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549 Turned Bottle Opener

July 30, 20152 Comments

The beauty of owning a lathe is being able to turn small scraps of wood into fun little projects. Typically these are quick & easy to make and something friends and family love to receive as gifts (or that you can sell to customers rather than burning in a fire pit with the rest of […]

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Samantha Talks Woodworking

July 3, 20153 Comments

After the dust settled and Samantha’s brunch table was completed she sat down with me for a little Q&A on the topic of woodworking with a non-woodworking spouse. If you have a spouse who isn’t interested in building projects, or woodworking in general then you know those awkward moments when they approach you to build […]

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548 Samantha’s Brunch Table “Woodworking with spouses”

June 18, 20155 Comments

It’s pretty much next to “NEVER” when Samantha wants to work on a woodworking project with me. So when she asks about us building a large table together I didn’t quite jump at the chance at first, I kind of carefully asked some probing questions before I agreed to anything. Don’t get me wrong, if […]

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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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545 Madison’s Dresser Pt 9 “The big reveal”

April 29, 20153 Comments

In today’s episode we wrap-up this epic nine-part series on the construction of the 8 Drawer Tall Dresser for my daughter Madison. It always seems to happen no matter how hard we try to avoid it. As we near the end of a build there are plenty of small (and sometimes significant) details we have […]

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544 Madison’s Dresser Pt 8 “Drawer Construction”

April 10, 20159 Comments

The end of the tall dresser build is almost here. One of the final things left to do, other than apply the paint, is to build the drawers. So that’s what we’re doing in today’s episode, it’s all about drawer construction. We’ll discuss dimensioning the Baltic Birch plywood for the drawer box sides. Fabricating the […]

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543 Madison’s Dresser Pt 7 “Standing on her own”

March 20, 20150 Comments

When I first came up with the basic design for Madison’s dresser I knew I wanted to incorporate turned feet into it. I’m still as novice a woodturner as anyone can be, but as I’ve learned over the years the quickest way to becoming better is to be at the tool rest as frequent as […]

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542 Madison’s Dresser Pt 6 “The Glue Up”

March 13, 20154 Comments

With all the drawer frames built, and assembled it’s time to glue them into position in their corresponding dados between the two sides. Glue ups aren’t all that bad on a small scale, but when you have this many pieces to put together in a short amount of time it can be downright scary if […]

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541 Madison’s Dresser Pt 5 “More drawer frame stuffs”

March 6, 20154 Comments

Just when you thought you were finished, they pull you right back in again! Actually I was never really finished, once I had the drawer frames glued up I still had a little more work to do on them before we’re ready to assemble the entire body of the dresser. So in today’s episode we’re […]

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