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Year End Wrap Up | 2016

Year End Wrap Up | 2016

With 2016 coming to an end in the next couple of days, it is time for the annual Year End Wrap Up video. In this video, I go over what happened throughout the year of 2016 and a few goals that I have for next year as well. I have a few big changes

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How to Make a Vintage Sled

How to Make a Vintage Sled

This week I’m making a vintage Christmas sled. I started off by making a set of cutting templates for all of the pieces that you’ll need. I then started out by cutting a 6′ long 1×10 down to 43″ in length. This board will be for the sled runner templates to go.

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How to Make a Snowflake Shelf

How to Make a Snowflake Shelf

After searching online for Christmas projects to make online, I came across this snowflake shelf idea. Ana White made this shelf last year and I thought this would be a great project to share with all of you guys. This snowflake shelf only ran me about $15.00

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How to Make a Lumber Rack

How to Make a Lumber Rack

This week I decided to update my lumber rack design from a year or two ago. For this project I used 3/4″ plywood and 2×4’s. The amount of wood really depends on how many racks you would like to make for your shop. I started by cutting my plywood into

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How to Make a Thanksgiving Centerpiece

How to Make a Thanksgiving Centerpiece

Thanksgiving is right around the corner, so I decided it would be a good time to make a nice center piece for the dinner table. In order to make this project, you’ll just need 1- 1×4 that is 8′ long and a can of spray paint or stain (handles for the ends of the box

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How to Make a Charging Station

How to Make a Charging Station

This week I’m making a night stand charging station that can hold my phone, a couple of watches and a pair of sunglasses. For this project, I used 1×6 maple (about 3′ total) to build the entire station. I started out by glueing two of my 1×6’s boards together to

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How to Make a Pumpkin Candy Holder

How to Make a Pumpkin Candy Holder

With Halloween fast approaching, I thought it’d be fun to make a pumpkin candy dish. The dish can hold well over 300+ pieces of candy in the 12″x12″ pumpkin. I started out this project by cutting up a sheet of 2’x4′ plywood that was 3/4″ thick into 6

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How to Make Halloween Tombstones

How to Make Halloween Tombstones

This week I set out to make some funny Halloween Tombstones. I always get a kick out of these when I see them so I thought it’d be fun to make some of my own. I started out by cutting 2 sheets of 3/4″ thick 2’x4′ plywood down to 16″x24″ pieces. I cut an 8″

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How to Make Fall Leaf Candle Holders

How to Make Fall Leaf Candle Holders

Earlier in the week I saw some candle holders that were in the shape of leaves. I knew that this would be a great project to make for the fall because it is simple to make and looks great when they’re all done. I started off by applying the different leaf

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How to Make an Airplane Whirligig

How to Make an Airplane Whirligig

This week I thought it would be a fun chance to make a whirligig before the summer comes to an end. After realizing there was a lack of airplane templates online, I went ahead and made my own airplane design. I used 3/4″ wood for the fuselage, 1/2″ wood

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Reviewing the GRR-RIPPER

Reviewing the GRR-RIPPER

Earlier this week, Microjig sent me a care package! This included a Microjig T-Shirt, MATCHFIT Dovetail clamps, a GRR-RIP Block, the famous GRR-RIPPER and last but not least, the ZEROPLAY guide system. The main two products I want to focus on is the GRR-

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How to Make the Original Sauce Kit

How to Make the Original Sauce Kit

After multiple requests to make a homemade version of ‘The Original Sauce Kit’, I was able to come up with one. For the frame of the net, I used 3/4″ thick PVC pipe and made my nets 10″x10″ wide. I wasn’t able to figure out how big the factory version

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How to Make a Cruiser Board

How to Make a Cruiser Board

This week I updated my cruiser board video from 2013. It’s the most popular video on my channel to date, but it was only filmed in standard definition. I thought this would be a good opportunity to make a better version of both the board and video. This time

