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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...

Pocket Hole Blanket Chest

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Pocket Hole Blanket Chest - One Day Build Introduction In this one day project build I'll show you how to build a pocket hole blanket chest using readily available materials that anyone can do. So, in the middle of trying to stay organized with all the kids stuff inside and out I also need to think about things that my...

I Get Email #04 – Woodworking Safety Gear

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I Get Email #04 "Woodworking Safety Gear" Watch the video above for this week's, I Get Email. Tony asks... "from a novice woodworker, what sort of safety equipment do you recommend? Hearing protection, eye protection, masks, etc... -- are there any you find more comfortable or that work better than others.....I see you wearing the stuff when you shoot your videos but...

Kids Rocker Restoration – Whiskey Barrel Style

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Kids Rocker Restoration - Whiskey Barrel Style Introduction I’ve held on to my childhood rocker all these years, well my mom did. When my first son was born she asked me to re-finish it, so my kids could use it. I’m almost embarrassed to say that I just now finished bringing the rocker back to life and I now have...

I Get Email #03 – Bandsaws

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I Get Email #03 "Bandsaws" Watch the video above for this week's, I Get Email. Tracy asks... "I was reviewing the grizzly bandsaw and came across your review. I had a question since your not affiliated with grizzly. Are you still happy with the saws capacity with the riser block and power the saw has. If you had it to do over...

Garage Organization and Bike Rack

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Garage Organization and Bike Rack Introduction By now you’re probably aware that I’m a little bit OCD when it comes to organization and tidiness. I used to say everything has a home or a place in and around the house without even thinking about it, but now that I have three boys it is a wee bit harder to keep things...

I Get Email #02 – Workbench vs Worktable

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I Get Email #02 "Workbench vs Worktable" Watch the video above for this week's, I Get Email. Joel asks... "My question is workbench related. I acquired some old used hard maple flooring, it's in relatively good condition. If I mill it down I can get roughly 5/8 x 1 1/2 strips. I'd love to have a hard maple hand tool bench. I...

Router Fence with Dust Collection

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ROUTER FENCE WITH DUST COLLECTION Introduction I’ve had my current router fence for some time now and it looks pretty bad and I also made it before I started doing YouTube videos, which means I don’t have a build video to reference. In addition to having a video to refer back to, I also wanted a build video to accompany the...

I Get Email #01 – Shop Budget

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I Get Email #01 "Shop Budget" Watch the video above for this week's, I Get Email. Joe asks... "You keep mentioning your "shop budget" in a few of your last videos. I think this would be a cool piece explaining how, why, what you do, how it could be related to hobbyists and people at home? I'm curious how you do it...

DIY Desk and Organization

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Introduction Not too long ago I made a table and chair for my kids to use as a place to do arts and crafts as well as a place for my oldest son to do homework. Since then we’ve had another boy start school and soon we’ll have all three in school, so I figured I better make the other...

Woodworking Shop Tour

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Shop Tour Introduction In this shop tour I want to cover several things. The first being shop layout, but I also want to cover shop organization and shop space. My shop is twenty feet by twenty feet with nine foot ceilings. So, first let me mention the reason I went through a total shop re-arrangement. I recently upgraded my wood lathe...

Lathe Review – Turncrafter Commander

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I recently upgraded my lathe to a Turncrafter Commander. A lathe upgrade has been something I've wanted to do for a while and I recently had the chance to do just that. My first lathe, which I still own, is made by Central Machinery from Harbor Freight. It's the 14"x40" bench top model with an outboard 7" disc sander...

Make a Fidget Spinner with Kids

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In the middle of the fidget spinner craze, my two oldest boys each wanted one after seeing a box full for sale with a small gold oval sticker on the back that read Made in China. We were at a downtown festival in our hometown where every kid had one and some had one for each hand. I suggested...

2 Woodworking Shop Jigs – How To

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Jigs are extremely useful in the shop and in my opinion they're kind of like clamps... you can never have too many. I make a router jig and a new taper jig in this project. Keep reading to find out how to make both... It's funny how one project can stem another project which can then stem another and another...

Make A Pedal Board With Plywood

I made a pedal board completely from plywood and wooden dowel rods, no screws. Check out how I made it. Keep reading.... I was asked to make a pedal board and without knowing much about pedals let alone pedal boards I had some research to do. I looked online at some different designs and decided to make it out...