Tag: power tools

558 Utensil Drawer Organizer “Forks, spoons and knives…oh my!”

February 5, 20174 Comments

It’s easy to be inspired in the kitchen to make something, and I’m not just referring to food either (okay, maybe I am just a little.) Items for use in the kitchen are popular projects, not only with our spouses but often with family and friends. My wife Samantha has a long list of things […]

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Tool Basics for Getting Started in Woodworking DVD

May 28, 20132 Comments

While I’m wrapping up the final editing on part 2 of the Teak Shoe Rack I keep thinking about other projects that are just as quick and easy to build. The nice thing about this project was that I really didn’t very many tools to complete it. In fact, it’s the kind of project that […]

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Tablesaw Tune-up with Matt

September 6, 20061 Comment

It’s the end of summer here in Michigan…and it’s time to prep the shop for a long winter of woodworking. I’m getting started by giving my tablesaw a little once over before it gets too overwhelmed. Download SD Video File

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Episode No. 10 Band saws

March 28, 20060 Comments

After much delay and what amounts to a blown deadline promised to you the listener here is this week’s episode. As the name implies, this is all about the bandsaw. One of the more popular and versatile power tools in the shop. Regardless of whether you have a benchtop model or a floor model, there […]

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Episode No. 9 Dust Collection

March 19, 20060 Comments

Thanks once again for stopping by Matt’s Basement Workshop. In this episode we talk about dust collection systems. What are the types out there? Which one is right for you? What’s the difference between an air cleaner and a dust collector? A couple of important points to think about if and when you choose a […]

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Episode No. 8 Router Bits

March 12, 20060 Comments

Hey everybody thanks for coming back for another episode. In this episode I’m going to try and cover a little bit about the types of router bits out there. Considering the vast number of bits and manufacturers of them, it’s nearly impossible to talk about each and everyone. So instead, I try to break them […]

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Episode No. 7 Routers

March 5, 20061 Comment

In episode #7 we talk about the types of routers, what are the differences and hopefully I give you a little idea of which one is the right one for you. There seems to be a major push towards combo kits which include both types of router bodies that are interchangable with a single motor. […]

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Episode No. 6 Miter saws, Jointers & Thickness Planers

February 26, 20060 Comments

In this episode we’re talking about three more workshorses of the shop, the mitersaw, jointer and thickness planer. Each one of them does one kind of job and they do their one job extremely well. Do you need all three? That’s up to you and what kind of projects you’ll be creating, but it’s nice […]

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Episode No. 5 Table saw blades

February 19, 20060 Comments

Thanks once again for stopping by for a listen. This episode is all about tablesaw blades and what the difference is between the basic types used for woodworking. I cover a little bit about some of the terms associated with blades and then a little bit more on what is the right way to cut […]

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Episode No. 4 – Tablesaws

February 12, 20060 Comments

Thanks to everyone who’s listening! This episode is the first in a series that will cover the workhorses of the shop, starting with the tablesaw. The tablesaw for most of us is the most important tool in our shops, but when we’re first starting out the number one question is which one? This episode should […]

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