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John Malecki

HIDDEN Compartment Catch All Box

So, recently I treated myself with a new handgun. It’s sized a little differently from my old one, which brings me to the current project I’m working on. A few years ago, I made a wooden box to hold my everyday carry or EDC as cool people say. But my new handgun doesn’t fit in that box. So I’m making a new one to hold my new EDC pistol. Make sure you check out my full video below to see the complete build!

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Oct 14, 2020
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John Malecki

10 Must-Have Tools For Beginner Woodworkers

I love you guys. I read all of your comments and DM’s to see what content you want me to post and to answer any questions you guys might have. From these interactions, I’ve found that a lot of you are beginners who are looking to get more into shop work. And so, I decided to make this video on my top 10 tool recommendations for beginner woodworkers. 

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Oct 5, 2020
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John Malecki

TRANSFORMING Windows to French Doors - EPIC Deck Series Pt.6

Hey guys! Part 6 of my EPIC deck building series is FINALLY here! For this last episode, I need to transform my old windows into a pair of french doors.

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Oct 5, 2020
2
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John Malecki

Does This Chair Actually Work? My IMPOSSIBLE Floating Chair Build

You guys know how much I enjoy floating things. And I know how much you enjoy watching me build these floating objects. So for this video, we're diving back into making some stuff float and pushing my abilities to dabble with form and function on this IMPOSSIBLE Floating Chair Build.

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Oct 5, 2020
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John Malecki

3 LEVELS of Bar Stools: DIY to PRO Build

Hey guys! In this video, we’re going to build some bar stools. I’m going to teach you three different methods you can use to build a killer bar stool.

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Oct 5, 2020
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John Malecki

Building an EPIC DECK — Part 4: Stairs & Railings

It’s finally time to get into part 4 of my EPIC deck series! For this part, I installed the stairs and railings onto my deck.

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Aug 21, 2020
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John Malecki

HUGE Desk & EPOXY Sign Build for WINCHESTER AMMO!

A few months ago, Winchester Ammunition reached out to me about doing a project together. So for this latest video, I’m going to build a HUGE desk and Epoxy sign for one of their shooting

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Jul 24, 2020
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John Malecki

How to Freehand Inlay ANYTHING! Bowtie Tutorial

None of us like dealing with cracks in our woodworking projects, especially if we’re working with live edge slabs. My favorite method of fixing them is by placing bowtie inlays in them, which is an extremely easy process to complete. I actually made a video four years ago on how to make these inlays

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Jul 15, 2020
2
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John Malecki

IMPOSSIBLE Floating ‘Cave’ Table Build

The other weekend, I was filling my face with the best comfort food around and binging hours of YouTube videos when I came across this wild build by the Slovenian Woodworker.

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Jul 10, 2020
2
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John Malecki

CRAZY Epoxy Waterfall River Table Build

There are some projects out there that seem to be hellbent on breaking your spirit. For me, it was almost my crazy Epoxy waterfall river table build. But instead of letting the constant obstacles..

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Jul 6, 2020
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John Malecki

HUGE Wooden and Epoxy Fish Tank Mallet Built

After watching a lot of TV from being stuck home in quarantine, I realized my workshop needed a new addition. Something great. A never-before-seen item that was cool and exciting.

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Jun 30, 2020
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John Malecki

A "FLOATING" Table Build That Shouldn't Work!

In my newest build, I will revisit my last Impossible floating table and build another IMPOSSIBLE Tensegrity Table. This time I test out how much weight it can hold! I use metal and wood in this one to beef it up and help it become more structurally sound. This project does come with a few hiccups

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Jun 30, 2020
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John Malecki

My Personal Guide to Building the Ultimate Woodworking Workbench

A little over two years ago, a local developer who had just finished dropping some huge oak trees in their yard contacted me about milling

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Jun 26, 2020
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John Malecki

Follow Me Through a CRAZY Epoxy Dovetails in Curved Wood Tray Build

John Malecki Uses His Woodworking Skills to Build Epoxy Dovetails

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Jun 19, 2020
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John Malecki

RIDGID OCTANE Brushless 18V One-Handed Recip Saw Review

Things have been pretty crazy around here. With the COVID-19 pandemic stretching across the globe—here in Pittsburgh included—the way of life that we’re used to feels like a thing....

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Jun 12, 2020
3
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John Malecki

RYOBI ONE+ Drill/Driver & Impact Driver Kits Review

Part of being a builder involves having a heightened appreciation for what you can do with two hands. Sometimes it feels like we as a society have....

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Jun 9, 2020
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John Malecki

IMPOSSIBLE DIY Floating Table Build

If you’re anything like me, you have a tendency to function under the belief that anything is possible. Maybe this a bit of an ambitious outlook..

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May 28, 2020
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John Malecki

CRAZY Epoxy Lava Table Build

If the stay at home orders in Pittsburgh have given me anything (other than a few extra pounds from great home-cooked meals and Netflix binges), it’s extra time to tackle some awesome...

