Affiliate Sales & Promotions

Dual Value Packs in October from Shop Woodworking

October 9, 20140 Comments

There’s so much awesomeness in October the folks over at Shop Woodworking couldn’t limit the number of Woodworking Value Packs to just one…so they didn’t! For the entire month of October you can choose from two amazing Value Packs filled with tons of great information about either “Greene and Greene Woodworking.” “Explore the intriguing world […]

Continue Reading »

“Back to School Sale” at Shop Woodworking

September 8, 20140 Comments

When I was growing up, just about the only thing I liked about going back-to-school at the end of the summer was getting school supplies. A backpack full of new pencils, binders and paper was the signal of a new beginning. Of course by day two, the euphoria was over. Now that I’m older and […]

Continue Reading »

New tool announcement coming soon…starting with Tormek

September 3, 20140 Comments

Frequently I receive press releases and updates from manufacturers about tools and services they’re rolling out. I’ve always wrestled with whether or not to say anything about them, but then I’ll hear from someone asking if I was aware of it and why I didn’t say something? So after giving it some thought, I figured […]

Continue Reading »

FullPro’s “SoundVision” eye protection

July 9, 20140 Comments

Protective eyewear is an important piece of equipment in the woodshop. We never think about it until it’s too late. I know I’m guilty of assuming my everyday glasses are more than sufficient protection, but there are definitely operations where you need more. And it’s not just in the woodshop that you need adequate eye […]

Continue Reading »

“The Ultimate Construction Kit Contest” at

June 9, 20140 Comments

Some woodworkers cringe at the idea of using a nail gun on a project (even a small gauge pin nailer.) While others wouldn’t think twice about it and love the versatility and speed in assembly they offer, not to mention they also tackle a lot of home renovation jobs where they’re invaluable. The folks over […]

Continue Reading »

“Know your Wood Types” – Recorded Seminar By Shannon Rogers

May 24, 201412 Comments

***The Live Web Seminar is now available as a recorded video*** If you weren’t able to attend the Live Web Seminar “Know your wood types” presented by my co-host and friend Shannon Rogers there’s still an opportunity to get all the great information everyone else learned that night. According to the description at the sign-up […]

Continue Reading »

My thoughts on the Kreg K5

November 24, 20138 Comments

I’ve had an opportunity over the years to tryout a few versions of the Kreg pocket hole jig and I’ve always been impressed with their ease of use, repeatability and accuracy. It’s not that Kreg radically redesigns the jigs each time, but instead they make small improvements to their look and feel that make them […]

Continue Reading »

Congrats to our book winner!

November 11, 20130 Comments

Congrats to Lynn Hewell winner of a copy of Tom Fidgen’s latest title “The Unplugged Woodshop: Hand-Crafted Projects for the Home & Workshop”! Thank you to all who entered the contest, hopefully you’ll pickup a copy of Tom’s books for yourself and build the projects you mentioned in your entries. Help support the show – […]

Continue Reading »

Tom Fidgen’s latest title made me angry…in a very good way!

November 6, 201338 Comments

I wrote a post a little while ago about how I WANT TO BE Tom Fidgen after reading a preview of his latest title “The Unplugged Woodshop: Hand-Crafted Projects for the Home & Workshop”. Once I wrote it, I was a little concerned it would come across all Buffalo Bill”ish” “I want to wear your […]

Continue Reading »

I wish I had this much sharpening information years ago!

August 2, 20130 Comments

I remember being all excited when I got my first set of chisels and then that excitement being dashed against the wall when I discovered they didn’t come razor sharp (or any kind of sharp for that reason). I won’t even describe what happened when I found out the truth about hand plane blades! Whether […]

Continue Reading »

Back to Top