Rolling Air Compressor and Tool Organizing Work Cart

Air Compressor and Tool Storage Rolling Work Cart

I designed and built this rolling work cart to hold my air compressor, nail guns, drills and other various tools as well as screws, nails and all the other necessary accessories that I use on pretty much a daily basis.  I've been using it for about a month now.  I wanted to test out it's f Continue Reading

Kreg Rip-Cut and cutting tips

Building laundry room cabinets

I've used my Kreg Rip-Cut tool a few times now and it's definitely become a workshop fav.  I've tried other circular saw cutting guides for ripping sheetgoods before with disappointing results.  I was skeptical about this one being any different.   I was dead wrong.   The Rip-Cut giv Continue Reading

Gadgets for the New Carpenter

gadget guide for the new carpenter

I covered all the power tools I use on a regular basis in my Power Tools for the New Carpenter post.  There are a few other tools and gadgets I use when building cabinets and buit-ins that help me get professional results.  If you are a new carpenter and want to have everything on hand for that next Continue Reading

Power Tools for the New Carpenter

power tools for new carpenter

So you want to be a carpenter?  Sweet!  Now let's get you geared up. Maybe you don't want to be a "carpenter" per say, but you want to build something ... and just don't know where to start?  Don't know what tools you need?   I get asked for my 2 cents on this subject all the time -- so here's Continue Reading

Random Orbital Sander {Workshop Fav}


I've had a LOT of different sanders over the years:  belt, square, little triangle shaped ones...but the random orbital sander is my Go-To.    I had to buy a new one a few weeks ago because:  1.  the hook and loop pad on my old sander was worn out,  2.  it takes 24 hours to glue a new pad on and 3 Continue Reading

The 411 on Paint Sprayers


Ever since I mentioned it on Facebook and on my Library reveal post, I've gotten tons of emails and Facebook messages asking for information on the paint sprayer I purchased.  So here it is in a tidy package:   My 2 cents about paint sprayers, what I purchased and how it worked for me. First o Continue Reading

Improved Dust Collection (workshop fav)


Up until recently, I've just been using a regular old Shop Vac for dust collection and I used to constantly have to replace my filter because it would bet so clogged with fine dust that the vac would lose suction.  Last year, I added an Oneida Dust Deputy cyclone to improve my shop vac dust Continue Reading