Garage Woodworking Shop Tips

Garage Woodworking Shop Tips

From magnets to machine set up and tool storage, here are the 8 best shop tips I’ve learned after seven years of having a garage woodworking shop.

LED Lights:

Alex Snodgrass Bandsaw Clinic:
Alex Snodgrass with The Wood Whisperer:

Tools I used (affiliate links):
Table Saw:
Band Saw:
Miter Saw:
Oscillating Spindle Sander:
Circular Saw:
Drill / Driver:
Trim Router:
Random Orbit Sander:
Angle Grinder:
Lathe tools:
Grinding Jig:
Bench Grinder:
MAP Torch:
Center Punch:
HVLP Paint Sprayer:
Small Spray Shelter:
Medium Spray Shelter:

Blades (affiliate links):
Ripping Blade:
Crosscut Blade:
Plywood Blade:
Bandsaw Blades:

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  1. Aaron Dragg on February 20, 2022 at 10:45 pm

    Haha. Before I realized you were joking I was like… has been in 2 wars and 20 countries, and yet this idiot says "cause capitalism, they try to hide". Unlike all those great communist countries that just give you the owners manual with all the great tools they made for you for free!

  2. Tee on February 20, 2022 at 10:45 pm

    I have the same problem thinking that I’ll save time/money by planning out the perfect strategy , when by the end of the day, there’s nothing to show for it . Thanks for the encouragement

  3. Mike ES on February 20, 2022 at 10:46 pm

    I need AC in mine

  4. George Mathew on February 20, 2022 at 10:46 pm

    Thanks for sharing the information.
    One question, how do you get orders from customers ?

  5. Vintauri on February 20, 2022 at 10:46 pm

    Haha! I love the burning man card. I have settled on a mini van as the best all around vehicle for me from daily driving, to hauling rough sawn lumber I purchase from Matt Cremona to hauling model airplanes. I get the “give me your man card” comments from some friends but then they struggle hauling full sheets of plywood in their sports cars. I also love the idea of better vs best! Great video with some true common sense!

  6. Dori Madrileni on February 20, 2022 at 10:47 pm

    Good content like always, I’ve been watching these videos and using this highly rated woodworking guide ( woodbook. life ) and together I’ve felt like some sort of Greek Woodworking God. I’m way ahead of my buddies on this stuff (we all picked up the hobby together). Thanks again!

  7. punkrockviking on February 20, 2022 at 10:49 pm

    Magnets on the tools, fantastic idea!

  8. dbackhusker on February 20, 2022 at 10:49 pm

    Good tips overall. Not sure why capitalism is to blame for not having readily available information on my tools, but capitalism is to credit for my ability to buy them.

  9. Rich Sobocinski on February 20, 2022 at 10:54 pm

    WTF does capitalism have to do with setting up your tool? "Manufacturers hide the setup info" and then 30 seconds later, "they’re in your owner’s manual". Really ‘hidden’. If you throw away your manuals without ever at least glancing through them you’re an idiot.

  10. sTu 3pldeuce on February 20, 2022 at 10:54 pm

    Pretty helpful tips. You got me at "been around…" bit. Thank you.

  11. John Wildermuth on February 20, 2022 at 10:54 pm

    My eye strain went away when I switched from fluorescents to LEDs.

  12. Bill Lefler on February 20, 2022 at 10:56 pm

    I added 15 each, 4’ 4500 lumen (5000 degree) in my new 24’x30’ shop. No shadows or dark spots yet.

  13. Fred Wehrhahn on February 20, 2022 at 10:57 pm

    Excellent shop tips and a very well done presentation. Keep up the good work.

  14. McSinnin on February 20, 2022 at 10:57 pm

    O keep my kids bikes on wheels too. Holy cow that was subtle. Haha

  15. Daniel Jason on February 20, 2022 at 10:58 pm

    The last tip really helped. I’m desperately trying to set up shop with very limited space and storage space. I’ve decided to get it set up adequately enough to be able to make stuff and see how the demands of the workflow will influence how everything "should" be. Thanks again! Greetings from Luxembourg!

