Author Archive for Matt

546 The Drillnado hits the basement workshop

May 22, 20150 Comments

I’ve been trying to distance myself further and further away from product reviews. Since they consist entirely of opinions they can be a little tricky to pull off successfully. This is especially true if you’ve had plenty of time to try the item out and can navigate your way around it like a seasoned pro, […]

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Popular Woodturning with Tim Yoder

May 20, 20153 Comments

Now that I’ve been spending a little more time with the lathe and I’m starting to become more familiar with it I get all excited when I have an opportunity to watch someone who really knows their way around one. A great resource for my woodturning lessons lately has been Tim Yoder host of the […]

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Next project down memory lane

May 18, 20151 Comment

Last week I shared one of the many projects I built in the past that I wouldn’t mind if it was lost to the annals of time. )Missed the post? Here’s a link.) This week I’m sharing what was probably my first attempt at a truly functional piece of furniture for the house. Where we […]

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“Party Tray” for a good cause with WWMM

May 16, 20150 Comments

Steve Ramsey of Woodworking for Mere Mortals is helping to raise donations for the Make-A-Wish Foundation by auctioning off the version of his “Unique Snack Serving Tray” he built on WWMM this week. It looks like a fun little project and is a great excuse to get in the shop and spend some time building […]

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Choosing the right stuff for your next project

May 13, 20150 Comments

For some of us choosing the right project material is easy, we use the same thing over and over. For others, it’s a painful and agonizing decision that has to be made whenever they think about their upcoming build. Understanding that you have choices, and then choosing the right ones for a successful build is […]

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Ghosts of projects past

May 11, 20151 Comment

Hopefully you’re not reading that title and thinking this post is about projects that haunt me. While there are plenty of them, that’s not what I was thinking about when I decided to write it. Instead, when I sat down at the keyboard, I had just finished wrapping up the final footage of the finishing […]

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Happy Mother’s Day!

May 10, 20150 Comments

Why are you reading this? You should be celebrating Mother’s Day! More great content coming later this week, now go tell your mom or the mother of your children how amazing they are…maybe they’ll reciprocate on Father’s day? Help support the show – please visit our advertisers

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Time well spent at the magazine stand

May 8, 20152 Comments

Before I get started, no one should take this post as a knock against woodworking magazines or other woodworking content creators, it’s more of an observation about my own journey than anything else. The other day I was involved in a little discussion about magazines and other informational resources. I don’t remember exactly how it […]

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The Workshop Companion series with Nick Engler

May 7, 20151 Comment

Everything you need to know as a woodworker in one collection? Well, that’s a pretty tall order, but Nick Engler’s classic “Workshop Companion” series is a great place to start. This bestselling 21-book set (more than 2,750 pgs!) covers a huge range of woodworking topics including: Using core woodworking machinery (band saw, table saw, router […]

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The Tall Dresser is all wrapped up and ready for action

May 6, 20155 Comments

The 8 Drawer Tall Dresser project is all wrapped up and waiting to be moved into my daughter’s bedroom to finally be put to work. I’ve really enjoyed the entire process and can say, without hesitation, there’s very few things I’d do differently if and when I build another one (and yes there’s a chance […]

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