Harvey MG-36 Pro Miter Gauge: Worth the Upgrade?
Marc Spagnuolo on 02/26/2024

Harvey MG-36 Pro Miter Gauge: Worth the Upgrade?

The Harvey MG-36 Pro is much improved over the non-pro version, but it's still plagued by a few problems.Two years ago, I did a massive comparative review of ten different miter gauges. One of the most anticipated in the review was the Harvey MG-36. In spite of the high price and promise of quality,

A New Product for Rust Removal!
Marc Spagnuolo on 02/21/2024

A New Product for Rust Removal!

Remove that pesky rust with Carbon Method's new Prep Kit.Save 10% on your purchase at Carbon Method using the code SpagCoatPlease note that this video is a paid advertisement and I will receive a small commission if you purchase something from Carbon Method using my code or link. I truly appreciate

Top Construction & Oil Finish | The Big Finish | Sideboard Pt 11
Marc Spagnuolo on 02/12/2024

Top Construction & Oil Finish | The Big Finish | Sideboard Pt 11

Constructing the top and finishing the Sideboard with tung oil and citrus solvent.As the Sideboard Series comes to a close, we’ll embark on the Top Construction & Oil Finish. The top is really just a large walnut panel. I like to use Dominos to help keep the panels aligned curing the glueup though t

Sawtooth Standards | Door Coves & Adjustable Shelves | Sideboard Pt 10
Marc Spagnuolo on 02/02/2024

Sawtooth Standards | Door Coves & Adjustable Shelves | Sideboard Pt 10

Add detail to the sliding doors with a finger hold & sawtooth standards for adjustable shelves.Before starting on the sawtooth standards, we’ll need to add a detail to the sliding doors that I nearly forgot about: finger holds. To make sure the door has something to grip, we’ll simply add a cove to

Dimpled Texture | Drawer Fronts | Sideboard Pt 9
Marc Spagnuolo on 01/20/2024

Dimpled Texture | Drawer Fronts | Sideboard Pt 9

Don’t miss the pre-order price for Philip Morley’s Tambour Record Console course. Price goes up February 9th!These aren’t your average drawer fronts! We’ll make the front from two pieces and create an integrated pull by creating a relief where the two pieces join. We’ll also create a dimpled texture

Dovetail Jigs are Back, Baby! | Drawer Boxes | Sideboard Pt 8
Marc Spagnuolo on 01/10/2024

Dovetail Jigs are Back, Baby! | Drawer Boxes | Sideboard Pt 8

Time to construct the drawers. The drawer boxes will be dovetailed using a good old dovetail jig!It’s time to construct the drawers. I haven’t used my dovetail jig in a while so I blew off the dust, read the manual, and knocked out all of the drawer joints in short order. The jig I like to use is t

Look Ma, Patinaed Copper & Live Edge | Sliding Doors | Sideboard Pt 7
Marc Spagnuolo on 01/02/2024

Look Ma, Patinaed Copper & Live Edge | Sliding Doors | Sideboard Pt 7

Sliding doors are incredibly fun to make, especially when they involve fire and copper!In this part of the Sideboard series we’ll focus on the Patinaed Copper and Live Edge Sliding Doors. The sliding doors will be constructed using a strip of patinaed copper and live edge walnut veneer. We’ll cut ou

The Other Dovetail | Sliding Dovetails | Sideboard Series Pt 6
Marc Spagnuolo on 12/18/2023

The Other Dovetail | Sliding Dovetails | Sideboard Series Pt 6

Cutting and finessing the sliding dovetails on our dividers. We'll also add some additional support to help prevent sag.I’ll attach the internal dividers of the sideboard to the case using sliding dovetails. Firstly, I’ll make the female portion of the joint. Using a router, a 14 degree Dovetail Bit

Dividers | Shop-Sawn Veneered Panels | Sideboard Series Pt 5
Marc Spagnuolo on 12/13/2023

Dividers | Shop-Sawn Veneered Panels | Sideboard Series Pt 5

Making shop-sawn veneered panels for the cabinet dividers.I’m going to make the case dividers from shop-sawn veneered panels, primarily for stability. A veneered panel is much less likely to expand and contract with changes in humidity compared to one made from solid wood. When it comes to casework,

Extra Walnut, Extra Fun! | Web Frames & Panels | Sideboard Series Pt 3
Marc Spagnuolo on 12/04/2023

Extra Walnut, Extra Fun! | Web Frames & Panels | Sideboard Series Pt 3

The top and bottom of the main case feature solid web frames and solid wood panels.Looking for the Summary version of this build? Click here!Stuff I Used:Bumblechutes Finish – Save 10% with code TWW10Amana Countersink BitBackside SandpaperMilwaukee Die GrinderCarbide Burr (Ball)Large Core Box BitMou

Crotch For Days! | Side Panels & Grooves | Sideboard Series Pt 2
Marc Spagnuolo on 11/28/2023

Crotch For Days! | Side Panels & Grooves | Sideboard Series Pt 2

Cutting the grooves and preparing the crotch panels for the side assemblies.Looking for the Summary version of this build? Click here!Stuff I Used:Bumblechutes Finish – Save 10% with code TWW10Amana Countersink BitBackside SandpaperMilwaukee Die GrinderCarbide Burr (Ball)Large Core Box BitMouse Card

