Cool WoodWorking Projects

Does what it says, just not enough light

Does what it says, just not enough light

      Shop lighting is on my to-do list this year. I found this light had a good review on LJ so I bought one at HD for $ 55 yesterday. It says it produces 4000 lumens at 4000K light temp. I can’t verify the light intensity but in my garage shop... read more
Now a standard part of my workflow

Now a standard part of my workflow

      I have been using the Jessem Clear Cut TS Stock Guides for about two months now on my table saw and I felt it was time for a review. These are similar in concept to their Clear Cut Stock Guides for the router table but they have some unique... read more
Branding iron on the go.

Branding iron on the go.

      Branding ironon the go Do I need a branding iron on the go? Naaaaaa…… but it’s one of those things that just needed me.For others, it can be a fair priced way of getting a branding iron for your tools and projects. So what is... read more
Floating Nightstand.

Floating Nightstand.

      Floating Nightstand – free plans update. Build this wall mounted floating nightstand using only one eight foot long 1 x 8 board. Here is how… Link Type : free plans for woodworkers There are other related woodworking free plans bits of... read more
Nothing wrong here

Nothing wrong here

      I realize biscuit joiners aren’t as popular as they once were. In fact, I don’t even use mine very often. I bought this Craftsman joiner a few years ago (2012?), and only just now feel as if I’ve used it enough to write a... read more
Husqvarna 390 xp review

Husqvarna 390 xp review

      I bought this saw used but it was rebuilt professionally in a saw shop. The new parts were the air filter, top end of engine, and chain tensioner. The starter cover says 385 XP but that is just a different starter cover. The serial number plate... read more
Great Ways to Collect Saw Dust in Your Workshop

Great Ways to Collect Saw Dust in Your Workshop

     When working in your workshop, you’ll want to make sure that you do something about all the sawdust. The last thing you want is for your workshop to be covered in sawdust. The following are a few ways to collect sawdust: Farmhouse Garage And Shed... read more
No bugs in my shop

No bugs in my shop

      I installed two of the Feit two tube LED shop lights in my garage shop and they are much better than a comparable fluorescent light fixture. These shop lights are not described on the Feit Web site which makes me believe that these are Costco... read more
Woodworking Projects for Kids

Woodworking Projects for Kids

      Wооd working can be vеrу exciting fоr just about any kіd on thе рlаnеt аѕ well аѕ to рrоmоtе аnd inspire thеіr very оwn сrеаtіvіtу. But working tоgеthеr wіth wood соuld bе a very special experience fоr сhіldrеn, mainly because іt рrоvіdеѕ them аn... read more
Couldn’t be happier

Couldn’t be happier

      Since I was younger, I have always had the woodworking bug. Well, for my 41st birthday, my Wife decided to buy me a saw so I could learn the craft/hobby. Initially, we were looking at the portable saws like in HomeDept, Lowes, etc. I do not have a... read more
CV 1800 Bundle Review

CV 1800 Bundle Review

      My Requirements and Purchase Decision. I used a ½ hp dust collector with an awful filter bag for about 10 years before I outfitted it with a shop made cyclone from the “ShopNotes” design in 1998. I used that machine up until August 2015, when I... read more
Precision Mid-Size Plunge Base and Edge Guide

Precision Mid-Size Plunge Base and Edge Guide

      Micro-Fence plunge base w/edge fence This is the nicest, most precise, best machined, smoothest operating, meticulously designed, all round good-looking router plunge base I’ve ever encountered. It’s also the most expensive. You can buy a complete... read more
Grizzly G0490X 8″ Jointer With Helix Cutter Head

Grizzly G0490X 8″ Jointer With Helix Cutter Head

      GRIZZLY G0490X 8” JOINTER After a year of looking for a good jointer and losing out on three nice ones, due to procrastination, I finally bit the bullet and bought a new Grizzly 8” Jointer with the helix head. The model number is... read more
Wood Jon Boat Plans – Your Own Project!

Wood Jon Boat Plans – Your Own Project!

