I'm still in the middle of my workshop renovation, cleaning and reorganization project. As I'm working on things I'll be posting some videos of the Shop Projects that I'm making to make things better organized out in my shop. I hope that you find these helpful for your own workshop.

Sanding Block Tote

Tool Holders for Tool Wall

I have no idea how many hours I've wasted looking for my sanding blocks. Some of them weren't even stored over in my workshop area. I decided to solve these problems by making a tote for all my sanding blocks. This video introduces this project.

This video shows how I take wood from my scrap bins and make tool holders foir my tool wall. Currently my tool wall is just the area between the three windows in my shop. Eventually that will be expanded. Check back as I make those additions.

Outfeed Table

I just finished making an outfeed table for my SawStop. The design I used is based on one I found on the Wood Whisperer's website. It's part of his free content.



COMING SOON (this one will take a while and some other videos will be released before it's done. -- I may release some stages of the build in my Shop Updates.) - I've started making my workbench. At this point I've just milled the lumber and finishing up the plans. My plan right now is to a heterogeneous bench by combining some of the features of a Shaker style workbench with features from a Roubo workbench and maybe some others. I have no idea when it will be done but I'll post some short progress photos or videos here when I can.

Spring Clamp Rack

I made a couple of racks for my spring clamps. Here is a sneak peek of one rack that I made for the Rockler Bandy Clamps. The clamps are on a piece that is removable from the wall so that they can be taken over to a workspace in the shop.

This video shows making a similar clamp rack for my large spring clamps.

Tool Holders for

Dead Blow Mallets

After making the dead blow mallets I decided to make tool holders for them. This video documents how I made them. One is now on the tool wall in my shop and the other one is hanging on the wall in my office.

These tool holders are very simple to build. The design and process would work for just about any mallet.

Tool Holders for

The Thor's Mallets


King's Fine Woodworking

Now that I have a a full set of the Thor's Hammer mallets made by King's Fine Woodworking I decided that I need to make a tool holder for all three for me as well as one that I shipped off the the King family. I used bird's eye maple and black walnut for the holder.


Tool Holders for

Stanley Bevel Gauges

I bought these antique bevel gauges from a vendor at a tool swap meet. The Old Tool Swap Meet is held in the parking lot of the san Diego Rockler store on the first Sunday in April, August and November. It's sponsored by the San Diego Fine Woodworkers Association.

This video shows the process of making a tool holder for these two gauges for my Tool Wall. This is just one of  tool holders that I have made. The design and idea can be applied to many different tools.

A heterogeneous design.

Sandpaper Storage Ideas

I have some unique and handy ways to store sandpaper. This video was produced to help others with their sandpaper storage needs.

Shop Cabinets

COMING SOON I'm still in need of shop storage and counter space. My lathe, spindle/belt sander and grinder are still taking up valuable space on top of my assembly table. There is also a lot of tools and other various things sitting on it that I need to find a place for. As a result my first project for 2019 will be a cabinet for the lather and grinder. I have a plan to make a cabinet with two banks of drawers and a cabinet. It will incorporate ideas from several different woodworkers. Yes, I'll be using some pocket hole joinery.

Later in the year (as soon as possible) I'll be making a cabinet to house my Rigid spindle/belt sander, festool sanders, sanding block tote and sandpaper supplies. That's another cabinet that I desparately need. I'm still finalizing the design but want to make something like the one that's on the Down to Earth Woodworker's YouTube channel.

I also have plans this year to install a cabinet in my Rockler router table stand. Right now the shelf I made for the stand is a big mess. It's piled with router table accessories. The design has been drawn up. I just need materials and time.