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May 28, 2020
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John Malecki

How (NOT) to Make an Epoxy Chisel

John Malecki Experiments with Making a Clear Epoxy Chisel

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May 12, 2020
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John Malecki

DIY Epoxy Floating Dovetail Gun Display Box

John Malecki Tackles a Clever Approach to a Wood & Epoxy Gun Display Case

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May 5, 2020
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John Malecki

Diablo 6 ½” & 5 ½” Framing and Demolition Blade Review

If you’ve been following along with my videos, you’ve seen that my project are constantly getting bigger and bigger. I’ve moved on from my...

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Jan 6, 2020
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John Malecki

RIDGID OCTANE Compact Router Tool Review

Recently, I was introduced to the ‘rule of threes,’ or the idea that things that come in a set of three are more appealing....

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Oct 4, 2019
3
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John Malecki

RIDGID OCTANE™ 18V Jig Saw Review

There’s a reason you see guys like me on the football field guarding a QB against a tackle and not dancing against a ballet...

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Sep 20, 2019
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John Malecki

RYOBI ONE+™ Soldering Station Review

Recently I’ve been tackling a bunch of new products. Between finally tackling the home renovation to expanding what types of projects I can provide...

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Sep 17, 2019
6
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John Malecki

Dewalt Atomic Mini Circ Saw Tool Review

If you’ve been keeping up with my more recent videos, you’ve probably seen that I’ve been on the road a lot taking on new...

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Sep 9, 2019
9
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John Malecki

How to Build a Wooden Crate for Shipping or Storage

If you follow my blog, you know I’ve been working with Timberland Pro on a lot of my recent builds. As one of my...

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Sep 6, 2019
5
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John Malecki

I Build a Massive Epoxy-Inset Live Edge Conference Table

I recently reached out the the guys at Black Rifle Coffee Company - a veteran-owned and operated coffee company based out of Salt Lake...

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Aug 9, 2019
6
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John Malecki

Milwaukee M12 Cordless Cutoff Saw Tool Review

This post is sponsored by The Home Depot. Affiliate links are used on this page. See my disclosure page for info on affiliate programs. Not to brag,...

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Jul 18, 2019
7
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John Malecki

Milwaukee M18 FUEL Cordless SAWZALL Review

This post is sponsored by The Home Depot. Affiliate links are used on this page. See my disclosure page for info on affiliate programs. I’ve reviewed a...

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Jun 18, 2019
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John Malecki

How to Build a DIY Dartboard Cabinet

Every year Woodcraft has a trade show in which their vendors gather to talk business with franchise members. I was invited to take part...

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Jun 14, 2019
3
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John Malecki

DREMEL Stylo+ Versatile Craft Tool Review

This post is sponsored by The Home Depot. Affiliate links are used on this page. See my disclosure page for info on affiliate programs. I so what...

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Jun 12, 2019
7
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John Malecki

MILWAUKEE Battery Powered Cordless Chainsaw Review

Milwaukee Battery Powered Cordless Chainsaw Kit If you’ve been following any of my social media platforms, then you already know that I have been...

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Apr 12, 2019
3
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John Malecki

DREMEL Saw-Max Variable Speed Corded Tool Kit

DREMEL Saw-Max Variable Speed Corded Tool Kit So far this quarter, I’ve reviewed several DREMEL tools. Like I said on my previous reviews, DREMEL...

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Apr 8, 2019
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John Malecki

DREMEL Corded Rotary Tool Kit & Accessories Review

DREMEL Corded Rotary Tool Kit & Accessories If you’ve been keeping up with this quarter, then you already saw my review for the Dremel...

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Mar 30, 2019
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John Malecki

BOSCH SDS Plus Rotary Hammer Drill+ ½” Carbide Drill Bit Review

BOSCH SDS Plus Rotary Hammer Drill + ½” Carbide Drill Bit This Post is Sponsored by: The Home Depot Last quarter I did some reviews...

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Mar 23, 2019
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John Malecki

DREMEL 12-Volt Cordless Rotary Tool Review

DREMEL 8220 Series 12-Volt MAX Lithium Ion Cordless Rotary Tool Today’s review is one of those tools that you don’t know you need until you...

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Mar 13, 2019
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John Malecki

Portable DeWalt Table Saw, Is This The Perfect 10in Jobsite Saw?

Portable DeWalt Table Saw with Stand Review What a better way to kick off 2019 then with a great new addition to the DeWalt family....

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Mar 6, 2019
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John Malecki

MAKITA 18-Volt Lithium-Ion Cordless 7-1/4 in. Circular Saw Kit

Makita 18-Volt x2 LXT Lithium-Ion (36-volt) Brushless Cordless 701/4in. circular saw kit 5.0AH If you have followed any of my builds, you know that...

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Jan 29, 2019
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John Malecki

Frame & Panel French Doors Build

If you follow my videos, you know that it’s taken me the better part of two months to get my...