     The first tip for those who want to download wooden jon boat plans is to get familiar with the facts i’m about to show you. Carefully studying and analyzing what i learned about this, i identified several important items which you should be... read more
New Woodworking Projects Furniture

New Woodworking Projects Furniture

     Find out more Woodworking projects furniture: Mission-Style Bookshelf Image by Adam Franco My latest furniture project is complete. The piece is my own design and made out of cherry held together by 60 mortise and tenon joints, 4 tongue and groove... read more
DON’T BUY THIS

DON’T BUY THIS

      DON’T BUY THIS PRODUCT. So bad that I think Arrow took it off the market. Will definitely NOT drive any length nail into pine (e.g. house trim) and certainly not into hardwoods (oak, etc.) Tried 2 of them… same result. Guy at Lowes... read more
Wood Screws for Every Home Improvement Project

Wood Screws for Every Home Improvement Project

     Often when people are working on little or big projects around the house they tend to just make due with materials and supplies they have found around the house. Wood screws are often one of those items that are simply used as available. While many... read more
Gorilla Gripper “Contractor” model

Gorilla Gripper “Contractor” model

      I forget where I picked this up but wow… I should of used it much earlier than remembering only today it was somewhere in my black hole pile of goodies. This product EASILY makes lifting and moving 4’x8’ sheet goods a breeze.... read more
PM 719T Hollow Chisel Mortiser Review

PM 719T Hollow Chisel Mortiser Review

      Problem. I prefer the mortise and tenon joint. Most of my projects join ¾” thick stock. I am not one to create a mortise by chopping with a chisel, drilling a series of holes that are then squared up, or setting up the router – I am just not... read more
Elevate Your Wood Project

Elevate Your Wood Project

     Are you running a wood project? Do you want to improve the quality of crafted woods? If yes, you will need to search for the hardwood lumbers in order to get done the job perfectly. They are specialized people, who know different types of wood... read more
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WoodWorking Plans

Shop stuff #1: preparing for a cabinet

Shop stuff #1: preparing for a cabinet

     The new shop is coming along. You may have seen the Spidey Box project I posted about. It is nice to work in, but still in disarray and needs some organizing. I am building a big storage unit and getting video of it. Just making it out of... read more
Hutch & Buffet #8: Buffet doors

Hutch & Buffet #8: Buffet doors

     This is the part I was a bit concerned about. Making the hutch doors. Because they are fairly tall and slender I was a little worried about how well they would support the weight of the glass and making them with out a twist. But what the... read more
More Adventures of Mark and Jordan

More Adventures of Mark and Jordan

     Well, you know that a few weeks ago I had a special project and by golly, this special project – 20 of them, needed to be framed. And not just your average Walmart frame but a deep, rustic frame with a 5/16” rabbet – a term I never knew existed. So... read more
Spray Foam Insulation Project Ideas

Spray Foam Insulation Project Ideas

      There аrе ѕоmе spray fоаm manufacturers and sellers who claim thе uѕе оf роlуurеthаnе fоаm as аn іnѕulаtоr in the hоmе саn rеduсе hеаtіng аnd сооlіng costs bу 30-50%. Of соurѕе thе actual ѕаvіngѕ is bаѕеd upon so mаnу fасtоrѕ, unіԛuе іn every... read more
Fliptop Tool Stand Video

Fliptop Tool Stand Video

     I created a video showing the construction of a Fliptop Tool Stand I built for my planer and oscillating spindle sander. My shop, like so many others is inside a small two car garage with some days feels like a one car garage. Space is not... read more
Brines M10-A10 MLT Speaker Build

Brines M10-A10 MLT Speaker Build

     Note: I posted this thread on FOG too. The planets have not aligned such that I can complete the three lower garage cabinets. Instead…. I have decided to use a couple left over 3/4” pre-finished maple sheets to make a set of speakers. This will be... read more
Shop stuff #2: Cabinet construction video

Shop stuff #2: Cabinet construction video

     I built the main part of the shelving unit for the shop in this video. I basically just muddled along and got the job done. I have a bunch of video of the build and I am trying to get caught up. A bit more editing in this one, but I am trying to... read more
Cedar Strip Canoe Build #5 #1: Caning A Seat

Cedar Strip Canoe Build #5 #1: Caning A Seat

     Today I chose to start caning the seats. The book has a section on it that is really easy to understand. Here are some things you will need to do the job. In the picture above the roll on top and the small roll are the same size cane. The lower... read more
Simple Lidded Box

