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Christmas Ornament – Inside Out Turning

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Christmas Ornament - Inside Out Turning Introduction Every year I want to make a Christmas ornament, but for whatever reason I don’t ever get around to making one. I’m changing that this year and who knows, I might make this a tradition. The thing I struggled with the most was the design, which I’ll get into later, but I wasn’t sure...

Cove Cutting on the Table Saw – How To Woodworking

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Cove Cutting on the Table Saw Introduction Recently during a project there was an opportunity to learn how to cut coves on the table saw and not having any experience with coves I wanted to take the time to learn. Jay Bates and I was working on a dart board cabinet that has a top and bottom panel with a cove...

Shop Vest – Atlas 46

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Shop Vest - Atlas 46 Introduction If you have been following me very long you know that I recently started wearing a shop vest. Atlas 46 reached out to me a while back and asked if I would be interested in trying out their work wear, more specifically their version of a shop apron. The name for the exact one that I wear...

Power Carving a 2X4 Rocking Chair

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Power Carved 2X4 Rocking Chair Introduction Inspiration surrounds us all. No matter what we’re doing, we are all influenced in some way or another. For this project, it was a trip to our friend Wayne Brown’s shop for inspiration where Jay Bates, Wayne and myself were power carving a seat for a stool. I enjoyed it so much that I borrowed Wayne’s...

I Get Email #09 – Woodworking Lathe Size

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I Get Email #09 "Lathe Size" Watch the video above for this week's, I Get Email. Michael asks... "What was the deciding factor in going with the 10" 3/4hp version of your Turncrafter lathe over the 12" 1hp version? Jay, maybe you can talk about your lathe and does the need to get a larger one ever arise?" In my opinion, you have to...

Utility Trailer Floor Replacement

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Utility Trailer Floor Replacement Introduction We all have those projects that we want to do or need to do, but never make the time to do them for whatever reason. For me, replacing the wood floor in my utility trailer was on that never ending list. I use this trailer for hauling different things like a lawn mower, lumber, furniture for...

I Get Email #08 – Workshop Heating, Condensation, and Rust

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I Get Email #08 "Workshop Heating, Condensation, and Rust" Watch the video above for this week's, I Get Email. Dan asks... "In a future installment, I'd like to see you address some of the issues in dealing with an unheated workshop (fall/winter is coming). What are the concerns with tools? Is there long term damage to the tools when the weather gets cold?...

Live Edge Slab Bench

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Live Edge Slab Bench Introduction At a past woodworking event in Skiatook, OK I picked up a slab of Osage Orange from Ted Alexander. It had a natural curve to it, a cool triple branch feature on one end, it was more than two and half inches thick and it spanned over six feet in length. It was a thing of...

Woodworking Dust Collection

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Woodworking Dust Collection Introduction I believe we learn from each other through our experiences and this post is just that. I want to talk to you about dust collection today and more specifically the dust collectors I use in my shop on a daily basis. I currently use three different types of collectors, but four all together. I have two Shop...

Knock Down Stool

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Knock Down Stool GET THE PLANS HERE The Design I’ve had the design for this stool idea for a while now, I’m just now getting around to actually making it. The design itself is simple, but the fact that it has much more potential as other furniture is interesting. One main thing I wanted in this project was to make it functional...

I Get Email #07 – Shop Lighting

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I Get Email #07 "Shop Lighting" Watch the video above for this week's, I Get Email. Richard asks... "shop lighting...I have a two car garage with 8ft ceilings. What do you suggest for lighting?" If you have any input on shop lighting, please leave a comment. Be sure to subscribe to our channels so you don't miss any future videos. Jay's Custom Creations 2 Stone and...

DIY Fire Pit

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DIY Fire Pit Introduction Having a fire pit in our backyard will be fun for my family of five, three of which are young boys. We love to spend time going to football games, playing sports, and anything outside. Aside from sports my boys enjoy the camping scene and to be more specific they really enjoy roasting marshmallows, hotdogs and making...

I Get Email #06 – Air Compressors

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I Get Email #06 "Air Compressors" Watch the video above for this week's, I Get Email. Dave asks... "I am looking to buy a new air compressor for woodworking only and wonder what size I need." This is funny only because I JUST sold my twenty gallon compressor and purchased a one gallon. Why? Because I thought I needed a one and done...

DIY Wood & Iron Pipe Shelf

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DIY Wood & Iron Pipe Shelf Introduction Making a shelf can be one of the most simplest DIY projects one can make, but when you add in a bunch of iron pipe and fittings it can get interesting. To add some visual interest to the two tier shelf that I wanted I decided to use black iron pipe as the main...

I Get Email #05 – Build A Shop

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I Get Email #05 "Build A Shop" Watch the video above for this week's, I Get Email. Richard asks... "I just moved from California to Texas and get to restart my whole shop! I wanted to ask you if you could go back and layout your current shop, what order would you build things? I am also thinking of making an assembly...