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DIY Shiplap from Plywood

I covered our old brick chimney with faux shiplap made from plywood, and I show how I did it in this video.

Woodworking Distractions, ADD and my StupidStop

Ways to limit distractions while woodworking, including my StupidStop light tree for a SawStop table saw.

Vacuum Tube that sucks a little bit

Short video to show a simple small vacuum tube I used for cleaning out tight places.

Micro Adjusters for Table Saw Fences

Three options for using indicator gauges to help move your table saw fence by small amounts.

Making a Sheath for the Chisel Plane

In a previous video I showed you how to build a chisel plane. In this video, I show you how to build a sheath for the chisel plane, so it can be stored safely when you're not using it.

You Won't Believe How Useful This Tool Is! (Chisel Plane)

** UPDATE: See this video to build a sheath: ** No lie, you'll be amazed at how often you end up using this tool, once you make it. Simple, and cheap.

Cleaning Up My (S)Crap, and how to keep it clean

This is about how I cleaned up and organized all the scrap wood and lumber I had strewn all over my garage workshop, and my new, real-world philosophy for keeping it cleaned up and organized.

Build: Router Lift with Lever & Mini Router Table, for Plunge & Fixed Routers

How to build my lever-operated router lift, for both plunge and fixed-base routers. Bonus: A mini router table. Detailed instructions, and plans are available at

DIY Christmas Gifts: Corn Cob Skewers

The wife put me to work this year making Christmas presents. We decided on corn cob skewers. I made around 50 of them. Watch the video to see how I did it.

DIY Corner Clamp - Plans Available

Learn how to build this Corner Clamp. It's easy! Plans are available on my website, and a SketchUp model is also available.

My Router Lift works for Fixed-Base Routers Too!

This is a follow-up to my video about my lever-operated router lift for plunge routers It shows how the lift can be modified easily for fixed-base routers. Keep an eye open for an announcement about a possible build video.

DIY Router Lift for Plunge Routers

** BUILD VIDEO: ** Here's a look at my lever-operated plunge router lift. If you want a build video, leave a comment.

Drill Powered Table Crank for a Drill Press/Pillar Drill

Replace the crank handle for raising and lowering your drill press table with this simple to make, and inexpensive, drill-powered crank extension. This allows you the freedom to make a drill press table however you want, without having to tak in into account the crank.

Assembling a Cross Cut Sled, for Newbies!

Includes real-life troubleshooting tips! Take everything you've learned from my other videos on the subject, and put them together into a cross cut sled. When it turns out my fence is perfectly aligned, I take you through 7 troubleshooting tips to help solve the problem.

2x4 Cross Cut Sled Fences

Here's how to make fences for your cross cut sleds out of a section of 2x4. It's incredibly easy, very quick, and you get nice, reliable fences. All you need is a table saw, and a section of 2x4.

Making Cross Cut Sled Fences out of Plywood

Here's how to make fences for your cross cut sleds out of plywood. This is a companion video for my "2x4 Cross Cut Sled Fences" video,

Simple! Portable Sanding Station (Downdraft Table)

Sanding generates a lot of sawdust. It gets all over the place, and can be dangerous for your health. One solution is to have the sawdust sucked away as you do your sanding, and that's what this Portable Sanding Station is for. Easy to make, and effective.

Table Saw Jointing with John Heisz' Taper Jig

This is a short video showing how I use my table saw as a jointer, using John Heisz' Taper Jig. Thanks, John, for a great jig!