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  • Gift ideas for your woodworker
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    11 Gift Ideas for Woodworkers and Makers each under $70
  • Keeping the dust down while Routering
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    Keeping the dust down while routering.
  • Cedar Building Blocks for Children
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    Children’s Cedar Building Blocks
  • Farm Table with Bench
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    Farmhouse Table and Bench with an added Curve
  • Adult and Kids Adirondack Chairs
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    The Family of Adirondack Chairs

11 Gift Ideas for Woodworkers and Makers each under $70

November 18, 2018
Our favorite tools that make every project easier (and safer too!) With Black Friday soon to be upon us I wanted to put together a list of 11 items under $70.00 (it was supposed to be 10, but I couldn’t decide which to leave off!) that I use on a regular basis in my wood shop. Each of these

Keeping the dust down while routering.

November 9, 2018
A review of the Dewalt dwp615 The Problem Using a router inside the shop makes for a dusty shop. In the past when using my hand held trim or plunge router I would roll the projects out of the shop to avoid the mess. While this is fine in good weather, when it gets cold or rains it’s not an option

Children’s Cedar Building Blocks

October 28, 2018
Creating a classic toy: One of my favorite shop projects is to create children’s cedar building blocks from rough Tennessee red cedar. These came about after I built my first Adirondack chairs and I had a large amount of scrap wood left over. Our first granddaughter had just been born and we

Farmhouse Table and Bench with an added Curve

October 24, 2018
The Story of the Farmhouse Table with a Race Track While working my day job one of my managers came to my desk and said “I need your help”. Come to find out she ordered a farmhouse table and bench on Etsy. However the person she ordered it from fell off the face of the earth and left her

The Family of Adirondack Chairs

October 4, 2018
Adirondack Chairs in Tennessee Cedar Wood Growing up in Central New York and spending years in the Adirondack Mountains, I grew up seeing all types of Adirondack chairs. But it was not until I moved to middle Tennessee that I attempted to build Adirondack chairs myself. I found plans that gave me

Oak Book Cabinet Pegged (no screws)

August 1, 2018
Taking cabinet building to the next level I wanted to take another step in my building and see if I could build a cabinet without the use of screws. My wife found the plans in an old Woodsmith Magazine and asked me to build the largest bookcase of the set. My plan was to build the entire cabinet

Custom Wooden Ring Bearer Box with Latch

July 12, 2018
Family Projects I was given the opportunity to build the ring bearer box for the up coming wedding of my niece. She provided me with a picture from Pinterest for an example. I said no problem. Materials Made from white oak I milled the lumber using my @ridgidtools planer and sanded it using my

Cedar Mini Decorative Planters/Boxes

June 11, 2018
Cedar Mini Decorative Planters/Boxes Using Interlocking Dovetail Joints Having a cedar mill within an hour of my shop allows me to work with some very nice wood. While cedar can be brittle, it is wonderful to work with and makes putting these decorative boxes together a breeze. When working with

Make A Wood Sign: Cedar Carving

March 28, 2018
 THANKS ERIC! A few weeks ago we met Eric and Vicki Rhoten at the Work Bench Conference in Atlanta. We hit it off immediately, as we both have a passion for woodworking. As we were discussing our businesses, Eric mentioned how difficult it is for him to get certain woods in Arizona. We are

Barnwood Entryway Coat Rack and Bench

March 24, 2018
Reclaimed Wood from Corn Crib HOW TO DESIGN AND BUILD AN ENTRY WAY COAT RACK AND BENCH There was a door in granddad’s home the client wanted to preserve and wondered, if they provided the wood, could I build an entryway coat rack and bench using the door as part of the build. The wood they wanted

Art Center Cabinet and Table

February 20, 2018
Art Center Cabinet and Table – Most of my biggest challenges come from my family. My daughter in law challenged me to build an art center cabinet and table for her to use with her children. Using SketchUp I came up with the basic design Below is the final project with 4 drawers, a shelf

Wooden Toy Projects

February 18, 2018
Toys built by Grandpa – Of all the things I build, toys for my grandchildren will always top of my enjoyment list. Below is a quick post of some of the toys built for birthdays, Christmas and “just cause” I’m Grandpa Wheel Barrel made with Poplar body, Cedar handles and
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