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  • Drill Press Upgrade

    I’ve been meaning to upgrade my drill press for a while…....

  • Matt’s Weekly Shop Update – January 11, 2019

    This week I got started on the joinery for the handtool cabinet. The main cabinet and doors will be joined with through mitered dovetails....

  • Slabbing a Big Red Oak with my Dad

    Over Thanksgiving weekend, my dad and I spent some time together getting this large red oak log up onto my mill, sliced up, and stacked to dry....

  • Matt’s Weekly Shop Update – January 5, 2019

    I hope everyone’s year is off to a great start! I’ve been diving into the new handtool cabinet build!...

  • Dead Red Oak Removal and Hauling

    My friend, Brandon, was removing this dead red oak tree in Andover, MN last summer.  Since it was pretty sizable, he knew I’d be interested in having the trunk to run through my sawmill.  ...

  • Making a Batch of Charcuterie Boards from Firewood

    About a year ago, I made a few serving boards from some sawmill scraps that were in my firewood pile. This year I wanted to make a bunch more for gifts and to switch things up, I decided the focus of this video should be......

  • Matt’s Weekly Shop Update – December 21, 2018

    This week I kept working on the backstory video and then spent a couple days finishing up the serving tray batching video....

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

    This week I’m getting into the planning phase of the hand tool cabinet build.  I think I’ve finally decided on the materials for the project – some clear wide elm boards and some birch crotch for the panels....

  • Slabbing a Big Red Oak Butt Log

    My friend, Brandon, brought me this log from a removal job he was doing. The log has a diameter of 4′ at the base, tapers to about 3′, and flares back out to 4′ at the top. The tree was removed from a front yard......

  • Matt’s Weekly Shop Update – Dec 6, 2018

    I’ve been taking it a bit slow after the sideboard marathon. I’ve been working on a video about my background in woodworking and I’ve been working on a lumber drying video. In the shop, I started making a batch of charcuterie boards from firewood....

  • Shaker Inspired Walnut Sideboard with Sequential Crotch Panels

    Check out the Sideboard Project in The Guild: https://thewoodwhispererguild.com/product/shaker-sideboard/...

  • Matt’s Weekly Shop Update – Nov 30, 2018

    This week I finished up the sideboard just in time for Thanksgiving and while my Dad was in town we spent some time out back slabbing up a big red oak log....

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