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  • Cheese & Charcuterie Boards From Sawmill Waste

    One of the byproducts of sawing logs is the half round slab that is removed in the process of squaring up the log. These are typically cut into firewood, chipped, or burned. I set aside a few chunks that I was carrying to the fireplace......

  • Matt’s Weekly Shop Update – Feb 13, 2018

    Finished up the quick platter project and got finish on one of the carved drawer fronts. Surfaced the first of the waterfall table slabs with the new surfacing bit. Prepped the panels for the drawer bottoms and finished the initial epoxy work on the outfeed......

  • Matt’s Weekly Shop Update – Feb 5, 2018

    Highboy is mostly moved inside and although not all the drawers are complete, I’m finally able to see how it will look when complete. In the shop, the waterfall table slabs are ready to be flattened and I answer some questions regarding the new metal......

  • Organizing the Back Wall – Shop Organization

    Easily the most poorly utilized space in my shop is along the back wall. As my shop has changed and evolved over time, I haven’t given much effort to the layout of the items that live along this wall. I’ve been so busy working on......

  • Househunting, Learning Woodworking, Lumber Storage, & Sawmill Upgrades – Ask Matt

    Thanks for all the questions!  Please let me know what you think of this format vs live....

  • Urban Walnut Tree Removal and Slabbing

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  • Matt’s Weekly Shop Update – Jan 24, 2018

    The upper case of the highboy has been moved into the house. I added the dovetailed hidden drawers and the transition frame....

  • Matt’s Weekly Shop Update – Jan 16, 2018

    Got most of the finish applied to the upper case and finish prepped and got one coat onto the lower case. I also started breaking down and prepping the stock for the backboards and drawer bottoms....

  • Matt’s Weekly Shop Update – Jan 8, 2018

    The week I finished up the last flame finial which means the upper and lower case can move on to finishing....

  • Matt’s Weekly Shop Update – Jan 2, 2018

    Between holidays and illness, not much shop time last week. The time I did have was used to turn and mount the urns on the upper case of the highboy and I also turned and installed the drop finials onto the lower case....

  • Matt’s Weekly Shop Update – Dec 9, 2017

    Getting going on the 11 dovetailed drawers for the highboy!...

  • Dust Collector Upgrade

    It’s been a long time coming but I’m finally upgrading my dust collector to something appropriately sized for my shop!...

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