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Weekly Shop Update January 15, 2017

January 15, 2017

In this weeks update I go over how I create the handles in the screwdrivers. Read more

Weekly Shop Update 2016 Year in Review January 1, 2017

January 1, 2017

This week I take a few minutes to thank all of you! AND recap what 2016 was like in my shop. Read more

Weekly Shop Update December 18, 2016

December 18, 2016

This week I talk about the Screwdriver build. First of a few smaller hand tools I’ll be making for the shop over this year. Read more

Weekly Shop Update December 6, 2016

December 6, 2016

This week I show you the next three projects that I will be building for the school and sharing with you, here on YouTube. Read more

THE REAL Weekly Shop Update November 29, 2016

November 29, 2016

This week: • I announce the winners of the spokeshave and sanding shooter • Finished editing all the core chapters in the plane build • Moved all the downloadable files for the school to a new place Read more

Weekly Shop Update November 11, 2016

November 7, 2016

This week: • Half of the Hand Plane class videos are online • Michael is building the Gamble House Rocking chair: https://www.instagram.com/mhwoodworker/ • Steve built the Gamble House Inspired Coffee table: https://www.instagram.com/sl1800/ Read more

Weekly Shop Update October 22, 2016

November 7, 2016

This week I glued up and shaped the jointer plane. Read more

Weekly Shop Update October 11, 2016

October 12, 2016

I’m back! After 3 weeks on the road in this weeks update I finished shaping the smaller smoother and block plane in my set. Latest Trade Show Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJTSRcwll3A Read more

Weekly Shop Update August 29, 2016

August 29, 2016

This week I glued up the Cocobolo planes, flattened their soles and took my first shavings! Read more

Weekly Shop Update August 15, 2016

August 16, 2016

She’s done! The Nakashima Inspired Table is complete. Watch the last update where I talk about tapered dowels, show you some pictures of the table and offer up an amazing coupon code. Want an amazing discount on a yearly subscription? Email me at help@mmwoodstudio.com. Want to know more? Visit the… Read more

Weekly Shop Update August 7, 2016

August 8, 2016

This week I sanded the table top and got it ready for finish…and put finish on! Want an amazing discount on a yearly subscription? Email me at help@mmwoodstudio.com. Want to know more? Visit the website http://www.mmwoodstudio.com/ Follow the shop on Instagram http://instagram.com/mmwoodstudio Like us on Facebook http://facebook.com/mmwoodstudio Subscribe to my… Read more

Weekly Shop Update July 30, 2016

July 30, 2016

This week I spend time during my trip editing the Nakashima Inspired Dinning Table. All chapters have been edited from the beginning until now. Also got in the hardware so I can start the wooden body planes once this project is finished. Read more

Weekly Shop Update July 19, 2016

July 19, 2016

This week I worked on applying finish to the base and the extensions to the table top. Read more

Quick Tip – Protecting Surfaces with Blue Tape

July 8, 2016

With the level of the precision in the bridal joinery it is easy during surface preparation to remove too much material and create gaps in the joinery. Instead of tempting fate, I surface prep close to my joinery but make sure to stay away from the joinery. After glue up… Read more

Quick Tip – Sizing Store Bought Dowel Stock

July 8, 2016

In this Quick Tip I talk about using a dowel plate to help size store bought dowel stock. Read more

Weekly Shop Update July 7, 2016

July 7, 2016

This week I did my final surface preparation on the trestle base and drilled the holes for the tapered dowels to hold the top to the base. Latest Matt & Matthew Show Episode: https://youtu.be/VhSPlC7cYWM Quick Tip – Protecting Surfaces with Blue Tape: https://youtu.be/Y1Dqw8Ta5e4 Quick Tip – Sizing Store Bought Dowel… Read more

How to Make Butterfly / Dovetail Keys

July 2, 2016

In this excerpt from the Nakashima Inspired Dinning Table Project I show you step-by-step how I made the Butterfly / Dovetail Keys for this dinning table. Watch more Nakashima Inspired Dinning Table Project Videos: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLOPCLPGo4uMzdOcxKtk2n7KEEUQKGUDT_ Read more

