The Firehouse is Finally a Shop! | Walls, Lights, & Thank YOU!
Posted on 10/28/2022

The Firehouse is Finally a Shop! | Walls, Lights, & Thank YOU!

The Firehouse is Finally a Shop! | Walls, Lights, & Thank YOU!Special thanks to American Green Lights for supplying us with LED light fixtures. Check them out at http://www.americangreenlights.com/.While the conversion of this firehouse to a wood shop is far from complete, we’re finally at a point w

6 Tips for Better Shop Layout!
Posted on 10/10/2022

6 Tips for Better Shop Layout!

Need help setting up your shop? Check out these six shop layout tips!Here are six helpful tips to improve your shop layout.When setting up my new shop, I went through a process of applying six filters to all tool location decisions and thought you guys might find this stuff helpful for setting up yo

Office & Bathroom are Safe, Clean and Attractive | Firehouse Renovation
Posted on 09/23/2022

Office & Bathroom are Safe, Clean and Attractive | Firehouse Renovation

Remodeling the firehouse office and bathroom.Time for an office and bathroom transformation! We cleaned the space extensively and followed up with new paint, new wall paneling, new light fixtures and new flooring. In the bathroom, everything was gutted and replaced including the toilet, the sink, th

So Excited! The Firehouse is Ours!
Posted on 08/18/2022

So Excited! The Firehouse is Ours!

We closed on the firehouse. Now what?!After months of preparation and a serious lack of certainty, we finally closed on the new TWW shop space: a old Missouri firehouse. The property features a 2600 sq ft building with two large garage bays and three rooms at the rear including a small kitchen. The

We Moved, It’s Humid, and a Game Changer for Rust Prevention?!
Posted on 07/15/2022

We Moved, It’s Humid, and a Game Changer for Rust Prevention?!

We made it to Missouri and I'm investigating a new rust-preventative product.The move from Denver to Missouri happened, but not the way I had planned. Thankfully Mom was there to back me up and everything eventually made it to our new home in Missouri. My tools are stuffed in a detached garage and t

And the Walls Came Down!
Posted on 06/03/2022

And the Walls Came Down!

The moving saga continues as the walls come crashing down!50% OFF in the Wood Whisperer Guild! Use coupon code SUMMERFUN on up to two project courses. Courses from 2022 are excluded. Sale ends June 5th.——— Finally we have resolution to the foreclosure scare in the last video. I also show you how I d

Property Search & A Bad Surprise
Posted on 05/20/2022

Property Search & A Bad Surprise

Looking for a new property with a shop in MIssouri.In this part of my moving vlog series I’ll give you an update on our house sale here in Denver as well as show you some of the properties we’re looking at in Missouri. I also include some tips and tricks for things to look out for if you’re searchin

Moving Again?! Yup!
Posted on 05/10/2022

Moving Again?! Yup!

It's time, once again, to pack up the house and the shop and move to a different state.If you can believe it, we’re moving again! This time, we’re headed to Missouri for two reasons: more family and more land. The video explains the situation pretty well but if you want to hear a little more detail

It’s Cold! Time to Winterize the Shop!
Posted on 01/07/2022

It’s Cold! Time to Winterize the Shop!

Save money and hassle by winterizing your shop.For those of us who live in colder climates, it’s important to consider Winterizing the Shop, especially if you don’t have a heater. Here are some tips that will save you money and hassle.Clean the Shop – If your shop is dirty and cluttered, you won’t b

I’m Getting Rid of my Roubo | New Workbench Tour
Posted on 10/29/2021

I’m Getting Rid of my Roubo | New Workbench Tour

I'm auctioning off my old Roubo workbench for charity and built a new Hybrid Workbench to replace it.The original Split-Top Roubo Workbench is a classic, and a beast in terms of size and cost. Over the years I’ve heard a lot of feedback from woodworkers looking for a “lifetime workbench” but one tha

Epoxy Floor Makeover
Posted on 01/19/2021

Epoxy Floor Makeover

If you have concrete as ugly as mine, and epoxy floor makeover might be just what the doctor ordered. My Denver, CO shop has concrete floors that have moved quite a bit over the years and as a result it developed high spots and cracks that became trip hazards. My brother in law Jay rented a diamond

2019 Shop Tour – Layout, Tools, Organization, Tech, and Safety
Posted on 08/29/2019

2019 Shop Tour – Layout, Tools, Organization, Tech, and Safety

An extensive tour of my Denver workshop.SimpliSafe is award-winning home security that keeps your home safe around the clock. It’s really reliable, easy to use, and there are no contracts. Check out SimpliSafe here: https://simplisafe.com/WOODWHISPERERIt’s been a while since I’ve done a shop tour. I

