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A repository of mistakes, lessons, bad ideas, and sometimes an outcome that looks halfway decent.

Christmas Gift for the D&D Fan

These next few posts are going to be Christmas oriented. Now that I've started creating things, I wanted to see what I could do this holiday season to put together some gifts that people may…

By Jeremy

June 22, 2018

A Simple Business Card Holder

With all that firewood in the back, I wanted to see if I could try and make something nice out of something that looked... not so nice. After speaking with my brother, he showed me…

By Jeremy

June 20, 2018

Hold The Phone

Here's another Reddit-inspired project: the cell phone holder. It was a pretty simple design but I learned a lot from the process - especially how to use my jointer + create some custom cauls to…

By Jeremy

June 19, 2018

New Hobby meets Old Hobby

Woodworking is clearly not a long-term hobby of mine. In my earlier posts, I've mentioned that I have only been introduced to the craft within the past couple years. In contrast, the world of video…

By Jeremy

June 6, 2018

Another Gift - Growler Holder

After the previous post on the axe I built, I was inspired to build some more gifts since it was a nice way to learn the craft and create a memory. A roommate from college…

By Jeremy

March 23, 2018

What Started it All - Tie Bars

If you've read my first post on this site, you'll know that the whole reason I decided to build a bench and get into woodworking was a moronic idea that I was going to start…

By Jeremy

March 22, 2018

The Long and Winding Axe Build

Browsing woodworking Youtube channels leads to an unprecedented amount of ideas. These folks make it look so easy to create such beautiful things but I have to keep telling myself that they've worked hard to…

By Jeremy

March 22, 2018

Safety Upgrades

Upon setting up the bandsaw and learning how it works, everything seemed to be fine. I inspected all of the closed chambers to make sure there were no obstructions and turned the saw on. It…

By Jeremy

March 22, 2018

A Lucky Acceleration

I told myself when I started that I wouldn't be that guy: the one who goes out and buys the most expensive tools immediately assuming it will make you a good woodworker. Up until this…

By Jeremy

March 22, 2018

Quick and Dirty Log Holder

Now that I totally gave away a ton of wood that I could have used, I did the only natural thing: regret my decision and buy some wood. I tend to do things without thinking.…

By Jeremy

March 22, 2018

First Try at Wooden Coasters

After getting my saw, I was always looking for things to cut. Due to a few hurricanes over the past couple years, the power company decided to take a stab at taking down risky trees…

By Jeremy

March 22, 2018

New homes for new friends – Part II

It was a bit cruel to have my first real stationary power tool sitting on the concrete floor. It was time to put something together to house this bad boy. I'd need some more plywood…

By Jeremy

November 6, 2017

New homes for new friends - Part I

When I first started to look into what I could make, I was constantly drawn towards videos on dovetails. They were such a simple and beautiful looking wood joint that I needed to learn to…

By Jeremy

September 9, 2017

Hello.

We all have to start somewhere. I'll be honest right away: I've never really been interested in woodworking. Not that it was guaranteed but there was no training provided to me at any point on…

By Jeremy

August 31, 2017