Weekly Shop Update June 20, 2016

June 20, 2016

In this weeks update I cut and install the butterfly / dovetail keys for the table top. Take my class at Popular Woodworking University: https://classes.popularwoodworking.com/courses/build-a-gamble-house-inspired-side-table Watch changes How to Make Butterfly / Dovetail Keys: https://youtu.be/NUc38d9v9q0 Watch more Nakashima Inspired Dinning Table Project Videos: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLOPCLPGo4uMzdOcxKtk2n7KEEUQKGUDT_ Read more

Weekly Shop Update June 16, 2016

June 16, 2016

This week I walk you through how I created the table supports, brought the two slabs to the exact same thickness and how I started the layout process for my butterfly kets. Latest episode of The Matt & Matthew Show at the Unplugged Woodshop: https://youtu.be/e04kOJNhMQI Read more

Weekly Shop Update June 7, 2016

June 7, 2016

In this update I talk about preparing the bottom and edges of the slabs. Also show you where I removed material and cut the two slabs to bring them together. Read more

Weekly Shop Update May 30, 2016

May 30, 2016

This week I built Nick Offerman’s slab flattening jig and flattened and thickness planned my two slabs. Want to use the bit I used? Magnate 2707: http://amzn.to/1Ug2seI Read more

Weekly Shop Update May 23, 2016

May 23, 2016

Over the past few day I tackled shaping the trestle and wedges. This update is out just on the heels of the last because the next weeks worth of work will be a lot to talk about. Didn’t want to have all this great information lost. Read more

Weekly Shop Update May 21, 2016

May 21, 2016

This week: • I worked on the cutting and fitting the wedges on the Trestle. • Worked on the plans for the table. • Spoke to the San Fernando Valley Woodworkers Club and got some Avocado lumber while I was there. • New episode of the Matt & Matthew Show: Shop Tour: Mike… Read more

Quick Tip – Square Very Large Parts

May 17, 2016

In this quick tip I talk about using the jointer and planer to square up a board/part on all four sides without the user of a table saw. Read more

Quick Tip – How To Remove Dings in Your Chisels and Plane Blades

May 15, 2016

In this Quick Tip, I show you my method for quickly removing dings in my chisels and plane blades. Read more

Quick Tip – Setting Up A Veritas Mk.II Narrow Blade Honing Guide

May 15, 2016

What do all those little indicators mean on the Veritas Mk.II Narrow Blade Honing Guide? I have no idea! Here is how I setup my chisels with this guide. It’s fast and easy. Read more

How To Cut Large Through Mortises

May 14, 2016

In this excerpt from the Nakashima Inspired Dining Table Project I share my technique for cutting large through mortises. Nakashima Inspired Dining Table Playlist   Read more

Weekly Shop Update May 12, 2016

May 14, 2016

This week I cut and fitted large tenons into the leg posts through mortises. Read more

Weekly Shop Update April 27, 2016

April 27, 2016

This week I spent time working on plans for the coffee table, editing and received an order of wood. Read more

Weekly Shop Update April 20, 2016

April 20, 2016

In this weeks update I finish the bridal joinery on the legs and show you my brand new early 90s Lie Nielsen 102 signed by the man himself! W2 Tool Steel: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_blade_materials Nakashima Inspired Dining Table Tour: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L_5_U7q6bSU Read more

Weekly Shop Update April 16, 2016

April 16, 2016

This week I started work on the dining table. First I broke down the 10/4 board into parts. Next I milled up the feel and table top supports and made some jigs to start the bridal joinery. Nakashima Inspired Dining Table Tour: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L_5_U7q6bSU Matt & Matthew Show with Chris Vesper:… Read more

Nakashima Inspired Dining Table Tour

April 10, 2016

The next project for the school is a Nakashima Inspired Dinning Table. In this video I take you through a tour of my dinning table and talk about all the great woodworking this class will entail. * Note: Please excuse the audio. Forgot to change a switch of the camera… Read more

Quick Tip – Protecting Your Parts

April 9, 2016

In this quick tip I bypass painters triangles and use stacks of soft cloth sheets to protect my table top during finishing. Read more

Weekly Shop Update April 4, 2016

April 4, 2016

I finished the coffee table!!!!!!!!! Read more

Weekly Shop Update March 30, 2016

March 30, 2016

In this update I show you the work I’ve done on the ebony splines for the breadboard ends. Question of the Week: How do you celebrate finishing a project? Read more

