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  • Matt’s Weekly Shop Update – July 19, 2018

    This week I finished up the linkage for the sawhead lift. I installed the new idle sprockets and mounts onto the mill and reinstalled the roller chain. In the shop, I finalized the part layout for the sideboard and began breaking down the lumber. I......

  • Brass Shavings to Brass Hammer Handle (Resin Casting)

    Brass shavings from the horizontal metal bandsaw + leftover epoxy = brass on brass goodness!...

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

    Starting on the next woodworking project: a sideboard made from walnut that I cut with my chainsaw mill a few years ago. Between the rain I’ve been working on the components that will complete the lift linking mechanism on the sawmill. I’ve also been experimenting......

  • Reassembly After Paint – Building a Large Bandsaw Mill – Part 19

    The bandsaw mill has been sitting under a tarp since I took it apart last summer to paint the guards and sawhead beam.  This time, we’ll push forward with the reassembly and start taking care of some small details. ...

  • Sawmill Costs, Work-Life Balance, Mixing Woods, Insects,

    Check in here for a list of the questions answered and their timestamp....

  • Matt’s Weekly Shop Update – June 28, 2018

    I’ve been working on the sawmill. That’s about it 😀...

  • Live Edge Slab Top Outfeed Table Cabinet

    I’ve been without a dedicated outfeed table for my tablesaw for almost two years now.  When I got the SawStop back in Sept 2016, I sold my old saw and sent the outfeed table along with it.  I’ve had the intention of knocking out this......

  • Matt’s Weekly Shop Update – June 20, 2018

    Back to work on the sawmill. I’m finishing up reassembling things that were removed last summer when I took the mill apart to finish painting it....

  • Rotten Wood to Brass Hammer Handle – Resin Stabilizing

    Resin stabilizing is a technique that I’ve been wanting to try for a long time. It’s mostly used for turning blanks but since I don’t turn very often, I never would have had a good use for the blanks. Luckily my friend Dema makes these......

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

    Pretty productive week. Finished up the outfeed table, tried resin stabilizing for the first time, and made a lot of progress on the sawmill plans....

  • Waterfall River Tables

    Making three waterfall table. One simple version from ash, one with a epoxy river from elm crotch, and one with a glass river also from elm crotch. All three feature trapezoidal bases, one wood and two steel....

  • Cyclone Follow Up & Improvements

    I’ve been getting a lot of questions on how the cyclone has been performing since I installed it 8 months ago. I’ll share a bit about how it’s been doing and look at a few ways to better utilize the space around the unit....

Answering Your Questions

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Making Your Own Lumber

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Building Your Own Bandsaw Mill

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