Matt’s Weekly Shop Update – January 11, 2019

This week I got started on the joinery for the handtool cabinet. The main cabinet and doors will be joined with through mitered dovetails.

The Wall-Hanging Tool Cabinet Project

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Viewer Projects

Log Trailer by Matt

14’ trailer with 6 or 7k axles with the Harbor Freight 12’000 lb winch.
I wanted my winch to be easily removable so I made a “hook & catch” mounting system.  Hopefully it’s strong enough!
The yellow parts are the additions.  The trailer is now fully black.

Walnut Table by David

Little back story, I built the top first and commissioned a welder to make me some legs, well my design didn’t turn out so well in the end and the legs looks terrible and had a really bad wobble when mounted. Almost like a tuning fork.
So i ditched them ($450 down the drain) and made the trestle type base. And a bench with a similar design.
All the wood except the table top was wood I milled 2 years ago. I used the same grain wrap technique on the table top as I did in the last video I sent you.
The top was fastened down with Rampa inserts ( I LOVE THEM! ) and I sprayed it all with a conversion varnish.
The beam for the table base and bench base are connected using the festool domino connectors so they can be torn down and moved, i was really impressed with them!
Ill include some photos showing how the legs are a solid piece (2 pieces laminated) and the vertical beams slide on to them. As well as splines added just in case in a 30 years the glue failed they would prevent racking. I used my festool domino to cut the mortises and squared them off with a chisel.

Ring Box by Fred

I recently finished this “Ring Box” that I made for my wife for our 10th wedding Anniversary.  (And yes, I had a ring to put in it lol!) Its made of a piece of red oak that I got from a pallet and included my very first inlay made from some scrap purple heart I had from another project.

Pedalboard Case by Alex

A pedalboard case made from Tasmanian Myrtle that holds all my guitar accessories. The case comes apart using case latches. The bottom side of the case remains on the floor as I play guitar while the top side carries all my leads and music books.


Arboretum Update 2023

Today I’m going to do an update on the arboretum. If you haven’t heard about this before, this is my passion project. I have a

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