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Modern Ladder Bookcase

04-18-2018 09:48 PM by wrenchhead | 5 comments »

I made this ladder style bookcase for m wife’s hair salon. She needed a place to put magazines and hair products. I made the bookcase out of Sapele wood. I hope you like it. Thanks for watching! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-rKryj6ISk

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Youtube videos: Another element to Woodworking #1: Learning how to shoot woodworking videos

03-30-2018 04:37 PM by rustednail | 9 comments »

So i recently began making videos and posting them on YouTube. I didn’t really have high hopes for the channel because i know very little about making content that people may actually want to watch. I also was concerned about shooting videos slowing down my production and causing more headache than it is worth. But none the less i began the video journey. To my surprise, i have found the added element of making videos to be a motivator. I am now constantly thinking up new and uniqu...

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Shaker Style Table

03-20-2018 12:58 AM by wrenchhead | 4 comments »

I made this tapered leg table to have a place to work, study and edit. The top is made of Sapele and the base is maple finished with milk paint. It was a fun project using a variety of machines and hand tools. Enjoy! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kNId8i-sS3o

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Improved Taper Jig

03-08-2018 10:19 PM by wrenchhead | 3 comments »

I made this taper jig to replace the old metal one i have been using. This is a simple table saw jig that makes cutting tapered legs much safer. I have been cutting all of my tapers at the band saw because I wasn’t comfortable at the table saw. This jig will definitely speed up the table leg making process. Thanks for watching. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WOlFJyplq6U

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Possible Maker Marks

03-07-2018 01:41 AM by IantheTinker | 4 comments »

I asked my 3 oldest kids, along with my niece, to come up with maker marks for me to choose from. They each filled a sheet of paper with ideas based around these criteria: my initials (I.J.) and possibly Bad Back Wood Working (I developed some lower back issues sometime ago), it also had to be around a couple inches square. I noticed that a few of them include the current year or the year I started woodworking, I thought that was a nice idea, which they came up with on their own. I chose a...

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Woodworking Mallet (Carver's Mallet)

03-02-2018 10:23 PM by wrenchhead | 1 comment »

I made these hand made woodworking mallets (Carver’s Mallet) from some leftover maple I cleaned up, laminated, then turned on the lathe. This is a great project for when you only have an hour or two to spend in the wood shop. Nothing better than making my own tools. Thanks for watching! https://youtu.be/dZAOw_frfcI

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Table Saw Crosscut Sled

02-15-2018 03:51 AM by wrenchhead | 5 comments »

This is a must have in my shop. This essential table saw accessory will allow me to make accurate repeatable cuts on narrow work pieces and panels. I built a general use sled, fit the runners and square up the fence using the 5 cut method. I learned this method from watching the Wood Whisperer and William Ng build their crosscut sleds. Check out their videos for a more detailed explanation of the fence squaring process. Thanks for watching! https://youtu.be/dIQ4_vhq5NU

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Fixing Up a Couple Woodworking Chisels

02-03-2018 12:34 PM by wrenchhead | 0 comments »

I don’t usually get lucky at yard sales and flea markets when it comes to finding old woodworking tools but I recently came across a couple chisels and a gouge that needed some handles and some time at the sharpening station.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2gAuP58ixbg

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Making a Shadow Box With Splined Miters

01-29-2018 02:47 AM by wrenchhead | 0 comments »

I made this shadow box to showcase my son’s recent school accomplishments. I made the frame out of some oak I had in the shop. I added splines to the miters to give it some strength. This is a great afternoon project that doesn’t take a lot of material and utilizes a simple wax finish.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Kjk7jrIvfo&t=75s

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Handtool Basics #5: Who is the KING of the Butt Joint?

01-22-2018 07:58 PM by WoodWorkLIFE | 0 comments »

Hey Guys, I did a quick little deep dive into the ins and outs of common butt joint techniques. I looked at biscuits, Mortise and Tenons (both hand cut and machine cut) Festool Domino Floating Tenons, and the Kreg Jig. I broke down how long it takes to make these joints, how consistent they come out, how easy and repeatable they are, and how strong each joint is. I break down (with lots of data) how much they cost in both money and time invested into each joint from the perspective of a...

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