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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, 20162 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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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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547 Sharpening station upgrade “no more chasing the stones!”

June 5, 20153 Comments

I don’t which I’m more excited about, the new and improved work surface I’m using for my sharpening station or the little addition I just added the other day? Sharpening my hand planes and chisels has always been one of those things I begrudgingly did. It’s not that I didn’t get good results, it’s just […]

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546 The Drillnado hits the basement workshop

May 22, 20157 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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Alex’s shop made air cleaner

March 10, 20147 Comments

Alex Knappenberger of the “KillerSoundz” YouTube channel built an air cleaner for his woodshop. The most expensive thing in the project was the 8″ 800cfm blower. Over the years people have asked for alternatives to an expensive pre-manufactured air cleaner, and typically I recommend something as simple as a box fan with a furnace filter […]

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MBW “Shorts” Extended Crosscuts

September 29, 20136 Comments

Once in a while I have a few crosscuts that exceed the capability of my table saw miter gauge or my crosscut sled and since I prefer to use my table saw for crosscutting versus my miter saw, because of it’s accuracy and versatility, I found a technique that works and is super accurate. There […]

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MBW Shorts – “Installing a zero-clearance router table insert”

August 5, 20134 Comments

While working on the new wedding boxes for my wife’s photography business www.shuttersam.com (shameless plug I know…because I love her) I discovered that the 1/8″ diameter straight cutting bit I was using to route an important groove didn’t seem to be adequately surrounded by my smallest diameter throat plate in the router table. No big […]

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505 SawStop & Me “My Full Review”

May 1, 201351 Comments

On today’s episode I’m sharing my full review of the 110V, 1.75HP SawStop cabinet saw I received as part of an advertising deal back in October of 2012. As I had mentioned in the previous video “Hello New Saw”, I wanted to spend a little time with the saw before I shared my opinions about […]

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493 Table saw sled

October 7, 20129 Comments

ENOUGH TALK ABOUT THE NEW SAW, LET’S BUILD SOMETHING WITH IT!!! I’d love to tell you it would be something über cool, ultra modern and hip…but then it wouldn’t be on this show if it were. Instead, the first project on the new saw is something FOR THE NEW SAW; it’s a very basic, no […]

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