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533 Hickory Beard Comb

November 7, 20144 Comments

In today’s episode we’re making a fun little project from more scrap wood lying around my shop, specifically we’re building a beard comb. Why a beard comb? Given it’s the beginning of November, that means it’s also the beginning of “Movember.” So I thought it would be a fun little project for some of my […]

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532 H.O. Studley Tool Chest

October 24, 20144 Comments

The H.O. Studley Tool Chest is considered by many to be THE “Iconic Tool Chest,” the very tool chest that all others are compared to, and the envy of every woodworker who set their eyes upon it. On the outside it’s constructed of a gorgeous Cuban Mahogany, but it’s the meticulousness of the organization on […]

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531 Desktop Album Rack

October 10, 20140 Comments

No one will ever be able to say the Vanderlist family vinyl collection is overwhelming. It’s diverse to say the least, but that has more to do with them being picked up solely for use in a photo shoot by my wife versus played. Actually, we don’t even own a turntable, so even if we […]

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Become a Patron of Matt’s Basement Workshop Podcast

October 3, 20148 Comments

For a long time now I’ve been trying to find a way to take Matt’s Basement Workshop Podcast to the next level. So what exactly is the “next level?” Well I have an idea, but it’s never been worth talking about because I never had the time to create a plan to get there. That […]

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Woodworking in America 2014 picture album

September 16, 20142 Comments

Another Woodworking in America is in the history books, and once again it was an experience I’m thankful to have had. The friends, the classes, and especially the market place all combined to make it worth every minute of my visit. As you’ve heard by now, my trip wouldn’t have been possible if it weren’t […]

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530 Small turned mallet or “My first turning project!”

August 28, 201415 Comments

I knew it was eventually going to happen, the temptation is far too great to avoid. Don’t worry, I’m not talking about turning to the darkside and taking up knitting (although I wouldn’t mind making my own matching wool scarf and woobie set for winter, especially if it’s as cold as last year.) Instead, I’m […]

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529 Scrap wood magnet clips

August 15, 20140 Comments

If you haven’t noticed yet there’s a bit of a theme to my videos this summer. Have you figured it out? It’s “Scrap wood projects!” Continuing along with the last couple of episodes this one is no different. For today’s project all you need are some Metal Hinge Clips, Magnet Discs, and scrap wood. What […]

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528 Hip photo clipboards

July 26, 20147 Comments

In the never-ending quest to answer the timeless woodworker question “what do you do with your scraps?” I have yet another answer, photo clipboards! Actually, this one came directly from my beautiful and amazing wife Samantha, who was looking for something new to present to her wedding photography clients. The concept is simple. Take a […]

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527 Another bottle opener?

July 11, 20144 Comments

Short of having a bottle opener in every room of the house I don’t really have a need for another one. But when inspiration strikes, who am I to stand in its way? So on today’s episode we’re making another bottle opener. Except this time, I know for a fact you can easily find this […]

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526 A bottle opener’s wooden makeover

June 29, 20142 Comments

For sure the warm days of summer are upon us in the Northern hemisphere, and as I mentioned in a recent post, that means it’s time for me to start spending more time out of the shop. I’d love to say all that time outdoors is devoted to hanging with the family; swimming in the […]

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