Hear ye, hear ye: Great hearing protectors

Hear ye, hear ye: Great hearing protectors • Sunday, June 12th, 2016 These Sensgard Zem hearing protectors are the best I have ever used. Before elaborating, I will explain the problems I have had with some other protectors. I do not like stuffing things into my ear...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Sidebar Convo with Project Follow-Ups and a Shop Visitor!

In this Sidebar Convo, I follow up on some of my most recent projects.  Also Keith Hurley from South Georgia visited the shop and I asked him a few questions about his brand new YouTube channel "Peccy's Place".  Check out the video! [embedded content] Show Notes: The...
DIY Round Table

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...

MWA Episode #99.5 – Braxton Wirthlin 5 Questions

Braxton runs through the gauntlet of the 5 Questions. 5 QuestionsHow did you get into woodworking? What’s your favorite tool? Who has influenced you the most? What was your biggest stumbling block? How has the internet influenced your work? Where can you find us?If...

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...

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...

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...

Hear ye, hear ye: Great hearing protectors

Hear ye, hear ye: Great hearing protectors • Sunday, June 12th, 2016 These Sensgard Zem hearing protectors are the best I have ever used. Before elaborating, I will explain the problems I have had with some other protectors. I do not like stuffing things into my ear...

DIY Pet Projects & Tool Giveaway!!

Hey hey friends! It’s amazing to see what so many people do for their pets.  We LOVE our dogs, and any excuse for another project.  Ash and I have been members of Ryobi Nation for 4 years now. We contribute our projects to the site, but we also love to go there and...

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