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Just a woodworking redneck from North Carolina. I love doing woodwork with hand tools, but I'm certainly not above using power tools as well. It all depends on what mood I'm in and how I want to do a project.

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How to Build a Workbench from Dimensional Lumber
How I built a workbench for woodworking out of dimensional 2x4's and 2x6's. Minus a few pieces of poplar used to make some leg wedges and select pine on the woodworker's vise, this workbench is made from spf. Come see how I did it.
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| Categories: Woodworking, Wood tools | Tags: workbench, woodworking, how to build a workbench, dimensional, lumber, spf, work, bench | View Count: (492) |
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How to Turn a Pen on a Shopsmith Mark 5

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How to Turn a Pen on a Shopsmith Mark 5
A couple years ago, I decided I wanted to turn pens. The only lathe available to me was a Shopsmith lathe. The principle and basic operation of pen turning is the same on a Shopsmith, but the mandrel used is a little different...
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| Categories: Woodworking, Turning | Tags: shopsmith, slimline, pen, pen turning, how to, lathe, shopsmith lathe | View Count: (1138) |
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Deer Hunting Basics - Scent Control Products
Deer can smell you and run if you don't take precautions to get rid of the human scent. These are some great scent control products that will help you keep your human scent down and your bag limit up!
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| Categories: Hunting | Tags: deer, hunting, deer hunting, basics, deer hunting basics, scent, control, scent control, products, scent control products | View Count: (633) |
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How to Make Wooden Curtain Rod Holders

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How to Make Wooden Curtain Rod Holders
These are pretty simple curtain rod holders made from wood, and can be made from scrap wood, or even a short piece of three dollar two by four. Sure beats paying $7 dollars for just a couple of unattractive metal ones.
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| Categories: Woodworking, Basic wood builds | Tags: curtain, rod, holders, curtainrod, curtainrodholders, curtainrodholder, screw, wood, howto | View Count: (1984) |
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Basic Woodworking Terms -  KERF {aka Saw Kerf}
What exactly is kerf and saw kerf? How do you set the kerf of a handsaw anyway?
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| Categories: Wood tools, Woodworking | Tags: kerf, saw kerf, woodworking, woodworking terms, terms, sawkerf | View Count: (704) |
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Building a Workbench With a Door

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Building a Workbench With a Door
If you have a spare door laying around taking up space, you can put it to good use in the shop as a workbench. This is how I did it. From the frame which I built from 2x4‘s up to placing the door as the workbench top.
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| Categories: Woodworking, Shop updates | Tags: workbench, workbench build, how to build a workbench, workbench on the cheap, cheap workbench, woodworking | View Count: (1721) |
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Shop Update - Finding a New Wood Shop

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Shop Update - Finding a New Wood Shop
After months of having to do my woodwork outside; fighting rain, snow, and mostly sun and and heat, I finally have a new wood shop! This is the story of how it came to be.
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| Categories: Woodworking, Shop updates | Tags: woodworking, moving, shop, wood shop, woodshop, wood, work | View Count: (606) |
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How to Build a Box Part One - Wood Prep

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How to Build a Box Part One - Wood Prep
This is how I'm preparing some wood that Jerill Vance sent me and getting it ready to build a box with it. In this video I'll show how I used hand tools to get the boards square and prepped for the build.
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Turning a Bolt Action Pen 2016

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Turning a Bolt Action Pen 2016
My friend Shane at Shane’s Hobby Shop asked me to make a desert storm bolt action pen for him. But I’m not set up to cast acrylic pen blanks nor to dye wood the colors required for that service ribbon. In steps out buddy Robert Evans to the rescue.
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Best Crappie Fishing Tips

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I have tried to compile here my best crappie fishing tips. There are a lot of ways of crappie fishing.
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| Categories: Fishing | Tags: crappie, crappie catching tips, crappie fishing, crappie fishing tips, crappie jigs, crappie rigs | View Count: (941) |
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