• Custom Screwdrivers

    A wood lathe is a gift machine. It's a “create a wood shaving disaster” machine. And it's a quick-win mac ...

    A wood lathe is a gift machine. It's a “create a wood shaving disaster” machine. And it's a quick-win machine. While making these screwdriver handles I verified all three of the above statements. A fe ...

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  • Cantilevered Shop Cart

    If you're interested in a set of plans for this project I have them available in metric and imperial unit ...

    If you're interested in a set of plans for this project I have them available in metric and imperial units for both a mortise and tenon construction as well as a half lap construction. Click here if 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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  • Making Boxes: Internal Components

    In the last video I started making four boxes that I'll be giving to family for Christmas. I got the box ...

    In the last video I started making four boxes that I'll be giving to family for Christmas. I got the box structure complete and added hinges to two of them. If you want to see that video/article just ...

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  • How to make a wooden box

    Giving a gift that you make typically means more to the person receiving it than if you were to just give ...

    Giving a gift that you make typically means more to the person receiving it than if you were to just give something that you purchased. So in this video I'm making a few gift boxes to give for Christm ...

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  • Making a Custom Chess Board & Box

    Chess is a worldwide game that has no gender, age, or skill restrictions. Anyone can play chess. Anyone c ...

    Chess is a worldwide game that has no gender, age, or skill restrictions. Anyone can play chess. Anyone can play competitively or casually. And with today's technology, anyone can play someone from ac ...

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  • Making A Wheelbarrow

    When we moved into our current home the previous owner left behind an old wheelbarrow. When we first foun ...

    When we moved into our current home the previous owner left behind an old wheelbarrow. When we first found out the owner accepted our offer for the house my wife was actually anxiously hoping that he ...

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  • A Cherry Flag Display Case | Collaboration

    Recently I made a trip back home to Southeast Michigan and while there I swung by Tyler G’s shop. We shot ...

    Recently I made a trip back home to Southeast Michigan and while there I swung by Tyler G’s shop. We shot a quick shop tour video (click here to see it) and also got started on a flag display case tha ...

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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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  • $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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  • How To Build A Bookcase

    My wife loves to read. I mean, she really loves to read. Not digitally though. She says flipping the page ...

    My wife loves to read. I mean, she really loves to read. Not digitally though. She says flipping the pages and physically holding a book are part of the experience. No Kindle or tablets for her. This ...

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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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  • Hand Cut Dovetails – Suspended Utensil Shelves

    The number one purpose for the majority of projects I make is to solve a problem or serve a purpose...whi ...

    The number one purpose for the majority of projects I make is to solve a problem or serve a purpose...which isn't really the case with this one. The primary goal for this project was to have some peac ...

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  • Homemade Easel and Chalkboard Frame

    My sister is getting married next month (congrats!!). During her wedding planning she found a picture of ...

    My sister is getting married next month (congrats!!). During her wedding planning she found a picture of an easel with a chalkboard frame on it with the clever saying “Choose a seat not a side. We're ...

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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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  • 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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  • Get A Lathe And Have Fun!

    If you've been hanging around for any length of time you've probably heard me talk about getting a wood l ...

    If you've been hanging around for any length of time you've probably heard me talk about getting a wood lathe. I've wanted one for quite some time but never ventured down the path of getting one for o ...

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  • A Rustic or Western Style Picture Frame

    My wife simply isn't into woodworking. That's fine. Everyone has their own hobby. But sometimes when all ...

    My wife simply isn't into woodworking. That's fine. Everyone has their own hobby. But sometimes when all of the stars align and the moon is full my wife actually want's to make something out of wood. ...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • How To Build A Dining Table

    Previously, I completed my dining table top. I wanted to try something different with the top so I went w ...

    Previously, I completed my dining table top. I wanted to try something different with the top so I went with a wedged through mortise and tenon breadboard end. It was a fun joint to make and it turned ...

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  • Wedged Through Mortise And Tenon Sprung Breadboard End

    I sold the previous pine dining table that I made just before moving in to our current home. That made it ...

    I sold the previous pine dining table that I made just before moving in to our current home. That made it one less thing to move and I figured I would just make a better one when the time came. We've ...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • A Simple Elegant Cabinet

    My wife and I have an L shaped front porch that faces north which means it is always shaded. Perfect for ...

    My wife and I have an L shaped front porch that faces north which means it is always shaded. Perfect for the summer time. And because we live outside of the city it's a nice quiet place to unwind and ...

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  • Mission Style Coat Rack

    There's all kinds of jokes floating around the internet about guys not completing household improvements, ...

    There's all kinds of jokes floating around the internet about guys not completing household improvements, renovations, or projects in a timely manner. I want you to completely forget about all of thos ...

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  • Easy Gift Project: Homemade Board Games

    One of the best things about making stuff, woodworking or whatever, is being able to give something you p ...

    One of the best things about making stuff, woodworking or whatever, is being able to give something you personally made to someone else as a gift. I was originally asked if I could make this board gam ...

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  • Easy Gift Project: Salt And Pepper Shakers

    The vast majority of everything I've made has been given to others as gifts. Unless of course it's a larg ...

