Woodworking Tools I Had, Have, & Hope to Add // Shop Tour 2021

Woodworking Tools I Had, Have, & Hope to Add // Shop Tour 2021

From routers to squares. Dust collection, power tools, the Roubo Workbench and everything in between. These are the tools that get the job done along with the tools I started with.

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  1. TheTranq on March 16, 2022 at 5:20 pm

    Does your Veritas duel marking gauge have a lot of resistance on it? Mine is always super stiff to adjust

  2. Tr Stull on March 16, 2022 at 5:22 pm

    Sorry I hadn’t seen you before! Beautiful stuff! If you sold your watch you could buy any tools you want! 😄

  3. Mats Bratt Børsting on March 16, 2022 at 5:23 pm


  4. R G Evan Kerschner on March 16, 2022 at 5:23 pm

    So I bought most of my shop tools at an estate sale and I’m having issues with my table saw motor, have you had to repair and motors and what would you recommend? Also, local to Beaverton.

  5. Adam Chesis on March 16, 2022 at 5:26 pm

    Martin Jointers are nice, but they’re super expensive and you can get an old American one, Oliver, Northfield, Yates, Crescent. and others for $3000 or less for a 16" Not sure what Powermatic Planer you were thinking about, the older 225s are not too bad with a helical head, but they are still not as delicate, as a Whitney, Buss, or an Oliver 229d. Northfields are nice as well. I don’t know how the felder sliders are, I have an SCMI bought it new in 2004 and it still cuts perfectly square, Martins are super nice but they’re really expensive, not Sure they’re worth the extra money.

  6. Greg's Garage on March 16, 2022 at 5:28 pm

    Still catching up. The gold top caught my attention early on. I figured there was good story there.

  7. Jerry Nix on March 16, 2022 at 5:28 pm

    What kind of chisels would you recommend to someone just starting to learn? Thanks for the tour, loved it!

  8. VITO on March 16, 2022 at 5:29 pm

    Excellent taste of tools and well organized shop. Love your work, as a woodworker and I have to say… Your bench is just beautiful.

  9. Charles L on March 16, 2022 at 5:30 pm

    Beautiful Table Saw Top! You know, ". . because you are ‘a Baller’." (I wonder if anyone will ever get the "Table Saw Top!" Comment play off if instead I wrote, "Table SawStop!" (Which wouldn’t be correct, because the patient doesn’t run out until [2021] October or November ‘ish [?])

  10. Nathaniel Snyder on March 16, 2022 at 5:31 pm

    I have 3 bad axe saws that should be coming in a few weeks. I ordered them 5 months ago. The stiletto,bayonet carcass and the 12’hybrid

  11. Ben Price on March 16, 2022 at 5:33 pm

    Just joined your Patreon as everyone else who has commented should!

  12. routyrodney on March 16, 2022 at 5:33 pm

    Would you look to move to a Sawstop if the safety system wasn’t there? Just wondering your reasons for looking at them as the next saw over sticking with the Harvey.

  13. Andrew Jakakas on March 16, 2022 at 5:34 pm

    Hi nick thanks for the video, what that watch your sporting there.

  14. Fearsome Warrior on March 16, 2022 at 5:34 pm

    Great tour. Would like to see how you have your sharpening stand and stuff organized on it. Looks heavy enough to work on without it moving and holds all the stuff you need. He grinder stand looks like the AC or a really big dehumidifier. The workbench looks like you put all your love of the craft into it. Gonna watch the series on it. Cheers.

  15. farrier ss on March 16, 2022 at 5:34 pm

    I have a hammer a3 41 on the way. Having trouble with the idea of letting go of my powermatics before using the hammer.
    Any thoughts? Small shop and I want the saved floor space.

  16. Bad Apple Woodwerx - Tim McDougald on March 16, 2022 at 5:34 pm

    Which Portland? Left or Right? 😉

  17. Dominic DiClemente on March 16, 2022 at 5:35 pm

    Late to the game here but do you find the planer capacity of that hammer to be enough for most applications ?

  18. Josh Ibbotson on March 16, 2022 at 5:36 pm

    What a dream space!

  19. Chris Stearns on March 16, 2022 at 5:37 pm

    Great shop😁 Awesome tools, great lighting, the setup/layout looks efficient, excellent camera person👍can’t wait to see your next project 👍

  20. mark scheiner on March 16, 2022 at 5:37 pm

    Nice tour. Noticed some of your design drawings next to your vacuum bag. I’d be interested in your design/software process for producing them if you’re looking for a video idea. Cheers

  21. Craig Edsinger on March 16, 2022 at 5:38 pm

    Hey, is that a Briese 44 light in the corner?!

  22. John Ledyard on March 16, 2022 at 5:38 pm

    200k subs in 2023; keep it up

  23. A. B. on March 16, 2022 at 5:41 pm

    Auriou rasps are made in France for sure.
    I know how they take of wood.
    Truly superb.
    Liogier exist too.
    Liogier produce some forms that do not appear at Auriou.
    Both brands are world’s best quality hand stiched rasps.

