Learn how to make a solar wax melter to melt beeswax that was comes from the beehive. The wax will be used to make encaustic paint for my art projects and I might also use the melted beeswax to make wood finishing oils for furniture. Learn all the tools and tips you’ll need […]
I add a second elevated garden bed to the vegetable garden and show you how to assemble and plant it with seeds for a fall vegetable garden. The cedar planter was provided by the Park Seed Company and it’s perfect for anyone looking to start a garden or for those who don’t have the time […]
This is a short proposal video. It will give the client a good idea of what a painting will look like when it’s scaled up. This is the first step when I work on commissioned paintings: I make a small study to give the client an idea for a full scale painting and then size it […]
Learn how to hang a door using the SOSS Invisible hinge system. Visit www.soss.com to learn more about SOSS invisible hinges.
Learn how to make a dolly with wheels, which is useful for this project of moving the beehive into a sunnier area and for many other home projects. When moving beehive, you can only move it less than 2 feet a day or more than 2 miles. If you move the hive, let’s say 10 […]
The painting made in this video is up for auction with 100% of the proceeds benefiting Ronald McDonald house. Click the link to bid http://www.ebay.com/itm/-/122080940715?ssPageName=STRK:MESE:IT This is a fun and easy way to start painting. The focus is on mixing color and how to use color to create depth and light in your painting. Have fun.
I answer some questions on the Concrete Slab video, including the Paulownia wood I used for the form.
I unbox and review a 36” S Series propane grill for Coyote Outdoor Living and show how it will be incorporated into the Ipe wood deck as part of the new outdoor kitchen. This grill will provide a backdrop for our upcoming grilling series. This post is sponsored by Coyote Outdoor Living. Learn more about […]
Learn how to pour a small concrete slab. This is the first step in what eventually will become a small shed to house my dust collector and some other tools. I probably won’t get to building the shed until late September early October but the weather was nice this week so I thought I’d get this part […]
This is the push-stick that I’ve been using for almost three decades to help guide wood through the table saw . I started using this push-stick while working at the Woodworker back in high school. Check out the video on how to make it and here are some images and the stencil that you can print out, […]
Learn how to build a simple surfboard rack using 2 x 4’s and 1 1/8th” dowels that you can find at your local home store. Here are the design plans and materials list for this easy to make project. https://youtu.be/Fyx74VGCkac
Learn how to build a deck using Ipe wood and all the tools and techniques you’ll need for this project. The new deck will be used to house the new Coyote grill and cabinets that will be part of an outdoor kitchen. I show you how to split a water line to run water to […]
Use a long, wide piece of lumber to extend your work table to help when working with longer boards that need to be measured and cut. It’s a really simple tip that makes the perfect extension table and you can use an off-cut piece of lumber as your extension.
I built a deer and “critter fence” around the stand up planter to keep the deer and other animals out of the vegetable garden. We have a lot of deer in the yard and so far, so good with the garden. The summer vegetables are starting to pop. I designed this so you can access […]
I’ll be building a small outdoor kitchen with a grill, storage cabinets, a food prep station and a sink for cleaning and cooking. I’m getting the yard ready by grinding out a stump and prepping the deck area to add an extension for the grill. I’ll be installing a Coyote Grill which will be really […]
I spent this week with my brothers working on my Dad’s boat, keeping our minds and hands busy. In mid February my dad was diagnosed with stage four-pancreatic cancer. Last Saturday he went into the hospital and came home on Monday night to be with his family for his last days. He put up a […]
Learn how to build a stand up garden planter box using just a few tools. The design plans and materials list are shown below.
This is Part 2 of the Miter Saw Station Build. In this video I focus mainly on the drawers. Although I would not suggest this drawer design for fine furniture, it works great for shop furniture and cabinet builds and I’ve been building drawers like this for years. Learns the tools, tips and techniques you’ll need […]
I finally got a new Miter saw, The Bosch CM10GD 10” Dual-Bevel Glide Saw. It’s a great saw and now I’m going to build it into a miter saw station with storage cabinets. This project is sponsored by Garnica Plywood… check out this video to see how the plywood is made. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3BOUV…
Here’s and easy how-to tip…. This is a quick jig that I needed today to make my new miter saw cabinet.