  16. leongt1954 on February 20, 2022 at 11:00 pm

    I’ve got one tip after having worked on a Jointer for year in a timber factory, Put A Guard on It if you want to keep your finger tips

  17. Keith C. on February 20, 2022 at 11:00 pm

    Thank you for sharing your shop tips!

  18. David on February 20, 2022 at 11:01 pm

    Gr8 tips bud keep them coming. .davo

  19. Jb B on February 20, 2022 at 11:02 pm

    Another great video!  Thank you

  20. Michael Horn on February 20, 2022 at 11:03 pm

    Great video ! I subbed

  21. atteljas on February 20, 2022 at 11:04 pm

    ThiS was just brilliant! Thanks for sharing!

  22. Mark Harris on February 20, 2022 at 11:05 pm

    I have a tiny shop (less than 6’x6’) with a fly over flat (apartment) over it giving me cover outside the door. I keep my three benches on wheels to work outside the door. I have one bench with my small drill press, miter saw, machine vice bandsaw and sander on it and I have them all set up so they don’t interfere with each other. I have disabilities so I can’t do anything but small jobs, I’d love to build my own bench but that can’t happen. But slowly I’ve considerably beefed up one of those cheap benches giving it more weight and solidity. I have to work tidy partly because of my disabilities and partly because I’d grind to a halt otherwise.

    My biggest tip as a newbie is give it a try. You’ll probably make a mess but on the next project you’ll make less of a mess and so on. I got to a stage I was buying more tools instead of learning to use the ones I have.

    I’ve been divorced, got a law degree and set up two businesses in my life, though I haven’t been to war.

    Great video, thank you

  23. DANIMAL MAX AS IS! on February 20, 2022 at 11:08 pm

    Good job…Thanks…I Believe.."Common Sense,Can’t Be Taught"…" And Stupid Can’t Be Fixed "… LOL!

  24. twoweary on February 20, 2022 at 11:08 pm

    As an electrician I can say LED’s are light years ahead of fluorescents , they get dimmer over time , and they have ballast and cold issues . Which reminds me, I need to get two more LED’s for my shop. 🙂 Good video.

  25. Bryan davies on February 20, 2022 at 11:09 pm

    A lot of these things are guff. This isn’t- it’s grounded and useful- thank you.

  26. 3rd Rock Woodworks on February 20, 2022 at 11:09 pm

    I was going to subscribe until you bashed capitalism. LoL I subscribed. Capitalism basically means you are in control of your own business for profit and the government doesn’t stick it’s hands it it. That’s socialism. So, don’t blame capitalism for owner error. Companies put the info in the manual and owners fail to read them. I was one of them. And, most companies offer a customer service where they will explain the process. Like you mentioned, I had the stack of manuals in a drawer collecting dust. I didn’t pull them out until I needed them. Usually for troubleshooting. As most of us do. And, some people throw them out. All of this is owner error. Why blame your computer for not working if you never plugged it in.

    All in all I enjoyed your video. I both learned something and agree with you on methods. Put your tools back where you got them and you won’t have to go looking for them and keeping tools near then area you would normally use them. My table saw, from the ’60s, requires regular tune-ups so I keep the wrenches, Allen wrench and a square attached to the base of the saw. Great tips and advice, thank you. Just a question and not a criticism. Why build an all new work table instead of updating the one you already built? Understandable for a total redesign, but just making adjustments, I don’t get it. Maybe I misunderstood you when you talked about that.

  27. Thane Makes on February 20, 2022 at 11:11 pm

    EXCELLENT Caleb! Great advice

  28. Terry Richards on February 20, 2022 at 11:11 pm

    Cool tips! Thank you!

  29. TeddyBear DIY on February 20, 2022 at 11:12 pm

    Greetings from South Africa. Its my first time on this channel and by accident too. But just from this video I like the way you think in terms of shop organisation. I must say though that a lot of this wont work for me due to limited budget and not having a dedicated work space, but as you seem to like saying, I’ll just do me. Cheers!

  30. Hassan Al-Mosawi on February 20, 2022 at 11:14 pm

    Thanks for sharing that

  31. Chopper on February 20, 2022 at 11:14 pm

    Hey Kaleb after watching your video, I realized that the only thing that’s cool about you and your shop is your Jointer… Just wanted to throw that out there.

