• Dust Collection Piping and Testing

    I recently upgraded my dust collector to a Clear Vue CV1800 cyclone dust collector. If you haven't alread ...

    I recently upgraded my dust collector to a Clear Vue CV1800 cyclone dust collector. If you haven't already seen that video and article be sure to check it out. The upgrade was something I've wanted to ...

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  • Clear Vue CV1800 Cyclone Dust Collector

    As you may or may not know, I had nose surgery right at the end of 2016. I had a deviated septum and a bu ...

    As you may or may not know, I had nose surgery right at the end of 2016. I had a deviated septum and a bunch of sinus issues that have developed over the past several years. While it is safe to say th ...

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  • Workshop Heating & Cooling

    My shop: 20’6” x 20’6” with a 10’ ceiling. All perimeter walls, except 12’ of one wall attached to my hou ...

    My shop: 20’6” x 20’6” with a 10’ ceiling. All perimeter walls, except 12’ of one wall attached to my house, are not insulated. Garage door is a regular 2 car garage door that I added insulation to. T ...

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  • Wayne Brown – Find Your Fire

    You're reading this most likely because you enjoy woodworking. Maybe it's a hobby for you. Maybe it's som ...

    You're reading this most likely because you enjoy woodworking. Maybe it's a hobby for you. Maybe it's something more than that and it's allowing you to earn some money. Regardless, if you do it long e ...

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  • My Workbench – In Depth 1 Year Review

    So it's been 1 year since I made my workbench. A little more than a year, actually. How has it held up? H ...

    So it's been 1 year since I made my workbench. A little more than a year, actually. How has it held up? How much has it moved? Do I regret using pine? Well...... You'll have to watch the video to find ...

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  • Premium vs Semi-Premium hand planes (not an in depth comparison)

    I've had my WoodRiver #4 1/2 smoothing plane for over a year now. I'm very familiar with it and think it' ...

    I've had my WoodRiver #4 1/2 smoothing plane for over a year now. I'm very familiar with it and think it's a fantastic plane and a great value for the money. So when my friend Wayne Brown stopped by w ...

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  • Tool Talk #15: My Miter Saw Station

    I get a lot of questions in regards to my miter saw station. Hopefully this video and article clears up s ...

    I get a lot of questions in regards to my miter saw station. Hopefully this video and article clears up some of those common questions. Plans are available here. The dust collection was designed with ...

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  • Full Recap of 2016

    I can't do what I do without all of you watching and interacting with my content. And of course if I don' ...

    I can't do what I do without all of you watching and interacting with my content. And of course if I don't produce the content then you wouldn't be watching it. So it's like we're a team. You and I. Y ...

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  • Benchtop Router Table

    UPDATE: I had no intention on making plans for this but a lot of people have requested them. For those wh ...

    UPDATE: I had no intention on making plans for this but a lot of people have requested them. For those who are interested, click here for a detailed set of plans. I often get asked something along the ...

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  • Studio Camera Stand

    My first real job out of high school was in a photography studio in a furniture factory. The company real ...

    My first real job out of high school was in a photography studio in a furniture factory. The company realized it was much less expensive in the long run to build a studio and hire a professional photo ...

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  • Can you name all of these old tools? (bits for brace)

    My neighbor brought over some more old tools that he has. This time a box of old bits for a brace. Some m ...

    My neighbor brought over some more old tools that he has. This time a box of old bits for a brace. Some may find this interesting like me. Some may not. But I thought it would show you anyway. ...

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  • A Shooting Board

    Everyone can benefit from having a hand plane in their shop even if you, like me, are primarily a power t ...

    Everyone can benefit from having a hand plane in their shop even if you, like me, are primarily a power tool user. And anyone who has a hand plane in their shop can benefit from a shooting board. They ...

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  • Lathe Cart Upgrades – A Day In The Shop

    It's been six months since I got my lathe. After getting it I immediately built a generic shop cart for i ...