    The vast majority of everything I've made has been given to others as gifts. Unless of course it's a large piece of furniture. Anyway, last week I took a road trip to Michigan for a relative's wedding ...

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  • A Wedding Gift: Walnut and Sapele Box

    I rarely work with hardwoods anymore. Not that I even did it much to begin with. I'm totally content work ...

    I rarely work with hardwoods anymore. Not that I even did it much to begin with. I'm totally content working with pine and you probably already know this. Not only do I live quite a drive from any pla ...

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  • Tongue And Groove Blanket Chest

    The fourth dimensional lumber piece for my dimensional lumber furniture set is a bench sized blanket ches ...

    The fourth dimensional lumber piece for my dimensional lumber furniture set is a bench sized blanket chest. My wife and I went back and forth on different sizes for the chest for a few days and finall ...

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  • Knot Free Pine Chest Of Drawers

    This chest of drawers project is the third piece (four if you count the dual 2x10 bookcase build as two) ...

    This chest of drawers project is the third piece (four if you count the dual 2x10 bookcase build as two) to my dimensional lumber bedroom furniture set. So far the joinery has advanced with each build ...

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  • Easy, Strong, Huge Pipe Clamp Workbench Vise

    A few years ago I made a sliding moxon vise out of two 1/2” pipe clamps and some scrap plywood in the sho ...

    A few years ago I made a sliding moxon vise out of two 1/2” pipe clamps and some scrap plywood in the shop. As a vise, it worked very well. Both jaws were made from laminating plywood together and it ...

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  • Easy & Huge 2×10 Stopped Dado Bookcases

    My wife is an avid book reader. Not the digital type though. She says there's something special about act ...

    My wife is an avid book reader. Not the digital type though. She says there's something special about actually feeling the book and manually flipping pages that you don't get with the digital versions ...

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  • Rolling Plywood Cart

    Henry Ford once said “Failure is simply an opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.” Or ...

    Henry Ford once said “Failure is simply an opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.” Or something close to it. I've seen several different versions of the quote so I'm not sure which ...

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  • Universal Clamp Rack

    Just two more shop projects that I want to knock out before starting in on a bookcase for my wife. The fi ...

    Just two more shop projects that I want to knock out before starting in on a bookcase for my wife. The first one is a clamp rack for the pile of unorganized clamps that I have been neglecting for way ...

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  • Lawn Tool Storage In A Garden Shed

    Since moving into our new-to-us house I've been in a constant battle for shop space with the lawn tools. ...

    Since moving into our new-to-us house I've been in a constant battle for shop space with the lawn tools. Storing lawn tools or garden tools in a garage wouldn't normally be a problem but the fact of t ...

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  • Modified Paulk Workbench

    When I built my last workbench, assembly table, oufeed table combo I was in a shop about half the size of ...

    When I built my last workbench, assembly table, oufeed table combo I was in a shop about half the size of the shop I am in today. I made it to fit that space and with materials I had on hand. Since mo ...

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  • Wasted Space Garage Storage Shelves

    We haven't been in our house for a full year yet and I'm already looking for alternative storage options. ...

    We haven't been in our house for a full year yet and I'm already looking for alternative storage options. When we were looking for houses my wife and I agreed that I get to do what I want to the garag ...

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  • Plywood Storage Rack For My Shop

    Shop organization and improvement is a never ending process. I've got my lumber rack wall and miter saw s ...

    Shop organization and improvement is a never ending process. I've got my lumber rack wall and miter saw station wall pretty well organized so this week I tackled last wall remaining. I have a lot of i ...

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  • Perfect Cuts With A Circular Saw Track

    With previous jobs I had I always looked forward to the times where I could do nothing. Just sit around a ...

    With previous jobs I had I always looked forward to the times where I could do nothing. Just sit around and relax. Now that I work for myself I can't stand sitting still. Regardless of if it is for my ...

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  • Super Simple Stop Block For a Miter Saw Station

    I had every intention to not make a video this week and instead focus on my miter saw station plans. But ...

    I had every intention to not make a video this week and instead focus on my miter saw station plans. But there's only so much sitting in front of a computer and working on plans that anyone can take. ...

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  • Miter Saw Station Storage Boxes and Drawer Fronts

    FINALLY! The construction of the miter saw station is complete. And it feels really good to say that. The ...

    FINALLY! The construction of the miter saw station is complete. And it feels really good to say that. These past three weeks have been pretty hectic with not only building the project itself but also ...

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  • Adding Storage Drawers To The Miter Saw Station

    Drawers! Drawers! Drawers! I love using drawers for storage. I mentioned in my end of 2013 shop tour in m ...

    Drawers! Drawers! Drawers! I love using drawers for storage. I mentioned in my end of 2013 shop tour in my last shop that if I were to start over with a new shop I would use drawers every chance I cou ...

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  • Miter Saw Station Cabinets and Work Surface

    I'm FINALLY getting around to making my dream miter saw station. I've been putting this project off for a ...

    I'm FINALLY getting around to making my dream miter saw station. I've been putting this project off for a while for two reasons. I wanted to make sure that this was the final design I would settle on. ...

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