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Updated Affiliate Links

July 16, 20152 Comments

Occasionally I get a little behind on website maintenance and then things tend to slide. It’s never a good habit to have, so recently I’ve been doing what I can to get caught up. Unfortunately one of those things was the affiliate links and support page, and considering affiliate links are an easy way for […]

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Return of “The Daily Matt?”

July 15, 20150 Comments

Don’t let the title get your hopes up, cause it’s not actually coming back. But while I’m stepping out of the shop and enjoying the warm days of summer making plans for upcoming projects, grilling, and watching my son mow the grass, I thought you might like to revisit all 86 episodes of “The Daily […]

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Card Catalog – CD Case

July 13, 20153 Comments

Continuing along with my trip down memory lane and revisiting old projects, the next one I’m sharing was a huge step up for me and something I’m still very proud of and not the least bit afraid to show off. Music had always been a big part of my life, and as it turned out, […]

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Upland Film Co. presents “Manny”

July 6, 20151 Comment

Woodworking bucket lists are a frequent topic of conversation amongst woodworkers. Inevitably the subject comes up when we get together and we’ll find ourselves comparing notes as to what’s on it and why. I know I’ve shared my own a few times, including on episode 71 of Wood Talk back in 2010. Projects that almost […]

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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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This old sofa table

June 25, 20150 Comments

Coincidentally, the next project on my list to revisit and share from back in the beginning of my woodworking adventures is this old sofa table (I’ll explain the coincidence at the end of the post.) Similar to previous projects from this time, I built it entirely out of dimensional lumber from my local home center. […]

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Isn’t pockethole joinery bad for wood movement?

June 22, 20154 Comments

In the short time since I released the video for Samantha’s table I’ve had a few people asking why I didn’t use a different method for attaching the table top to the apron. Apparently there’s a lot of concern centering around the use of pocket hole joinery this way, more specifically a concern it isn’t […]

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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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“Handplanes Ultimate Collection” at Shop Woodworking

June 11, 20150 Comments

If there’s one thing I know about all of you, it’s that you love handplanes. Even if you’re just like me and only use them mostly for finesse work they’re still invaluable. That’s why the folks over at Shop Woodworking have put together this collection of DVDs, eBooks, video downloads and digital downloads dedicated entirely […]

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Nail Gun Depot Unleashes the “Bleed Orange Giveaway”

June 9, 20151 Comment

Who doesn’t love an opportunity to win tools? That’s why when this announcement dropped into my inbox I knew it was something that needed to be shared with everyone. Nail Gun Depot, an e-retailer of nail guns, staplers, screw systems and fasteners, is celebrating a milestone with the launch of its 15th Anniversary Giveaway. The […]

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