Simple Lidded Box

     I recently built a simple lidded box fashioned after one I saw built on Matts Basement Workshop. This project is fun to build and is a handy addition to your workshop or to give away as a gift. Check out my video at:... read more
Screened Porch Corner Cupboard

Screened Porch Corner Cupboard

     I had a few requests for more details on the corner cupboard so I thought I would post this series of photos I took during the project. As the pictures are installed into the blog it chopped off the right side. Sorry. The face frame and the doors... read more
Video from My shop: From Pallet to Farm Crate

Video from My shop: From Pallet to Farm Crate

     The Pallets in my shop tend to stack up as materials for projects arrive. So to get rid of them I decided to build a few farm crates which after I was done I took down to the Local craft shows and farmers markets. They are an easy sell. It seems... read more
Jewelry box #9: part 9

Jewelry box #9: part 9

     Hi All, After the arduous task of sanding I have finally got the jewelry box to the stage I always dread WHAT finish to apply. Now I have given the box the first sand using 100 grit paper I better think about filling the pores of the grain to... read more
Assembly Table #2: Downdraft insert

Assembly Table #2: Downdraft insert

     Saw a cool idea on Stumpy Nubs YouTube. A downdraft table imbedded into another table. I think that will make a great addition to my assembly table. I think I can cut out a section to add the downdraft table and a piece of Masonite to cover the... read more
Shop stuff #3: Catching up with the cabinet

Shop stuff #3: Catching up with the cabinet

     Well, the cabinet is in and a whole bunch of other unplanned work got done. I have finally edited and put together all the footage I have on hand, the last bit of this was shot this morning right after I finished the work. Not sure what I am going... read more
The Different Home Diy Money Saving Projects

The Different Home Diy Money Saving Projects

      One оf the main rеаѕоn whу home DIY аrе popular is bесаuѕе оf thе money ѕаvіng орроrtunіtу thаt they рrоvіdе. People оftеn uѕе these рrоjесt орроrtunіtіеѕ іn оrdеr to rеduсе thеіr expenses and сuѕtоmіzе their hоmе to mееt thеіr ѕресіfіс dеѕіrеѕ.... read more
Woodworking Projects as a DIY Hobby

Woodworking Projects as a DIY Hobby

      Dо It Yоurѕеlf projects can bе really еxсіtіng аnd it іѕ ѕоmеthіng thаt уоu саn easily gеt into. If уоu already into it оr just want tо get into DIY аѕ hоbbу woodwork is something that саn gіvе you a great ѕеnѕе оf achievement once you іmmеrѕе... read more
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Easy Tips

Easy Build Clamp Rack

Easy Build Clamp Rack

      How to make a simple clamp rack. When you have a small shop like mine we have to use every bit of wall space available so I built this simple clamp rack behind my Drill Station. I make a horizontal clamp rack by cutting down a 2×4 and... read more
More Segmented Bangles

More Segmented Bangles

      I think I’ve started something. The word is out and the ladies are queuing up for them, I wish, haha.But I must admit this segmenting is addictive.These are Australian Red Cedar with pine in between.I used two pack epoxy for strength and 6... read more
scroll saw ornament

scroll saw ornament

      I made this for my dog. I was inspired by bigbuddha’s work. Woodworking Projects at LumberJocks.com     Get Instant Access To Over 12,000 Shed Plans & Woodworking Projects! I'm about to reveal some EMBARRASSING secrets woodworking... read more
Tri Try Squares

Tri Try Squares

      Three different size of squares made of hard maple and stripe ebony.Nothing fancy but worth building. These larger size square made of metal is heavy to handle and may make scratch on your project. Woodworking Projects at LumberJocks.com  ... read more
Freedom Pens

Freedom Pens

      Another batch of 25 Freedom Pens headed to our troops. Since I started turning pens, I have done 970+ pens for uniformed service personnel and veterans. If you are interested in volunteering to support the project, send me a PM. You can get more... read more
Mailbox Post

