Matt’s Weekly Shop Update – April 5, 2016

I was down for a few days with the flu but I’ve been making progress on the bed by getting the headboard and footboard glued up.  I also got to spend a day last week running my chainsaw mill for the first time in 11 months.  I’ve missed it. 

Viewer Projects

Industrial Trestle Table Build by Gary

Gary is a youtube creator and metal fabricator from Texas.
This table features an industrial/trestle style design.  Use of large fasteners with steel base along with a Cedar Beam and Top.  The finish is a mix of cedar/barn red stain along with satin wipe on poly.  the steel has the hot rolled mill scale chemically removed and finished with sharkhide clear metal protectant.

Mallet by Trenton

I am fifteen years old and love woodworking. For Christmas I got a 8by12 mini lathe and got hooked on turning. This is my second lathe project, it is a mallet with an oak handle and a cherry head. The mallet was then finished with Howard’s butcher block conditioner.

Slab Table by Mark

Here is a slab coffee table I made for my parents about a week ago! I’m 15 and just starting with slab tables!

Jewelry Box by Wes

I recently finished my first sales piece for my new Etsy store! I’m really excited and have already made a sale in my opening week. Anyway this is a Jewelry box that I made from Walnut plywood, Walnut, and maple hardwood banding. It features 2 magnetic necklace cases and 4 felt lined drawers.

This piece is for sale at

Home Addition & Renovation

Upper Cabinets and Range Hood Surround

Welcome back to our home renovation.  Today I am going to be working on this wall. It needs some upper cabinets and the surround for

One Response

  1. Matt
    I have really enjoyed your work, both here and on woodtalk. Have you ever talked about the details of chainsaw milling? I would love to learn about how the chain you use to rip is different, what kind of saw you use, tips for maintaining the equipment and safety. I want to give you credit for wearing the chaps when you saw, I think modeling good safety habits is best way to pass them along.

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