Tool Wall, Garage Door Cover, New Fans, DC Upgrades – Shop Update 6/17
Posted on 06/08/2017

Tool Wall, Garage Door Cover, New Fans, DC Upgrades – Shop Update 6/17

Tool Wall, Garage Door Cover, New Fans, DC UpgradesAlmost before I realized what was happening, I found myself fully engaged in phase 2 of my garage to shop conversion. 2x4s were purchased, nails were driven, and organization was born!Here’s a rundown of some of the products mentioned in the video.

2017 Shop Tour
Posted on 02/23/2017

2017 Shop Tour

A complete tour of the new Denver workshop!Welcome to the official 2017 Shop Tour. If you’ve been with us since the beginning, you know that my shop has changed a few times due to various domestic reasons. Back in November 2016, we packed up the house and shop one last time to head to our new home i

Shop Update: End of Phase 1
Posted on 02/07/2017

Shop Update: End of Phase 1

The garage is now officially a "shop" and I'm ready to make some sawdust!I’m officially done with Phase 1 of the garage to shop conversion and I’m ready to start building. I wanted to bring you up to speed by showing the various changes I’ve made up to this point for those who’ve been following alon

Acoustic Panel Installation
Posted on 02/03/2017

Acoustic Panel Installation

Acoustic panels can make the shop a much more pleasant place to work, and in my case, make videos.The Case for Acoustic TreatmentSince I record videos in my shop, the quality of the audio is very important to me. Most garages and shops features lots of hard surfaces and that means voices and tool no

Shop Tour & Sub-Panel
Posted on 12/11/2016

Shop Tour & Sub-Panel

A quick look at the garage space as well as the sub-panel installation.Before we get too far with the renovation details, I’d like to take a minute or two to show you the garage space itself. I’m working with about 950 square feet which is pretty respectable! There are two single car garage doors fl

Moving Into the Colorado Shop
Posted on 12/01/2016

Moving Into the Colorado Shop

We're in beautiful Colorado and now it's time to work on the garage and transform it into a shop!We are finally getting settled in Colorado so I thought it would be nice to do a little shop update. I strategically staggered the move so that the shop tools would arrive about a week after the house bo

Moving Out of the Dream Shop
Posted on 10/27/2016

Moving Out of the Dream Shop

Yet another shop move is under my belt!It seems that I’m gaining something of a reputation as a “frequent shop-mover.” It’s probably well-deserved since I’ve moved my shop four times already. If you’re playing along with the Where’s The Wood Whisperer home game, here’s the score so far:2005 – Moved

261 – Air Quality Upgrades
Posted on 03/31/2016

261 – Air Quality Upgrades

Venting the cyclone outside and a new exhaust fan will help keep the shop air free of dust!I’ll be the first to admit that I have a slight problem: I’m a little paranoid about dust. I want as little of the stuff in the shop air as possible so I continually seek out means to achieve that end. While I

Why is Your Shop So Clean?
Posted on 07/30/2014

Why is Your Shop So Clean?

Why my shop is clean and organized.Whenever I post a picture of my shop, I get more than a few comments about how clean the space is. Most of them say something like, “Way too clean!” or “You must not do any woodworking!” or “A real wood shop is never that clean!” I also see these comments come in o

12 Shop Layout Tips
Posted on 01/16/2014

12 Shop Layout Tips

Tips to help you arrange your shop effectively.I consider it part of my job to answer emails from my fellow woodworkers. Guild members or not, everyone receives a response. Occasionally, I get a question that requires a very detailed answer and that answer in and of itself would make for a decent bl

201 – Installing Nordfab Ductwork
Posted on 05/09/2013

201 – Installing Nordfab Ductwork

How to install Nordfab ductwork in a woodworking shop.After installing the Clear Vue CV1800 cyclone, the next step was to install the Nordfab ductwork. This video shows you how I did the job and how this system works.HistoryOver the years, I have tried a few of the common options out there for ductw

200 – Installing a Clear Vue CV1800 Cyclone
Posted on 05/02/2013

200 – Installing a Clear Vue CV1800 Cyclone

The installation and assembly of a Clear Vue CV1800 cyclone.One of the most important safety upgrades you can make for your shop is good quality dust collection. If you run a bunch of power tools, it’s hard to argue with the effectiveness of a ducted cyclone system. When I first moved into the new s