Something from Left Field: Fiberglassing your Fingernail

No, seriously, crazy cracks on toenails happen often enough in hockey and this is what I do to fix that problem except this time it was for a fingernail that couldn't stop snagging on everything.  Like the pillowcase.  Right after you roll over.[embedded content]...

Dynamite Chair Design

I love the ingenious creations that can result from having limited resources (tools, materials etc.). Here's a prime example. It was made by a miner at Independence Mine (gold) in Alaska from an old dynamite box. It probably dates to the late 1930s or early 40s.So...

A Teasure Box for Clara

So I thought I'd take a short break from posting...and just nine months later I'm back!Funny how life is sometimes...Anyway, here's something that was created during that time - a treasure box for my daughter's birthday. I used poplar; I can't remember why, but it was...

This is a serious shop lamp

Good lighting is one of the most under-appreciated assets for fine woodworking, especially handwork at the bench. It is a shame to see an elaborately equipped shop with nothing more than fluorescent ceiling lights illuminating the workbench. Basically, the properties...

DIY Wall Planter – as seen on HGTV’s Open Concept

Before we get into building the DIY Wall Planter we need to cover some exciting news! We are still waiting to learn if the network will order more episodes (we should know something very soon) but Open Concept is re-airing on the DIY Network, this Friday night, July...

Push Shoes, Blocks, And Sticks – Importance Of Design And Use

The finger looks terrible but I put it up for a reason. Many woodworkers go their whole life without ever cutting their finger on a table saw. Some say it is just luck of the draw, but that is rarely the case. The plain fact is there is no such thing as over...
DIY Floating Storage Nightstand

DIY Floating Storage Nightstand

Oh hey friends!  We have lots of Open Concept plans coming your way from our latest two episodes on HGTV!  Hang tight!  In the meantime, I wanted to share my latest little project with you.  Several weeks ago I shared the twin platform bed I built for my 12 year old...

A Teasure Box for Clara

So I thought I'd take a short break from posting...and just nine months later I'm back!Funny how life is sometimes...Anyway, here's something that was created during that time - a treasure box for my daughter's birthday. I used poplar; I can't remember why, but it was...

MWA Episode 97.5 – Ben Strano 5 Questions

After he was kind enough to put up with us for episode 97, we put Ben Strano through the 5 questions.Where can you Find Ben?Zac Higgins Dyami Plotke Modern Woodworkers Association facebook.com/modernwoodworkers Modern Woodworkers Association Read...

Dynamite Chair Design

I love the ingenious creations that can result from having limited resources (tools, materials etc.). Here's a prime example. It was made by a miner at Independence Mine (gold) in Alaska from an old dynamite box. It probably dates to the late 1930s or early 40s.So...

MWA Episode #98 – Phil Pinsky

What’s in the shop? Still no bandsaw Finishing a whiskey box Main topic 5 Questions How did you get into woodworking? What’s your favorite tool? #5 1/4 jack plane Who has influenced you the most? Hard to say Woodworking - Hand tool guys What was your biggest stumbling...

Harbor Freight Foot Switch Review

I recently bought a foot switch from Harbor Freight for my scroll saw.  I thought it would be fun to try it out on other tools too.  Check out my video then read more about my thoughts below. Harbor Freight sells two types of foot switches.  The Momentary Foot Switch...

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