Weekly Shop Update March 27, 2016

March 27, 2016

In this update I show you what I bought while visiting Toronto and a sneak peak into Tom Fidgen’s school. After that I jump forward in time and show you the progress on the table top. Almost finished! Read more

Weekly Shop Update March 7, 2015

March 14, 2016

In this weeks update I talk about cutting the mortises for the ebony splines. After that I cover cutting the grooves for the inlay and cutting the mortises for the fruitwood plugs. Read more

Weekly Shop Update February 27, 2016

February 28, 2016

This week I worked on the creating the ebony splines on the outside of the breadboard ends and the final fit and attachment of them to the table top. Read more

Weekly Shop Update February 18, 2016

February 18, 2016

In this update I talk to you a little bit about the jig I made to help crosscut the table top to length and help create tenons. Dual Edge Guide Jig Video:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MoczSgvCRZg Read more

Quick Tip – Flush Panel Glue Up

February 7, 2016

In this quick tip I talk about two techniques I use to help get panels flush during glue ups. Read more

Weekly Shop Update February 6, 2016

February 7, 2016

This week I glued up the top to the coffee table! Also share with you where and what I’ve been up to the past few weeks…I may have been away from the shop, but I was not away from YouTube! Watch the two videos I shot for our client Rheem:… Read more

How to Shape and Install Greene & Greene Ebony Bars

January 4, 2016

In an excerpt from the Gamble House Inspired Coffee Table I show you: • How to build a jig to create a pillowed ebony bar • Cut the bar to length • My steps to sand and buff it to a shine • How to install the bar into a… Read more

Weekly Shop Update December 31, 2015

January 1, 2016

This week I finished shaping the drawer handles and installed them on both drawers. After that I started installing the ebony plugs on the coffee table’s base. After the updates this week I give a recap on what happened in 2015. Jim Dockrell (router plane winner) You Tube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCA5A…… Read more

Weekly Shop Update December 26, 2015

December 26, 2015

This week I talk about what I was given for Christmas for the shop and what I will be giving away for a late Christmas gift to two people. Question of the Week: What did you get as gifts for your shop for Christmas? Read more

Weekly Shop Update December 15, 2015

December 15, 2015

This week I talk about the final preparations for the drawer parts. Next I glue up of the twin drawers and start the handles. Question of the Week: Have you every made your own wooden body plane before? Read more

Weekly Shop Update December 10, 2015

December 10, 2015

This week I talk about teaming up with Popular Woodworking University, Coffee Table drawer bottoms and my new Lee Valley Shooting Plane. • Gamble House Side Table Class at Popular Woodworking University: http://bit.ly/1OVK22S • Gamble House Side Table Preview: https://youtu.be/eRGP7IBaTnQ • Class Preview Video Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list… • How To Make Greene &… Read more

How To Make Greene & Greene Box Joints

December 9, 2015

I take you step-by-step to make Greene & Greene traditional looking Box Joints. First, we will build a sled for the table saw. Next, we will cut a series of blocks that will help guide our setups. To wrap things up I’ll show you how to dial in the perfect… Read more

Weekly Shop Update December 2, 2015

December 2, 2015

This week I show you the drawers after their first fitting and talk about how I built a dedicated sled to build them. Last Weeks Live Shop Update: https://youtu.be/xUT0Jia2sl0 Freud Box Joint Set I used to cut the drawer joinery: http://amzn.to/1PBsJqO Read more

Quick Tip – Precision Crosscuts

November 28, 2015

In this Quick Tip I talk about using feeler gauges to help make precise crosscuts. Read more

Weekly Shop Update November 18, 2015

November 19, 2015

In this update I talk about the progress I made that has led to me gluing up the base of the coffee table. Quick Tips released this week: Clamp Rails Flush To Your Legs: https://youtu.be/18FEaa487m4 What’s Your Rulers Width?: https://youtu.be/dkRmlNcjQVw Increase Your Yield When Milling Lumber: https://youtu.be/9FzvloYVkLg Live Weekly Shop… Read more

Quick Tip – Clamp Rails Flush To Your Legs

November 17, 2015

In this quick tip I show you how I make sure the rails on my table are flush to my legs. Read more

Quick Tip – What’s Your Rulers Width?

