Setting Up a Small Woodworking Shop | Rockler Skill Builders
Setting Up a Small Woodworking Shop | Rockler Skill Builders
Every woodworker would like to have more workshop space. A large space is nice for many reasons, but you actually don’t need a large space to set up an effective shop. In order to demonstrate, we set up a complete woodworking shop in one corner of a typical two car garage. This workshop includes all the key tools necessary to tackle a wide variety of woodworking projects and still allows two cars to park in the garage. Take a video tour of this shop with Rob Johnstone from Woodworker’s Journal. Rob points out his favorite tools in this shop and shares several tips to consider when setting up your workshop.
SawStop Jobsite Saw – https://www.rockler.com/sawstop-10-in-jobsite-saw
Convertible Benchtop Router Table – https://www.rockler.com/rockler-convertible-benchtop-router-tables
Baseplate for Triton Spindle sander – https://www.rockler.com/convertible-benchtop-router-table-baseplate-for-triton-oscillating-spindle-sander
24×36 Shop Stand – https://www.rockler.com/rockler-24-x-36-shop-stand
28×40 Table Top – https://www.rockler.com/rockler-28-x-40-table-top
Shop Stand Casters – https://www.rockler.com/rockler-caster-set-for-steel-shop-stands-4-pack
Makita 36V Cordless Miter Saw – https://www.rockler.com/makita-36v-lithium-ion-x2-lxt-reg-brushless-cordless-10-dual-bevel-sliding-compound-miter-saw-kit
Dust Right Hose Reel- https://www.rockler.com/rockler-dust-right-shop-vacuum-hose-reel
Dust Right Heavy Duty Shop Vac Hose – https://www.rockler.com/dust-right-heavy-duty-shop-vacuum-hose-kits
Dust Right Separator – https://www.rockler.com/dust-right-dust-separator
Beech Workbench – https://www.rockler.com/beech-wood-workbenches-beech-wood-workbenches
Workbench Casters – https://www.rockler.com/rockler-workbench-caster-kit-4-pack
Rockler Anti-Fatigue Mat – https://www.rockler.com/rockler-anti-fatigue-mat
Clamp Racks – https://www.rockler.com/pipe-clamp-rack-bar-clamp-rack
Bench Cookie Rack – https://www.rockler.com/rockler-bench-cookie-storage-center
Lock Align Starter kit – https://www.rockler.com/rockler-lock-align-drawer-organizer-system-starter-kit
5000 Lumen LED Light – https://www.rockler.com/5000-lumen-linkable-metal-4-led-shop-light
Ceiling Track starter kit- https://www.rockler.com/starter-kit-for-rockler-ceiling-track-system
Wall Rack – https://www.rockler.com/dust-free-shop-tray-5-x-18-x-3
Router Bit Rack – https://www.rockler.com/18-rockler-router-bit-storage-rack
Shop Towel Holder – https://www.rockler.com/rockler-shop-towel-holder
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This makes me drool and so envious. Unfortunately I only have 1 car garage so I can only accommodate a 8 1/4 dewalt table saw, a small table top router table, small miter saw and handful of clamps. So limiting – can’t get a planer, band saw and drill press 🙁
no suction when he was "vacuuming" wonder if it was turned off or just so long a hose underpowered so as to be useless
A great help to focus on essentials
Comment peux-tu dire que tu es un woodworking quand tu as absolument rien de fait avec tes mains toute des produits acheter et en métal , vraiment inconcevable 😡😡😡
Love it! Amazing
Mine is three times smaller. I guess size matters.
I would worry that with that long of a hose for a shop vac that you would lose most of the suction. That is why for my ‘small shop’ i went bigger with a laguna 14-12 and just have dual 4" quick connect hoses off of it that can reach all my tools. That way no log runs of hose and the hepa filtration takes care of the fine particles, and the built in cyclone keeps the bigger stuff in the bin. More expensive, yes…much much better hepa dust collection though.
Where did you get the wall mounted POWER STRIP It’s not listed down with your other products ?
how much did it cost to set up this shop with every thing shown
Thanks to the Presenter, he is very efficient , thanks to Rockler too.
GREAT SHOP IDEAS FROM A LOYAL ROCKLER CUSTOMER
Rob, that is a neat and efficient setup. I’ve watched many videos on shop setups and builds. What I can tell your audience is that work shops are divided into many aspects. I do some welding, auto mechanics on my own vehicles, woodworking builds, plumbing on my house, electrical and electronics and appliance repairs, mine. You can name it and I’ll attempt to do it especially with the help of youtube videos. What I can say about these convertible tools is that they are fine if one is not building stuff for mass production.
All you need is a house!
That is a lot bigger than my space!
A small space is 8 foot x 6 foot — this is advertising with rockler web links
Any tips on humidity control?
Not sure if you want people to listen to the music or the guy talking?
Poor band saw
Lmao thats a huge garage
The best space design I’ve seen, just enough essential tools for a shop and still have plenty of space, great job!!!!
If you got to buy your own shop furniture you are doing something wrong
All you are missing is a small cnc router. then.you could build anything in that shop!
Link to the power strip bar mounted to the wall above the bench?
Great video 👍
Brilliant shop – well done.
one question, Loved everything but the work bench seemed to small, say to put the project on. Any ideas
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So grateful it exists."
That is not my idea of a "small shop". I have 8×10′ of space. This is nothing more then a Rockler advertisement. That means I will resource everywhere high and low before I drop a dime with rockler. Clickbait.
My workshop is a small conservatory I’m sharing with a giant train table 😂
that space is already way bigger than my shop which is just like a hall way
I like how he calls a two car garage a small space.
Very organized gentleman.
Any advice on noise control/suppression for small shop? I’m redesigning my workshop which in the unfinished basement. The noise is one of the major problems and the whole house can hear it even when I use the drill! Thanks!
One tool you don’t have is a benchtop planer. The dust collector would need to be more than a shop vac. Which Dust Right collector would you suggest?
How much would a shop like this cost?
Tidy and clean wood shop. By the way, have you gotten any noise complain by neighbors?
Well done, thanks.
Mind blowing what can be done. My place looks absolutely s&i!t to the square.
where to you buy the track system and curtain in thegarage
Thats the most sterile shop I ever saw. Where’s all the materials, cutoffs and half finished projects??? At least put some old license plates on the wall.
What are the dimensions of that space? This is a perfect idea for me to create a small workshop? Also what about filtration?
All you need is an absolutely massive garage like this
This sounds more like a Rockler commercial than tips on how to utilize your small work space.
This is just a storage of neatly arranged and apparently unused workshop tools. For more reliable advice see the real workplace of real woodworkers.