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Check out this video by fellow woodworker Andy Rawls, where he asks the question: “Could Kickback Shoot Through the Wall?”  He also takes the time encourages his viewers to respect the dangers of using table saws.  The impact of...
If you haven’t seen this yet, you have to check out this Tech Insider video by designer Robert van Embricqs.  Each piece is inspired by nature and made out of a single piece of Bamboo.
Looking for a fun project as you head into the weekend? I thought that I would pass along John Heisz’s video, “How To Make A Wooden Pocket Knife with Hand Tools.”  He using walnut for the handle, maple for...
This video was sent to me from a one of my subscribers, and I really grateful that it was...so incredibly peaceful! Watch how this documentary uncovers the process of building a wooden house from timber felled and extracted from...
Check out Alec Steele's Video "THE SAMURAI WOOD CHISEL!!!!! | Part 1"
I have been cutting slabs with my Alaskan Mill the past few days, but I came across AdventuresInDIY’s channel cutting slabs using a Japanese Whaleback.  If you haven’t seen one before, you gotta check out his video!
This absolutely stunning video will make your day.  In “The Birth of a Dugout Canoe by Northmen,” it highlights 100% commitment to the art craftsmanship by using mostly traditional hand tools and techniques, and challenges all of us to...
Watch as examples of Japanese wooden furniture are assembled with perfect precision; not a single nail is used.  There are around 30 different basic types of joint.  Tenons and mortises are carved to precisely matching shapes.  Sashimono techniques are...
I know that I shared #95 on Kyle Toth’s channel a while back, but you gotta check out #96 -Segmented Woodturning - it’s a total work of art made of Walnut and Ebony… and do yourself a favor, watch...
One of my passions when it comes to woodworking is learning as much as possible about wood.  Check out this video by shipwright Louis Sauzedde as he walks you through a demonstration that shows you how to tell the...
I know that for me, when it comes to creating amazing woodworking projects inspiration is absolutely key.  Which is why I am suggesting that you check out this video by Peter Brown who demonstrates a very cool wood bending...
If you haven’t yet checked-out Kyle Toth’s channel – this guy delivers! Watch this stunning video as he turns out his Serona Segmented Vase.  The reveal at 7:24 will make your Jaw Drop – Enjoy!
You gotta check out this video by Dustin Penner, “Make It - Secret Compartment Box II.” Made with walnut, maple and an incredible release-key mechanism that divulges the false bottom…the reveal at the 11:46 mark of the video is...
An inspirational video from Andrei at MTM Wood in Russia.   When those walnut, maple and cherry strips get rotated, you can just tell that woodworking is this guy’s passion.  Watch as he makes a 3D End Grain Cutting Board...
Check out this framing build…pretty amazing precision for the size of the project.  Wouldn’t it be incredible to get the opportunity to be on site, work with, and learn from this company?
If you wanted to see a challenging Japanese Dovetail Joint, then check out this video by Theo Cook, where he highlights some serious wood art!  Watch until the end to see the finished reveal – pretty amazing –...
I don’t think that I will ever get tired of watching true craftsmen working towards perfection.  From sharpening to pulling, it all comes down to a TRUE passion for the art of woodworking.  Check out this quick 4 minute...
Check out this beautiful joinery!  Super clean…no clamps, nails, screws, and so relaxing to watch!
Watch this beautiful story of a craftsman who recognizes that simplicity, modesty, and an appreciation for nature always comes back to the question – “With Nature or Against Nature?”  From individually selecting lumber to hand sharpening the blades of...
Let’s talk precision for a minute…check out this video that highlights some incredible Japanese Hand Plans. I thought that I was able to get thin wood shavings, but these are getting pulled even thinner than human hair, and might...
Got sent this video from a viewer…get ready to - 1St RELAX – and then at around the 3:18 mark of the video, watch how the shavings will BLOW YOUR MIND…and by the way, all the materials are natural...
Check out this video, “Making of a Shade” by Riki Berger.  It highlights the process of creating a unique wooden lamp shade, and the cool thing is, all of the woodchips are reused in another way (heating & in...
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Negative circumstances in life often teach you the greatest lessons. The Samurai has a new woodworking project on the go! I'm building a set of bunk beds for my boys and the joinery is going to be off the...
It has always been my dream to build the furniture in my home. In this video I build a bed for my oldest son Asher.
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