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Maintenance of Tablesaw Blades

Quick Shop Tip that I do to get more life out of my saw blades. This is what I do. Your Tips are more than welcome. Give me a thumbs up and subscribe to my channel. Thank you. Watch “Maintenance of tablesaw blades” on YouTube...

coffee table

Hello, Last year my wife wants a new coffee table. It must also be built easily. My wife would know myself better. I built the table but in my own way. The pictures will show you that I did everything with hand tools. Have fun watching it....

Bed side table

Not too long ago I made a pair of tables for a bedroom upstairs. Last week I wanted to post it as a creation. That I did yesterday. The reason for the delay, is that the table and I could not agree on the speed we should go down the stairs. ...

Project #7: Fly Through Bird Tables (Part Two)

This has been the most stressful project I have done so far. I know a lot of this was to do with the fact that my Grandad is critically ill over in Ireland and most of my time was spent running the house while my folks were away. Add to this that...

Nick's CNC Textured Table

In this video we visit my good friend Nick Pancheau. Nick has taken one of his side table designs to the next level by adding a textured pattern with a CNC machine and he explains to us the inspiration and process in creating the design. You...

Shaker End Table #1: Mahogany Shaker End Table, the beginning

I hadn’t thought about blogging about this build until Smitty asked about it on LJs, so I figured why not. I volunteered to make this table for as a raffle prize for a non-profit organization’s convention later this summer. I have built...

RECALLS #19: Porter Cable table saw fire hazard

Porter Cable Table Saws Sold Exclusively at Lowe’s Stores Recalled Due to Fire Hazard; Made by Chang Type Recall Date: July 24, 2019 Recall Number: 19-172 Recall Summary Name of product: Porter-Cable 10” Table Saws Hazard: The motor can...

Vintage Tools...Still the best choice #1: The table saw...

Probably the most important tool in the shop, next to yourself with a relaxing beverage, is the table saw. As most, I drool over the new Unisaw, then the sawstop, move over and eye up the new powercraft. The main thing is , no matter what quality...

Patio Table #1: an idea is born

Two years ago our glass patio table broke; last year, we did without a patio table; this year I want one again and so I started checking out the flyers. Oh my … those prices make me want to build my own. (And by that I mean “help Rick build...

Open Apron Nesting Tables #1: An Interesting Commission

Last fall I entered my “Music” table in the Sidney Fine Arts Show on Vancouver Island and while it didn’t sell, it did attract a lot of attention. After the show a local woman contacted me and asked if I would build her a couple of little end...