. Charles Ball on June 1, 2022 at 8:45 pm

    Now do this in a one-car garage, and include storage for bikes, holiday decorations, washer, dryer, refrigerator. Good video though, I got some good ideas.

  37. Aca Tea on June 1, 2022 at 8:45 pm

    Y’all have an extra $75 a week?

  38. djtblizzle on June 1, 2022 at 8:46 pm

    3 bills a month… yeah ok. I’m about $275 short of that. I guess I’ll keep using my duct tape. 🙄🙄

  39. The Home Cinema Engineer on June 1, 2022 at 8:50 pm

    STOP repeating the idea shop continues crap!!!!

  40. Guy H. on June 1, 2022 at 8:52 pm

    Very cool video! I am very lucky in that I’ve been able to build up my tool "bank". I also inherited nearly all my big power tools from my dad. Im torn about buying a jointer vs planer 1st. I’d buy the planer. 2 suggestions for your "new" shop. 1) Go to a store like Re-Store to buy your cabinets. So much less expensive and you’re repurposing usable materials that would instead end up in the landfill. 2) Buy used tools at yard sales, Craigslist, Facebook Marketplace. Be prudent but you can get some really good tools there while saving buckets of money. Especially when you’re just getting into woodworking. Very good video.

  41. S H on June 1, 2022 at 8:52 pm

    what a pile of bad advice, each tool suggested is disposable, if you do any amount of work you will be replacing them soon.

  42. Will Fishing on June 1, 2022 at 8:54 pm

    this is cute…

  43. Briubbly Crafts on June 1, 2022 at 8:57 pm

    This super helpful thank you

  44. Bo Seifrit on June 1, 2022 at 8:58 pm

    Having all the space is my problem
    (15 years old, live with parents and a brother)

  45. Benjamin Pupa on June 1, 2022 at 8:59 pm

    You skipped the part about building the shop….

  46. StonesAndSand on June 1, 2022 at 8:59 pm

    I wish every young person had the initiative to invest in (any sort of) tools and equipment, instead of spending the money on video game consoles/gaming computers, and games. We’d be a much better society if there was more creativity and craftsmanship.

  47. J. Santiaguel on June 1, 2022 at 8:59 pm

    For the final purchase the dust collector, I would just make one with 5 gallon buckets and use the shop vac.

  48. John A on June 1, 2022 at 9:00 pm

    Make more money

  49. Dillon Davis on June 1, 2022 at 9:00 pm

    other tools are miter saw scroll saw or bandsaw and lots more. i wish i used this guide when i started my first woodshop

  50. sdnlawrence on June 1, 2022 at 9:04 pm

    This is cool, I guess, but really just a beginning. Sorely lacking in hand tools, chisels, planes, saws; in power tools, band saw, chop saw/miter saw, sanders.