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My main focus is on newbies, but I also have a lot of content that may be more useful to the seasoned woodworker. So whether you’re just starting out, or you’ve been doing this for a while, take a look around.

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Blog Posts - Page 6 of 6

Why Change? - Powered Up! Shop Cabinet: Day 10.1

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It dawned on me yesterday that I may not have completely explained why I’m changing the plans. There’s nothing wrong with the plans for the first project in Steve Ramsey’s “Powered Up” online course, but I’m changing them anyway, to fit my needs. Steve has even said that he encourages it.

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Questioning Integrity - Powered Up! Shop Cabinet: Day 6.2

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I’m starting to question the structural integrity of the changes I’m making to this cabinet. What, you thought I was questioning Steve’s integrity? Perish the thought! I don’t know Steve personally, but he strikes me as incredibly integral as having boatloads of integrity. It’s my choices that are under scrutiny here.

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Planning, & SketchUp Tips - Powered Up! Shop Cabinet: Day 3.1

  • 3 min read

Yes, I’m still tweaking the SketchUp model for this project. First of all, I’m extremely anal when it comes to stuff like this. For instance, a while ago I made Baltic Birch textures, including the end grain, running both vertically and horizontally. If you want to download them, let me know because I’ve got updated textures I haven’t uploaded to 3D Warehouse.

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Cross Cut Sleds: Why I only use one runner

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One of my viewers asked a question on one of my videos, and I had trouble answering it. By the time I was done writing a reply, it turned into a novel, so I thought I’d turn it into a blog post. It might even turn into a future video.

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YouTube Thumbs Down

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I’ll never understand why some people give a YouTube video a “thumbs downwithout leaving a comment explaining why.

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The Saga of My Brad Point Drill Bit Set

  • 5 min read

This is the saga of my trying to buy a decent Brad Point drill bet set. Eventually, I ended up with a fairly decent set of bits. But it didn’t start out that way. Let me tell you the story…

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Welcome

  • ~1 min read

Welcome to my new website. This is a place for me to post additional information, when it won’t all fit into a video. Or possibly even post plans, at some point in the future.

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