    It's been six months since I got my lathe. After getting it I immediately built a generic shop cart for it. I wasn't entirely sure how I was going to be using the cart long-term as I never had a wood ...

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  • $16 Twin Screw Vise

    Woodworking has quite a few milestone moments or moments that you specifically remember for some reason. ...

    Woodworking has quite a few milestone moments or moments that you specifically remember for some reason. I remember when I made my first vise I felt like it was such a game changer. Not necessarily be ...

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  • Shop Table From 1 Sheet of Plywood

    A few weeks ago (a few more than a few) I made the drive to Green Bay, Wisconsin, to collaborate on a few ...

    A few weeks ago (a few more than a few) I made the drive to Green Bay, Wisconsin, to collaborate on a few projects with April Wilkerson of Wilkerdos.com and Nick Ferry of Nick Ferry.com. We ended up b ...

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  • Clamp Rack – Version 2

    The purpose of making a “shop project” is to either increase efficiency and organization or to make the w ...

    The purpose of making a “shop project” is to either increase efficiency and organization or to make the work space more inviting and enjoyable to be in. Some of those shop projects don't work out in t ...

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  • Restoring a Hand Plane – Stanley Bailey #5

    The more I use hand planes the more I value their place in a woodshop. Any woodshop. Even if your primary ...

    The more I use hand planes the more I value their place in a woodshop. Any woodshop. Even if your primary use is power tools there are areas where hand planes can benefit your work flow. Often times t ...

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  • Shop Changes / Shop Tour – August 2016

    This week was another short week due to traveling yet again. I took it as an opportunity to make some sho ...

    This week was another short week due to traveling yet again. I took it as an opportunity to make some shop changes to put a little more emphasis on being able to easily move around and move from tool ...

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  • Leg Vise on a 2×4 Workbench

    When I started woodworking I often dreamed of a solid woodworking workbench that had a few heavy duty vis ...

    When I started woodworking I often dreamed of a solid woodworking workbench that had a few heavy duty vises installed. It wasn't until about 7 years into woodworking that I made a nice woodworking wor ...

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  • Workbench Leg Vise

    I built my workbench back in January of this year (2016). I love it. It's my favorite station in my shop ...

    I built my workbench back in January of this year (2016). I love it. It's my favorite station in my shop and my go-to area every time I enter the shop. My favorite feature on the workbench is a homema ...

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  • Increasing Bandsaw Resaw Capacity With A Riser Block

    I have a Grizzly G0555LANV 14” bandsaw. My only gripe with purchasing it was the lack of resaw capacity. ...

    I have a Grizzly G0555LANV 14” bandsaw. My only gripe with purchasing it was the lack of resaw capacity. From the factory it only has 6-3/8” resaw capacity. The least expensive solution to adding resa ...

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  • Wayne Brown’s Shop Tour

    I recently had the chance to shoot a quick shop tour video in my friend Wayne Brown's shop. If you use In ...

    I recently had the chance to shoot a quick shop tour video in my friend Wayne Brown's shop. If you use Instagram be sure to click his name and give him a follow. The video above is the shop tour and t ...

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  • Craig Parsons Ultimate Miter Saw Station

    Recently Craig Parsons sent me some information and pictures for the miter saw station he built using my ...

    Recently Craig Parsons sent me some information and pictures for the miter saw station he built using my miter saw station plans. He modified it to fit his needs and his space. He did an awesome job o ...

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  • Mobile Air Cleaner Cart

    Often times it takes a bad situation for you to make some necessary corrective changes. This is definitel ...

    Often times it takes a bad situation for you to make some necessary corrective changes. This is definitely one of them. While I've had the intentions of making an air cleaner for my shop for a while n ...

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  • How To Make A Bar Stool or a Shop Stool

    This project started out as......well nothing. It wasn't planned. While hanging out at Shawn Stone's shop ...

    This project started out as......well nothing. It wasn't planned. While hanging out at Shawn Stone's shop with a few friends I happened to have my camera with me so we decided to knock out a quick vid ...

