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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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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...

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...

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