Bedside Table – Design Plans

Fall Seeding – Lawn Tips & A Few Updates

Here's a Fall yard prep video which is the best time of year to seed your lawn. I spread a load of topsoil to fill in some bald spots and use a Craftsman slicer to aerate the turf and then seed. I also give some updates on other outdoor projects including the bees...

Assemble JET 18 – 36 Drum Sander

Here's a step by step video guide to setting up the the JET 18-36 Drum Sander.  The sander will get a lot of use and it seems to be really sturdy, easy to use, and it looks great in the shop. https://youtu.be/dGJ7Zxr7h5o

Running my Dust Collection Under the Floor

Here's the first in a series of videos on running my dust collection system under the floor of the wood shop.  It will be nice to have the table saw, new sander, joiner, chop saw and band saw hooked up to the dust collection system and I'll keep everyone posted as the...

How to Build a TV Lift Cabinet – Free Step by Step Plans

Here's the video along with complete design plans for the the TV Lift Cabinet.  This project features the Whisper Lift II  TV lift mechanism from Touchstone Home Products and it's the most sturdy, quiet and easy to install lift  I've used.  Also, see below for a list...

Load a Grease Gun + Grease Bob-Cat CRZ 52 Mower

Learn how to load a grease gun and use WD-40 Multi-Purpose Grease to grease my Bob-Cat CRZ 52 inch riding mower. Thanks to WD-40 for sponsoring this video. Check out the link to the product I used in this project:  WD-40 Specialist Superior Performance True...

Serving Tray – Design Plans

Here's the material list and design plans for the serving trays I made and painted with colors and a high gloss finish using Plutonium aerosol paints. Their paints are great to work with,  dry fast and are only premium paint made in the USA.  Here are the colors I...

Upcycle Stacking Tables – How to Make & Finish Small Table Tops

This week I up-cycled a few old stacking tables that my wife bought at a garage sale. I clean the metal with a wire brush, then prime it with rusty metal primer and spray paint the tables black. The tops are made of Sapele wood and are finished with the Waterlox...

Lathe Project – How to Make Cheese Knife Handles

I use the lathe to turn a set of handles using Bubinga wood to create a set of cheese knives.  This is a pretty easy project and a great way to improve your skills on the lathe.  Follow along with the how-to video and description below. You can but the cheese knife...

How to Make Grass Grow Fast & Fix Bald Spots

Here's the recipe and how to instructions to make grass grow fast and fix bald spots in your lawn. It's been working great in my yard and the key is to let the seeds germinate in the saw dust or peat moss and to keep watering until the grass takes hold.  I use the...

Painting Lesson – Tips on Mixing Color

Paint along with me in how to painting video.  Download the images below or drag and drop it to you desktop to print.   The finished painting is called On the Way to Huber Woods and is oil on wood,  6"x 6". ...

Make a Simple Track Saw Jig

Learn how to make this simple jig for a circular saw.... it's definitely one of the most used jig in my shop and is easy to make and costs very little.  You can make the jig with scrap wood or MDF like I did.   Making this jig was one of my very first YouTube...

Flower Box Planter -Design Plans

Here are the design plans for the flower box planter.  Click on the images and drag them to your desktop to print.  This flower box planter was inspired from a recent trip to the Hancock Shaker Village in Massachusetts. It's a great place for woodworkers to visit and...

Cordless Tool Charging Station, Shop Cabinet

I show you how to build a simple plywood shop cabinet to house my cordless handheld tools and battery chargers.   The cabinet will drop into the space behind my miter station and will allow me to get the charging cords and tools stored and out of the...

Quick and Dirty Miter Box, Miter Saw

I show you how to make a simple miter box and use it to make a few miter cuts to add shoe molding to a room.  The miter box is perfect for smaller projects when you don't have a ton of cuts to make and don't need to use a lot of...

Jon Peters Art & Home

Jon Peters Art & Home

Hi, I’m Jon Peters and I’m a professional artist and craftsman specializing in hand made furniture and custom commissioned artwork.

ART Projects

Painting Lesson – Tips on Mixing Color

Paint along with me in how to painting video.  Download the images below or drag and drop it to you desktop to print.   The finished painting is called On the Way to Huber Woods and is oil on wood,  6"x 6". ...

Painting Daffodils – 4/18/2017

You can follow along with me by watching the how-to video as I paint this still life of daffodils   Print the images below:  The first is a drawing that you can glue or affix to a board using matte medium.  The second is a photograph of the still life which might help...

How To Make a Magnetic Chalkboard – Smooth Finish

Learn how to make a magnetic chalkboard with a smooth, natural slate looking finish.  I use a sheet of 2' x 3', 22 gauge steel and mount it on 1/2" MDF using contact cement and then paint it with black chalkboard paint. Here's the how-to video and some additional...

Famous British “Colorist” Howard Hodgkin: 1932-2017

Howard Hodgkin: 'Once I stop painting, they should start measuring my coffin' Well known British artist and abstract "colorist" Howard Hodgkin, considered one of the most important artists of his generation, passed away in London on March 9th, 2017.  Like many art...

How To Mount, Frame & Present Your Artwork – Works on Paper

Here's a how-to video and step-by-step photo guide showing how to mount a work on paper, make a frame, and finish the frame with gold leafing.  The result is a finished piece of artwork that's ready to hang on the wall, which makes selling artwork a lot easier and...

Paint by Numbers – 1-15-17

Hi all,  here's the how -to painting video and two images to download and print and a list of all the materials you’ll need to follow along and paint with me. The most important thing when painting is to just relax and have fun. Painting is like anything... the...

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