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Do you know your drill bit types?

November 14, 20150 Comments

Have you ever stood in the drill bit aisle staring at all the different types and thought to yourself “which one do I need?” If you answer “NO” than you’re either lying or you’re way ahead of me even today! But if you said “YES” than you’ll really appreciate this great infographic from Steve Gordon […]

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Veteran’s Day 2015

November 11, 20150 Comments

Thank you to each every one of you who have served. Your bravery and sacrifice to put yourself in harms way will always be appreciated by those who benefited most from it.

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Roarockit Vacuum Bag for larger projects

October 27, 20153 Comments

If you learn nothing else from me I hope it’s the simple fact there’s always more than one way to do the same thing. Whether it’s chisel work, milling lumber or pretty much every other task in the woodshop there are no true hard and fast rules to woodworking, other than to work safely! One […]

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Hammer, mallet or hand? What’s your tool of choice for chiseling?

October 23, 20153 Comments

Earlier this week I shared with you the three sizes of chisels I use the most frequently. If you didn’t see that video please feel free to go back and watch (click here to visit,) I’d love to hear what you’d suggest. While we’re on the subject, when you’re using those chisels is there a […]

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552 Chisel Talk “3 chisels to start with”

October 19, 20152 Comments

Over the years there have been a lot of questions from new woodworkers. One of the most frequent is “should I buy a full set of chisels or just one or two?” The easy answer is “YES get a full set” but that’s not always the correct one. In fact, if I had to rebuild […]

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The Highland Woodworker Episode No. 20

October 16, 20150 Comments

Earlier this year at the same time as Handworks 2015 another exhibit was happening not too far away. An exhibit featuring a very famous tool box from a craftsman just about every hand tool user has heard of, Mr. Henry O. Studley. Among the many visitors to see the exhibit thanks to the behind the […]

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Next chapter starts now…

October 12, 20159 Comments

I haven’t formally mentioned anything about this here on the website but I’ve been sharing plenty of it on social media. Starting back on Monday September 28, 2015 I started the next chapter of my adult life as I transitioned from my former day-job of 19 years to something almost entirely different, but not quite […]

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Paul’s Simple Lidded Box

October 11, 20150 Comments

Over the years I’ve loved hearing from fellow woodworkers who have watched one of my videos and were inspired to build something. Regardless of whether it’s an exact duplicate of what was featured in the video or something entirely different, I’m absolutely flattered to see what gets built. A little while back I received an […]

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Woodworkers Fighting Cancer 2015 Build Along

September 24, 20150 Comments

It goes without saying, CANCER SUCKS! Sadly, just about all of us have been affected by it either directly or indirectly, and if you haven’t yet, statistically you probably will eventually. Over the last several decades great strides have been made to combat this killer, and as someone who’s adult career at their day-job knows […]

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Goodbye “Audio-only” Feed

September 21, 20151 Comment

When I started Matt’s Basement Workshop in January 2006 audio-only podcasts were the norm, and for certain there weren’t any podcasts dedicated to woodworking (trust me, I searched high and low.) Eventually it was obvious there were a few short-comings to an audio-only woodworking podcast, so I dabbled a little in producing videos and the […]

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