November 15, 2015

In this quick tip I show you how I use my Starrett Rulers width to help me when I’m doing layout. Read more

Weekly Shop Update November 14, 2015

November 15, 2015

I’m finally back in the shop working and was able to finish the recessed carvings on the rails. Check out the latest episode of The Matt & Matthew Show here. Read more

Quick Tip – Increase Your Field When Milling Lumber

November 15, 2015

In this Quick Tip I talk about how to increase your yield when milling lumber by removing material before you use the jointer and planer. Read more

Weekly Shop Update November 7, 2015

November 8, 2015

This week I haven’t done much in the shop because I’ve been getting over a cold. I did upload the first chapters of the Coffee Table Project to mmwoodstudio.com for yearly members and the individual class is available for purchase. Check out the latest episode of The Matt & Matthew… Read more

Weekly Shop Update October 25, 2015

October 25, 2015

In this weeks update I talk about the progress I’ve made on the coffee table – installing the dividers and shaping the rails. Check out the latest episode of The Matt & Matthew Show here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EikUut7RF4M Read more

Quick Tip – Mill Up Perfectly Square Legs

October 20, 2015

Need something perfectly square? In my latest project I want perfectly square legs. Here is a quick tip on how I milled up my legs. Read more

Shop Update October 13, 2015

October 14, 2015

This week I start work on the Greene & Greene Inspired Coffee Table project. I released two videos: • Woodcraft Woodworking Show • Preparing For My Next Project – Part 2 Machine Maintenance Read more

Shop Update September 15, 2015

September 15, 2015

This weeks update: • Question of the Week – How do you cut your tenons? • Dropping off the Gamble Rocker at FedEx Read more

Shop Update September 8, 2015

September 10, 2015

This week I finished the plans for the Gamble House Rocking chair. They came out to 62 pages in total! Detailed drawing and 11 full-size templates you can print and put together using your home inkjet printer. I also ordered what I would need to ship the chair to WIA… Read more

Live Weekly Shop Update – Ask Me Anything about Gamble Rocker

September 2, 2015

In just a few hours I will be doing a live Ask Me Anything on YouTube tonight about the Gamble House Inspired Rocking chair at 6:30pm Pacific. You can watch the live stream from this post or on YouTube’s website where you can ask me questions in the chat room at https://youtu.be/r9BPo4fzKfc. Hope… Read more

Shop Update August 27, 2015

August 27, 2015

This week I’ve been editing videos on the Gamble Rocking Chair project and only have three chapters to complete. I start a new section of the update this week – Question of the week. This weeks question is, “what is your favorite hand plane in your arsenal?” Read more

Shop Update August 19, 2015

August 20, 2015

That’s a wrap! The Gamble House Rocking Chair is complete. In this weekly update I go over gluing the rockers to the legs, all of the final preparation on the chair, and applying finish to the chair. Read more

Shop Update August 12, 2015

August 13, 2015

This week I talk about making and attaching the cleats for the seat. After that I upholstered the seat and using Hal Taylor’s techniques attached the rear legs and tried the rocking chair out for the first time! The Matt and Matthew Show Episode with Matt Kenney: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5683VhZtdYY Guy’s Woodshed… Read more

Quick Tip – Profile Thin Parts With A Router

August 5, 2015

When a part is to thin to be profiled on a router table or with a hand held router, you can always attach it to a thicker piece. Read more

Live Shop Update July 29th @ 6pm Pacific

July 29, 2015

Join me in my shop for my once-a-month live weekly shop update. The update will start with some pre-cut footage of work done during the last week and afterwards a live Q&A session. Read more

Shop Update July 21, 2015

July 22, 2015

This week I go over the progress I made on the arms and panels for the Gamble House Rocking Chair. Next live weekly shop update will be July 29th at 6pm: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=83FKlLqcPx0 Read more

Next Live Weekly Update: July 29th 6pm Pacific

July 22, 2015

On Wednesday July 29th at 6pm Pacific Time I will be doing another live weekly shop update from my shop. Join me for an update on the Rocking Chair and an open Q&A session. Link to live stream: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=83FKlLqcPx0 Read more

Lie-Nielsen No. 2 Bench Plane Review

July 15, 2015

As you may know, I love to use my hand planes. For a while I’ve been wanting a smoothing plane that was smaller then my No. 4. I finally pulled the trigger and bought a Lie-Nielsen No. 2. This is my review of the plane after using it for a… Read more

