Book Review: Practical Shop Cabinets by Tom Clark

Shop Cabinets Made Simple… I recently finished reading “Practical Shop Cabinets” by Tom Clark. Check out Tom’s site here. I selected Tom’s book because I found MANY posts out in cyber-space that mentioned how much people like the book. You can add me to the list of satisfied customers. The price is right: $13.45 and [...]

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Workshop Lighting

Flip the Switch and Light that Shop! One thing that being in the photography business taught me is that good lighting is essential. Whether it’s a portrait of Great Aunt Ethel or you working in your garage shop, how you light it makes all the difference. So exactly what makes lighting good when it comes [...]

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Shop Layout Part 2

Where does everything go? Seeing that this is my first woodshop, I have been trying to learn all that I can about how to best lay things out. In part 1, we looked at the basic floor plan and lighting – now it’s time to find a home for everything. Before I start finishing off [...]

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Shop Layout Part 1

An Overview of the Shop Space… When we moved to Tennessee, we looked far and wide for an existing home to buy. One of the requirements was that I have quality space for a shop. To make a long story short, we ended up building. This was the first time we went through that process, [...]

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Learning To Woodwork: The Adventure Begins

Who is the bald guy with the goatee you ask? Hey, my name is Lou. Thank you for joining me at my new blog, WorkTheWood.com. If you are hoping to learn about woodworking, you have come to the wrong place (kidding – sort of)! I am just starting out in what I know will become [...]

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