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I met the North Carolina Woodworkers at WIA 2014

October 15, 20140 Comments

It’s not hard to say that woodworkers are some of the nicest people you’ll ever meet. In fact it’s probably one of the easiest things to prove if someone doesn’t believe you. As it goes amongst woodworkers, I’d have to say the folks of the North Carolina Woodworkers group are at the top of that […]

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H.O. Studly Tool Chest tickets still available

October 13, 20140 Comments

While at Woodworking in America 2014 I had the pleasure of talking with Don Williams about the upcoming H.O. Studly Tool Chest exhibit he’s curating in May 2015. I captured the entire conversation, and was really excited to hand it over to the folks at Highland Woodworking to include in their WIA 2014 coverage. Unfortunately, […]

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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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Dual Value Packs in October from Shop Woodworking

October 9, 20140 Comments

There’s so much awesomeness in October the folks over at Shop Woodworking couldn’t limit the number of Woodworking Value Packs to just one…so they didn’t! For the entire month of October you can choose from two amazing Value Packs filled with tons of great information about either “Greene and Greene Woodworking.” “Explore the intriguing world […]

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“An Unplugged Life” a new online experience with Tom Fidgen

October 8, 20140 Comments

I’ve written previously about Tom Fidgen who I consider an amazing author, craftsman and instructor. He’s released two amazing books “Made by Hand” & “The Unplugged Woodshop” both filled with inspiring projects intended to be built entirely with hand tools (but I don’t think he’d be upset if you completed them with a little assistance […]

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Fred West Commemorative Tool Chest at Woodworking in America 2014

October 7, 20140 Comments

I can’t say with any certainty that this story from Woodworking in America 2014 didn’t have some influence on my recent launch of a Patreon campaign to find Patrons for my own show. But for sure I eluded to it in the description of what the term “patron” meant when giving a definition. Not sure […]

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Desktop Album Rack coming out later this week

October 6, 20140 Comments

I know it’s been a long while since the last project video was posted, but I swear it’s on its way. In fact, it’s in the que right now waiting to go live, but not until Friday. This is a fun project that has so much potential to be used for more than displaying your […]

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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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Choosing The Perfect Table Saw – A Beginners Guide

October 2, 20140 Comments

Buying a table saw opens up a whole new level of woodworking. All previous ways you have cut materials will be dwarfed by the speed, accuracy, and let’s face it, extreme satisfaction that results from using a table saw. Before you take your credit card for a thrashing, here are three simple tips to ensure […]

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WIN a Limited Edition Infinity Chuck from NOVA

October 1, 20141 Comment

Now that I can start to call myself a woodturner I have a bit of an understanding of why this giveaway is a great one to point out. The folks over at NOVA Woodworking put together a Facebook contest for woodturners to compete to win a limited edition Infinity Chuck. It’s an one of a […]

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