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Anyone Can Create a Sculpture Garden

Welding is becoming more and more popular in the maker community so I thought it would be fun to...

$250 Nail Gun Compressor Combo Kit – Test & Review

I replaced my six year old Bostitch compressor with a new Porter Cable combination kit that includes a 16 and 18 gauge nail gun and a stapler for around $250. I use the Flexzilla compressor hose that I've been using in the shop and I'm excited to use the pneumatic...

2018 Beekeeping Season Recap- 265 Pound Honey Harvest

We had a successful 2018 beekeeping season with a 265 pound harvest of light and dark honey. We started the season  new hives and got "nucs" or nucleus colonies from Birds and Bees Farms in Columbus, NJ.  About 1/3 of the honey harvest was the lighter-colored honey,...

Build a Modern Desk – Free Design Plans

This Mid-Century Modern desk is build with Baltic birch plywood to give it more substance and weight.  The veneer is quarter-sawn white oak and I used a highly figured white oak board for the drawer fronts.  The desk is finished with clear spray lacquer from Mohawk,...

Make A Knife Holder – Brazilian Cherry with FREE PLANS

I show you how to make a knife block using Brazilian Cherry or Jatoba.  This is a great scrap wood project and the knife block matches perfectly with the set of knives and pizza cutter from R. Murphy Knives.  The knives are made in America with super sharp high carbon...

Make a Wooden Kitchen Spatula – Free Design Plans

Here's the how to video and design pattern  for making these useful and easy to make wooden kitchen spatula.  These good looking utensils get a lot of use in our kitchen and make great holiday gifts or stocking stuffers.  Here's also a link to some other great small...

Modern End Table / Side Table – FREE DESIGN PLANS

This is the third piece of furniture I’ve made with Douglas Fir and here's the how-to build video and design plans for the project.  I made a small end table or side table because I had one really nice bored left over from the sofa table build.  The Douglas Fir board...

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