BLACK+DECKER Giveaway and How to Install a Window Valance

Posted by John on June 13th, 2016

(This post is sponsored by BLACK+DECKER, but the content and the opinions expressed here are my own) So it’s been a while since my last blog post, mostly because I’ve been hard at work on CabinetsfromScratch.com.  If I’m not writing blog posts, it usually means I’m not working on the house.  Consequently, my honey-do list […]

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Video: What’s a Jointer ?

Posted by John on January 11th, 2015

In this post, you’ll learn: – About jointers – How to use a jointer for tighter seams in your projects If you’re just getting started with some basic woodworking projects, you may have heard about or seen a jointer. While it’s not terribly common for DIYers to own one, it’s a pretty useful tool to […]

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RIDGID Drill and Driver Combo Giveaway

Posted by John on December 4th, 2014

Happy Holidays! This time of the year is gift buying season and boy do I have a gift for you. RIDGID Drill and Driver Combo Giveaway The folks from RIDGID have hooked us up with their newest drill and driver combo and I’m giving away one set to one of our newsletter subscribers. Here are the contest details. Giving away one […]

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Introduction to the Thickness Planer

Posted by John on August 26th, 2014

In this post you’ll learn: – How to use a thickness planer – Why you should consider using one – The difference between rough cut lumber and S4S Back in 2005 when I was building my first set of kitchen cabinets, I made an impulsive purchase and bought a used thickness planer I found on […]

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An Intro to Routers and Router Tables

Posted by John on July 31st, 2014

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 […]

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Setting Up Shop: Table Saw Upgrade Part 2

Posted by John on July 21st, 2014

***Plans for this Table Saw Station are now available on our Plans Page.  To get access, simply sign-up for our free newsletter*** “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 […]

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Setting Up Shop: Table Saw Upgrade #1

Posted by John on July 13th, 2014

***Plans for this Table Saw Station are now available on our Plans Page.  To get access, simply sign-up for our free newsletter*** 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 […]

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How to Buy Power Tools on Craigslist or Ebay

Posted by John on March 21st, 2013

Hey everybody!  Hope your week is going well.  We’re very close to wrapping up our built-in project.  Next week we should have some solid updates for you.  If you’re getting a little lost in the details, hang in there.  We have a LOT more furniture builds planned over the coming months and while I can’t […]

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What You Need to Know About Air Compressors

Posted by John on September 28th, 2012

Hope everyone is having a good week.  With these days getting shorter, it’s becoming harder and harder to get work done outside.  It’s tough to stay motivated.  There are still a few outdoor tasks I’d like to take care of before it gets too cold. One of the car related projects I’m going to try […]

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Thinking About a Router Table

Posted by John on June 12th, 2012

Another busy work week here! Thankfully, I’ve found some time to write a couple posts. I have not had a ton of time this week to read or comment on my normal reads. Hopefully I’ll get some more free time later this week. Sucks! After we finish up the last wall in the dining room, […]

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