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Year End Wrap Up | 2015

Year End Wrap Up | 2015

It’s been another great year for the woodworking community and I’m glad to be apart of it. Thank you all for the support throughout the 2015 woodworking season and I can’t wait for next year. Have a SAFE and Happy New Years!

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How to Wood Burn a Christmas Scene

How to Wood Burn a Christmas Scene

Merry Christmas! This week I pulled out the old wood burner and burned a Christmas scene into a piece of 3/4″ pine. If you would like to make your own, you can download the template for free. Once I had the template, I had to transfer the image onto the wood

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How to Make a Reindeer Decoration

How to Make a Reindeer Decoration

Christmas is coming quicker each year, but this year I have an awesome reindeer project for you guys! To get started, I used some walnut I had laying around the shop. I began by planing the walnut down to 3/4″ thick. After I had it all planed down, I rough cut the

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How to Make a X-Mas Ornament w/ Inlay

How to Make a X-Mas Ornament w/ Inlay

This week I’m making a Christmas ornament that features my first attempt at inlay. I grabbed some 3/4″ maple that was just laying around and I ordered some 1/8″ maple off of the Inventables website. With the use of Easel, I was able to design this project very

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Inventables X Carve Review

Inventables X Carve Review

This week I’m getting back into my weekly woodworking videos and today I have a very special video, the X Carve review! A couple months ago I was contacted by Inventables and they asked me if I would review their newest machine, the X Carve.

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How to Make a Guillotine

How to Make a Guillotine

For Halloween this year, I wanted to make something that would stand out. Sure I could make a pumpkin or a tombstone decoration, but I wanted something that caught the eye of every neighbor in my subdivision. After I did some thinking, I thought it

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How to Make a Tool Box

How to Make a Tool Box

Often times local lumber stores will mark down busted or warped boards. Every now and then, you can find pieces of wood that will allow you to build your project by simply cutting around the busted up parts. That’s exactly what I did for this. I purchased

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How to Drill Perfect Holes Every Time

How to Drill Perfect Holes Every Time

This week I’m making these simple drill bit guides. I used a leftover 2×4 that was laying around my shop for this project. Since it had paint all over it, I ran it through the planer to give it a nice smooth surface. I then cut the 2×4 into 3.5″ x 3.5″ sections. Once that

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How to Make a Welcome Sign

How to Make a Welcome Sign

This week I’m making a welcome sign for your house. I used 3/4″ birch plywood to create the sign and the moose. The great part about this project is it can stay up all year round and all you have to do is swap out the bottom part of the sign for each season or

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Azusa Mini Bike Kit Part 2 of 2

Azusa Mini Bike Kit Part 2 of 2

This week I’m going to be finishing the Azusa mini bike build. I started out by connecting the front and rear wheels to the frame. This will give me a rolling frame assembly. Next up was installing the seat with the four bolts provided in the kit. From here, I

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Azusa Mini Bike Kit Part 1 of 2

Azusa Mini Bike Kit Part 1 of 2

Over the next two weeks I’m going to be assembling the Azusa mini bike kit. I started by cleaning/sucffing the frame with mineral spirits and some steel wool (I scuffed the frame with 600 grit sandpaper to allow the primer to properly adhere to the frame). This

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2015 Shop Tour

2015 Shop Tour

This week I’m doing my 3rd annual shop tour video. Not a whole lot has changed from 2014 to 2015 with the shop, but I thought I’d still give everyone a quick peak at how I have everything arranged. I’ll be back in the shop next week with a special project for you

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How to Make a Hockey Puck Rebounder

How to Make a Hockey Puck Rebounder

Today I’m remaking my hockey puck rebounder that I made back in 2013. This updated version allows you to fire the puck into the rebounder as hard as you can and the puck will rebound with ease. I started with two new ideas in mind. The first idea was to

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How to Make a Router Table Part 2 of 2

How to Make a Router Table Part 2 of 2

This week I’m finishing the router table. I started by cutting my 3/4″ thick plywood and melamine to size for the top pieces. I attached my sheet of plywood to the top using 1 5/8″ wood screws and cut a square in the center of the board that was big enough to fit my

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How to Make a Router Table Part 1 of 2

How to Make a Router Table Part 1 of 2

A few weeks ago I designed this router table in SketchUp and today I’m bringing this design to life. This week I’m going to be building the lower half of the router table and next week I’ll add the top and build the fence. I started by cutting all my wood to

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Designing a Router Table

Designing a Router Table

This week I’m designing a router table in SketchUp. I plan on bringing this project to life over the next couple of weeks. I thought it would be cool to take you guys along with me when I set out to design this in SketchUp. If you would like to make this project

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How to Make Cornhole Boards

How to Make Cornhole Boards

This week I’m making a corn toss game. My mom has been begging me to make one and I finally got around to making it this week. I started by cutting 4-2×4’s to 48″ long and another 4-2×4’s to 21″ long. I then connected 2-2×4’s at 21″ long to 2 of the 48″

