Matt’s Weekly Shop Update – May 10, 2016

This week I made the Mother’s Day plaque for my wife.  I learned a lot as I made that and have some thoughts on the process to share.

Toronto Meetup

May 28, 2016 @ 6pm

Duke of York, Lower level: /

39 Prince Arthur Ave, Toronto, ON

Also in attendance:





Viewer Projects

Round Table by Peter

The top is 6′ 8″ in diameter and the entire table is made from old oak reclaimed rough sawn 2×10’s.  The base is joined with Dominos.
It brought a tear to my eye to plane it all down, but I was really happy with the final look.
It’s enormous and several hundred pounds.

Slab Entry Table by Ron

Just finished a 3 legged entry table for my son & his wife’s new house as a house warming gift.  Its from the maple “Ant slab” I bought from you a couple weeks ago. They LOVE it!!  I epoxied up a few cracks, inset the 3 hairpin legs that I painted flat wrinkle black.


Keepsake Box by Josh

I built this little keepsake/ junk box for my dad. It’s made from curly maple and wenge. This was my first attempt after several practices at dovetails.

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Cherry Burl Tools by Dema

Cherry burl that Matt Cremona was probably gonna burn, so iItook it upon myself to rescue it and give it what it was meant to be in its life.



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

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