Mailbox Post

      In our neighborhood, everyone is responsible for their own mailbox and post. The local postmaster can tell you where it has to be placed, but as long as the mailbox is “Postmaster approved”, you are on your own. After 20 years, nothing... read more
Lichtenberg Figure

Lichtenberg Figure

      This display art was created by high voltage flowing through a piece of reclaimed wood. The electricity travels through the path of least resistance creating unique Lichtenberg Figures. Each piece is different and unpredictable. The wood burning... read more
Ash/walnut floating top coffee table

Ash/walnut floating top coffee table

      This coffee table is a version of my earlier coffee table. A client wanted the same thing, but with a walnut base and a contrasting top. She settled on white ash for the top after I found a long piece with a uniform enough colour to use for making... read more
Scarf Hangers for Christmas

Scarf Hangers for Christmas

      Saw similar projects here on Jocks and thought they looked cool and relatively stress-free to make so I decided that 5 of my cousins and nieces would get these as a $ 10 family gift exchange item. Started with a piece of 1×12×36”... read more
Rock Salt Lamp Stand

Rock Salt Lamp Stand

      Y’know those Himalayan salt lamps that are not only popular, but also are purported to have healing/restorative qualities? Most of the ones I’ve seen are just the rock salt without a stand. As usual, my thoughts went almost immediately... read more
Miniature Sailor’s Valentine Box

Miniature Sailor’s Valentine Box

      This miniature (5×5 x 3.75 inch) box was inspired by the sailors’ valentine designs of the late 19th century. The sailor’s “valentine” was a form of shellcraft made using a large number of seashells from local beaches.... read more
Sons stereo and game center

Sons stereo and game center

      As my Son is moving into his house and he decided he wanted a place for his stereo and video game systems. Of coarse he came to Dad. He was really particular about what he wanted. First it had to be the same height as his fireplace mantle and be... read more
amoire look on pantry

amoire look on pantry

      turned my pantry into an maple amoire with some woodwork Woodworking Projects at LumberJocks.com     Easy To Understand Woodworking Bed Projects With Full-Color Pictures... I just got this package a few days ago, and I've had a hard time... read more
Simple log picture holders (video)

Simple log picture holders (video)

      Please watch my video on these simple log picture holders and let me know what you think. Watch video here Woodworking Projects at LumberJocks.com     Get Instant Access To Over 12,000 Shed Plans & Woodworking Projects! I'm about to... read more
World War II Jeep scrap wood

World War II Jeep scrap wood

      This scrap wood project started with my grandson. And wound up being one of his Christmas presents. We had no pattern, just pictures. A fun and rewarding project for a child… I haven’t posted anything in a while but I have made many... read more
Kitchen Banquette and Floating Shelves

Kitchen Banquette and Floating Shelves

      Kitchen Banquette made out of Oak ply, MDF, and poplar. Floating Shelves made out of Oak Ply. Stained cherry to match the kitchen Cabinets. Woodworking Projects at LumberJocks.com     Survive The End Days Nathan Shepard is a bible... read more
Louvered Panel

Louvered Panel

      The Rockler fixed shutter jig that I used to rout the louver mortises is designed for 1-1/8” thick stock. The adjacent panel above the opening was 3/4” thick. The panel is designed to be removable, held in place with rare earth... read more
End Grain Cutting Board – Maple and Cherry

End Grain Cutting Board – Maple and Cherry

      This Christmas gift was a nice change of pace from the larger projects that I have been working on recently (crib and bed). All of the material was left over from those projects, so the pattern just kind of emerged from what I had to work with. A... read more
Fighter Squadron gift

Fighter Squadron gift

      Got to Korea and asked my boss if he had anybody he wanted to give a real nice gift to and this is what I made. He’s an F-16 pilot and the Mig’s are regular threats here so I made a Mig-17 out of sycamore (very easy to carve). The F-16... read more
AIRBENCH

AIRBENCH

      VIDEO Here is my functional Pneumatic Workbench.Steers like a pallet jack for tight spots!Lots of work so far, it is a one-off as I have never seen anything like it.I will be making a nice top for it this spring. Thoughts? Comments?Thanks... read more
Headboards and Footboards