All About That Grain! | Legs and Rails | Sideboard Series Pt 1
Marc Spagnuolo on 11/22/2023

All About That Grain! | Legs and Rails | Sideboard Series Pt 1

Selecting the stock and milling the legs and rails for the side assemblies.Looking for the Summary version of this build? Click here!Stuff I Used:Bumblechutes Finish – Save 10% with code TWW10Amana Countersink BitBackside SandpaperMilwaukee Die GrinderCarbide Burr (Ball)Large Core Box BitMouse Card

So Much Extra! | Walnut & Copper Sideboard
Marc Spagnuolo on 11/22/2023

So Much Extra! | Walnut & Copper Sideboard

Making one of my most challenging projects yet, the walnut and copper sideboard.$40-off Carver Mat frames with code WHISPERER (expires 11/28 – terms & conditions apply)Looking for the extended version playlist? Click here!Stuff I Used:Bumblechutes Finish – Save 10% with code TWW10Amana Countersink B

When the Gift Box IS the Gift! | Wine Box
Marc Spagnuolo on 11/17/2023

When the Gift Box IS the Gift! | Wine Box

*AD* Save $15 off your Duluth Trading Co. purchase of $50 or more in stores or online with code TWW15There’s really nothing like a handmade gift for the holidays. Nicole and I teamed up to make a few beautiful wine boxes featuring a finger joints and a lasered image, all in the style of a Japanese t

A Feast for the Eyes! | Walk-in Dream Closet Part 2
Marc Spagnuolo on 10/13/2023

A Feast for the Eyes! | Walk-in Dream Closet Part 2

The Walk-In Dream Closet concludes with the construction of the lower chest of drawers, the upper three-door cabinet, as well as the associated drawer fronts and doors. I’ll even show you a great technique for attaching drawer fronts.These smaller two pieces will be constructed differently than the

C-Channel is Overrated!
Marc Spagnuolo on 09/25/2023

C-Channel is Overrated!

C-channel is one of the most overrated concepts in woodworking.In my 20 years of woodworking, I have never used C-channel for anything…ever. It’s exactly why I feel C-Channel is a waste of time in most situations. I say “most” because I rarely work with live edge slabs. And live edge slabs are one o

I Could Do That Too If I Had Those Tools! | Shop Tours
Marc Spagnuolo on 09/12/2023

I Could Do That Too If I Had Those Tools! | Shop Tours

Community shop tours that will have you drooling.I Could Do That Too If I Had Those Tools! It’s a common refrain in the online woodworking community. Obviously the tools don’t build the projects themselves but they sure can make life in the shop easier.This time in our Community Shop Tour series we’

Her Clothes Fell Off the Wall | Walk-In Dream Closet Part 1
Marc Spagnuolo on 08/21/2023

Her Clothes Fell Off the Wall | Walk-In Dream Closet Part 1

Making my wife a dream closet to replace the builder grade wire shelving.Have you ever considered converting your builder-grade closet into a Walk-In Dream Closet? I’ve wanted to tackle a project like this for a long time and now I finally have the opportunity. But first, a little story.After moving

Organize Your Kitchen Drawers!
Marc Spagnuolo on 08/07/2023

Organize Your Kitchen Drawers!

Keep your kitchen drawers organized with a simple grid made from shop scraps.There’s nothing worse than a disorganized kitchen drawer. Alleviate the frustration with a simple organizational grid made from shop scraps.Stuff I Used:Preppin’ Weapon Sanding BlocksMinwax Spray LacquerMilwaukee Trim Route

How to Fix a BAD Kitchen Cabinet Paint Job
Marc Spagnuolo on 07/24/2023

How to Fix a BAD Kitchen Cabinet Paint Job

How to fix a bad kitchen cabinet paint job.There’s no more hotly debated topic in DIY circles than painting wood cabinets. I learned that the hard way when I posted a Kitchen Cabinet Painting video a couple years ago. Regardless of how you personally feel about the topic, you might one day be confro

I Made the PERFECT Bench for Our Criss-Cross Table
Marc Spagnuolo on 07/10/2023

I Made the PERFECT Bench for Our Criss-Cross Table

I Made the PERFECT Bench for Our Criss-Cross Dining TableI recently made a large Criss-Cross Dining Table featuring an experimental base design. Once the table was complete, I decided to extend the design to a matching sitting bench. Of course I had to change a few angles and scale things down, but

Step Aside, Rubio; The Game has Changed | Hardwax Oil Comparison
Marc Spagnuolo on 06/26/2023

Step Aside, Rubio; The Game has Changed | Hardwax Oil Comparison

A detailed comparison of the current two-component hardwax oils on the market.It’s time for a long overdue Hardwax Oil Comparison. Hardwax Oils have increased in popularity over the last ten or so years and it’s easy to see why: a simple wipe-on/wipe-off finish that leaves a nice consistent surface

Sharp & Attractive Way to Store Kitchen Knives!
Marc Spagnuolo on 06/12/2023

Sharp & Attractive Way to Store Kitchen Knives!

A great way to safely store kitchen knives, up and out of the way but also easily accessible.I’m not all that precious about live edge, but when I have a nice little piece sitting around it would be a shame not to use it for something cool. To help save space in my kitchen, I decided to turn a small