New Shop Update Video Series!
While my regular videos will continue on their normal semi-consistent schedule, I’ve added a new playlist to the channel just for shop update videos. In this series I will keep you up to date as I setup the new space, figure out how to lay things out, and begin to do some basic acoustic treatment to improve the audio quality on camera.
If you are new to the channel or just a casual viewer, I understand that these videos are probably not very important to you and are mostly unrelated to the gear review and how-to videos that may have brought you to the channel in the first place. I hope you’ll enjoy them all the same, as this new space and growth is entirely due to the support of viewers like you who have helped with encouragement, suggestions and support over the past few years.
I’ve got a lot of exciting plans for the new year that I’m excited to share with you. Things are bound to change a little bit as I try new things and add new types of videos and playlists to the line-up and I value the feedback and suggestions I get from you here very much. I hope you’ll stick with me and help me to continue to grow the channel and this site even more than we did in the 2017.
My ultimate goal for the year is to produce better content and deliver it more often, let me know if there is something you would like me to cover in an upcoming video, if you have any other suggestions, or if you’ve got a piece of gear you think would make a good tear-down or review video. I always appreciate the help!
So far, much of the work I’ve been doing is simply organizing all of the gear, cables and accessories I have piling up all over the place these days. Good solid shop shelves are pricey, especially when you need multiples of them to fill a space. I chose these Edsal Shelves and they seem to be solid so far. If you’re not in a rush, they also drop in price every few weeks to only $65 per set for the 48″ wide model.
Storage bins can also add up to a lot of money quickly, but the temptation to go with the cheapest option should be avoided. These Sterilite 6qt bins with the secure snap-on lid seem to be the perfect size for organizing parts, shop supplies, microphones and other accessories.
I’ve made a label template for Adobe Illustrator that I will link here just as soon as google drive sharing comes back online today (it won’t generate the share link currently) but here is a jpg preview. It lets you get six labels that fit the front of these bins out of a standard 8.5×11 sheet of paper.
Let me know if you want the template before the sharing link is fixed and added, I’m happy to just e-mail it out to you as needed.