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Toolstoday.com photo contest

August 6, 20140 Comments

Want a chance to win a $250 gift card at Toolstoday.com? Here’s your opportunity! Between now and September 1, 2014 visit the Toolstoday Facebook page, like the page, and then submit a photo of one of your projects. Rules for entering the contest include the following: Project must of been created using router bits, saw […]

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Shop Woodworking’s August offerings

August 5, 20141 Comment

Every month the folks over at Shop Woodworking offer up some great value packs filled with tons of useful resources on specific projects or woodworking techniques. For the month of August 2014 they’re changing things up a little by offering a chance to get Roy Underhill’s Woodwright’s Shop Volume 11 – 20 DVD Collection. Enjoy […]

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Steve Carmichael’s “Whac-A-Woodworker” Whirligig

July 29, 20141 Comment

I’ve heard of “Storage Wars”, “Locker Wars”, “Shipping Wars”, and even “Star Wars!” But “Whirligig Wars” is a new one to me. Actually that’s not true, I have heard of it and I’ve just chosen to pretend it’s fallen on deaf ears because I don’t want to embarrass myself attempting to enter a competition with […]

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528 Hip photo clipboards

July 26, 20144 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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Business of podcasting “What make’s a good topic?”

July 24, 20142 Comments

The subject of topics is a popular discussion in correspondences I’ve had over the years. It’s kind of funny when I think about it, because the awesomeness of having your own show or blog is that the topic is whatever YOU want it to be. First of all, it’s your show, so that means you […]

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CU WoodShop Supply’s Used Tool Sale and Swap August 2nd

July 23, 20142 Comments

Coming up on August 2nd 2014 the folks over at CU WoodShop Supply in Champaign IL are hosting their first annual Tool Sale & Swap along with their co-sponsors, Champaign County Habitat for Humanity and the Preservation and Conservation Association (PACA). According to the staff at CU WoodShop Supply “We’re working hard to make this […]

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Bandsaw blade tracking

July 22, 20140 Comments

My post the other day about my recent experience with case hardened wood and the bandsaw got me to thinking about my own tool’s setup. I know I get a little lazy sometimes when it comes to readjusting the settings for a new blade, but I’ve learned to overcome my urge to be slothy and […]

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A case for “case hardening”?

July 21, 20142 Comments

Over the weekend I was resawing with my bandsaw, for the project video I’ll release later this week. All was going well until I noticed the blade started to make an unusual sound. The wood felt as if it had gotten stuck, then ALL OF A SUDDEN…BAM!!! the blade came off the wheels and it […]

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The business of podcasting “The Beginning…again”

July 16, 20145 Comments

I’ve been podcasting in one form or another for over 8 years, and in that time I’ve seen plenty of shows (both woodworking related and otherwise) come and go. I always tell the story that Matt’s Basement Workshop started for one simple reason, because there was nothing in the podcast directories that focused on woodworking […]

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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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