Merry Christmas!

December 24, 20152 Comments

Merry Christmas everyone, (and a Happy Kwanzaa, Festivus, post-Hanukkah, and any other celebration(s) with family which I may have overlooked!) A lot of amazing things have happened for the Vanderlist family this year, but regardless of how it’s impacted our day-to-day lives, Christmas is the time of the year we slow down and enjoy being […]

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My Final Wood Talk

December 21, 201537 Comments

It’s never easy to say goodbye to something you love doing, especially when you get to do that something with your best friends! Unfortunately there comes a time when you have to make the decision to step back for the sake of your family, your friendship, and even yourself, and that time has finally come […]

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The Highland Woodworker Episode No. 21

November 28, 20150 Comments

Have you watched the latest episode of The Highland Woodworker? Charles Brock and the crew have been working hard to put together the latest show and once again it’s filled with a ton of great woodworking information and entertainment. According to the shownotes, available at The Highland Woodworker, this episode includes the following: Moment with […]

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Happy Thanksgiving!

November 26, 20150 Comments

I’m thankful once again for another amazing year of the podcast thanks to all of you! Today I’ll spend the day with family and friends enjoying food, fun, laughter and even more food…all the while being extremely thankful all that I have and what I can give to others. Thank you again, and be kind […]

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Do you know your drill bit types?

November 14, 20150 Comments

Have you ever stood in the drill bit aisle staring at all the different types and thought to yourself “which one do I need?” If you answer “NO” than you’re either lying or you’re way ahead of me even today! But if you said “YES” than you’ll really appreciate this great infographic from Steve Gordon […]

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Veteran’s Day 2015

November 11, 20150 Comments

Thank you to each every one of you who have served. Your bravery and sacrifice to put yourself in harms way will always be appreciated by those who benefited most from it.

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Roarockit Vacuum Bag for larger projects

October 27, 20153 Comments

If you learn nothing else from me I hope it’s the simple fact there’s always more than one way to do the same thing. Whether it’s chisel work, milling lumber or pretty much every other task in the woodshop there are no true hard and fast rules to woodworking, other than to work safely! One […]

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Hammer, mallet or hand? What’s your tool of choice for chiseling?

October 23, 20153 Comments

Earlier this week I shared with you the three sizes of chisels I use the most frequently. If you didn’t see that video please feel free to go back and watch (click here to visit,) I’d love to hear what you’d suggest. While we’re on the subject, when you’re using those chisels is there a […]

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The Highland Woodworker Episode No. 20

October 16, 20150 Comments

Earlier this year at the same time as Handworks 2015 another exhibit was happening not too far away. An exhibit featuring a very famous tool box from a craftsman just about every hand tool user has heard of, Mr. Henry O. Studley. Among the many visitors to see the exhibit thanks to the behind the […]

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Next chapter starts now…

October 12, 20159 Comments

I haven’t formally mentioned anything about this here on the website but I’ve been sharing plenty of it on social media. Starting back on Monday September 28, 2015 I started the next chapter of my adult life as I transitioned from my former day-job of 19 years to something almost entirely different, but not quite […]

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