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Table Saw Basics

Posted by on August 10th, 2014. Follow him on Twitter.

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This week I’m back in the shop continuing to make progress on our home office built-ins.  So far I’ve got all the hardwood cut to width and length.  Next up will be a run through the thickness planer and then the router table.  If you recall, these cabinets are going to get a bead detail Read the full article…

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An Intro to Routers and Router Tables

Posted by on July 31st, 2014. Follow him on Twitter.

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Whenever I get a new newsletter subscriber, one of the first emails I send to them asks a basic question.  “What would you like to see”?  Recently, I’ve gotten at least a dozen replies specifically asking for more information on routers.  Most express an interest in simply learning the basics about them. So, I’ve finally Read the full article…

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Setting Up Shop: Table Saw Upgrade Part 3

Posted by on July 28th, 2014. Follow him on Twitter.

completed table saw table

This past week the family and I spent a few days vacation in Cape May, NJ.  Been going there since I was a kid.  Great family town.  Lots of beautiful Victorian style homes.  Made a visit to the Cape May Brewing Company while we were down there and tried some of their delicious beer.  Got Read the full article…

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Setting Up Shop: Table Saw Upgrade Part 2

Posted by on July 21st, 2014. Follow him on Twitter.

table saw workbench 3

“Let’s start over.” That’s what I said to myself a couple of days ago.  In case you missed it, I built the top to my table saw work station out of 2x4s.  I was planning on building the rest of it out of 2x4s too and while I was reasonably satisfied with the results so Read the full article…

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Setting Up Shop: Table Saw Upgrade #1

Posted by on July 13th, 2014. Follow him on Twitter.

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If you’ve been following along lately, you know that we’re knee deep in our home office renovation.  In our last post, we discussed the work we’ve done to date and what work was coming soon.  We’re starting the second half our office project today by upgrading my main workshop power tool, the table saw.  For Read the full article…

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Get on Board with Our Cabinet Build

Posted by on July 7th, 2014. Follow him on Twitter.

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Happy Monday, folks.  We hope all of our American readers enjoyed their 4th of July weekend!  Lisa and I took the kids over to the USS New Jersey on Saturday afternoon.  It’s the closest Battleship to our home in South Jersey.  I’m a HUGE fan of the Iowa Class Battleships. Gotta tell you… I was Read the full article…

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5 Tips for Better Crown Molding Results

Posted by on June 26th, 2014. Follow him on Twitter.

coffered ceiling

I’m relieved to finally tell you that all of the crown molding has been installed in our home office.  It was a bear.  Granted, I still have to putty all the nail holes, caulk the joints and paint them.  I’ll save that work for the weekend.  That’s not the end of the molding in the Read the full article…

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Home Office Update

Posted by on June 22nd, 2014. Follow him on Twitter.

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Believe it or not, it’s been about seven months since we started our home office remodel and we still have a good amount of work left to do.  While we never intended for it to take this long, life has a way of stretching some things out.  Since we starting our office project back in Read the full article…

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Sliding Kitchen Cabinet Drawer Plans

Posted by on June 16th, 2014. Follow him on Twitter.

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Happy Monday folks. Today I have just uploaded our latest set of free woodworking plans.  The plans are for the sliding kitchen cabinet drawers. The plans are free to our newsletter subscribers. The plans feature a calculator that lets you enter two simple measurements to generate custom dimensions for each cabinet in your kitchen. Enjoy!

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BLACK+DECKER Cordless Drill Giveaway

Posted by on June 8th, 2014. Follow him on Twitter.

autosense drill

I’ve got to be honest with you guys… the office improvement project has been slow lately.  I’ve been doing a bit of travel for work and that’s been cramping my DIY style, but thankfully, that’s done and I’ll be able to get back into high gear.  Later this week, I’ll have a nice update post Read the full article…

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