IKEA and the Workshop (Should Those Words Ever Be in the Same Sentence?)

– If you answered “yes” or “maybe” to the above question, please click this link. I returned home to my monastery last week, and boy was I in for quite a shock – the monastery moved without telling you?; changed all the locks?; turned out the lights and pretended no one was home?  I only …read in detail

Problem + Woodworker = French Cleat Clamp Rack

My shop is an outbuilding constructed from cinder blocks. I suppose it has advantages, but a big disadvantage is that whenever you want to attach something to the wall it is difficult and time consuming. Over the last several weeks I have bought and built a significant amount of new clamps, and leaving them in …read in detail

S-s-s-s A-a-a-a F-f-f-f E-e-e-e T-t-t-t Y-y-y-y

… Safe, dance! (Safety Dance, Men Without Hats) What can I say?  I’m a child of the 80s. Perhaps my woodworking videos have not yet garnered enough attention, but I haven’t been inundated with comments on safety.  I’m pretty sure its not because I follow all the safety procedures!  I sometimes forget my safety glasses …read in detail

Holding it All Together

My Get Woodworking Week 2014 video garnered a lot of positive response.  And it is looking to be one of my more popular posts to-date, garnering nearly 100 new YouTube subscribers in just 3 days!  THANK YOU!  It was aided by Tom Iovino’s link on his Tuesday post for Get Woodworking, as well as the …read in detail