Blog and Gallery of Mike Miller | Indianapolis, IN

Items & Tools I use in my shop

I’ve been on instagram since mid march, and I’m always getting questions about the tools, finishes and consumables that I use in my shop. Here they are, from tools, to finishes and shop towels… my comprehensive list of items I use in my shop.

Power Tools
10″ Drill Press
Rotary Tool
5″ random orbit sander
4″ x 36″ Belt/6″ disc sander
Table Saw – Craftsman 113 (vintage not sold on amazon)

Hand Saws
Japanese Dovetail Saw
Japanese Pull Saw (Ryoba)
Coping Saw

Table Saw Blades
50t Combination Blade
80t Finish Blade

Bandsaw Blades
111″ x 3/4 3 tpi
111″ x 1/4 10 tpi

Router & Drill Bits
1/4″ carbide up spiral bit

Measuring & Marking
25′ Tape Measure
Speed Square
Combination Square
Marking Knife
Marking Gauge

5″ Hook and Loop Sanding Discs
4×36 sanding belts
Abrasive Cleaning Stick for Sanding Belts & Discs

Finishes & Oils
Danish Oil
Walnut Danish Oil
Boiled Linseed Oil
Water Borne Polycrylic

Books (some of my favorite reference materials)
Complete Manual Of Woodworking
Tage Frid Teaches Woodworking (3 Books)
Book 1
Book 2
Book 3
The Why and How of Woodworking
The Furniture Manual
Understanding Wood Finishing
Illustrated Cabinet Making
The Joint Book

Consumables & Miscellaneous
Lint Free White Shop Rags 100% Cotton
White Charcoal Pencils
Pencil Sharpener (super cheap and reliable)
High Temp Hot Melt Glue
Waterproof Wood Glue
Liquid Hide Glue
Drafting Pencil
Glue Bot
Dowel Plate
Rasp and File Set
Brass Setup Gauge Blocks
Self Centering Drill Bits
Honing Guide

Photo & Video Equipment
Primary Camera
16-50mm lens
16mm Lens
55-210mm Lens
50mm Lens
Standard Tripod
Mini Tripod