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How to Make a Pocket Knife Keyring

How to Make a Pocket Knife Keyring

This week I’m making a pocket knife keyring for my keys. This is a fun project that helps store a lot of keys in a very flat area. Unlike a regular keyring, this helps keep the keys flat and tucked away until you want to pull them out. I found this project over at

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How to Wood Burn a Pocket Watch

How to Wood Burn a Pocket Watch

This week I am wood burning this pocket watch into some scrap pine. If you remember, back in December my uncle’s neighbor gave me a wood burning kit. This week, he gave me a book about wood burning. To start this project out, I scanned the

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How to Make a Wallet (FAIL!)

How to Make a Wallet (FAIL!)

I thought this would be a cool project, but it didn’t go the way I expected. I started out by cutting 2 pieces of 1/4″ poplar to the size of a debit card. I then used Steve Ramsey’s inkjet printer to wood technique. I then attempted to use velcro to hold the wallet

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My Lathe Snapped and Drone Rant

My Lathe Snapped and Drone Rant

This week was kind of a rough week in and out of the shop. Luckily, somebody found my drone and returned it to me with minimal damage and my dad’s friend was able to CNC a new tool rest holder for my lathe. I plan on getting back in the shop and having a

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Handy Woodworking Tips and Tricks

Handy Woodworking Tips and Tricks

Here are a few handy woodworking tips and tricks that I’ve picked up on since I started woodworking. One of the last tips in this video is actually a product I found at my local hardware store. I’ve used it a few times to extract screws that have became too

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How to Make a Floor Sweep

How to Make a Floor Sweep

This week I’m making a floor sweep that is compatible with my shop vac. I started out by taking some scrap 1×3 pine and cutting 2 pieces to the same size for the sides. Then I cut the back piece to a size that felt right for my shop. After that, I drilled a 1

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How to Make a Picture Frame

How to Make a Picture Frame

This week I’m making a picture frame. For the longest time, I could never get perfectly tight miters. I’ve always had a gap on at least one side, until I used my miter sled. The miter sled helps cut miters with ease. That’s truly the secret behind tight miters, a miter

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How to Use SketchUp for Woodworking

How to Use SketchUp for Woodworking

This week I’m teaching you how to use SketchUp for woodworking projects. I love using this program because it’s free and it’s easy to use. The best part about this program is that it gives me an accurate visual of what a project will look like. You can test

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How I Installed Molding

How I Installed Molding

Originally I wasn’t going to have video this week. I’ve been really busy with installing laminate flooring in my room. When it came time to do the molding, I realized it would be a good opportunity to make a video! I used my miter saw to cut the wood to the

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How to Make a Spatula Handle

How to Make a Spatula Handle

Many of the YouTube woodworkers got together this week and made some type of kitchen utensil. I made a handle for my old spatula that broke a while back. This handle is made from some scrap walnut that was laying around my shop. I cut the handle to a

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How to Make a Magazine Holder

How to Make a Magazine Holder

This week I’m making a simple magazine holder for all of my woodworking magazines. I’ve seen a few of these on Pinterest, but instead of a wavy side piece, mine just goes straight down. It think this gives it a cleaner look and a coat of paint wouldn’t hurt either!

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How to Make a Canned Food Dispenser

How to Make a Canned Food Dispenser

I’ve always been interested in canned food dispensers. I like how you pull out one and another one falls out. I designed one to fit in a slim space and it can all be done with 1-2’x4′ sheet of plywood. I used a piece of 1/2″ thick MDF (Medium Density

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How to Make Zero Clearance Inserts

How to Make Zero Clearance Inserts

The table saw insert that came with my table saw began falling apart. The metal bracket in the back was coming off and stopping wood from running all the way through the saw. I decided it is time to make a zero clearance insert. Luckily, my table saw fits 1/4″

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How to Make a Pencil Holder

How to Make a Pencil Holder

I was asked by a viewer if I could make a pencil holder. I made this out of some leftover 3/4″ scrap wood. I ran it through the planer to mill it down to a 1/2″ thick. I then ran the boards through the table saw to create 1/2″ rabbets on 2 of the side pieces. I

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How to Make a Lumber Rack (Old)

How to Make a Lumber Rack (Old)

This week I gathered up some scrap 2×4’s from around my shop and put together some lumber racks. Using a simple triangle design gives the rack plenty of strength to hold up the wood. After finding the studs in the walls, I attached the racks to the

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How to Make a Steam Bending Box

How to Make a Steam Bending Box

I receive this steam bending kit as a Christmas gift from my Grandma & Grandpa Devine. This is the Rockler Steam Bending Kit and it costs $74.99 (not sponsored). It comes with everything except for the wood to build it. I like kits like this because they have

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