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...
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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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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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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...
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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...
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WooDesigner Contest – Enter Now To Win Great Prizes

CONTEST RUNS FROM JULY 12, 2016 – JULY 19, 2016 Who doesn’t like free stuff? I know I do. In fact, Here at Woodesigner we have been contacting various companies and communicating with them online about giving away their products here on my site! One company that I...
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Dynamite Chair Design

I love the ingenious creations that can result from having limited resources (tools, materials etc.). Here's a prime example. It was made by a miner at Independence Mine (gold) in Alaska from an old dynamite box. It probably dates to the late 1930s or early 40s.So...

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...

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