The Woodshop Blog

Welcome to the Woodshop Blog. This is where I’ll be posting how-to’s of certain projects and other things in the future (stay tuned). I don’t do a write up on every build, but I usually take pictures and post them to my Facebook page. If you enjoy what you see there, be sure to give that ‘Like’ button a click.

Disclaimer: I know you’re a smart person (that’s why you’re here, right?) and I likely don’t need to lay this out, but I will anyways. What I post in my how-to’s is based on how I did it. It may not always be the best or safest way of accomplishing what I am doing. I accept no responsibility if you injure yourself or others in your pursuits, you (and you alone) are responsible for your own actions.

Enjoy, and work safe.

  • Woodworking

    (Semi) Hidden Custom Drawer Latches

    The Problem I made a rolling cart to bolt my planer to so I can easily move it around the…

  • Tool Making
    Center Finder

    Easy and Reliable Center Finder Build

    Center Finder Basics A center finder is a simple tool that saves me a fair amount of time compared to…

  • Tool Making

    Tool Build: Lathe Roughing Gouge

    Seeing as I only turn something on the lathe once and a while, it was hard to justify dropping a…

  • Misc DIY

    Wood Butter

    Wood butter making! I initially stumbled across this on Instagram (@vigilantewoodworker – give him a look, he’s a talented woodworker) and…

  • Misc DIY
    Crate Plans for the toy storage crates featured in the AWS Crate Build videos on YouTube

    Storage Crates from 2×4’s

    My son has a lot of toys, as do a lot of kids, and we are…

  • Misc DIY
    Print Transfer

    Simple Print Transfer

    I discovered this print transfer method while researching about branding irons. Needless to say this method is a lot…

  • Tool Making

    Forge Build Part I – Building the Forge Burners

    Part I: Building the Forge Burners A forge is just an insulated shell without a burner (or multiple forge burners…

  • Tool Making
    forge body

    Forge Build Part II – Building the Forge Body

    Part II: Building the Forge Body With my burners done, tested, and working, I moved on to the fabricating the…

  • Tool Making

    Forge Build Part III – Finishing the Forge

    Painting the Forge Using high temp primer and paint (rated at 1500°F) I painted the forge. I followed the instructions…

  • Tool Making

    Building a Propane Forge

    Introduction to the Propane Forge Build In this post, I am going to walk through the highlights on…

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