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How to Be Creative and Develop New Inventions – Andy Klein Interview

Watch video on YouTube Andy Klein is an amazingly creative person. He has 5 patents for various different woodworking related inventions, and certainly there will be more!  His most successful invention so far is a saw blade that allows…

Quick and Easy Kids Cherry Bookcase

A friend of mine saw a bookcase in a woodworking magazine. She knows all about my workbench and my woodworking YouTube videos so she knew that this would be an easy project for me.  So, she asked me to make one for her grandchildren. Gluing…
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Woodworking in America Wrap Up

Woodworking in America Video I attended Woodworking in America for the first time this year and I had a BLAST!  I met so many woodworkers, makers, YouTube content creators, and friends fromFacebook that my head was spinning, figuratively…
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Make Money Woodworking! – Chad Schimmel Interview

Chad Schimmel Interview Video Chad Schimmel runs a woodworking business in the Phoenix area and he is one of the few woodworkers I know who earn a good living from it!  Chad does a lot of woodturning, but that is just the start…
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Woodshop Tip! How to Add Dust Collection to a Circular Saw

YouTube video on Adding Dust Fitting to Circular Saw  Just about all of us have a circular saw in our workshop, but most of us call them Skillsaws!  These handy little saws have been around since before we were born. The name…
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More News re: WWGOA and a Walnut Slab Giveaway!

Update Video on YouTube I mentioned in my last update that I was recently invited to be a Contributing Editor for Woodworkers Guild of America. I am happy to announce that the first video and accompanying article that I did…
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How and Why I Inlaid Decorative Stars in my Slab Coffee Table

I inlaid decorative black stars in my slab coffee table.  This is one of those times when the reason why might be more interesting as the how.  The how is good, too but the WHY is a good story all by itself!   The wood slab…

Woodturning Tricks & Tools Presentation by David Marks!

I met with David Marks while he was still in the early stages of his greatest woodturning project (yet!).  He showed my the specialized lathe tools he uses for very large hollow vessel turnings and some of his woodturning tricks!  He also…
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Braxton Wirthlin Interview

I met Braxton Wirthlin in January of this year at his wood shop in Boulder City, Nevada.  Well, actually we met at a local pub first, but I digress.  Braxton is a very creative guy and he loves making things.  His interests range from…

How I Carved and Textured the “Tree Trunk” Table Base

In my last article, I showed how I constructed the two pieces that make up the base for my slab coffee table.  In this article I will show the steps I took to get them from rough shells into two sculpted and fully textured furniture parts…

Flattening a Walnut Slab on my Workbench with a Router

A Walnut Slab Coffee Table I have a very nice walnut slab that I plan to make into a coffee table. I flattened this slab right on my workbench! I am happy to say that flattening a slab of wood with a router was even easier that…
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Michael Cooper DREAM SHOP Tour!

I visited Michael Cooper in January of 2016.  Michael is an unbelievably creative and talented guy.  His body of work is so impressive that you will have to see it to believe it.  He and his wife, Gayle, are as friendly, nice, and down…