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  • Matt’s Weekly Shop Update – April 18, 2018

    This week, I finished up waterfall table number 2 (the resin river) and got started finally on my new table saw outfeed table. The cabinet carcass is built and I used plywood for that. Been a while since I built a project from plywood…...

  • Matt’s Weekly Shop Update – April 11, 2018

    Biggest thing this week was the progress on the resin waterfall river table.  I had a successfully uneventful resin pour.  Once it was cured, I cut and joined the waterfall joint just like the second table.  Speaking of the second table, I made the glass......

  • Slabbing the Goofy Maple

    This log was slightly too big for my chainsaw mill back in the day but before I got around to cutting it with the larger chainsaw mill, I started building my bandsaw mill. I really wasn’t sure what would be in this log but I......

  • Matt’s Weekly Shop Update – April 3, 2017

     Made a bunch of progress on the first river waterfall table. I cut the waterfall joint and built a steel base for it. The other table will get it’s resin river this week once I decide on a final direction for the pigment....

  • Matt’s Weekly Shop Update – March 27, 2018

    Finished up the first waterfall table and got started on the other two by surfacing the slabs. One of the waterfall tables will get a resin river so I put together a small sample to see how everything will look before I move forward with......

  • Top Planes, Lumber Drying Times, Books, Roubo, Router Bit Bearings

    A listing of the questions and their timestamps can be found below....

  • Matt’s Weekly Shop Update – March 19, 2017

    The slab work on the waterfall table is all done.  I trimmed the leg to final size and applied finish.  The last bit of this table will be a trapezoidal base. ...

  • Building a Queen Anne Highboy

    Made from cherry, hard maple, and birch....

  • Matt’s Weekly Shop Update – March 9, 2018

    Hitting the waterfall table hard this week by cutting and joining the waterfall joint....

  • Matt’s Weekly Shop Update – Feb 27, 2018

    Finished up all the small details on the highboy and took it out for pictures. I also brought the secretary desk out for some updated pictures. Thanks Dema!...

  • 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......

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