Quick Tip – Planing Long Parts in Sections

July 13, 2015

You don’t always have to take one long cut with your smoothing plane to finish a surface. This is especially true for long parts and even more so when those parts change shape. Read more

Shop Update July 12, 2015

July 13, 2015

This week I’ve been very productive. I finished installing the sterling silver in the ebony bars. After that I prepared the surfaces of my parts and rounded over the edges of the rails and mortises. Finally, I cut the housed mortises for the rails and stretchers. I also show you… Read more

Shop Update July 7, 2015

July 7, 2015

This week I continued to focus on the back of the chair. I spent time finessing the crestrails shape. After that, I focused on the center back slat. Milled up ebony bars and inlaid them into the center back slat. Latest episode of The Matt & Matthew Show: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=46r1e_VzEVQ Where I… Read more

Quick Tip – Sanding Smooth Curves

July 5, 2015

In this quick tip I talk about using a foam backing pad with your random orbital sander on curved parts. The pad follows the contours of the piece and prevents flat spots from occurring. Mirka Interface Sanding Pad: http://amzn.to/1dG5A5f Read more

Shop Update July 1, 2015

July 3, 2015

This week I got a bunch of stuff done: Released Two Quick Tips: • Setting Your Table Saw Blades Angle: https://youtu.be/hfzijd5ANRQ • Sharpen Often & Sharpening a Spokeshave Blade Freehand : https://youtu.be/gAcUToX-_SE Product Review: Veritas Mark II Narrow-Blade Honing Guide: https://youtu.be/OQ6pJN6eTPk Added some more chapters from the Gamble Hour Rocker build to… Read more

Quick Tip – Setting Your Table Saw Blades Angle

June 29, 2015

In this video I take an excerpt from the Gamble House Rocking Chair video and show you how I set the angle of the blade on my table saw. Starrett Feeler Gage I own: http://amzn.to/1eibEBF Read more

Quick Tip – Sharpen Often & Sharpening a Spokeshave Blade Freehand

June 29, 2015

When you are using hand tools like a chisel or a plane, I like to sharpen the blade often. I will even sharpen multiples times during a day if I am using that tool a lot. After talking about this, I show you how I freehand sharpen a spokeshave blade. Read more

Tool Review: Veritas Mark II Narrow-Blade Honing Guide

June 29, 2015

A quick review of the Veritas Mark II Narrow-Blade Honing Guide. For years I’ve used the regular Mark II Honing Guide and recently purchased the Narrow Blade Guide. I found the new clamping guide is perfect for using with chisels. Lee Valley Website: http://www.leevalley.com/US/Wood/page.aspx?p=51868&cat=51&ap=1 Read more

Live Shop Update! June 24th @ 5:30 Pacific Time

June 24, 2015

For those of you who have not seen my shop update last week or the event on Facebook I will be broadcasting live from my shop tomorrow (Wednesday) at 5:30pm Pacific Time. Join me for an update on the Gamble House Rocker and a Q&A session. Click here to watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0SYuzkqxFks I… Read more

Shop Update June 17, 2015

June 18, 2015

This week I talk about the progress I have made in the Gamble House Rocking Chair: • Cut mortises in the crestrail and cut it to length • Took the first steps in shaping the crest rail by pattern routing • Carved the indents in the rails and stretchers • Made the bending… Read more

Quick Tip – Cutting Curves With A Wide Bandsaw Blade

June 15, 2015

Sometimes I find my Bandsaw Blade is too wide to cut the curve on my piece. In this quick tip I show you a way to get around this problem. Read more

Quick Tip – Using Both Sides of a Bit at a Router Table

June 15, 2015

Did you know you could use both sides of a bit at the router table? In this quick tip I show you how. Read more

Quick Tip – Cleaning Your Bits and Blades

June 15, 2015

In this quick tip, I talk about keeping your bits and blades clean to help prolong their life and continue to give you clean and crisp results. Read more

Shop Update June 9, 2015

June 10, 2015

This week I go over what I have completed this week on the rocking chair: • Milled up the Crestrail • Cut mortises in the rear stretcher and crest rail • Made jigs and snapped my rails and stretchers Roarockit Vacuum Press: http://www.roarockit.com/   Read more

Live on YouTube – Gamble Rocking Chair + Q&A

May 31, 2015

Live from my shop I will be streaming to YouTube or you can watch on this page an open discussion about the Gamble House Rocking chair and anything else in the shop. Read more

