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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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...
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MWA Episode #99 – Braxton Wirthlin

What’s in the shop? The headphone rack is slowly taking shape Baxton Wirthlin AWFS Wrap Up video [embedded content] Tap Handle Videos Zac collab [embedded content] Grenade handle[embedded content] Knife handle [embedded content] Where can you find us? If you’re...
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Edge-to-edge joints, part 8

When to remove the clamps The instructions on the Titebond III bottle recommend “clamp for a minimum of 30 minutes (longer is better)” and “Do not stress joints for 24 hours,” which is how long PVA glues generally take to fully cure. I leave the clamps on at least...
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Woodworking Tips That’ll Improve You Abilities Fast!

There is something to be said about working with one's hands. The ability to create beautiful things which are also quite usable, all thanks to your own skills, is amazing. If you want to learn to become an even better woodworker, the article below has the tips you...
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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]...
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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...

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...

Edge-to-edge joints, part 6

Clamping capacity Can small shop clamping methods generate enough pressure to make a good edge-to-edge joint? The short answer is yes. Let’s look at the details. The US Forest Products Laboratory in their very useful Wood Handbook, chapter 10, page 16 (2010 edition),...

How to Make and Install Sliding Barn Doors

My neighbor asked me to build a pair of Sliding Barn Doors for his living room/office doorway.  Check out my video below to see how I made them.[embedded content]Supply ListThese are the supplies I used to build and install the barn doors.  The key to building these...

Edge-to-edge joints, part 7

This discussion primarily applies to PVA glue, which most woodworkers use for these joints. I prefer Titebond III for its relatively long open time, ease of use, and dependability. Alternative glues with longer open times include special slow-set PVAs or liquid hide...

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