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2014 Top 10 Videos from the “Festool Connect Contest”

December 20, 20140 Comments

Regardless of whether you’re a fan of Festool or not, all these videos are inspiring in their own way. As woodworkers and craftspeople we tend to see beauty in places and ways others don’t, so when we see individuals who are just as passionate about their craft as we are, it stokes the fires in […]

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535 Wood body coffee scoop

December 12, 20146 Comments

Mornings can be rough for me, but a good cup of coffee can make all the difference. Over the years we’ve tried several different coffee makers, including the K-cups, but in the end we always come back to our good old Mr. Coffee coffee maker. As a result it’s important to make sure I get […]

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The safety razor option

November 25, 20141 Comment

I like to think after watching my video on making a custom razor, in honor of the end of Movember, you’re all so inspired to make one that you can’t imagine there being another option. But in fact, there’s always options, and I’m a huge fan of OPTIONS! So here’s another version for you, this […]

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Mere Mortals’ Toy Chest for Woodworkers Fighting Cancer

October 20, 20140 Comments

Because having options on any project (especially one designed as a build-along for charity) is a good thing, I wanted to share with you another very similar version of the toy box being built for the Woodworker’s Fighting Cancer campaign going on right now. Steve Ramsey of Woodworking for Mere Mortals has a version he […]

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“Back to School Sale” at Shop Woodworking

September 8, 20140 Comments

When I was growing up, just about the only thing I liked about going back-to-school at the end of the summer was getting school supplies. A backpack full of new pencils, binders and paper was the signal of a new beginning. Of course by day two, the euphoria was over. Now that I’m older and […]

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Wood movement catastrophe averted

July 7, 20142 Comments

I’m sure you all remember the bedside tables I built for me and Samantha (if not, here’s a link where you can checkout the first episode in the series.) Many of you have asked what finish we went with, and I probably replied we plan to paint them…as soon as Sam figures out which shade […]

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“The Trade of the Joiner” from Finn Yarbrough

July 1, 20140 Comments

A big project around the house that I’ve been putting off for a little too long is some badly needed window repair. Nothing major, just a little cosmetic repair. In fact, completing this project should be motivation to save up the money and buy modern replacement windows. But for the time being, I’ll continue to […]

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526 A bottle opener’s wooden makeover

June 29, 20142 Comments

For sure the warm days of summer are upon us in the Northern hemisphere, and as I mentioned in a recent post, that means it’s time for me to start spending more time out of the shop. I’d love to say all that time outdoors is devoted to hanging with the family; swimming in the […]

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Short and sweet summer projects

June 23, 20142 Comments

As I’m writing this post Summer has officially arrived. For a large number of you this is the time of year your woodworking projects get into full swing because your shops are located in garages or portions of the house that are difficult to keep warm during the cold months. For me this is the […]

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Head into the weekend inspired

June 20, 20141 Comment

It’s Friday and I’m worn down from a long week. Not like I need a lot of motivation to get in the woodshop, but occasionally I like to be inspired just before I do. While this particular video is pretty much a promo for a professional woodworker and doesn’t feature a lot of woodworking or […]

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