Shaping a Rear Leg – Live from my Shop

May 31, 2015

Watch me live in the shop working on test rear legs for the Gamble House Rocking Chair. Read more

Shop Update May 27, 2015

May 28, 2015

In this weeks update I show you progress on the rocking chair so far. The legs have been milled up and the joinery cut. The Stretchers and Rails have been milled up and the tenons have been cut. Watch the latest The Matt & Matthew Show episode with Joseph Thompson:… Read more

Shop Update May 20, 2015

May 20, 2015

In this weeks update I: • Talk about the rocker forms and rockers • Rough milling parts for the chair • Grizzly Bandsaw that I bought Elizabeth • Received my Forrest table saw blades back from sharpening Links to items I talked about • Forrest Woodworking II: http://amzn.to/1Hjbscs • Grizzly 555LX Bandsaw: http://amzn.to/1HjcaXk Read more

Shop Update May 14, 2015

May 16, 2015

In this episode I talk about and show some the templates and full size drawings from the Gamble House Rocking Chair Read more

Shop Update May 6, 2015

May 7, 2015

This week I show you a Miter Station and Cabinet I built to hold Elizabeth’s Mini 6-inch Jointer. John White Miter Station Article: http://www.finewoodworking.com/woodworking-plans/article/your-miter-saw-needs-a-stand.aspx Tools in this episode: DeWalt 12″ Miter Saw: http://amzn.to/1Qp2G3o Porter Cable Jointer: http://amzn.to/1H0Rjug Read more

Shop Update April 30, 2015

April 30, 2015

This week: • I give you an update on the “other” person who uses the shop a lot and show you how I am moving to outfit her own dedicated shop. • Tell you that I uploaded the sharpening video showing the sharpening pond in use: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1hXE-s8yIc • Talk about… Read more

Sharpening a Chisel and Plane Blade

April 25, 2015

After finishing my new sharpening pond, I wanted to put it to the test. In this video I go over how I flatten the back of a chisel, reground it’s primary bevel and put on a secondary bevel. After that, I touch up the blade for my Smoothing Plane and… Read more

Shop Update – April 22, 2015

April 23, 2015

In this update I talk about: • Latest Matt & Matthew Show: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GvCW_nv6LHM • My new Sennheiser Mic Kit: http://amzn.to/1GkBNJb • Sharpening Station Preview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6kwMA6vY33I • Classes & Membership Options: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=odwHeuJCAbg Connect with Todd: Website: http://www.americancraftsmanworkshop.com YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/toddclippinger Instagram: http://instagram.com/toddclippinger Read more

Individual Classes and Membership Announcement

April 16, 2015

Over the past year I have filmed four projects and have been selling them a la carte on my website www.mmwoodstudio.com. Starting today, I’m offering two yearly subscription options in addition to individual classes. To learn more go to: http://www.mmwoodstudio.com/membership/ I have also outlined the next three projects after I… Read more

Shop Update – April 15, 2015

April 16, 2015

In this update I show the completed dedicated sharpening station and where I placed it in the shop. The hardware for the cabinet: Woodpeckers Knobs: http://amzn.to/1H1EjFR Incra T-Tracks: http://amzn.to/1DZr6wx Phenolic Plywood: http://amzn.to/1agd4dF Read more

Shop Update – April 7, 2015

April 7, 2015

In this update I show the progress I’ve made on the cabinet for the sharpening station so far. The hardware for the cabinet: Woodpeckers Knobs: http://amzn.to/1H1EjFR Incra T-Tracks: http://amzn.to/1DZr6wx Phenolic Plywood: http://amzn.to/1agd4dF Read more

Shop Update – April 1, 2015

April 2, 2015

In this update I: • Show the finished sharpening pond • Take you through the steps I’ve taken to get the pond to this point • Use the sharpening pond for the first time • Have all but the introduction video edited for the Scotch Cabinet   If you want… Read more

Shop Update – March 26, 2015

March 26, 2015

In this weeks update I: • Talk about a new episode of The Matt & Matthew Show • Added three new chapters to the Scotch Cabinet Project • Talk about building a new dedicated sharpening station and show you details and features of the sharpening pond. Read more

