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My 2020 Professional Workshop Tour: My Key Tools & Build Plans

John Malecki

My 2020 Professional Workshop Tour: My Key Tools & Build Plans

Take a Tour of the Inner Workings of John Malecki’s Workshop

Shop Talk
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Feb 11, 2020

Much like every great chef yearns to make their ultimate kitchen, every woodworker has taken the time to dream out their ultimate workshop. They’ve dreamt about the layout, having plenty of space to work, and the sparkling new tools and machines that lay in every nook and cranny.

After working in custom woodworking and home remodeling for about 6 years, I’d had enough of these dreams to drive me batty. I realized that I had reached a point in which my lack of space and materials was keeping me from growing my business. Many of my workflows were brought to a screeching halt simply due to my capacity, and I was ready to make sure I was maximizing my profits with the work I do.

That’s why I’ve spent the past 14 months ramping up my new shop. I’ve designed every corner of this space to help me complete my projects more efficiently than ever before—and in the process, I turned this house (empty workshop) into a home (the ultimate workspace).

If you’ve followed my video over time, you’ve seen this all unfold on the screen. You guys have been super interested in the projects I take on for my shop, which is why I figured it was time to give you all an official 2020 workshop tour. 

In this video, I walk you through every corner of my shop, including descriptions of my favorite tools and machines, my favorite projects, and offering you an exclusive bundle deal on my shop plans! Check out the video and let me know what you think!

This post is sponsored by American Green Lights and Southwire.

2020 Shop Tour: Featured Plans

Check Out These Plans for Completing Your Ultimate Workshop

John Malecki Workshop

If you want to deck out your shop just like mine, snag this Workshop Plan Bundle, also known as my Freedom Bundle. This includes all four of my shop plans, making it possible to build out the ultimate workspace for a fraction of buying it yourself. The include shop plans (which can also be purchased individually if you hate freedom), include:

  • Miter Station: The perfect storage solution for your miter saw that includes a level table surface and a downdraft table for dust suction.
  • Outfeed Table: This table is the heart and soul of my workspace with tons of built-in storage for even my biggest and most awkward tools.
  • Drill Charging Station: If you’re like me and have a handful of different drills, this station is an absolute must-have for storage and charging.
  • Adjustable Clamp Rack: Clamps can be awkward to store, which is why this adjustable clamp rack plan is the perfect solution for a functional workshop.

Featured Tools in My Workshop Tour

Great Tools for Leading Brands that You’ll Love

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JET Tools -

Metal Working Tools -

Milwaukee Storage Bins -

Armor Tools - T- Slot -

Armor Work Benches -

Bosch Miter Saw -

MLCS Router Table -

Mirka Deros 6.0 -

Festool Tools Kit -

Milwaukee Toolboxes -

Bessey Clamps -

Laguna 18bx -

Lev-Rack - 

Sjoberg Workbench -

Powermatic Drill Press -

Weldtables -

ZT Fab Cart -

Pit Boss Grills -

Fein Slugger -

Langmuir Table -

Thanks for checking out this video and blog! If you liked it, be sure to check out some of my other recent videos:

Download the Plan

Want to try this build out for yourself? Download the digital plan now for step-by-step instructions, measurements, and a detailed look at how to punch this project in the face.

Shop Talk
min read
Feb 11, 2020
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John Malecki

I used to be an offensive lineman in the NFL, Now I run my own furniture business and am completely self taught. In my videos and posts you'll see a variety of wood and metal work as well as some tips and tricks. Enjoy!