Thursday, October 18, 2012

Simple Router Dado Jig Video

It seems I was in need of a dado jig for my router for some upcoming projects, so I decided to put one together and share it with other woodworkers.  I hope you enjoy my short and to the point video!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

The Ultimate Shop Stool

Check out this easy to build shop stool!  Not only is it a great place to sit in the woodworking shop but it also can serve as an extra hand for great outfeed support.

These plans used to be free but now they charge for them!  How silly?!?! I'm so sorry everyone but maybe I can get another video out describing the dimensions and things in more detail? click here to go to American Woodworker's page on it.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

How to build a Folding Stick Chair

This chair is a fairly simple build, although it does take a fair amount of time to cut the parts and drill the holes in all of them, but after that's done it's pretty simple.  The design sparked my interest and I figured I would make one or two of them, I'm glad I did, they turned out great!

IMG of Chair

There are plans for this chair in a few places online, some will cost you some will be free but are difficult to understand or navigate through due to ads and whatnot.  I hope to provide you with a straight forward and easy to follow how to guide!

Have a look at my short video to get the what all the project entails and understand how everything works.  You will find the details and dimensions of the pieces below the video.

All of the pieces are cut out of 2x4 stock, they are all 1 1/4" x 1 1/2".
All holes are drilled on the wider 1 1/2" side of each piece and also centered across the piece.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Easy Door Frame Rot Repair

My future father-in-law's back door was starting to rot at the bottom and he asked me about it. He said he wanted to know if he needed a whole new door.  I told him I could just patch it up with some epoxy putty and he looked at me a little funny. Once the job was done, he was pleasantly surprised at how good it looked and he was surely glad he didn't have to buy a new door.

I made a video on the method I used, maybe you could use it too!

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Drawer Dividers DIY - Simple

I have used these drawer dividers in my shop for a while now and they work great.  Thought I would share them in a video!

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Video on my Drawer Storage Unit Frame

I had some of my Youtube viewers and subscribers asking about some specifics on my drawer storage unit and the dimensions so I went ahead and made a quick video out of it.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Installing a Router Plate in a Router Table

Since I did a video on my Mobile Router Table one of my Youtube subscribers asked me to do a video showing how I cut the hole for the router plate to sit down into. Have look and see how it's done!

The router plate I used is a Kreg Precision Plate and it's probably one of the best router plates out there for the best price, alot of positive reviews on it. Any other router plate would install basically the same way though.

Details on the Leveling Screws-
To install the leveling screws, just drill a hole a little smaller in diameter than the bolt itself and then carefully thread the bolt into the hole. The threads of the bolt should grab onto the wood and hold fairly well, if it goes out of wack it's simple to adjust later. Any size screw will do, I just used some spare ones's I have laying around.

Thanks for visiting and be sure to come back for more!

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Drawer Storage Unit in my Woodworking Shop

I had one of my Youtube subscribers request that I do a video on my drawer storage unit that he spotted in one of my other videos. I was happy to do the video for him and it turned out well and gave me an idea or two for future videos!

This thing is great for storage and I like the small, shallow drawers the best because it seems like it's the small stuff that gets layed down everywhere in the shop where you can't find them when you need it. Well, the small drawers give you a place to put this suff.

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Saturday, February 4, 2012

My Mobile Router Table Video

I had one of my Youtube subscribers request that I make a video about my mobile router table that he spotted in my shop tour video. It's a simple video but it gets the basics across for this easy to build router table.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Simple Garage Shelving Unit

I have been working a lot lately trying to straighten up our garage. When I first started there was quite a bit of clutter everywhere, slowly but surely I have been getting things in order and throwing out quite a bit of "trash" that my stepfather had collected over the years. One thing that was posing a problem is that there were not any small, shallow shelves to store spray paint, oils, and other liquids, mostly we have shelves that are about 2' deep which is way to deep and causes you to loose things easily.

I saved some scrap lumber from a remodeling job that I was working on last week figuring it would be perfect for some shelves. I was right, these shelves didn't cost me anything but time and I have enough scrap to make a least 2 more units.

Have a look!

This was an easy project that anyone should be able to pull off in an afternoon or even an hour. Be sure to check out my other videos. If you have any questions, comments or suggestions feel free to let me know.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

DIY Drill Charging Station


I finally decided to get busy on my Drill Charging Station, one more woodworking project that would help me organize my shop some more. It came out wonderfully and was actually really easy to do.

Here are the dimensions of the main pieces for those who are interested.
Bottom- 7 ¾” x 19”
Back- 10 ¼” x 19”
Sides- 11” x 7 ¾”
Inside Dividers- 7” x 10 ¼”
Shelf- 6 ½” x 10 ½”

I left about 3 ½” in the slot for the drills to drop down into. The wires just bunch up behind it and stay pretty well since the French cleats put pressure against the wall holding them there.

If anyone has and questions feel free to let me know.

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Monday, January 23, 2012

My French Cleat System

Check out my french cleat system in my woodworking shop. It's a fabulous way to hang things on the wall and the storage options for a small or large shop are endless with this system, use your imagination! Thanks for watching, click on the"Videos" link on the left side of the page for more!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

My Woodworking Shop Tour

I figured I would do a little shop tour video for everyone! I know I enjoy seeing other people's shops to get ideas and learn what works for them so that maybe I can make my workspace a little better. I know I really ejoy showing my small woodworking shop to any guests we may have over, I love explaining what each tool does and how and why I built my different jigs, storage systems, and shop furniture things. Maybe my video gave you some inspiration or an idea of a way you can improve your small shop. If anyone has any questions please feel free to let me know and I will be happy to answer them!