Headboards and Footboards

      My daughters wanted head boards and foot boards. https://youtu.be/RVfcOaJyQ8c Woodworking Projects at LumberJocks.com     16,000 Woodworking Plans & Projects With Videos - Custom Carpentry Instant Access To 16,000 Woodworking Designs,... read more
Mid-Century Modern Table for the kids

Mid-Century Modern Table for the kids

      The story This Christmas, all of our kids (& their spouses) are coming home. And bringing a couple of grandkids. My wife wants a couple of tables so we can seat everybody – one for the adults and one for the kids. I haven’t quite... read more
Live edge Red Oak Coat/Hat rack

Live edge Red Oak Coat/Hat rack

      I made several of these as Christmas gifts. A local Red Oak tree fell and I snagged a few logs before they got taken for firewood. Very fun quick project. lots of nice grain character that appears when the finish is applied (oil/varnish.). Made... read more
Stacked Boxes 1

Stacked Boxes 1

      I am making a series of boxes that have a more sculptural feel. This is the first attempt, a large piece (30” x 12” x 8) that integrates three separate elements.The woods are hard white maple, zebra wood and ebony.The hinges on the... read more
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Garden

Gardener’s Workshop

Gardener’s Workshop

     Find out more Gardening projets: Gardener’s Workshop Image by Pierre-Marie BROU (104/365) 017/365 Winter sunset in the garden Image by Thomas DESFORGES     Get Instant Access To Over 12,000 Shed Plans & Woodworking Projects! I'm... read more
Gardening by yard

Gardening by yard

     If you have a tiny yard and would like a simple but well-maintained garden, you only need two things – determination and know-how.  Here are some tips on how to keep your garden by the yard looking spruced up and glamorous. 1. Deadheading... read more
Nice new Gardening Projets

Nice new Gardening Projets

     Check out these Gardening projets: Roerich Garden Project, Spring Dedication 2010 Image by artefatica Photographer: Christine Prefontaine. Roerich Garden Project, Spring Dedication. Spring 2010. Near lot # 2334609, Mile End, Montreal. Images... read more
Quick Gardening Tips To Make Gardening Easier

Quick Gardening Tips To Make Gardening Easier

     A lot of individuals envision gardens that are beautiful, however they don’t like thinking about having to spend every single extra minute taking care of the vegetation, grass or flower plot, simply to have them remain looking top notch. Yet... read more
Nice new Gardening Projets

Nice new Gardening Projets

     Check out these Gardening projets: Roerich Garden Project, Spring Dedication Image by artefatica Photographer: Christine Prefontaine. Roerich Garden Project, Spring Dedication. Spring 2010. Near lot # 2334609, Mile End, Montreal. Images gathered... read more
New Gardening Tips for Organic Gardening

New Gardening Tips for Organic Gardening

     Many home gardeners are determined to eat only organic produce, and that is the main reason why they grow their own plants. This ensures that they are pesticide free and disease free because they are the only one who ever touch the produce.... read more
Go For Gardening

Go For Gardening

     Gardening is about enjoying the smell of things growing in the soil, getting dirty without feeling guilty, and generally taking the time to soak up a little peace and serenity. The saying aptly defines the role and essence of gardening and the... read more
Nice new Gardening Projets

Nice new Gardening Projets

     Here are a few nice Gardening projets I found: Roerich Garden Project, Spring Dedication 2010 Image by artefatica Photographer: Christine Prefontaine. Roerich Garden Project, Spring Dedication. Spring 2010. Near lot # 2334609, Mile End, Montreal.... read more
Gardening – Must Have Gardening Equipment

Gardening – Must Have Gardening Equipment

     Every gardener needs to have gardening equipment of some type or the other. It is next to impossible to work in a garden without some kind of gardening equipment. The type of gardening equipment used depends entirely up on the size and type of your... read more
Aquaponics Gardening

Aquaponics Gardening

     Whenever we mention the idea of gardening or growing any type of plants in our backyards the image that comes to mind is a plot of soil dedicated to growing vegetables and other plants. Not many individuals are aware of aqauponics gardening which... read more
DIYcitizenship

DIYcitizenship

     Here are a few nice Gardening projets I found: DIYcitizenship Image by artefatica Photographer: Frederik Froument. www.imaginemileend.com. Jane’s Walk at the Roerich Garden with Susan Bronson. Lot # 2334609, Mile End, Montreal, May 2009.... read more
Nice new Gardening Projets