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How to Make a Foul Pole

How to Make a Foul Pole

This week I thought it would be fun to change it up a bit and work with some PVC pipe. I thought it would be a cool addition if I added foul poles to my baseball field. I purchased 4 pieces of 1 1/4″ PVC pipe at 10′ long, 2- 1 1/4″ ‘T’ pieces, 6- 1 1/4″ Elbows, 1- 2′ piece

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How to Make BMX Ramps

How to Make BMX Ramps

This week I made a few ramps for my BMX bike. I made a kicker and a landing ramp to help get me started. For this project, all you need is a jigsaw to make all the cuts. I started by cutting out the shape of my ramps on my 3/4″ sheets of plywood. After I

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How to Make a Longboard

How to Make a Longboard

This week I’m updating my longboard video from a few years back (2013). In order to make this longboard, you will need 1 sheet of 1/4″ thick plywood that measures 2’x4′. I went ahead and cut the sheet of plywood up into 3 strips that were 8″

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How to Make a Wooden Cubby

How to Make a Wooden Cubby

This week my neighbor asked me if I could make her a cubby. My design called for 2- 2’x4′ sheets of 3/4″ thick plywood. Then I cut all my pieces to their correct size base off my cut list. After I had all my pieces cut, I used a series of rabbets and dados to

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2016 Shop Tour

2016 Shop Tour

This week I’m doing my 4th annual shop tour. I do one every year during the summer for the people who enjoy these types of videos. This is just a walk around of my shop and where all my tools go when I’m not actually using them. Hopefully some people

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How to Make a Long Grain Cutting Board

How to Make a Long Grain Cutting Board

This week I was commissioned by neighbor to build six cutting boards in the shape of Michigan. I immediately thought this would be a great project for my CNC machine. This gave me the opportunity to not only talk, but demonstrate the benefits of

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How to Make a Wood Scooter Part 2 of 2

How to Make a Wood Scooter Part 2 of 2

This week I’m finishing up the wooden scooter build with part 2 of 2. The first thing I did was assemble the entire scooter with 5/16″ dowels. I connected the 90° angle block to the base frame with wood glue and 2- 1/4″ lag screws that are 2″ long. After all the

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How to Make a Wood Scooter Part 1 of 2

How to Make a Wood Scooter Part 1 of 2

This week I came up with a crazy idea: I want to make a wooden scooter! I initially thought this was going to be a lot harder than it actually was, but it actually turned out to be fairly easy. I used 3/4″ maple for the frame and purchased some cheap 10″ wheels from

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How to Make a Wood Mallet

How to Make a Wood Mallet

This week I’m making a wood mallet with some of the leftover wood from the pedalboard project I made a few weeks back. I used 3/4″ maple scraps and I had just enough to create the mallet. I used the template I created to cut out the handle and cut out

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How to Make a Cruiser Board Press

How to Make a Cruiser Board Press

In the next month or so I’m going to be building another cruiser board. I want to use a press for that video so I made one ahead of time this week. For this project, I used 2 sheets of 3/4″ plywood that was 2’x4′ and about 12- 1/2″ bolts that are 3 1/2″ long. I also

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How to Make a Pedalboard

How to Make a Pedalboard

Earlier this week my neighbor asked me if I could build him a pedalboard for his guitar. I thought that’d be a great idea for a project because it is simple and you can save a lot of money by making your own instead of buying one online. For this project, I used

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How to Make a Finishing Supply Shelf

How to Make a Finishing Supply Shelf

This week I made a shelf to hold all of my finishing supplies. A lot of my finishing supplies was originally held underneath my 10′ long workbench, but I need that space to store other tools now. After seeing Jay Bate’s make a similar finish supply shelf, I thought I

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How to Make a Custom Sign

How to Make a Custom Sign

This week I made a sign for my workshop. For this project, I used some scrap 1/4″ plywood and 3/4″ thick melamine. The first thing I needed to do was blow up my logo to the exact size I wanted the sign to be. For this, I used a program called Adobe

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How to Make a Fishing Pole Holder