  24. Jim Goldener on March 16, 2022 at 5:41 pm

    Nice tour…I enjoyed watching. I always like watching stuff that I would never be able to do.

  25. C.A. G. on March 16, 2022 at 5:42 pm

    Nice setup of your shop Nick. Thanks for all the "what to buy" tips, I see that I have some of the tools you started out with as my start up set ( like the table saw and the thicknesser).

  26. Bert V on March 16, 2022 at 5:42 pm

    Hi Nick, may I suggest the longer extension for your Hammer A3. It has an adaptable leg and is really sturdy. Easy to switch from input to output side, A bit expensive, but Felder sometimes has a sale (at least over here in Europe). Its designation is: 501*129. Price around 340 USD.

  27. Mark McIntire on March 16, 2022 at 5:44 pm

    I’ve been watching your channel for about three months. Really enjoy your talent. The tour just shows that your one of us. Keep up the furniture building and I’ll keep watching. I can’t get enough furniture builds. I’ve learned from you.

  28. Nathaniel Snyder on March 16, 2022 at 5:45 pm

    Great lil shop similar to mine minus the pantorouter and sick roubo (jealous)

  29. Ryder’s Custom Creations on March 16, 2022 at 5:46 pm

    Thanks for the tour!

  30. Patrick Burke on March 16, 2022 at 5:47 pm

    It’s called Acclimate your lumber ,50% percent R/H perfect !

  31. Steve Rochon on March 16, 2022 at 5:48 pm

    Where can I get a closer look on how that saw till is made? I’ve looked at RC’s sites and don’t see anything. It’s outstanding.

  32. Chris Stearns on March 16, 2022 at 5:50 pm

    What are your thoughts on the lathe? Do you think you will get one or not?

  33. Thibault Charmensat on March 16, 2022 at 5:53 pm

    The cameraman doesn’t show what he/she should when you speak. Especially talking about handtools and workbench.
    But still, nice optimisation in 400 sq ft !

  34. Joshua Hughes on March 16, 2022 at 5:54 pm

    +1 for video content creation. ALSO, impressive work. nice shop. humble attitude. good job. keep up the great work. Be well~JDH

  35. K David White on March 16, 2022 at 6:00 pm

    Love it! Curious about the video stuff. Do you do any iPhone video mixed in?

  36. Sara Mysko on March 16, 2022 at 6:02 pm


  37. casey marwine on March 16, 2022 at 6:02 pm

    I really appreciate videos like this and you should learn to work with what you have and that you don’t need all sorts of expensive tools to create high quality woodworking projects.

  38. Tony Imperial on March 16, 2022 at 6:03 pm

    Love your shop. I’m working out of a car port right now

  39. Iris Janssen on March 16, 2022 at 6:03 pm

    Your videos are great, keep it up!!

  40. Brandt L on March 16, 2022 at 6:04 pm

    Perhaps other viewers may comment but my biggest concern with all my great woodworking tools is theft. I so want my best tools displayed but I cringe how easy they would disappear in case of break in. Perhaps it’s time for security systems

  41. Norman Jeckel on March 16, 2022 at 6:07 pm

    love it man , can wait to see you put all these beautiful tools to work

  42. Troy Kelly on March 16, 2022 at 6:08 pm

    Finally… someone came out and said it. TS55 is gutless. I have one and couldn’t agree more. Should have bought the 75.

  43. MrSeminole77 on March 16, 2022 at 6:11 pm

    Great content thanks! Can you focus on the saw till (Ryan Cheney design). Would love to see more. Thanks

  44. Tony Tunnell on March 16, 2022 at 6:13 pm

    I’m your newest subscriber found you yesterday inspiring for the roubo bench .

  45. Rob Freddi on March 16, 2022 at 6:16 pm

    Love your shop and your work!

  46. Setchi Design on March 16, 2022 at 6:17 pm

    One of the better tours I’ve seen with honest reviews. Also good to see we have similar taste in tools. 👌🏻

  47. Matt Elias on March 16, 2022 at 6:17 pm

    I have a similar garage/shop situation as well, and am also kinda-sorta starting up, so I really like this tour. One thing I don’t have but pretty much need is a band saw. What’s your take on a Laguna? Also, for the record, you are the second-least baller-looking person ever, behind me… great humorous comment.

  48. Darin on March 16, 2022 at 6:18 pm


  49. Gustav Holmström on March 16, 2022 at 6:19 pm

    I’d enjoy a tour of the content creation tools too 🙃

  50. Kelly Klaas K7SU on March 16, 2022 at 6:20 pm

    You said you live in Portland. Did you at one time live in Idaho? I see you have a small collection of Idaho license plates…Ada and Blaine Counties specifically…even Latah County.