Nice new Gardening Projets

     Here are a few nice Gardening projets I found: Roerich Garden Project, Spring Dedication Image by artefatica Photographer: Christine Prefontaine. Roerich Garden Project, Spring Dedication. Spring 2010. Near lot # 2334609, Mile End, Montreal. Images... read more
A Gardening Revolution

A Gardening Revolution

     Discount hydroponics has proven to have several advantages over soil gardening.  The growth rate on a discount hydroponics plant is 30-50 percent faster than a soil plant grown under the same conditions.  The yield of the plant is also greater. ... read more
Woodworking Machines

Woodworking Machines

      Thеѕе аrе thе tуре оf devises thаt are uѕеd іn оrdеr tо сut, carve or ѕhаре a wооd. Bаѕісаllу, thе machine muѕt соntаіn a motor so thаt the work of the ореrаtоr wіll bе rеduсеd whіlе production is іnсrеаѕеd. Bеlоw are ѕоmе оthеr funсtіоnѕ of thеѕе... read more
New Gardening Projets

New Gardening Projets

     Check out these Gardening projets: Roerich Garden Project, Spring Dedication 2010 Image by artefatica Photographer: Christine Prefontaine. Roerich Garden Project, Spring Dedication. Spring 2010. Near lot # 2334609, Mile End, Montreal. Images... read more
Nice new Gardening Projets

Nice new Gardening Projets

              Download 115 Kids Furniture Plans Plus 16,000 Woodworking Plans With Step-By-Step Blueprints, Diagrams and Guides! With TedsWoodworking, you get... 16,000 Step By Step Wooden Furniture Plans This package contains plans... read more
Nice new Gardening Projets

Nice new Gardening Projets

          Download 75 Chair Plans Plus 16,000 Woodworking Plans With Step-By-Step Blueprints, Diagrams and Guides! Of all the woodwork kits I have bought over the years, this is the best collection I have. Its an excellent resource for... read more
New Gardening Projets

New Gardening Projets

                Get Instant Access To Over 12,000 Shed Plans & Woodworking Projects! I'm about to reveal some EMBARRASSING secrets woodworking publishers don't want YOU to know. I've been exactly where you are. I bought a shed... read more
Wildlife Gardening

Wildlife Gardening

     Wildlife Gardening Encouraging wildlife into your garden It’s lovely when you see a hedgehog crawl out from beneath a pile of logs, or a bat emerge from your self built bat house just after dark. By encouraging wildlife into your garden it not... read more
Roerich Garden Project, Spring Dedication

Roerich Garden Project, Spring Dedication

     Check out these Gardening projets: Roerich Garden Project, Spring Dedication Image by artefatica Photographer: Christine Prefontaine. Roerich Garden Project, Spring Dedication. Spring 2010. Near lot # 2334609, Mile End, Montreal. Images gathered... read more
New Gardening Projets

New Gardening Projets

     Find out more Gardening projets: Roerich Garden Project, Spring Dedication Image by artefatica Photographer: Christine Prefontaine. Roerich Garden Project, Spring Dedication. Spring 2010. Near lot # 2334609, Mile End, Montreal. Images gathered for... read more
Fresh Herb Gardening

Fresh Herb Gardening

     Are you wondering on what things to do during your free time? Herb gardening is one of the best things to do amongst choices. You can simply grow your own herbs at home and at the same time be productive on your own free time. There are many... read more
New Gardening Projets

New Gardening Projets

     Find out more Gardening projets: Le Champ des Possibles Image by artefatica Photographer: Les Filles Anonymes. En Vie, from the series Actions Roses, Winter 2009. Near lot # 2334609, Mile End, Montreal. Images gathered for Artefatica’s... read more
Roerich Garden Project, Spring Dedication 2010

Roerich Garden Project, Spring Dedication 2010

     Find out more Gardening projets: Roerich Garden Project, Spring Dedication 2010 Image by artefatica Photographer: Christine Prefontaine. Roerich Garden Project, Spring Dedication. Spring 2010. Near lot # 2334609, Mile End, Montreal. Images gathered... read more
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