How to Mill Rough Cut Lumber

Ever wonder how to take a rough cut piece of lumber and make it usable in your woodworking project?  Well look no further, I made a short video showing how it’s done.

Of course this isn’t the only way to mill lumber, you can do it using nothing but hand tools as well.  That’ll be a video for another day though.

Sharpening with the WorkSharp WS3000

Recently I got a new tool in the shop.  It the WorkSharp WS3000 and it makes sharpening my chisels and plane irons really fast and really easy.  Here’s a video I made showing how easily it allows me to take a beat up chisel and make it cut like new.


Before I had the WS3000 I used water stones to sharpen my tools.  These work great but compared to the WS3000 they are a pain to use.  I just got so tired to dealing with the mess.  Getting out the water, soaking the stones, then of course the actual sharpening and trying to keep the stones flat.

The WS3000 gets me working wood again quickly, and because of that I’m all about it.

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Woodworking in America 2015

Last weekend, September 25-27 I attended the Woodworking in America Conference. It was a blast to say the least. Here’s a short video I put together highlighting the event. 

I didn’t attend any of the classes at WIA. I went for the marketplace. This is where the vendors, tool makers and content creators hung out to sell their wares and meet people. 

I had a great time and made a lot of new friends. I got to meet and hang out with many of the popular YouTube content creators. Links to their work is in the description of the video above. 

I picked up a new tool as well. A Bad Axe Toolworks 12″ dovetail/small tenon hand saw. This thing is amazing!  And I even had Tom Fidgen break it in for me!

I had an amazing time and I really hope I get to go again next year!