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...

Beginner’s Guide To Woodworking: 5 Skills You Need to Know

Many people will often shy away from various woodworking projects just because they assume they’ll have to buy tools worth thousands of dollars, or simply because they haven’t tried it before. In actual sense, having some woodworking skills can be a great substitute...

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...

Review of Two WoodRiver Vises: Pattern Makers’ and Gunstock

Long ago, I drooled on the Tucker vise page of the Lee Valley catalog. Seemed really nice; seemed really expensive.  So I punted and got a typical quick-release vise.  Works great, for flat stuff.Recently, I took a class from Michael Fortune and had him over to my...

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...

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...
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...

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...

All of it, together

I was listening to a Pandora station in the shop today and it got me to thinking. Pandora is a wonderful music app that characterizes each song or track of recorded music using “hundreds of musical details . . . melody, harmony, instrumentation, rhythm, vocals, lyrics...

DIY Round Table

I am LOVING my new kitchen nook area! I had a larger table, that I built for this spot when we first moved in, that had six chairs and the chandelier was in the middle of the ceiling. This cramped up the space so much (sometimes you don’t know exactly how you will use...

Twine Picture Frame and Coat Rack Combo

I combined two woodworking projects into one with this Twine Picture Frame & Coat Rack combo.  I made it out of scrap wood that was left over from my previous Sliding Barn Door and Easy Wall Shelves projects.  Check out the video below.[embedded content] I made this...

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