How to Make a Fishing Pole Holder

This week I made a fishing pole holder for a relative. It holds up to 10 fishing poles at once and casters can be added to the bottom for easy mobility. For this project, I used poplar and it set me back about $55. I started by cutting out all my pieces over at the

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How to Make a Large Trophy

How to Make a Large Trophy

This week I made a trophy for the backyard wiffle ball league I play in on the weekends. For this project, I used some walnut I had laying around the shop and started by planing it down to 3/4″ thick. After that, I cut 4 pieces of 1 1/4″ conduit down to 20″

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How to Make a Pitching Mound

How to Make a Pitching Mound

This week my friend Landon and I made a pitching mound for our backyard wiffle ball league. We set out to build this mound to avoid the fire pit that is in the middle of our wiffle ball field. If we use this mound, we can cover the hole in the ground where

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How to Make a Red Wings Picture Frame

How to Make a Red Wings Picture Frame

Congratulations to the Detroit Red Wings on their 25th consecutive playoff appearances! As a celebration, I wanted to make something special this week. That’s why I created this Picture frame that says it all. I used some 3/4″ pine and milled out

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Celebrate National Woodworking Month

Celebrate National Woodworking Month

The month of April is National Woodworking Month. To celebrate this year, Rockler Woodworking and Hardware asked me if I could make a video on how woodworking has positively affected my life. Woodworking has given me a chance to test my

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How to Make a Custom Sports Shelf

How to Make a Custom Sports Shelf

Earlier in the week I saw a sports themed shelf online. This inspired me to make my own sports themed shelf for all the trophies and medals I have laying around. With some of the leftover wood from the bird feeder project, I went ahead and made this

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How to Make a Bird Feeder

How to Make a Bird Feeder

This week I made a bird feeder just in time for all the birds returning home from the south. I used 1″x8″ and 1″x10″ pine boards for this project as well as a piece of 8″x10″ polycarbonate and a set of hinges. It is extremely important to NOT USE PRESSURE

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How to Make a Welding Cart

How to Make a Welding Cart

Last Christmas I received a welder from my Grandma and Grandpa Devine, but I was debating on buying a cart or making a cart for it. I decided to make a cart for it because it was not only a cheaper option, but it allows me to customize it to fit all my welding gear.

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Look What Rockler Sent Me!

Look What Rockler Sent Me!

This week Rockler Woodworking and Hardware went out of there way to help out a YouTube woodworker. A few weeks ago I made a clamp rack that was inspired by William Wilson’s version that he asked me to make. Shortly after making the clamp rack,

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How to Make a Table Saw Sled

How to Make a Table Saw Sled

This week I built a table saw sled for my table saw. Table saw sleds are great for making large crosscuts that a normal miter gauge couldn’t handle. I made mine out of a 3/4″ piece of plywood and used some 1/2″ plywood to make the runners. However, I would

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How to Make a Clamp Rack

How to Make a Clamp Rack

A while back I had a viewer by the name of William Wilson offer me the plans to make this clamp rack and I couldn’t turn it down. This rack can hold 38 clamps and if you add dowels to the sides, you can store your spring clamps to get even more storage

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How to Make a Retro TV Phone Stand

How to Make a Retro TV Phone Stand

This week I’m making a phone stand that converts your everyday cell phone into a cool looking retro tv. For this project, I used 1/4″ and 3/4″ birch plywood and my CNC machine to carve out the pieces. Don’t worry if you don’t have a CNC machine though, I

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How to Make a Ping Pong Paddle

How to Make a Ping Pong Paddle

This week I’m making a ping pong paddle with the help of my X Carve. If you don’t have a CNC machine though, don’t worry. It’s definitely not a necessity for this project. To get started, I began by making a template, which is available down below for free!

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How to Make a Modern Key Rack

How to Make a Modern Key Rack

This weeks project used 3/4″ thick maple. To start, I cut both of my boards down to 1′ long. I took one of the boards and ripped it over at my table saw down to 2 1/2″ wide. I cut a 1/2″ wide, 1/4″ deep rabbet on the same board. For my other board, I left it at 3 1/2″

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