Welcome to the Workshop Companion

Welcome to the Workshop Companion

BREAKING NEWS! If you wander on over to “My Growth Rings” channel, Scott Markwood has posted an interview with Nick Engler: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-UA5ZIFJCfA&t=443s

And now back to our regularly scheduled video:
Author/craftsman Nick Engler welcomes you to the Workshop Companion channel. Nick is a master craftsman, teacher, and author of over 50 books on woodworking, including “Woodworking Wisdom” and the “Workshop Companion” series. Drawing on his expertise, we are producing a woodworking web site, videos, podcasts and other digital media to help inform and entertain the next generation of craftsmen and craftswomen in this exciting art. Nick’s companion, Liberty, is a venerable border collie and our official shop dog.

To see all of Nick’s videos and SUBSCRIBE for more, see: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCk480B1pofOjThMfkBjhDpQ
Also visit the Workshop Companion General store, where we offer a wide selection of Nick’s BOOKS and PROJECT PLANS in digital format: https://workshopcompanion.selz.com/

To follow us on social media, try:
FACEBOOK – https://www.facebook.com/workshopcompanion
INSTAGRAM – https://www.instagram.com/workshop_companion/

Our Music is Licensed through Epidemic Sounds – https://www.epidemicsound.com/referral/bkvc7i

And thank you so much for your time and interest!


  1. Carpentry bihi on May 23, 2022 at 7:42 pm


  2. Robert Aiken on May 23, 2022 at 7:42 pm

    Nick are the books you advertise, actual books or are they cds. I do not own a computer just a smart phone. Also since I have SS tools now do you use mostly use SS tools in your illustrations on projects and techniques? 7o years old and still learning. Thanks.

  3. nagendra prathap on May 23, 2022 at 7:45 pm

    Hai Mr.Nick, am big fan of your videos, 🙏🙏

  4. Harryteeff on May 23, 2022 at 7:46 pm

    Hey Nick! Been a fan of your work for decades, beginning in the early 80’s as a young Marine with little money in my pockets. Your books, articles and videos helped me infinitely throughout the years and I’m glad to see you here on Youtube!

  5. malkomalkavian on May 23, 2022 at 7:47 pm

    Bookcases and cradles 🙂 you have me, sir

  6. Jim Moore on May 23, 2022 at 7:49 pm

    It’s great to have you back Nick!

  7. Firth Fabrications on May 23, 2022 at 7:49 pm

    Wow. I can’t wait to jump into all your videos! I’m already inspired.

  8. Welsh Rabbit on May 23, 2022 at 7:53 pm

    I cannot believe how many of Nick’s books I own! But until I discovered his Youtube channel, it was just a another name on the books — like so many other books I have. Now, thanks to Nick’s Youtubes, he has imbued them for me with real life and personality. Whenever I pull down one of his books and look at it, it’s Nick’s voice I hear in my head. What a joy to experience!

  9. Dennis Breault on May 23, 2022 at 7:53 pm

    Welcome back, Nick!

  10. Dave McGhee on May 23, 2022 at 8:02 pm

    Looking forward to the Sawdust Sessions.. Thank you for the content.

  11. Hal Mann on May 23, 2022 at 8:09 pm

    Glad you’re back to doing this Nick. Thanks. Where can we get plans for the infinity clock you recently showed us?

  12. John Morse on May 23, 2022 at 8:10 pm

    Hi Nick! Glad your are back. So happy to see you!

  13. Neal Eberly on May 23, 2022 at 8:10 pm

    Good to see you back Nick. I took a small seminar with you in Cleveland Ohio many years ago on using, maintaining and servicing the Shopsmith. Enjoyed it very much.

  14. Ellis Reeves on May 23, 2022 at 8:11 pm

    Been missing you Nick, glad to see you’re still at it. I’m looking forward to learning all I can from your wealth of knowledge.

  15. Mark Macauley on May 23, 2022 at 8:11 pm

    Thanks Nick 😊 Any chance that your books are still available?

  16. Bob Groh on May 23, 2022 at 8:13 pm

    Great to see you back! Looking forward to what you are doing.

  17. James Still on May 23, 2022 at 8:15 pm

    I just discovered you and I say wow!!

  18. Saddam Khan on May 23, 2022 at 8:19 pm


  19. mahmut123456 on May 23, 2022 at 8:19 pm

    Me after 1 minute: ok ok tell no more I’m subscribing

  20. W.WoodturningColecionismo on May 23, 2022 at 8:20 pm


  21. Michael Leonard on May 23, 2022 at 8:23 pm

    I’d love a tutorial on the hammer twirl please. thanks!

  22. H Nick Kulp on May 23, 2022 at 8:25 pm

    By any chance, are you the same Nick Engler that was the instructor for the Shopsmith Heirloom Project VHS videos ? I have several of them including the Pendulum Cradle (I’ve made at least 6 of them), The Hope Chest, Garden Swing, Bookcase, and Fundamentals, plus Sawdust Therapy. I still use them occasionally. I would love to see them in digital form.

  23. Caleb Gibbs on May 23, 2022 at 8:29 pm

    I am so happy to see you on YouTube. I was super sad when saw dust sessions stopped.

  24. Aggravated DocSurg on May 23, 2022 at 8:31 pm

    It’s great to see someone with so much passion about woodworking share his insights with us the unwashed masses of the internet! Thanks!

  25. Ronald Haynes on May 23, 2022 at 8:31 pm

    I’ve owned many of your books for a long time, and routinely use them as reference. I can attest that you know your craft inside and out. It’s good to see you sharing your knowledge not only in publications, but on YouTube as well. Good luck with it all.

  26. Philip Allard on May 23, 2022 at 8:34 pm

    I watched your saw dust sessions more than once. I look forward to your new material.

  27. Milo Trimbath on May 23, 2022 at 8:34 pm


  28. Jordan Sahlberg on May 23, 2022 at 8:35 pm

    Nick, thank you so much for what you do. I have been watching a lot of videos on woodworking on YouTube and yours are hands down the best. Its so inspiring to watch someone with so much passion and experience freely share their wealth of knowledge. My good sir, we don’t deserve you. I have been binge watching your videos and I will try to send everyone I know who is interested in woodworking to your channel. Thank you so much!

  29. My Growth Rings on May 23, 2022 at 8:39 pm

    Nick, Great channel intro and exciting news about the relaunch of the Sawdust Sessions! Can’t wait to see what comes next. Scott

  30. John Rice on May 23, 2022 at 8:39 pm

    I’m delighted to hear of the new, “Sawdust Sessions”.
    Most excellent!

  31. Danwrnr1 on May 23, 2022 at 8:39 pm

    I am a woodworker as well for 35 years and sir I can tell you I am learning al great deal from you. you are a consummate professional!