End of 2018 Shop Tour

Video Notes:

– Enter to win! Huge giveaway: https://jayscustomcreations.com/huge-500k-100k-giveaway
– Article for my first shop: https://jayscustomcreations.com/2018/12/my-very-first-shop-and-why-its-important/
– Dril press: https://jayscustomcreations.com/2014/01/13-drill-press/
– Benchtop router table: https://jayscustomcreations.com/2016/12/benchtop-router-table/
– Shopvac and cyclone cart: https://jayscustomcreations.com/2015/01/make-a-shopvac-and-cyclone-shop-cart/
– Mini split for AC/heat: https://jayscustomcreations.com/2017/02/workshop-heating-cooling/
– High storage shelves: https://jayscustomcreations.com/2015/05/wasted-space-garage-storage-shelves/
– Miter saw station: https://jayscustomcreations.com/2015/03/adding-storage-drawers-to-the-miter-saw-station/
– Drum sander: http://bit.ly/2RvbivK
– Air cleaner cart: https://jayscustomcreations.com/2016/05/mobile-air-cleaner-cart/
– Finishing supply rack: https://jayscustomcreations.com/2014/02/how-to-make-a-french-cleat-pocket-hole-finishing-supply-rack/
– Dust collector: https://jayscustomcreations.com/2017/02/clear-vue-cv1800-cyclone-dust-collector/
– CNC machine (AR8 PRO+): http://bit.ly/2Csz3Qs
– Lever router lift XL: https://jayscustomcreations.com/2017/10/lever-router-lift-version-2-xl/
– SawStop table saw: https://jayscustomcreations.com/2015/12/tool-talk-5-sawstop-pcs-vs-grizzly-g0690/
– Laguna 18BX bandsaw: http://bit.ly/2rTXIXq
– SawStop folding outfeed table: http://bit.ly/2V6HYOv
– Hammer A3-41 jointer/planer combo: http://bit.ly/HammerA3-41
– Laguna Revo 12|16 lathe: https://jayscustomcreations.com/2018/10/laguna-revo-1216-15-candy-dish/
– Clamp rack: https://jayscustomcreations.com/2016/09/clamp-rack-version-2/
– Tool wall: https://jayscustomcreations.com/2016/05/making-a-hand-tool-wall/
– BearKat saws: https://jayscustomcreations.com/2017/12/my-custom-bearkat-hand-saws/
– Chisel handles: https://jayscustomcreations.com/2017/03/branded-custom-chisel-handles/
– Shooting board: https://jayscustomcreations.com/2016/10/a-shooting-board/
– Shooting board attachments: https://jayscustomcreations.com/2018/01/my-shooting-board-attachments/
– Mallet: https://jayscustomcreations.com/2016/03/two-ways-to-make-a-mallet-or-6/
– Shop apron: https://jayscustomcreations.com/2017/11/my-custom-shop-apron/
– Hand tool sharpening: https://jayscustomcreations.com/2018/07/how-and-why-i-sharpen/
– Hickory workbench: https://jayscustomcreations.com/2018/02/a-hickory-woodworking-workbench/
– Pine workbench: https://jayscustomcreations.com/2016/01/build-a-woodworking-workbench/
– Difference between hardwood and softwood workbench: https://jayscustomcreations.com/2018/06/softwood-workbench-vs-hardwood-workbench/
– Workbench casters: https://jayscustomcreations.com/2018/10/mobile-workbench-plywood-rack-lumber-rack/


  1. Another great video Jay, hopefully someday to have a good shop as I’m pretty much just starting out my YouTube channel, you’ve come a long way brother…Awesome content and were you a SeaBee? I am former Navy Gunner’s Mate, my oldest son was a SeaBee/CE 3, was in Gulfport, MS, then a cop in Slidell, LA now in San Diego Area…
    I am the owner of Arnie’s Home Improvements here in York, PA, was in the Greater Orlando, FL Area for 22 1/2 years so well aware of the humidity and heat…Thank God for AC…Yeah…YouTube channel same name…

  2. Very nicely done Jay. And I would hope everyone realizes how long and hard you have worked to upgrade and add to your tools so bravo on the intro!! Have a awesome Christmas with your family and a Happy New Year!!!

