• Hello all,

    My wife and I recently purchased a Big Green Egg grill for our house’s deck. I am in the early stages of building a table for the grill to sit on, and I had some question regarding finishes for the project once it is completed.

    Ideally, we would prefer as low-maintenance a finish as possible. This is largely due to the fact that the…[Read more]

  • Thanks, everyone for all of the suggestions!
    To answer some of the questions posed in your responses —

    – I don’t really use machines due to lack of space, so most of the noise is chopping dovetails & mortises, as well as sawing larger pieces using a handsaw. As long as I keep my planes and chisels sharp, planing, paring and using the smaller…[Read more]

  • Hello everyone!

    Currently I have a small corner of my semi-finished basement set aside for use as a workshop. The space works really well, except for the fact that any sounds I make when working on projects seems to reverberate throughout my home, which causes a noisy disturbance for my wife. Even though I am making a sincere effort to work…[Read more]

  • I just finished (pun intended!) my version of the Bench Stool project. As you can see from the photos, my version is slightly modified from the version Paul teaches on Woodworking Masterclasses. This stool is intended as a gift for my youngest brother, who is an aspiring guitarist. The intent was for him to have a stool to sit on while playing,…[Read more]

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  • Hello!

    I am working on the bench stool project, and have finished chopping the sixteen mortises and am now starting to cut and fit the tenons. However, after fitting the first tenon, I noticed that the rail was not perpendicular to the stool leg (not perpendicular left-to-right if I sight down the top of the rail with the leg pointing up and…[Read more]

  • I’m nearing the completion of my workbench, and I had a question regarding the installation of the bench top laminations.

    I really like the wedged dado design for attaching the legs to the aprons, especially since the bench can be dis-assembled if I need to ever move it. However, I am worried that when I glue the bench tops to the aprons, that…[Read more]