Inlay Glue Tray

Inlay Glue Tray

I know everyone has had this happen. you are working on a project and need to glue something up. You apply the glue and spread it with a glue brush. then you set the glue brush on the work surface getting glue all over the surface. Well I have came up with a way to prevent that. Using a simple silicone sponge tray. I inlay the tray in the surface of my assembly table flush. Its ALWAYS out of the way and right wear I need it. I can also use it for a pop holder.

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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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Sine Wave Box

Sine Wave Box

If you have a new idea or just want to test out something build a box.  I came up with this design for a sine wave pattern. The challenge was to create the sine wave cut with out a CNC machine. Box building is perfect for new ideas and your “I never done this before” test. Material for a box build is minimal and not that expensive.  Plus you get a great looking box, if things work to your favor.  Continue reading “Sine Wave Box”

Retractable Green Screen

Retractable Green Screen

I have had a green screen for a few years now. I never use it, because of light issues and didn’t have any where to hang it. I have fixed both those problems. The first was the lighting. I have added three 4′ lights to the shop that greatly improves the over all brightness. To fix the hanging of the green screen I have came up with a way the make it retract up to the ceiling. The screen is 5′ X 10′ and I get plenty of coverage.  lets take a look at the design for the retractable Green Screen. Any and all links for materials will be below.  Continue reading “Retractable Green Screen”

Hickory Box

Hickory box with Gorilla glue finish

I set out to accomplish two things with this build. One I wanted to try this new finish method I learned from “Ask This Old House” The showed a method of using Gorilla Glue for a finish and it turn out awesome. It looked easy enough so I wanted to do it. Second, I never build a box using grain matching techniques before. I wanted the grain to wrap around the box, also book match the lid panel.  That was the whole plan behind this build.

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Clamp Rack

Clamp Rack

A while back I started a dividing wall in the shop.  This dividing wall had many different ideas for. I was working on plans for a panel saw at one point and a panel clamping system at another point. I have decided to put my woodworking clamps up instead. Here’s how I did it. I have plans available for this clamp rack in my shop.

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Woodworking Plans

Woodworking Plans

Did you know I have started making plan? Although this is a new process for me I do offer several set of plans for some of my recent builds. I will be adding more and more plans to my inventory over the next several months. Most of the time I’ll be doing plan for the project I do a video on. From time to time I will be doing them on past projects that I’ve done to build up inventory and to catch my self up to date. Leave me a comment if there is a pass video you would like a set up plans for. Check back regularly for updates. Continue reading “Woodworking Plans”

Assembly Table W/Plans

Assembly Table

Now that the miter station is pretty much done. I have room and a need for an assembly table. This is one of those projects that has been way over due. I have use the out feed table as an assembly table for years. This works, but you end up having to move a lot of stuff to make the next cut. A dedicated assembly table is the answer.  Plans are available for this build.

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