Tool of the Month #4 – They Don’t Make Them Like That Anymore…

Okay, so this tool of the month isn't exactly a woodworking tool. It was made for "linemen", and as such was designed for cutting and twisting wires. But it's still plenty useful around the shop, but its function is not the reason I picked it for Tool of the Month -...

Hemlock and Cedar Box

Well, obviously the blog has been rather dormant of late. Shop time has slowed to a crawl as I approach the event horizon of my own personal black hole. We bought a new house and it only needed "a wee little bit of sprucing up..." Huh.Anyway, just to prove that I have...

MWA Episode #98.5 – Phil Pinsky 5 Questions

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 block? How has the internet influenced your work? The everything One of...

Building A Simple Bookcase With Minimal Tools

Do you display photos and books on a few boards being held up with cinder blocks or bricks? If so, then I have some great news for you. To build a bookcase or book shelves, you aren’t required to be a master woodworker, carpenter, or designer. You can be even the most...

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...

I was on the CNC with Dave Show!

Thanks to Dave Gatton for inviting me to be the guest on his "CNC with Dave Show" on Saturday, July 16th.  If you are interested in CNC machines, then you might want to tune into this show every Saturday night at 9pm on YouTube.  I talked about the Electric Guitar...
DIY Floating Shelves with Pulleys

DIY Floating Shelves with Pulleys

Hey guys!  Ash and I had the best time crashing our sister’s house a few weeks ago!  We took a 5 hour road trip with tools, wood and kids in tow to her house in Houston.  We spent less than 24 hours and completed 6 big projects for her.  We called it a “Shanty House...

Making A Sanding Drum

Contributed By: Aschi’s Workshop Owner: Peter Aschi Website: aschisworkshop.com Learn More About Peter: petersportal.com It’s easy to go to the hardware store or tool shop to purchase a drum sanding kit – if they are available. But if the product you need were always...

Punch, brothers! Punch with care!

Here's a small project from the shop before it went into hibernation. It's pretty self-explanatory, so I'll let the pictures do the talking... Complete, and... ...oiled - it will darken in time and match better. For me, there is something very satisfying in making old...

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...

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