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Clamp Champ

I think it’s pretty accepted by woodworkers that if you want clamps fast, and in quantity, without paying through the nose, the best option is going to Harbor Freight.  Certainly, Harbor Freight gets a bad rap in some circles for being cheap, and is why your snootier woodworkers, who aren’t me, will clutch their pearls […]

I Have A Bandsaw

A couple years ago I bought a 9-inch Ryobi band saw off facebook marketplace. I won’t tell you what I paid for it, but let’s just agree I paid too much for it.  This overpayment proved especially true when you consider the thing never properly worked, even after I replaced the tires and bought a […]

This Is A Door

There are some projects I take on because of a particular need.  Or, if not a need, then a want.  For instance, a couple years ago I upgraded an old Sauder media cabinet with this beauty.  It was not the easiest thing to build, and it certainly has lesser capacity than the old cabinet, but […]

This is a Coffee Table

This is a coffee table.  Like all things wood it started as a tree.  Although, if we’re more precise, it started off as a seed that fell off another tree, at some point became a tree, and finally ended up as this.  Or, it started out as multiple seeds, on multiple trees, because the parts […]

Chair Build 1.5

So, last year I built a chair.  You probably remember it – the chair I didn’t actually need and built on a whim just to give me some experience at building a chair.  As if I was magically going to switch careers and go into chair-making and needed the experience. Anyway, I built that chair […]

Coopering — I Made A Bucket

In college I had a ‘cool’ history professor.  This guy wasn’t cool in the way he’d turn around a chair and sit down to ‘rap’ with us.  No, he was cool in that old-style laid-back way.  He wore turtlenecks and had a beard.  That sort of cool. Anyway, I took something like three history classes […]

Angled Boxes/Cabinets/Stands

Last year, at the start of the pandemic, I had some time on my hands, and decided I’d try making boxes with something other than right-angled miters at the corner. I’m not entirely sure what I was going for, other than it seemed like a challenge. I decided on trapezoids, and these were mostly successful, […]

Mostly-Reclaimed Wood Footstools

UPDATE 7/5/2021: Now for sale in my etsy store. So, here’s another project that’s been kicking around a while waiting to be finished.  Not that it wasn’t on me because I’m slow — which I kind of am, given the whole day job thing.  No, it’s because I finally just gave in and finished them. […]

Ash Coffee Table/Side Table

If I had my way, I would have made the table from maple or walnut — I really prefer the look of those two, especially together.  I mean, who doesn’t love the grain and figure in walnut in maple?  But at the time I was launched into the project I had no maple, or hardly any at […]

Everyday Carry Trays (or, Jewelry Boxes?)

UPDATE: The red laminate version of this is available in my Etsy store — go there now1 Admittedly, there’s been a minute since my last post here, but it isn’t because I’ve been slacking.  Rather, my day job has been busier than usual, which means my hobby gets pushed slightly aside. To be fair, I’ve […]

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