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  • Tool Talk #14: My Shop Vacuum Setup (ShopVac vs Festool CT26)

    Well over half of the emails sent to me are on the subject of tools. I have no objections to responding t ...

    Well over half of the emails sent to me are on the subject of tools. I have no objections to responding to them but I thought it would be beneficial to start a video library of sorts to briefly touch ...

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  • Making a Hand Tool Wall

    The primary reason for me to make my workbench was that I started to have more interest into working with ...

    The primary reason for me to make my workbench was that I started to have more interest into working with hand tools. And having a dedicated workbench specifically for hand tools has proven to be an a ...

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  • Tool Talk #13: All Of My Table Saw Sleds And Jigs

    Links to everything mentioned in the video: 45 degree crosscut sled. My miter sled. MakeSomething.tv mite ...

    Links to everything mentioned in the video: 45 degree crosscut sled. My miter sled. MakeSomething.tv miter sled. My spline jig. Eric Lindberg spline jig. Single pin, single blade box joint jig. Ultima ...

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  • Quick & Easy Lathe Tool Holder

    Not all useful projects need to be enormous undertakings. Sometimes it's the simple ones that have a larg ...

    Not all useful projects need to be enormous undertakings. Sometimes it's the simple ones that have a large impact. This is especially true with shop projects. Increasing shop efficiency is a continuou ...

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  • Mobile Lathe Cart

    This project is a good example of how awesome the woodworking community is and also a good example of the ...

    This project is a good example of how awesome the woodworking community is and also a good example of the power of the internet. For about a year now I've been saying “I'll get a lathe some day.” For ...

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  • My First Few Lathe Projects

    Two weeks ago I was lucky enough to acquire a JET 1014vs mini lathe with some tools and accessories. Sinc ...

    Two weeks ago I was lucky enough to acquire a JET 1014vs mini lathe with some tools and accessories. Since getting it back in the shop I've made a lathe cart and tool rack. I shot video on those proje ...

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  • Intro to Spraying Finishes With a HVLP Spray Gun

    This past week I've had a good friend of mine Matt Lane from Lane Bros Woodshop joining me in the shop an ...

    This past week I've had a good friend of mine Matt Lane from Lane Bros Woodshop joining me in the shop and one thing we knew we wanted to cover was spraying finishes with an inexpensive HVLP gravity f ...

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  • Workbench Upgrades

    It's been a few months since I completed my workbench and a few people have noticed some minor changes I' ...

    It's been a few months since I completed my workbench and a few people have noticed some minor changes I've made. So in this article/video I'll walk you through the changes. None of these are major ch ...

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  • Tool Talk #12: Grizzly Bandsaw

    Well over half of the emails sent to me are on the subject of tools. I have no objections to responding t ...

    Well over half of the emails sent to me are on the subject of tools. I have no objections to responding to them but I thought it would be beneficial to start a video library of sorts to briefly touch ...

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  • Two Ways To Make A Mallet…. or 6

    Admittedly, this isn't the project I had scheduled for this week. I had every intention to start my hicko ...

    Admittedly, this isn't the project I had scheduled for this week. I had every intention to start my hickory dining table build but for some reason I was struck with a wave of indecisiveness on the fin ...

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  • Building a Shop Air Cleaner

    It's always fun to work with someone else in the shop. Especially when the project can be knocked out in ...

    It's always fun to work with someone else in the shop. Especially when the project can be knocked out in a day or less. For this project I had the help of Shawn Stone from Stone And Sons Workshop on Y ...

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  • Tyler G Shop Tour – Article Tour & Video Tour

    I recently asked Tyler G from DIYTyler.com if he would be interested in giving us a peak into his worksho ...

    I recently asked Tyler G from DIYTyler.com if he would be interested in giving us a peak into his workshop. Above is a video tour of his shop and below is a written tour. Any of the links you see belo ...

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  • Tool Talk #11 My Hand Tools and Hand Tool Tote

    Tools in the video: Veritas 14tpi dovetail saw: http://www.highlandwoodworking.com/veritas-dovetail-saw.a ...

