Matt’s Weekly Shop Update – March 28, 2016

Lots of slab stacking


Info on the Atlanta event:

Woodworking In America:

One Car Workshop:

Chainsaw Lumbermaking:

Viewer Projects

Jeep Grill Coffee Table by Peter

A few months back this really nice lady asked me to design and build a coffee table using a glass table top she had which would serve as a cover to a Jeep grill made of wood.  The table was to be a Christmas gift for her sweetie.  Both are off-road Jeepers that do all that rock climbing and go slow stuff.

She gave me a free hand as to what species of wood, what color, and what leg style.  Cool!

Full build process:

Timeline Table by Andrew

We had an Ice storm that took down large ash trees on our property. I used a large round to make what I call a timeline table to keep as a memento.

Link to the Video:

Conoid Table by Dustin

I thought I’d share some photos of my first legit wood working project. It is a replica of a George Nakashima’s Conoid desk which I found searching online. I basically had to just use images online to find the scale and joinery methods. Maybe I’ll one in person and see how close I got. First time with dovetails, see if you can find the Full Blind dovetails. White Oak slab top from Farmington sawmill and air dried Black Walnut from one tree from a local White Bear lake wood worker. All panels are book matched.

Crib by Mark

I wanted to update you and thank you again for your help while I was making my baby’s crib.  It is now officially done and I am very pleased with how it turned out.  After weighing my time constraints and ease of manufacturing, I decided to take the easiest way and pin through the front and back just as you did and I am extremely happy with the result.  I attached some pictures of it in the room with the tree my wife painted as well.

Slabbing the Red Oak Log:

Picking Up and Slabbing a Walnut Tree:

Home Addition & Renovation

Cabinetry and open seating

Welcome back to our home renovation and remodel.  Today, I am hoping to have the island cabinetry built out, as well as getting the leg

Home Addition & Renovation

White Oak Kitchen Island Leg

Welcome back to the shop! I’m continuing on with the white oak island build. Last time I made the end panels for the cabinetry unit,

3 Responses

  1. Hi Matt,
    Good luck with your speaking appointment. I’ve followed you on your update videos and I can tell you that you speak very well. You have a good way of talking about things and have a very good vocal delivery. So don’t worry – you’ll be OK.

  2. Matt, I too have a fear of public speaking and strangely enough I am called upon frequently to lead a discussion or speak at a large gathering. Recently I was asked to officiate at my Aunt’s memorial. While researching this I came across a little joke that may help put you at ease. ” A large group of people were surveyed, they were asked, What is your greatest fear? The number one greatest fear was Public Speaking. Number 2 was death. So, if you are call upon to officiate at a funeral you are better off in the casket (or Urn) then then giving the eulogy!” I think this is from George Carlin but I can’t remember where it came from. I will likely be at WIA, so good luck with your presentation. Feel free to use the joke to break the ice???? Be sure and give Carlin credit.

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