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John Malecki

Workshop Cooking — BEEF CHILI with Beer (Episode 002)

Hey guys! I’m bringing you ANOTHER episode of my Workshop Cooking series. For this one, we’re cooking up a Killer Chili that had two of my employees in tears and one of them calling their mom to tell her how delicious it is. Right now, it’s cold outside and I’m HUNGRY. Let’s get started.

The Shop Chef
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Oct 28, 2020
2
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John Malecki

EPIC Swing Set & Fire Pit Build

Hey guys! Happy first day of October. In my latest build, I’m going to celebrate my favorite season by creating an EPIC swing set and fire pit on my in-law’s property. For the build, I removed a dead pine tree and replaced it with an AWESOME outdoor feature piece.

Projects
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Oct 5, 2020
2
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John Malecki

Building an EPIC DECK — Part 3 Decking and Waterproofing

For part 3 of my epic deck-building series, I dive into my waterproofing system. But as I continue to lay down my decking, I come across the consequences of my own poor planning. 

Projects
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Aug 15, 2020
2
min read

John Malecki

Building an EPIC DECK — Part 2 FRAMING

Because I love yinz so much, I dropped part 2 of my EPIC deck-building series as fast as I could. During this build, I dodged some rain, used some huge tools, and had a total blast framing up the deck.

Projects
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Aug 5, 2020
2
min read

John Malecki

10 EPOXY Mistakes Beginners Make

John Malecki Review the Most Common Mistakes That Beginners Make When Working with Epoxy

Tips & Tricks
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Jun 19, 2020
5
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John Malecki

How to Make a Damascus Wedding Ring

Last February, I made a decision that would change my life forever. We were on a mini-vacation in Washington DC and I got down...

Projects
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Sep 20, 2019
6
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John Malecki

How to Build a Bullet Casing Table Insert

I’ve been a fan of veteran-owned small batch coffee company Black Rifle Coffee Company for years now. As part of my mission to be .....

Projects
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Jun 28, 2019
6
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John Malecki

How to Build a Massive 6-Foot DIY Pizza Peel

My fiance’s father is a huge food guy (as am I) and is building a brick pizza oven up at their camp. The perfect...

Projects
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May 14, 2019
7
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John Malecki

DEWALT 12 in Miter Saw + Jobsite Radio Review

DEWALT 12 in. Double-Bevel Sliding Miter Saw + Jobsite Radio It’s kind of strange to review a miter saw and Bluetooth speaker on the same...

Tool Reviews
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Apr 1, 2019
6
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John Malecki

How to Make a Jewelry Box: The Advanced Woodworking How-To

How To Make A Jewelry Box A year and a half ago I found myself at a local bar with a...

Projects
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Feb 15, 2019
3
min read

John Malecki

DIY Epoxy Resin Sign with LEDs

As most of you can tell, I spend a lot of time in my workshop. Whether I’m building, filming, or...

Projects
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Feb 8, 2019
6
min read

John Malecki

10 Scrap Wood Cutting Boards You Can Make at Home

We're getting settled into the new shop, and with that comes trying to carve some time to actually build some stuff. Lucky for me...

Projects
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Dec 14, 2018
3
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John Malecki

How to Build Wooden Toy Trucks for the Holidays

As I was browsing the toy aisles this holiday season for a girl for my girlfriend’s nephew, I couldn’t help but scoff at the...

Projects
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Nov 20, 2018
5
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John Malecki

How to Build a Wireless Charger Stand

I may be a lot of things - retired college football and NFL player, woodworker extraordinaire, dedicated fiance - but one thing I will...

Projects
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Sep 7, 2018
3
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John Malecki

How To Make An Amazing Thor Hammer from Barnwood

DIY Thor Hammer (Mjolnir) From 100 Year Old Beam Using traditional woodworking techniques to build a Thor Hammer So this build was a fun one. I...

Projects
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Jul 23, 2018
6
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John Malecki

DIY Modern Concrete Coffee Table

My grandfather and my father both worked on road crews and did an excessive amount of concrete work around their homes when I was...

Projects
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Jun 29, 2018
9
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John Malecki

DIY Redneck Golf Tutorial with FREE Plans

Recently I took a trip to Nashville, TN to visit my buddy and podcast co-host, Brad Rodriguez, from Fixthisbuildthat.com. Outdoor games are something we...

Projects
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Jun 22, 2018
7
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John Malecki

DIY Wooden Desk Organizer Plans

I’ve have been using Post-it® Notes for years to help stay organized, keep track of tasks, and manage my business. With the humid or...

Projects
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Apr 9, 2018
3
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John Malecki

DIY Leather Phone Case

In this video, I make a leather case/pouch for my cell phone! Being in the shop so much, I frequently need my phone safe...

Projects
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Aug 21, 2017
5
min read

John Malecki

How To Make an E.D.C. Catch All Box

In this video, I build a Catch-All EDC box for my own personal use. I carry 2 wallets, my keys, a knife, and my...

Projects
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Aug 3, 2017
5
min read

John Malecki

How to Make the Best Cornhole Boards (Super Easy DIY)

Of all the woodworking projects I’ve ever taken on, perhaps the most common is making cornhole boards for local restaurants, organizations, or friends and...

Projects
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Jul 17, 2016
7
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