    Tools in the video: Veritas 14tpi dovetail saw: http://www.highlandwoodworking.com/veritas-dovetail-saw.aspx Not recommended - Dozuki "Z" Saw: http://amzn.to/21Fn6uy Gyokucho 372 Razor Saw Dotsuki Tak ...

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  • Hand Cut Dovetail Hand Tool Tote

    A couple of years ago I vividly recall saying “I'll never get into hand cut dovetails....ever. I simply d ...

    A couple of years ago I vividly recall saying “I'll never get into hand cut dovetails....ever. I simply don't have the patience for it.” I also recall growing up not liking green beans. Now I love gre ...

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  • Tool Talk #10: My DW735 Planer

    Well over half of the emails sent to me are on the subject of tools. I have no objections to responding t ...

    Well over half of the emails sent to me are on the subject of tools. I have no objections to responding to them but I thought it would be beneficial to start a video library of sorts to briefly touch ...

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  • Making A Dartboard Cabinet For The Shop

    Not every shop project has to increase productivity. This one actually does absolutely nothing to increas ...

    Not every shop project has to increase productivity. This one actually does absolutely nothing to increase productivity. It's just a simple build to increase the fun by getting lose and throwing a few ...

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  • Tool Talk #9: Routers

    Well over half of the emails sent to me are on the subject of tools. I have no objections to responding t ...

    Well over half of the emails sent to me are on the subject of tools. I have no objections to responding to them but I thought it would be beneficial to start a video library of sorts to briefly touch ...

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  • Quick and Easy Workbench Cabinet

    It's been a month since I built my workbench and I absolutely love it. I still consider myself more of a ...

    It's been a month since I built my workbench and I absolutely love it. I still consider myself more of a power tool guy but recently my method of taking a break from the computer during long editing s ...

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  • Tool Talk #8: Clamps

    Well over half of the emails sent to me are on the subject of tools. I have no objections to responding t ...

    Well over half of the emails sent to me are on the subject of tools. I have no objections to responding to them but I thought it would be beneficial to start a video library of sorts to briefly touch ...

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  • Tool Talk #7: Ridgid 12″ Compound Sliding Miter Saw

    Well over half of the emails sent to me are on the subject of tools. I have no objections to responding t ...

    Well over half of the emails sent to me are on the subject of tools. I have no objections to responding to them but I thought it would be beneficial to start a video library of sorts to briefly touch ...

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  • Workbench Vises

    Last week I built a really solid workbench but didn't get around to adding the vises. In this video and a ...

    Last week I built a really solid workbench but didn't get around to adding the vises. In this video and article I'll cover those. If you are interested in a set of plans covering my workbench, the thr ...

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  • Keep Your Assembly Table Clean With a Roll of Paper

    When we work by ourselves we often see things one way. We all develop a certain value for this or that an ...

    When we work by ourselves we often see things one way. We all develop a certain value for this or that and place a lower priority on doing this or that. So bringing in an outside perspective will ofte ...

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  • Build A Woodworking Workbench

    Like most everyone else who makes projects out of wood, I've been wanting a solid top, heavy duty workben ...

    Like most everyone else who makes projects out of wood, I've been wanting a solid top, heavy duty workbench for years. In my last shop I simply didn't have the room and in my current shop I put it off ...

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  • Table Saw Box Joint Jig

    This is the third table saw box joint jig I've made. The first one was for a dado blade and was something ...

    This is the third table saw box joint jig I've made. The first one was for a dado blade and was something simple and temporary. I don't recall what I did with it or where it ended up. The second one w ...

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  • Camera, Audio, Lighting, and Editing For YouTube  ||  What I Use

    I originally scheduled this particular work day to start in on a shop project. However, my hardware grew ...

    I originally scheduled this particular work day to start in on a shop project. However, my hardware grew legs and decided to hide somewhere in my pretty organized shop. I'm still trying to figure that ...

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