A first look at our new shop


Come along for the first look at our new shop space with Mike Pekovich.

Jan 12, 2022

Sponsored by Grizzly Industrial

As many of you know, we’ve been slowly but surely moving into the new Fine Woodworking shop. It’s exciting to start with a bunch of new machines and a blank slate, but we quickly realized that excitement came with a whole lot of work. Laying out the new shop was not an easy task, and honestly, we didn’t get it right the first time around. We sketched everything out on paper and had the electrical wired up to match, but as soon as we put the machines in place, it became clear that what worked on paper didn’t work in practice. 

For the past month or so we’ve been tweaking the shop layout until everything felt right. The machinery is in the right places and now we just need to get the dust collection tidied up and permanent electrical moved to a few machines. It’s pretty exciting! Slowly but surely, it’s starting to feel like a real shop. 

While we’ve shared bits and pieces of the shop on social media, we thought it would be nice to have Mike Pekovich give everyone an official tour. As you’ll see in this first look video, this is just the starting point, and there is a lot of work left to do. But from here on out, it’s the fun stuff! Special thanks to Grizzly Industrial, Oneida Air Systems, SawStop, Rikon, and Bessey for helping us assemble this incredible space!

-Ben Strano
Editor, FineWoodworking.com

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