• Two people playing with a wooden catapult
    4:50

    Build a Catapult with Your Kids

    People are often looking for projects to do with their kiddos that’ll help get their kids excited about woodworking. This project may be just that thing that’ll help launch the kids in your life into the shop! This catapult is a very easy build, and is made from readily available dimensional lumber (and a few…

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  • People with a kid-built workbench
    47:29

    Kid-Built Workbench

    We’re commonly asked about techniques and approaches for getting kids excited and involved in woodworking. To answer this, we brought Char Miller-King to George’s shop. Char works with kids A LOT, and developed this workbench project specifically for kids. Tool use Cora and Will, the kids working with Char, are both 13 years old. Char…

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  • Home made wooden beer flight
    19:22

    DIY Beer Flight

    This is a fun and simple project, and a great way to serve craft beer the next time you have friends over. The parts are small, so this is a great place to use those precious pieces of wood you’ve been saving.

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  • Wooden shop vac cabinet
    8:38

    Build a Rolling Vac/Dustopper Cabinet

    Keeping your shop clean and tidy is a great idea not just from a housekeeping perspective, but also from a health perspective. You don’t want dust going into your lungs. Even if you don’t adversely react to it now, you could in the future. The negative effects are cumulative. Clean is good, but… If you’ve…

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  • Make a Planter Box
    49:15

    How to Make a Planter Box

    Here’s a great way to green up your patio, backyard, deck or any other outdoor space. Build a couple of these planter boxes, and a potted plant, and you can place the box anywhere you want. Here’s a warning; plan on making a bunch of these. When people see them, EVERYONE will want one. This…

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  • Two men in a workshop
    8:39

    Tom’s Knife Making Experience

    George’s friend, Tom, dropped in at the shop and spent some time talking about his knife making experiences. Tom isn’t forging blades, he’s adding handles to knife blanks that he buys. This is a great way to make a wonderful custom gift for someone, or to make high quality knives for yourself, without spending a…

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  • Wooden spatula
    5:49

    How to Make a Wooden Spatula

    A spatula may not look like a typical lathe turning project, but in this case, it is. The lathe is used to shape the handle and add accents. We’ll show you step by step how to make a simple wooden spatula. Getting started Layout the spatula shape. Mark a line 4” from the end to…

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  • Wooden picture frame
    11:39

    Making a Picture Frame with Pocket Hole Accents

    How many times have you been asked to make a picture frame for someone? Many, I bet. Here’s a great approach to making picture frames that doesn’t require any mitering, AND creates a cool accent by making pocket pocket holes the main joinery method. Hiding the pocket holes Making pocket holes is easy, and pocket…

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  • Wooden tray with handles
    2:43

    George’s First Woodworking Project

    Thank goodness for Moms, who are so good at saving things from our childhood. In this case, we’re talking about one of the first woodworking projects that George ever made, way back in his junior high school days. Here’s a throwback to how George got started in woodworking, leading to what he’s doing today. Although…

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