10 gift ideas

10 Gift Ideas

Every year about this time, you know “gift giving season” I personally find it harder and harder to find that one gift for that someone that has everything they really want. Over the the years I found that, even though they have everything they want, they don’t have everything they need.  Whether or not it’s Woodworking  or some other hobbyist you can always find something that they need. Take a close look at the hobbies and activities that person is involved with and find that one supply that they always use, always need or always has wanted.  For the Woodworking crew I have put together 10 items that every woodworker should have or would like to have.

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MF Joints B1

MF Joints Basic #1

From time to time I’ve  have to look up a joint. Whether its to find out what its called or find out how to cut it. What I’ve found is no real good source for them. I found some decent ones, but not quite what i’m after. So I decided to start my own data base and bring you along with me. Start off with the standard joints that you most likely know. I’ll continue to build on the list and share it with you.  Continue reading “MF Joints B1”

10,000 Subscribers

10,000 Subscribers

On May 9th, 2014 at 3:45pm I uploaded my first YouTube video. With no attention of gaining traction or any followers. I uploaded a video to enter a contest put on by Summers Woodworking. I made a deck on wooden playing cards from a 2×4. It was not a great video just a slide show of picture. Now nearly three years later. I have built and reach one of my goals. I could not be more pleased with the woodworking community and my followers. 10,000 subscribers, WOW!!!!

Thank You so much!!!

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My Equipment

There are times I get asked what camera equipment, what software, and what tools I use. I thought this might be a way to refer anyone who ask and give you a better idea of what kind of equipment I like to use. Of coarse I have some updates to do and other tools. The list below is a good start to my collection and will continue to add to this list and refer anyone who ask about what I use to this list. All the link are added and some tools has been updated sense I’ve purchased them. I provided the updated tool link, but have no experience with the newer version.

Last Time Updated


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A Maker’s Christmas Poem Collaboration

A Maker’s Christmas Poem Collaboration 2016

In 2015, I put together a cast full of makers to read “T’was the night before Christmas” This year I was asked to do it again and full cast showed up and completed two poems this year. The first poem “Christmas is nearly upon us” The second “It’s Christmas Time” Take a look at the line up this year.

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Branding Iron

Branding Iron

I have received my new branding iron in the mail today. A huge Thank You to Tony Rouleau. If you don’t know Tony is a machinist by day and has been doing several branding irons on the side. I contacted him a few weeks ago and set up my order with him. He said there was a six week turn around. I don’t know about you, but when someone tells me that it means its worth it. He did a fantastic job on my iron . I wanted to share a few pictures of the iron.

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‘Twas The Night Before Christmas

‘Twas The Night Before Christmas

I thought I would do something a little different this year. I ask some YouTubers to record a some lines for me. It took about a month to get all the lines recorded and send in to me. A great collaboration with over twenty participants and the video turned out great. Sit back and enjoy ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas Poem from some of the best woodworking YouTubers and friend I know. Thank you all so much for you help making this video!

I encourage you to take a look at the tags of within the video. I didn’t promote myself during the video, instead I put link for local charities. These are great charities and the money raised will help a lot of people.

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Things to know #3 October

Things to know #3 October

I like to thank you for checking out the Thing to Know Blog. I had an over whelming response to the first few blogs and I would like to thank all of you for that as well. What is going on in October? First I would like to hear from you. Leave me a comment below and let me know what your doing this month. Few things going on in October catching up on all the WIA events that happened. I personally like all the videos that was released. It showed me everything that I missed, also it gave me idea on how to film the next one. I would like to thank the Video Wood Workers for getting a booth and giving the pubic a place to meet you and other wood working content creators.

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Makers Care Boeing 747

Boeing 747 Air Plane

Steve Ramsey wanted to draw awareness to the make-a-wish foundation. He also created a new web site Makers Care. It’s purpose is to raise money for the Make-A-Wish foundation. His act is asking everyone to make an air plane. He says, “one of the high expense Make-A-Wish has is travel” his idea was to make an air plane using any material you want. Obviously I choice wood, maple to be exact. On with the build.

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