Tag: woodworking

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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554 Small bowl for holding stuff

January 4, 201611 Comments

I can’t believe this is happening to me, but I’m getting bit by the turning bug and it’s obvious it’s contagious! Now that my time in the shop is currently less than it use to be, I really want to be able to knock out a project or two from start to finish, and the […]

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553 The Small Pine Cabinet

November 29, 201514 Comments

Who doesn’t need a little more storage space? Whether it’s in the woodshop like me, or anywhere else throughout your living space, small cabinets help to tuck away the clutter and keep things organized. In this episode we’re making a simple, small cabinet from supplies you can easily pick up at just about any home […]

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Momentary hiccup coming soon

August 13, 20152 Comments

In January 2016 I’ll have been podcasting in one form or another for 10 years. Ordinarily this is where I insert some sort of self-defeating comment like “I’m sorry,” but I’m not going to, because in reality I’m rather proud of it! But this isn’t an anniversary post. Instead, it’s a heads up to anyone […]

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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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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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547 Sharpening station upgrade “no more chasing the stones!”

June 5, 20153 Comments

I don’t which I’m more excited about, the new and improved work surface I’m using for my sharpening station or the little addition I just added the other day? Sharpening my hand planes and chisels has always been one of those things I begrudgingly did. It’s not that I didn’t get good results, it’s just […]

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545 Madison’s Dresser Pt 9 “The big reveal”

April 29, 20153 Comments

In today’s episode we wrap-up this epic nine-part series on the construction of the 8 Drawer Tall Dresser for my daughter Madison. It always seems to happen no matter how hard we try to avoid it. As we near the end of a build there are plenty of small (and sometimes significant) details we have […]

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544 Madison’s Dresser Pt 8 “Drawer Construction”

April 10, 20159 Comments

The end of the tall dresser build is almost here. One of the final things left to do, other than apply the paint, is to build the drawers. So that’s what we’re doing in today’s episode, it’s all about drawer construction. We’ll discuss dimensioning the Baltic Birch plywood for the drawer box sides. Fabricating the […]

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