  32. Gary Pillischafske on February 20, 2022 at 11:18 pm

    I watch Harbor freight for the free magnetic strips coupons. I have several of these and they are great to hand things on in the shop!

  33. RR Merlin on February 20, 2022 at 11:18 pm

    " Don’t let best discourage better " Great shops are never set up forever the first time, always a journey

  34. 2 Shoes on February 20, 2022 at 11:21 pm

    I get my nuts and bolts from tractor supply they still sell it by the Lb. like in the old days, much cheaper

  35. Allen Hess on February 20, 2022 at 11:21 pm

    Thanks, great tips, I recently tuned up my bandsaw after watching a few YouTube videos. First time in35 years, what a difference it’s become one of my friendliest tools in my workshop. I bought a big really nice table saw, the blade would not recess below the table. I found a chunk of wood jammed under the table that prevented the adjustment from working. Your cleaning tip is appropriate, I like to sweep up chips and dust and cleaning off my work bench making any project more enjoyable. Also a fine idea to keep tools in the workbench and on machines . Common sense but thanks for reminding me so I become more organized.

  36. High Class on February 20, 2022 at 11:29 pm

    Where do u buy your stuff? Cleaning Spore or cleaning Store?

  37. Delia Guzman on February 20, 2022 at 11:31 pm

    So much great knowledge and truth here. Thank you.

  38. Mike Johnson on February 20, 2022 at 11:32 pm

    The problem with manufacturers not telling us how to set up our tools is due to capitalism? You don’t know why they hide it, but capitalism is the cause because…because Harbour Freight does such a good job? And all those quality tools from NK, Cuba, and Venezuela have first-rate manuals!

  39. Neisha T on February 20, 2022 at 11:34 pm

    Great video!

  40. Buddy Hutchins on February 20, 2022 at 11:36 pm

    Great tips. I’m presently reorganizing my main tool board, adding magnets for sure. Anaco, Anz.

  41. Ivo Kolarik on February 20, 2022 at 11:36 pm

  42. Mike Slotta on February 20, 2022 at 11:38 pm

    My favorite…dont let best be the enemy of better..trying to have the best alot of times keeps us out of the game, planning, saving etc. Sometimes we just need to make a move so we can move foward. Thanks for the tip.

  43. Chrystian Guy on February 20, 2022 at 11:38 pm

    The man card burning!!! OMG I’m dead! 🙂

  44. Greg Burdick on February 20, 2022 at 11:39 pm

    I was hoping to find a link to your preferred hardware provider(s). Any chance you can share that, i.e., where you get your hardware in bulk?

  45. mario donizete pelissaro on February 20, 2022 at 11:40 pm

    Hi Mr. Caleb. I am Mario from Brazil. I really appreciate your video. I love woodwork and i have a small carpentry in my back yard. i am retired, but i make some furniture and crafts for fun and hobby. I use your videos to learn things about woodwork and also to train my listening because i am studying english. Well, your tips was very usefull and i could learn a lot. Congratulations . God bless you.

  46. Stephan Holland on February 20, 2022 at 11:40 pm

    Really good tips, and well presented. My favorite was the wheels. My shop is 20’x 30′ divided into two 10’x 30′ bays and, apart from two benches, a lumber rack and drill press, EVERYTHING is on wheels. Space for my table saw is really tight and being able to move it easily is a necessity.

    One thing I think is important is to not try to save a couple of bucks by using two fixed casters and two pivoting caster, then having to steer things into position. Spend the extra cash and use four pivoting casters. Being able to move a heavy machine in any direction without having to steer it is worth the extra cost.

  47. MARK EVANS on February 20, 2022 at 11:41 pm

    What kelvin or warmth did you pick for your LED lights?

  48. salvador sierra on February 20, 2022 at 11:43 pm

    Great advice
    Most of it común since
    The les común of the sinces 😁

  49. Thanh Nguyen on February 20, 2022 at 11:43 pm

    You’re assuming everyone has a nice big dedicated shop try double car garage with both cars parked inside at night as your shop that’ll make you reconsider what tools you really need lol I enjoyed watching your video though

  50. Luis Sanchez on February 20, 2022 at 11:44 pm

    Where did you say you get your sand paper from?