New Merch, New Shop, and New Schedule… A Much Needed Update

New Merch, New Shop, and New Schedule… A Much Needed Update


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  1. Wyatt Teague

    July 28, 2017 at 7:45 pm


    Firstly, I've been devouring your videos over the past few days after discovering your channel. I love your designs and your approach is really engaging. Keep it up, man. I want to send you a book that I think could wind up making you a lot of money by bringing your passion to a large audience. Could we exchange email addresses?

    Sidenote: have you considered a video dedicated to letting your viewers get to know you more personally? Your 'origin story' into the DIY field, other hobbies, etc. Thanks!

  2. Eric Cole

    July 28, 2017 at 7:45 pm

    French cleats are great but sheets of 3/4 plywood on the wall are even better.

  3. Dmitriy Lutsenko

    July 28, 2017 at 7:45 pm

    I don't know how to contact you other way, so I will share my shop layout ideas here. It seems obvious, but most used tools needs to be close to your work surface. In my shop I have tool wall with measuring stuff, tapes, sand paper, pencils etc. All stuff I can suddenly need is there. Above the tool wall I have a shelf with all kinds of glue and finishes I use a lot. My workbench haves build in cabinet and on top of it is huge open shelf where all hand held power tools live in. And not so common things I hide behind the doors in same cabinet, so it not covering in dust that much. This way I can do most of the small project staying in front of the workbench. 70% of stuff I use lives above or below the work surface. P.s. thanks for great content and sorry for bad English.

  4. Sophia Maiorano

    July 28, 2017 at 7:45 pm

    Where did you get your shoes (or what brand are they) !!?

  5. edgarn89

    July 28, 2017 at 7:45 pm

    Come open a shop in Milwaukee Wisconsin!

  6. aei iea

    July 28, 2017 at 7:45 pm

    which brand are those pants man?

  7. Bill Diehl

    July 28, 2017 at 7:45 pm

    Here's a quick shop tip for you: of course you'll want to put as much of your tools on wheels. I went to my local Goodwill and picked up 2 old wooden stereo cabinets. Put wheels on them and then bolted down my jointer and planer. Now it's easy to move those two heavy tools out of the way when I'm not using them!
    One more thing: you can pick up a pretty good dust collection system at Harbor Freight.

  8. Bill Diehl

    July 28, 2017 at 7:45 pm

    Hey Mike. Paused in the middle of your video to hit your store and order some of your merch.
    I have the same workbench that you're using (put in the drawers, son!) but I picked it up on Amazon for less than $120! Who would imagine finding the same item someplace cheaper than at Harbor Freight!?
    Looking forward to your next project! Peace.

  9. potter Moreno Macías

    July 28, 2017 at 7:45 pm

    Muchas felicidades, ponle tú toque al taller.

  10. Bruce A. Ulrich

    July 28, 2017 at 7:45 pm

    You'll have that new shop setup in no time!

  11. Amelia VanderNiet

    July 28, 2017 at 7:45 pm

    I love that you modeled your own merch haha! Bangin!

  12. Bryan Chavez-Castro

    July 28, 2017 at 7:45 pm

    Damn Mike, are you losing weight? I've been off for a while and hadn't noticed. Congrats if you're actively trying to get fitter. Looking good either way.

  13. iszak larkman

    July 28, 2017 at 7:45 pm

    you have to make a build log on the making of your shop it would be cool to see how you set it up, and personally might imspire more people to make the effort to get in their own shop

  14. dingledarn

    July 28, 2017 at 7:45 pm

    You're my favorite, I swear. You're such a genuine guy.

  15. Robbie Hilliard

    July 28, 2017 at 7:45 pm

    HEY Mike you need to paint one of your walls with a big ass modern builds logo keep up the good work little brotha

  16. Chuck Stephens

    July 28, 2017 at 7:45 pm

    Glad to place an order and support this awesome channel.

  17. dylan pepper

    July 28, 2017 at 7:45 pm

    I've done french cleat storage and also upper cabinet storage. The upper cabinet storage combined with a lower cabinet storage ended up allowing me to get more out of the wall space with extra storage. Although for most of my hands tools I keep them in a very large toolbox on casters.

  18. Morgan

    July 28, 2017 at 7:45 pm

    Why the logo change?