Shop Update – March 19, 2015

March 20, 2015

In this update: • I’ve finished the Scotch Cabinets and show you what they look like with finish and go over what I’ve done since last week. • Drink some Bunnahabhain Scotch • Added four new chapters to the Scotch Cabinet project online • Hardware Kit for the cabinet – leather knob, hinges, double-ball… Read more

Shop Update – March 11, 2015

March 16, 2015

This week I show you the progress I’ve made on the cabinet – crown moulding, double-ball catch, leather knob. Hardware Kit for the cabinet – leather knob, hinges, double-ball catch, hanger and steel screws to match all the brass screws: http://www.mmwoodstudio.com/shop/ Links in update: • Veritas Variable Burnishers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rf6nW1085_k • Episode… Read more

Shop Update – March 4, 2015

March 4, 2015

This week I show you progress on the cabinet door and shiplapped back. I let everyone know that the hardware kit with or without the leather knob is available on my website at http://www.mmwoodstudio.com/shop/ I also let everyone know that the Scotch Cabinet’s project has seven chapters online already with… Read more

Shop Update – February 25, 2015

February 26, 2015

In this weeks update I talk about: • The progress I’ve made on the Scotch Cabinets – finishing the face frames and making the doors. • Episode 2 of The Matt and Matthew Show. Watch the show at: http://youtu.be/kGNhnOb5hIo or www.themattandmatthewshow.com • Our first guest on the show, Paul Lemiski http://www.canadianwoodworks.com/ http://www.youtube.com/canadianwoodworks… Read more

Shop Update – February 18, 2015

February 19, 2015

In this weeks shop update: • Show progress on the cabinets face frame • Share that I purchased the Anthropologie leather knobs, hangers for the cabinets, hinges and steel screws incase you do not want to source these yourself • Share my experience with the Tenryu table saw blade Show… Read more

Shop Update – February 10, 2015

February 16, 2015

In this weeks update I talk about: • Matt Cremona and my new show, The Matt and Matthew Show. Watch the show at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGyTDCoaGS921S1GKX3t7zg or www.themattandmatthewshow.com • Scotch Cabinet Build Video: show you progress I’ve made this week and talk about what I have planned for next week. • Talk about the… Read more

Shop Update – February 4, 2015

February 5, 2015

In this weeks update I talk about: • The latest Scotch Cabinet build • My new light kit for filming • New Router bit for surfacing slabs • Bought new slabs for the dinning table project • My new top bearing big daddy bit • Got my last new waterstone in from Lee-Nielsen • Review the… Read more

Shop Update – January 28, 2015

January 27, 2015

In this update I walk you through how I clean the surfaces of my machinery. After I talk give a fast review of the Elipse P100 Dust Mask. Finally I wrap up the segment telling everyone I have given in and will be filming a Scotch Cabinet video before the… Read more

Shop Update – January 20, 2015

January 21, 2015

On this update I show you the Mahogany Scotch cabinet I just finished for some friends wedding gift. Walk you through the details on the cabinet and how I finished it. After that, I give a brief preview of what the third project for my website will be a Nakashima… Read more

Shop Update – January 10, 2015

January 10, 2015

In this shop update I talk about my mistake when mortising the door rails on a new scotch cabinet. Show you what I wanted to do and how that went badly too! Afterwards, I share my new tools from the holiday season. If you are looking for beautifully restored Miller… Read more

Shop Update – December 26, 2014

December 26, 2014

In this update I walk through the finished Walnut wall cabinet and all of it’s details. Read more

Shop Update – December 8, 2014

December 8, 2014

In this update I talked about the new walnut wall cabinet I’m building and some shop maintenance I performed on the Hammer Jointer/Planer combo machine. Read more

Shop Tour – December 5, 2014

December 5, 2014

Take a tour of my shop! Read more

Planer Sled for Milling Wide Boards

July 26, 2014

Don’t have a 12″ Jointer? No problem! In this video I will show you how to use your planer to flatten boards that are wider then your jointer. What you will need: • Table saw, Router Table, Bandsaw or Jig Saw, Jointer & Planer • Straight Edge, Square • 3/4″ Baltic… Read more

Making an Auxiliary Planer Bed

July 18, 2014

Ever needed to mill a part up that’s less than 1/4″ thick? Don’t have a drum sander? If you answered yes to either question, this video is for you. With some Baltic Birch Plywood, some screws, drill bit, counter sink and some paste wax you’ll be able to make this… Read more