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  • 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....

  • Matt’s Weekly Shop Update – May 29, 2018

    Biggest thing this week is I picked up a sugar maple log. It’s about 22″ at the butt and 11′ long. Lots of crotches which should be interesting but it was also tapped over the years so those tap wounds should produce some interesting patterns......

  • Picking Up a Walnut Tree – Urban Logging

    I got a call about a walnut tree that was coming down and this was a really fun outing.  The loading was just a bit challenging which made it more interesting than just driving up to a pile of logs.  You know how I love......

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

    I’m back from vacation! I have a bunch of stuff that I brought back from Makers Central that I want to share....

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

    The three waterfall tables are done!  Last week I fit the glass into the glass river table and got finish applied....

  • Northern Woods Exhibition 2018

    Northern Woods Exhibition April 26-29 at Eden Prairie Center 8251 Flying Cloud Dr, Eden Prairie, MN 55344 https://www.mnwwg.org/nwds.html Show Guide: The program hasn’t been made available yet but I’ll post a link to it as soon as it becomes available. Coverage of past shows: 2017:......

  • Matt’s Weekly Shop Update – April 26, 2018

    Thanks to everyone who chatted with me at Fine Woodworking Live! It was a blast! Back in the shop, I made minor progress on the outfeed table and the river table. This weekend the Highboy will be in the Northern Woods Show....

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