Dovetails on the Table Saw?

Dovetails on the Tablesaw

I’m currently building a Mike Pekovich inspired tool cabinet.  Mike built his cabinet for a Find Woodworking video series.  In the video series, Mike uses a custom ground blade to cut his dovetails on the table saw.  The idea is brilliant.  Tails are dead square, and you zip through them with lightning speed.  Additionally, the … Read moreDovetails on the Table Saw?

A Hand Tool Cabinet: Lumber Selection

Cherry Lumber

Work is slow on the tool cabinet.  However, I scored a good deal on the lumber for the project.  As a result, I now have 40 board foot of nice cherry.  The mill listed the lumber as 4/4.  However, the it’s all closer to 5/4.  Additionally, the boards are all straight, clear, and over 9-inches … Read moreA Hand Tool Cabinet: Lumber Selection

A Review: Make a Wooden Smoothing Plane

Make a Wooden Smoothing Plane

I spent the last six months building the workshop.  Yes, life blessed me with an amazing opportunity.  However, I grew tired of drywall, cabinets, and electrical.  I wanted a fun project.  So, when I stumbled across Scott Meek’s video, “Make a Wooden Smoothing Plane”, I decided to give it a shot. You can buy Scott’s … Read moreA Review: Make a Wooden Smoothing Plane

The Big Green Egg Table: Part 2

Cedar Big Green Egg Table

If you haven’t already, check out The Big Green Egg Table: Part 1.  Otherwise, continue reading for more of the cedar Big Green Egg Table build. The Top With the base complete, I moved on to the top and shelf.  Consequently, I struggled with how best to attach them.  While pocket holes would conceal the … Read moreThe Big Green Egg Table: Part 2

Improving the Porter Cable Drill Press

Porter Cable Drill Press Table

The 15-inch Porter Cable drill press is an excellent value.  It’s cheap, accurate, and powerful.  However, it has one huge drawback for the woodworker: the table.  It sucks!  As a result, I made an auxiliary table to help me get the most out of this tool. Unfortunately, there isn’t a lot of information on making … Read moreImproving the Porter Cable Drill Press

A Hand Tool Cabinet: The Design

Ever since we moved, my hand-tools have been homeless.  Throughout the workshop build, they’ve remained hidden in drawers and boxes.  So, it’s time I give them a home.  It’s time I build a proper hand-tool cabinet. A few years back, Mike Pekovich built a beautiful hanging tool cabinet for a Fine Woodworking video workshop series.  … Read moreA Hand Tool Cabinet: The Design

Air Conditioning a Workshop: A Follow Up

Air Conditioning a Workshop

Nothing kills my spirit like a hot, humid workshop.  In the past, I avoided the workshop for the entire summer.  So when we decided to move, an air-conditioned workshop was at the top of my list.  I figured the cost would justify itself in a single summer.  Georgia summers are long and damp. If you … Read moreAir Conditioning a Workshop: A Follow Up