Matt’s Weekly Shop Update – Jan 4, 2016

In the shop this week, I’ve made a lot of progress on the sofa table.  I finished up the divider joinery, permanently attached all the breadboards, cut all the curves, and started working on the top.

iPad Recipe Stand by Greg Porter
Recipe Holder video:
Clamping Table video:

Walnut Media Stand by Adam Bischoff
Slab Top Coffee Table by Corey Tighe

Carla’s Table by Kris Mark Duthie

Dema’s Marking Knives From Jointer Blades video:

Sofa Table Project:
Purchase the Early Bird Bundle to get the sofa table and 2 other upcoming projects for 50% off:

Wood Talk:

Charlie’s Interview of me:
Shop Walk Around:

Chair Kits

Chair Kit Style 6 Assembly Instructions

Order Chair Kits here: What You’ll Need Sander with 120, 180, and 220 grit Sandpaper Router 5/16″ or greater roundover bit (for the front of

Post Frame Barn Build

So Many Purlins

Welcome back to the build!  Last time we got all the trusses flown in, and this time, I’m going to go to purlin purgatory. I’m

Post Frame Barn Build

Setting the Trusses

Welcome back to the build!  Yesterday we got those two trusses up there, and today we’re to continue on with making a building. We have

7 Responses

  1. Congratulations on the new gig! I think you’ll do a great job. Sincerely Your Crazy Cousin….. no wait, you’re my Crazy Cousin. Happy New Year!

  2. Matt,

    Looking good! Charlie mentioned he had interviewed you. Small MN world. Congratulations on being on Wood talk. How long did the walnut dry? and is it air dried only?

    Oh yeah what angle are you sharpening your blades for working on your hardwoods?

    1. Word travels quickly around here. Thank you! It was cut in Nov 2014 and was dry in March 2015. It was air dried in my basement down to 8% and has just been sitting in my pile since. I have no idea what the angle is. I pretty much just stick with the angle that came ground on the tool when I bought it.

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