Matt’s Weekly Shop Update – Nov 29, 2016

This past week has been good for progress on the bandsaw mill.  I was able to complete the installation of the blade guides and I’ve already started on the blade guards.

Triton Router Giveaway


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Viewer Projects

Tool Chest by Neil

This is a toolchest that I built entirely from Teak, with some trim and accents in rosewood and ebony.  This was an entirely hand tool project.  I sized it slightly larger than some of the Dutch Style chests so I could fit 4 of my larger hand saws.
The rolling base is actually made from some re-claimed pallet material.  I like the look of the handles on the side, but they are certainly just for decoration.  No way is anyone going to pick this thing up fully loaded!
I like this reproduction pad lock.  No security but it looks cool.

Whiskey Bottle Safe by Brendan

A Stumpy Nubs inspired project I built. A wooden Jameson whisky bottle safe present for my brother-in-laws 50Th birthday. With working wooden tumblers.

Barstool by Doug

This is one of two live-edge walnut barstools that I recently completed.  Designing them was as much fun as building them.  After I finished them, it wasn’t long and I was commissioned to make six more.  I’m working on those now.

Garden Bench by Willem

I made the bench from rough sawn oak from our local windmill sawmill ( Since I have no power planer or jointer, I flattened and smoothed the boards by hand (a lot of work…). I used my home made table saw to rip all the pieces to size. Also, I used a pattern created in Google sketchup and a patterning bit in my router table (als home made ;-)) to make the legs. The legs are connected with a trestle, attached to the legs with a wedged through mortise.

Humidor by Jason

I recently completed a humidor that I made as a wedding gift for a friend of mine. It’s roughly 8.5 x 11.5. The box is constructed of Spanish cedar with purple heart edge banding. The lid has a strip of purple heart laminated between 2 pieces of Spanish cedar. The unfinished inside lining is also Spanish cedar. The hydrometer and humidifier are recessed into a piece of purple heart which is fixed to the lid with CA glue. There are a few coats of shellac on the inside of the basic box and the exterior is finished with a bunch of coats of lacquer. The joints are rabbet joints that I cut using a router table. It is my first humidor, and box for that matter. I’ve been dabbling in woodworking for about 2 years now.

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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,

2 Responses

  1. Really enjoy your channel since I got started watching. Funny like myself you say you don’t like as much doing requisition projects. I like doing my own thing and it is as varied as knife making ,slab lumber furniture, bowl turning to welding projects. Keep up the good work cause I pulled the plug on cable TV years ago and rely on YouTube for my entertainment. Would like to show some of my stuff to you and others. My video editing needs work though.

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