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561 The Shoe Bench

May 11, 20200 Comments

There’s nothing like scratching two things off your to-do list with a single effort. In this case it’s replacing a real eye-sore of a project (that wasn’t as helpful as originally thought…see “The Good, the bad and…It’s Ugly”…,) and also another way to use up some old stock that’s just been taking up space for […]

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560 Benched

April 29, 20200 Comments

Who doesn’t have a hodgepodge of wood species sitting around their shop? For certain I do, and sometimes I wish I could swap one piece for another to create a project. In reality, we already mix species in a number of our projects anyways, so why should this one be any different? Sure continuity is […]

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559 Dice Tower and Tray “Highrolling Unicorns and Wizards!”

January 5, 201824 Comments

Anyone who plays games involving dice there’s two things you always encounter; 1) they inevitably go flying off the tabletop, or 2) someone claims you threw them in a way that meant you were cheating. Aside from building a gaming table with raised sides like a craps table in Vegas your options can be limited […]

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558 Utensil Drawer Organizer “Forks, spoons and knives…oh my!”

February 5, 20174 Comments

It’s easy to be inspired in the kitchen to make something, and I’m not just referring to food either (okay, maybe I am just a little.) Items for use in the kitchen are popular projects, not only with our spouses but often with family and friends. My wife Samantha has a long list of things […]

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557 The New Workbench is Here!

January 14, 201714 Comments

For years I’ve been saying I was going to build a new workbench for the basement workshop, and after just as many years of not doing it, it’s finally happened! The “design” of the bench is simple, and the dimensions are perfect for a smaller shop like mine considering the goal turned from making a […]

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A slightly, moderately-more-complex planer sled

June 22, 20163 Comments

If you’re the type of woodworker who really loves to build a complex jig with all the bells and whistles, then I have a feeling you were already trying to figure out how to modify my simple planer sled. In 2005 the folks over at Fine Woodworking shared Arlington, Texas, woodworker Keith Rust’s sled, which […]

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556 Simple Planer Sled Q&A Follow Up

June 20, 20160 Comments

You have questions and comments about the simple thickness planer sled? I have answers; although I can’t guarantee they’re the ones you want to hear. Thanks to everyone who wrote in! Episode available for download in the following formats: |720HD Video||SD Video||Mobile Video|

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Happy Father’s Day 2016

June 19, 20160 Comments

Let’s keep it simple today, after all being a dad means we have a lot on our plates (hopefully it’s mostly BBQ!) Here’s two of my favorite videos that exemplify the Dad-life. In this situation, it didn’t choose me, I chose it, and LOVE IT! Happy Father’s Day to all the dads (and quite a […]

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555 A simple planer sled

June 12, 20165 Comments

For the past several months while I’ve been on the road for work my wife Samantha has been tackling a kitchen project. I’ve been helping out where, and when I could, but for the most part it was all her sweat and effort going into it (and before anyone asks, no, I didn’t build any […]

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Don’t push them into the shop!

February 29, 201614 Comments

Usually I save this conversation for closer to Father’s Day, but recently I’ve been feeling like I need to bring it up sooner than later. A frequent question I’ve received over the years, and a topic I see come up all the time in forums and on social media, is fellow woodworkers asking how they […]

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