Saw a link here is a thread, regarding his new shop. Watched them all to the end. Think Festool is expensive? You should see his shop.
Nice tools, second floor looks like he is planning on teaching.
Tools are so far out of mainstream it isn't funny, there is not much you cannot make given what he now has. Yet the odd thing is, is that he seems to be adverse to doing the work by himself. True to form on everything he would work with someone to "show how it's done" then turn it over to them fully to complete his project. Even the young lady near the end of the shows spoke of how clean his hands were when they were landscaping the shop.
I saw during the course of the shows that we would buy new tools for carpentry, speak about the cool factor, lightweight and handy, but then the tools disappeared and he ends up using like the nail gun the carpenter had at the beginning of the framing. Sort of reminded me of the tool talk here, about what was good, and the quality of the old stuff, versus the flash in the pan latest tools built out of plastic.
Now there is a possibility that he had them on the show for tax purposes, and then set aside to keep them in good shape? Dunno.
He had a "friend" operate his new power tools the first time on the show, then he did use them later on (after training?) I have to say they are some awesome tools, it would be nice to have him as a friend when you needed to plane some wide and or lengthy stock. His "domino" tool must weigh 2,000 lbs at least.
Well, you all have to see the shop, it is pretty awesome, but it would be like Driving a Bugatti around town.