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Special Project – Jimmy Diresta

I know that you are interested in the process of how things get built…check out this video by Jimmy Diresta where he creates...
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FTF #56 Carving A Totem Pole Pt 1, Make Your Own...

I Finally got in touch with a local Native Wood Carver Tom Lafortune who is going to let us watch him carve a totem...
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WUW #52 How To Lay A Brick Patio

Here is how the Samurai lays a 2000 sq ft brick patio in a week. My tool store: http://samuraicarpenter.com/japanese-...
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FORGED HINGE PROTOTYPING: World’s Most Beautiful Box!

Do you remember the toolbox that I sent Alec Steele a couple of weeks back?  Well in this video he porotypes the hinges and...
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How To Cut A Japanese Scarf Joint (Kanawa Tsugi)

It takes a fair bit of time but the process isn't that complicated. Here is how I layout and cut my wood scarf joints. Japanese...
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WUW #51 How To Use A Rake

It's harder than you think. Grading a driveway for interlocking brick doesn't require any special tools but good technique is critical. My tool store: http://samuraicarpenter.com/hand-tools/
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Making Wooden Threads

Check out this cool video by Pask Makes – Making Wooden Threads.  His homemade Tap and Screw Box gets the job done.  When he...
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FTF #55 Haste Makes Waste! Learning Woodworking The Hard Way

We are making progress but it is slow going due to a lot of mistakes. Oh well, I'm getting a good education in what...
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WUW #50 Drilling Concrete And Cutting Posts!

Here is another progress report on my deck building series. We have begun cutting the posts and joinery for the support beam under the...
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A Tool Chest For Alec Steele

Well here it is guys! My way of saying thank you to a fellow craftsman for blessing me with a gorgeous hand made chisel....