Basement Woodshop Tour

This is a 10 minute video tour of my basement woodworking shop.
I think I’ve gotten my shop off to a good start, but it still has a long way to go.

I have good tools, in the good locations, good lighting, electricity from the ceiling to keep the floor clear, and good dust collection.
The next stage is to build some good shop cabinetry and a workbench.

This video is a review of a steadicam where I shoot a cool video of my basement workshop.

Here is a panoramic shot of from the middle of the shop.

Another pano showcasing my jointer and tablesaw.

A pano of my miscellaneous workbench area.

My workshop computer is in the foreground.
The 2 garden basement windows are the main way I get large rough lumber into my basement.
You can see my facination with old clocks on the walls.
I am also interested in CNC milling among other things.

This is the main woodworking area of my shop.
You can see the air compressor line on the ceiling.
The air compressor is on the opposite side of the basement.

From the rear of the shop.

The back area of the basement.
I need to build an outfeed table / workbench at the back of the tablesaw here.
I store my stains, glues, shellacs and whatnot here near the basement sink.


  1. April 14th, 2010 at 23:07 | #1

    Nice shop, I just posted a tour of mine HERE earlier today. I see you have the Grizzly 8″ jointer, good tool. I’ trying to figure out a way to get my computer in the shop but keep it safe from dust. My shop is much smaller then your but do you worry about the computer?

  2. April 14th, 2010 at 23:38 | #2

    Most of the dust that gets that far on the other side of the basement is minimal and very fine. It’s more of a light dusting problem than a problem for my computer. Plus the computer is an old one so I’m not as concerned if it dies.

  3. Justin
    April 16th, 2010 at 14:14 | #3

    Nice shop alan…I have one im building that looks around the same size…I was wondering if we could talk dust collection.

  4. Richard f
    April 24th, 2010 at 17:39 | #4

    i noticed that your furnace si fownhere, do you have nay problems with sawdust blowing throughout your house?

  5. April 24th, 2010 at 20:49 | #5

    There is an air intake in the basement for the furnace… I closed that off. That may have reduced some of the efficiency of my furnace, but I don’t think it changed much. There is no detectable “fine sawdust” upstairs. How can I be so sure? My wife is Japanese and she runs a tight ship when it comes to house cleaning. She told me I’d be in trouble if saw dust made it to the upstairs. The basement however, does have some very fine sawdust throughout since my basement has no walls.

  6. Michael
    February 13th, 2011 at 14:13 | #6

    Nice looking shop.

  7. li
    January 17th, 2012 at 06:00 | #7

    hi,nice shop.i’m a mechanical student in China.I like your workshop very much.maybe there are a lot of people here like if you want to corperate with me.answer me !Thanks.

  1. October 5th, 2012 at 13:16 | #1
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