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“How to Build a Guitar in 3 Easy Steps” Infographic from M&M Tool Parts

August 20, 20141 Comment

I’ve always wanted to learn how to play the guitar, but I have ZERO musical talent (ever hear me attempt to “sing” on the show? Not pretty!) The next best thing for me might be making one instead. But where do you start? Looks like the folks over at M&M Tool Parts have been asked […]

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Business of podcasting – audio equipment

August 18, 20140 Comments

Before we delve deeper into the topic of podcasting we need to discuss equipment. Depending on the podcast format of your show; video, audio or both, will dictate the equipment you’ll need. Let’s start with a simple audio podcast (I say simple, because as far as I’m concerned they’re the least complex to produce compared […]

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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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Saw blade 101 with Rockler

August 12, 20140 Comments

Are you ever confused about which saw blade is the right one for your table saw or miter saw? With all the different tooth configurations, hook angles, or thin kerf versus wide it gets confusing right out-of-the-gate. Personally I’m a fan of a 40 tooth combo blade on my table saw and preferably a 60 […]

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Woodworking in America 2014

August 11, 20140 Comments

Woodworking in America is turning 6 this year and to celebrate they’re moving the entire show east to Winston-Salem, North Carolina! Okay, they’re not actually moving because it’s their sixth year, it’s moving because the Winston-Salem area is an amazingly beautiful destination and has a ton of variety to offer attendees. Not familiar with Woodworking […]

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Sawdust and gas appliances, an accident waiting to happen?

August 7, 201410 Comments

Since my workshop is located in the basement it makes sense that I might be a little concerned about the potential for explosions or fires due to the exposure of sawdust, woodchips & shavings to pilot lights from our gas furnace and water heater. But I’m not! Am I being cavalier about the topic?…Maybe. Do […]

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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, 20146 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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