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Modular Miter Saw Station

Modular Miter Saw Station

I built an over-the-top miter saw station. This allowed to improve my skills on shop furniture.

Making Desk Toys with a Surprise

Making Desk Toys with a Surprise

My Dad built a couple of harmless prank office toys back when I was a little kid. I decided to make a few of my own using his original as a model.

Cherry Burl & Resin Bowl

Cherry Burl & Resin Bowl

I am brand new to bowl turning. This project is an attempt at figuring out how to do it on a gorgeous cherry burl.

Table Saw Storage Cabinet

Table Saw Storage Cabinet

I built this storage cabinet to go under the extension wing on my table saw.

Table Saw Miter Sled

Table Saw Miter Sled

It's time to add a miter sled to my arsenal of handy table saw accessories. This one is based on several existing designs.

Kitchen Dishwasher Cabinet

Kitchen Dishwasher Cabinet

Step by step project showing how I built a new kitchen cabinet with space for a dishwasher.

Hall Table Hidden Storage

Hall Table Hidden Storage

Check out how I made this solid black walnut hallway table with built-in storage as a surprise for my wife.

Spice Organizer Rack

Spice Organizer Rack

Everyone has a messy spice cabinet, here is my solution to that common problem.

Table Saw Crosscut Sled

Table Saw Crosscut Sled

Since upgrading to my new table saw a few months ago, I need to start putting together all new sleds and jigs, first up is a good crosscut sled.

Family Toothbrush Holder

Family Toothbrush Holder

I was tired of all our toothbrushes tipping over like dominoes inside our medicine cabinet, so I made a solution using my XCarve CNC machine.

T-Track Outfeed Table

T-Track Outfeed Table

I needed an outfeed table for my new tablesaw, so I combined a few Rockler products, built a cabinet and now I have a super versatile table and workstation.

2018 Shop Tour

2018 Shop Tour

My shop has gone through a whole bunch of changes in the last year, so it’s time for a look at what’s new.

Painting & Hanging Doors & Trim

Painting & Hanging Doors & Trim

In this video we paint a bunch of doors and miles of trim. Then, we hang it all in the main floor of our house and finish off this huge home improvement project.

Refinishing Hardwood Floors

Refinishing Hardwood Floors

We are finally finishing our huge home makeover, this time we tackle the ugly hardwood floors.

Fireplace Facelift

Fireplace Facelift

Katie updates the look of our ugly old fireplace in order to fit in with the look of our soon-to-be renovated main floor.

DIY Pressure Chamber

DIY Pressure Chamber

Check out how I made my own pressure chamber so I could do some resin casting in longer materials.

Resin Filled Rolling Pin

Resin Filled Rolling Pin

Making a rolling pin using a cherry slab cutoff and casting resin.

Install A Ceiling Fan

Install A Ceiling Fan

Katie took the lead and shows how she installed a new ceiling fan.

Updating The Dining Room

Updating The Dining Room

In phase 2 of our dining room improvements, we tear down the dingy old walls then put up fresh sheetrock and and paint the whole thing.

DIY Drawer Pull Jig

DIY Drawer Pull Jig

Check out this very simple jig I put together to install drawer pull hardware.

Storage Upgrade Part 2

Storage Upgrade Part 2

In this 2-part project series I build storage cabinets for my double flip-top workbench. This time, I make the drawer faces and install the cabinets into the bench.

Storage Upgrade Part 1

Storage Upgrade Part 1

In this 2-part project series I build some storage cabinets for my double flip-top workbench. In Part 1, I build the cabinets and drawer bodies.

Hybrid Elk Calls

Hybrid Elk Calls

How to cast a hybrid blank with resin then turn an elk call.

Dining Room Expansion

Dining Room Expansion

With the help of my father in law, we knock down a wall separating our hallway and dining room - Making a drastic improvement to the flow of our house.

CNC Logo Tray

CNC Logo Tray

This was a collaboration project with a friend who has a CNC machine.

Making A Cigar Case

Making A Cigar Case

I tackle the challenge of turning end-grain while making the cigar holder as a gift.

Christmas Tree Decoration

Christmas Tree Decoration

I saved the stump from last year’s Christmas tree and let it dry all year. Then, I turned it into a smaller tree on the lathe.

Brick Wall Cutting Board

Brick Wall Cutting Board

This is my complete guide to building and finishing end-grain cutting boards.

Orbital Palm Sander Review

Orbital Palm Sander Review

My first attempt at a tool review - I compete a brand new Tacklife sander to my trusty old Makita.

Camera Boom Arm

Camera Boom Arm

This little fella is going to help me film in my shop more efficiently.

DIY LED Rope Lighting

DIY LED Rope Lighting

I needed a better way to light up my tent while camping, so I made light that's powered by DeWalt batteries.

I finally made a permanent home from my lathe tools. Flat against the wall when not in use, this tray folds down, then extends outward to be in perfect reach.

#USMakerProject - Wyoming

#USMakerProject - Wyoming

This is a huge collaboration project where makers from all 50 states build a map of the US. I made Wyoming.

Pen Turning For Beginners

Pen Turning For Beginners

Rather than telling it to the camera how to turn a pen, I taught my wife to do it!

Kid-Sized Step Stool

Kid-Sized Step Stool

My oldest son needed a way to reach the sink, so I built him a step stool that should last forever.

Lumber Storage Rack

Lumber Storage Rack

I use some easily affordable materials to build an overhead lumber storage rack.

Easy Clamp Rack

Easy Clamp Rack

This is a quick and dirty projects - no frills, just solving the problem of where to put my clamps.

Dust Collection Upgrade

Dust Collection Upgrade

Reduce the footprint and increase the efficiency of a Harbor Freight dust collector.

Milling Black Walnut

Milling Black Walnut

My Dad and I cut down and mill a big black walnut log on the family tree farm. With professional drone footage!

Walnut Pepper Grinder

Walnut Pepper Grinder

I use a gorgeous figured chunk of black walnut to make a pepper grinder as my first project on my new lathe.

Lathe Stand Part 1

Lathe Stand Part 1

In this 2-part project, my new lathe needed a new permanent home, so I used some good plywood and dado joinery to build a base.

Lathe Stand Part 2

Lathe Stand Part 2

With the base of the lathe stand complete, I moved on to building and installing drawers and cupboard doors.

Chaotic Cutting Board

Chaotic Cutting Board

Watch how I made this chaotic end-grain cutting board for my mother using some really special wood.

Black Walnut Fan Blades

Black Walnut Fan Blades

This is a quick project that replaces the ugly old laminated fan blades with stunning new black walnut ones.

Mallet With Extra Weight

Mallet With Extra Weight

I used some gorgeous wood from my scrap pile to build a mallet. Along the way, I used a lead melting pot to give it some extra weight.

DIY Archery Target

DIY Archery Target

I use a bunch of scrap wood and other free (scrounged) materials to build an archery target.

Flip-Top Workbench Part 1

Flip-Top Workbench Part 1

In this 3-part series I build my ultimate workbench to solve my limited space problem. Part 1 is assembling the frame.

Flip-Top Workbench Part 2

Flip-Top Workbench Part 2

In this 3-part series I build my ultimate workbench to solve my limited space problem. Part 2 is building the flipping mechanisms.

Flip-Top Workbench Part 3

Flip-Top Workbench Part 3

In this 3-part series I build my ultimate workbench to solve my limited space problem. Part 3 is putting on the finishing touches.

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