  19. Christian Pruvost

    July 28, 2017 at 7:45 pm

    congratulation for the shop's upgrade!!
    please Mike, keep working like that
    greetings from Argentina

  20. Brian Prusa

    July 28, 2017 at 7:45 pm

    Shirt stills = album cover.

  21. John Conklin

    July 28, 2017 at 7:45 pm

    The only thing that I really wish that I had done is epoxy coat the floor before moving stuff in. Looks better, easier to keep clean and not that much added expense. Bitch to do after the fact.

  22. Howard Springsteen

    July 28, 2017 at 7:45 pm

    I don't know your work flow, but if you use a jointer or planer, I suggest putting that close to the door, then your table saw, and miter saw, then an assembly bench at the back. Work flow from door to the back of the shop. I also am not a fan of putting tools in drawers. Adam Savage is correct. Drawers are the death of tools. You put it in there and then you can never find it.

  23. Adrian Herbert

    July 28, 2017 at 7:45 pm

    Ya Mike consider building yourself a Ron Paulk work bench, awesome design and a great way to keep your bench clear, but still keeping the tools you use most close at hand. Also build yourself a Flip top tool cart, it's a good way to put two tools in one space (Fix This Build That). And last what ever tools benches or anything you can, Put them on wheels. It's crazy how convenient it is when you can move the bigger and heavy stuff on a dime, and at any time all on your own.
    Can't wait to see your shop evolve.

  24. Rob Fozney Adventures

    July 28, 2017 at 7:45 pm

    Cool stuff! I'm gonna save up for a mug! Looks cool.

  25. freeman621

    July 28, 2017 at 7:45 pm


  26. Make It Mazzeo

    July 28, 2017 at 7:45 pm

    Awesome merch Mike! if you don't mind me asking where'd you order it all from?

  27. Uriel Valdez

    July 28, 2017 at 7:45 pm

    Congrats bro ill be puttin in my order.

  28. Aaron Moiche

    July 28, 2017 at 7:45 pm

    honestly im very proud to follow your channel mike, you're such a kind hearted human being. Thanks for sharing your work man

  29. The Cutting Bored

    July 28, 2017 at 7:45 pm

    Congrats on the new set up dude.

    Real question for you – you have pretty decent lighting overall in your vids – not sure how you did it in your old shop, but it looks like you're in a garage type setting for this new one with lighting coming from one side from an open door? Are you using a secondary studio light source when you build or is it just natural lighting everywhere all the time? I have studio soft lights but only ever use them when trying to talk to camera. Thinking it's time I make more use of them! Any info is appreciated!

  30. Nicolas Fernandez

    July 28, 2017 at 7:45 pm

    So I have a peg board took wall, and a french cleat wall. The peg board wall is better for me because if I get new tools it's really easy to make space or rearrange a few things. The french cleat wall isn't anywhere near as flexible, buuuuut it does look a lot nicer and more put together. Form vs Function I suppose

  31. Michael Lippert

    July 28, 2017 at 7:45 pm

    I can't wait for a shop tour from you

  32. DIY giveaways & tutorials

    July 28, 2017 at 7:45 pm

    awesome, dude! looking forward to how you design your shop. i may steal some ideas cuz I'm building a 12'x16' shed/work shop in my backyard. 🙂

  33. theyreee gggreat!

    July 28, 2017 at 7:45 pm


  34. Kate Emma

    July 28, 2017 at 7:45 pm

    Love the merch, Mike! As a graphic designer, I have to say I love the aesthetic. And as someone who is about to be creating a shop myself, I hope you do a series on your channel on building your shop out! Would love to see that.

  35. Clayton Davis

    July 28, 2017 at 7:45 pm

    As far as shop organization I like my pegboard, but I would avoid cheap pegboard accessories like the plague. If they only have one hold point they'll fall out alllll the time. Obviously the more custom builds for specific tools you can do the better, but if you want pegboard, do it right the first time to save a lot of frustration.

  36. Erin Kerr

    July 28, 2017 at 7:45 pm

    dude my sawmill internship is becoming a furniture design job soon so when i start getting those paychecks ill buy the hat and stickers!

  37. MAL MAL

    July 28, 2017 at 7:45 pm

    Yo open up a store in okc. I like your style but let's get real, I'm never going to make any of it myself.

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