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The Shop (Ep. 11): Inside my shop (and how to set up your own)



By popular demand, equipment expert Brian Knudson gives you a look inside his own Dr. Frankenstein’s lab in the latest episode of The Shop. Knudson offers plenty of advice on how to get started setting up your own club building space.

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  1. Douglas Aylor

    Dec 10, 2018 at 8:07 pm

    Thanks for sharing your space and ideas with us. It would be nice to have a blog where everyone who has a “shop” could share their space and ideas.

  2. alexdub

    Dec 8, 2018 at 9:39 am

    “Make your bench bigger than you need it to, because you’re gonna keep going on this journey and it’s just gonna get bigger”

    Truer words have never been spoken. It’s a disease, really. And there is no cure.

  3. Matt

    Dec 8, 2018 at 9:32 am

    Where are you at Knudson? Wondering if you’d do the occasional job for a fellow WRXer? Could use my loft/lies adjusted this offseason. The guys down at Edwin Watts – where I’d probably take them – just don’t seem to do the job just right.

  4. Jack

    Dec 8, 2018 at 9:16 am

    Solvent is nasty stuff…. Use air compressor to put grip on over blue painter’s tape.

  5. geohogan

    Dec 8, 2018 at 12:02 am

    One suggestion is to keep reloading ammo separate from your golf work area.
    Learned a hard lesson, grinding clubheads on the same bench my son used for reloading ammo and a small spark from the grinding wheel set off some gun powder dust. By the time I could smell smoke the flames were two feet high on the bench. (Learn to use a fire extinguisher before you need to use it)

    Saved the house, but have burn scars for life. Needless to say, ammo is no where near.

    • Gun Violent

      Dec 9, 2018 at 1:46 am

      That’s hilarious because I always smoke my cigarettes when I’m working on my clubs lol

  6. ogo

    Dec 7, 2018 at 11:01 pm

    Didn’t watch the video… did he mention anything about ventilation? If he’s cutting a lot of graphite shaft tips/butts there will be a lot of graphite micro-fibers floating about and settling on everything including his eyes and lungs. Not good….

  7. mb

    Dec 7, 2018 at 9:14 pm

    Awesome my base is close to yours in layout, this vid was helpful gave me many ideas.

  8. Aaron

    Dec 7, 2018 at 6:40 pm

    Nice episode Knudson! Really enjoy seeing how people organize everything, and I have a few ideas for my future basic shop now.

  9. sam

    Dec 7, 2018 at 4:47 pm

    love your work,hope you can help me with the following since no one seems to have an answer, interested in using jumbo max grips,want to know how they will effect swingweight and balance points and what is the best way to offset any huge differences

    • Knudson

      Dec 7, 2018 at 6:21 pm

      Thanks! It really depends on what grips you are currently using compare to the Jumbo Max. If a grip is about 5g heavier it will reduce the swingweight about 1pt. So depending on weight difference the club head could feel lighter. Some lead tape on the heads should get it back to its current swingweight pretty easily.

    • geohogan

      Dec 10, 2018 at 4:33 pm

      Jumbo max grips
      weight: Std oversize (SO) 57g, Junior (JR) 87g, Small (SM)98g, Medium (MD) 105g, Large (LG) 116g, X-large (XL) 122g.

      A standard grip is 50 grams, so a jumbo max grip is going to add 7 to 72 grams to the butt end.
      Good luck adding lead tape to compensate.

  10. Speedy

    Dec 7, 2018 at 2:28 pm

    Thanks, Brian. It brought back fond memories of my dad’s hobby. It was an easy addition for him, since he already had an impressive work space with tools.

    My first assorted set included a 2-wood, mashie and niblick with hickory shafts, and a good copy of Bobby Jones’ “Calamity”.

    I appreciated your mentions of ventilation, lighting, and solvent. Handling solvent properly is important. Especially if kids and pets are roaming.

  11. Ross

    Dec 7, 2018 at 2:26 pm

    Brian – good looking shop, I might suggest adding a FM-200® (Heptafluoropropane) fire extinguisher. This stuff safely replaced Halon. No reason to burn up your house
    from a fire.

  12. Carp

    Dec 7, 2018 at 1:29 pm

    Dude, love your vids. Learned so much.
    I just hate that they always make me feel like I need to clean up my work area tho 😉

    • Knudson

      Dec 7, 2018 at 1:49 pm

      Thank you, I really appreciate it. I cleaned it up right before I filmed, usually it is a mess!

  13. sailfishchris

    Dec 7, 2018 at 1:28 pm

    Was watching this as my wife passed by me. Exact words were “stay in the garage, or I’ll kill you”! LOL!

    • Knudson

      Dec 7, 2018 at 1:50 pm

      The key to that one is to sketch some plans with a work bench area that takes up the space where her car usually parks!

  14. 2putttom

    Dec 7, 2018 at 11:10 am

    wonderful ! I can do my laundry while I regrip some irons.

    • Knudson

      Dec 7, 2018 at 1:48 pm

      Hahaha, I have done that more times than I can count!

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