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DIY Nightstands - Part Two

After the first session of DIY Nightstands – Part One, I had managed to produce the 16 pieces of furniture-grade plywood needed to make all the legs for the two nightstands and had used the Kreg Jig to make the needed pocket-holes to join the leg pieces.   872 more words


DIY Nightstands - Part 1

Alternate title – the day I learned to use various saws and power tools and managed to retain all of my fingers.

Today was the first day of my first major DIY project – making two matching nightstands for the guest bedroom with the assistance of my dad. 917 more words


canes, we got them

Long overlooked in the wood shop was my selection of canes that I made out of mostly Diamond Willow. Now Diamond willow is wood that is deformed into these diamond shapes which is actually a fungus that attacks the wood and form the mostly red colored diamonds in the wood. 226 more words

Wood Carving

Homemade Table Saw Starts With Circular Saw

How often do us tinkerers go out into our basement/garage shop and don’t have the correct tool for the job? Most would say it happens more often than they would prefer. 194 more words

Tool Hacks

The Royal Treatment

As in, making & installing crown molding in the bathroom. Neither our local lumberyard or even the home improvement stores carried the shape & size of crown molding I wanted. 765 more words

Home Improvement

can you feel the tension?

pent up tension

Recently, while ripping a piece of zebra wood on the table saw, about 8 to 10 inches into the cut, I notice the wood was no longer gliding smoothly through the blade – in fact, it had almost come to a complete stop.  195 more words

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