  3. Enjoyed the detailed shop tour…you would just suffocate in my little shop, 8’ x 12’…. Here’s wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas and a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year for 2019…

  4. Hey Jay
    Can I give you a little advice for your shop. Being a Fire Chief and Safety Inspector, Liquids should be stored below eye level. In your video you talked about storing yours on the top shelves, if for some reason, you forget or do not replace the leads of tight and you go to grab a cleaner or solvent it goes straight to your eyes. If you use this rule of thumb you will be OK.
    #1 Powders go on the ground floor
    #2 Liquids next
    #3 Solids above that.
    Keep up the good work.

  5. Hi Jay,
    Great tour around your shop. Always interesting to know and have a peek on how the professionals think and work. Hey, what’s the story with the Millennium Falcon carving on the top left of the hand tools station? :-)
    Also, I wanted to thank you for all the useful videos and hard work you put out on 2018!! They are a really great source of inspiration and ideas. Looking forward to 2019 and I wish you all the best to you and your family the upcoming year!

  6. Jay
    Once again a very helpful video. Liked the bench heights atthst same height of table saw height rule. Nice to know you are a member of the 5’6” club.
    All the best in the New Year!

  7. You didn’t explain the use of the 2 elastic straps (bungee cords) hooded on the garage door. they sont appear to be ‘stored’ there, but look to be ready for a specific use. Inquiring minds wish to know!

    • I’ve thought it was in the way a couple times in regards to shop tool layouts but I always revert back to the fact that I cannot think of a more efficient use of space. So if I hadn’t have built it I’d be complaining about storing all the stuff that I have in it. I’d build it again if I had to do it over. Only change would be to design it around the Bosch Glide miter saw to get more space for storage. The miter saw I have now is so big.

  8. Been watching your videos for a long time now and hold your opinion in high regard, especially when it comes to home shop equipment. I am about to process 2k sq.ft. of maple for flooring and need to make some shop upgrades. I always feel bigger is better and if I’m going to spend money why not get the tool that I will never want to upgrade again. However, I have found that sometimes I need to be pulled down to really. I need to purchase a new planer and router table and would rather buy than build to save time. Been looking at the hammer A3-41, jet 16″, and jet combo as well. In your appinion am I thinking to big, or will getting the dewalt dw735 be more realistic for my needs? I know in the past you have said that you would maybe not purchase the dw735 again. When it come to funding I have the resources to get the bigger tools, however I want to be responsible and not buy something I don’t necessarily need.

  9. in one of your earlier comments you mentioned needing a new dust barrel. My wife works as a company and next door is a company that owns car washes. they have both 55 and 35 gallon white drums that they get washer fluids in and they sell them for $1 each. May be similar opportunity in your area?

    I have re-read yours and Bill Pentz directions for dust collection several times.
    I have the similar sized “studio” with similar arrangement and 5HP clear vue dust collector, 25′ x 25′ with 11′ ceilings.
    I have an island in the middle of my shop like yours with PM2000 table saw & 4’x5′ out-feed table, and a jointer and planer (on big castors) placed to the left of the island and a router on the right side of the table saw. I am upgrading from 6″ flex duct to my table saw island to hard green DWS PVC pipe from the ceiling like yours.
    1. For my shop, if a hard fixed pipe is going to be fixed in place from the ceiling to the floor feeding the table saw island, is the RIGHT side of the table saw between the out-feed table and the router the optimum place for a fixed down pipe?
    2. In your opinion would you add a second down feed from the ceiling stopping above head for flex duct to feed the jointer and planer on the LEFT side of the table saw island?
    3. Or would you feed these two tools underneath/through the outfeed table from the single down-pipe on the opposite side?
    mainly my questions are, how many 6″ down stacks and where do you recommend them to shop island with these tools.
    I have plenty of pipe, cost of pipe not an issue. my question is only about design optimization and getting that nasty stuff out of my shop.

    • Hey Mark,
      The barrel seen in this video is the new barrel. I bought it from Oneida.
      Unfortunately I cannot answer your questions in regards to down stack locations as we all value space differently. I ended up getting all of my pipe on the walls and on the floors. I’d much rather have it on the floor where I can step over it instead of in the way hanging from the ceiling. I’m probably in the minority group there.

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