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Jan 28, 2019
3
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John Malecki

The Awesome New Milwaukee Cordless Table Saw Review

Milwaukee M18 Fuel One-Key 18-Volt Lithium-Ion Brushless Cordless 8-1/4in. Table Saw Kit W/ (1) 12.0Ah Battery & Rapid Charger Milwaukee produces some really high quality...

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Jan 7, 2019
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John Malecki

The Brand New 20V DEWALT Cordless Jigsaw

The New 20V DEWALT Cordless Jigsaw I’m super pumped to talk about this new DeWalt 20-Volt MAX Lithium-Ion Brushless Cordless Jigsaw today. I’ve talked a...

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Dec 22, 2018
7
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John Malecki

Diving Into The Dewalt Oscillating Tool Kit

DEWALT 20-Volt MAX Lithium-Ion Cordless Oscillating Tool Kit If you saw my tool review earlier this month for the DeWalt Cordless Combo Kit, then you...

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Dec 17, 2018
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John Malecki

The DREMEL Multi-Max 3.5 AMP Oscillating Tool Kit Review

Dremel Multi-Max 3.5 AMP Variable Speed Corded Oscillating Tool Kit with Accessories and Storage Bag Today we’re reviewing the newest member of the Dremel family,...

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Dec 15, 2018
3
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John Malecki

Checking Out The NEW DeWalt Cordless Random Orbit Sander

DEWALT 20-volt max Lithium-Ion Cordless Brushless 5in. Random Orbit Sander Today we’re taking a look at a product on the Dewalt 20v line that packs...

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Dec 12, 2018
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John Malecki

The Cool New BOSCH 19pc. Spade Bit Bundle

BOSCH 19 PIECE DAREDEVIL SPADE BITS If you guys are keeping up with my tool reviews, you’ll remember that back in October I reviewed the...

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Dec 4, 2018
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John Malecki

Building A Modern Oak Side Table with an Inset Drawer Pull

I’ve recently been on a mission to improve my home’s equity. Not only is Pittsburgh a rapidly-growing real estate market, but I no longer...

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Oct 26, 2018
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John Malecki

My First Chainsaw Carving: Making an Outdoor Chainsaw Chair from an Oak Log

Most handymen and women have a chainsaw lying around for various purposes, but little do they know the insane versatility chainsaws bring to the...

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Oct 16, 2018
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John Malecki

Why you should be reaching for the BOSCH Daredevil Spade Bit Set

BOSCH Daredevil 12pc. Spade Bit Set Spade bits are a nice versatile addition to any workshop arsenal. Whether you build custom furniture or are a...

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Oct 10, 2018
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John Malecki

How to Make a Mantle with a Hidden Compartment

Not long ago, I began the full-on destruction of my living room for a remodel. While sticking to the modern rustic vibe that I...

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Oct 7, 2018
5
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John Malecki

How to Build a High-End Office Desk

This post is sponsored by The Home Depot. Affiliate links are used on this page. See my disclosure page for info on affiliate programs. When I started...

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Sep 29, 2018
5
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John Malecki

Take a Look At The Awesome New Cordless Makita Router

18-Volt LXT Lithium-Ion Brushless Cordless Variable Speed Compact Router with built-in LED light I FINALLY get my hands on the Makita Cordless Compact Router Routers. What...

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Sep 21, 2018
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John Malecki

Why You Need To Be Looking At The Amazing NEW Milwaukee Combo Kit

M18 FUEL 18-Volt Lithium-Ion Brushless Cordless Hammer Drill & Impact Driver Combo Kit I give my insights on the the brand new Milwaukee FUEL 18v...

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Sep 19, 2018
3
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John Malecki

New Dremel Multi-Max Oscillating Tool Review & BONUS Accessories!

Dremel Multi-Max Oscillating Tool MM45 I hop into my first Oscillating Tool review with the MM45 from Dremel A multi-tool is always nice to have. Im...

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Sep 11, 2018
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John Malecki

How to Build a Simple Modern Outdoor Chair

I recently took a trip out to Joshua Tree, California with my podcast companion, Brad Rodriguez. We met up with the guys from the...

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Aug 29, 2018
6
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John Malecki

Dremel Stylo+ Review

Dremel Stylo+ Review Woodworking and furniture making allots itself to having a massive array of tools and usages for each tool. So when the Dremel...

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Jul 18, 2018
9
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John Malecki

Makita 18-Volt Sub-Compact Reciprocating Saw & BONUS Blade Review

Makita 18-Volt LXT Lithium-Ion Sub-Compact Brushless Cordless Reciprocating Saw Review Reciprocating saws are a must on any job site. They're a great tool to have...

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Jul 16, 2018
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John Malecki

Makita Power Bits Review

Makita Power Bits Review There are a few things that I feel all of us can never have enough of laying around in the shop,...

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Jun 30, 2018
3
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John Malecki

Milwaukee M18™ Random Orbit Sander Review

Milwaukee M18™ Random Orbit Sander Review The world of tools is evolving to cordless. While this is not “new and exciting” news, it is nice...

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Jun 12, 2018
3
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John Malecki

DeWalt 60V MAX Wormdrive Style Circ. Saw Review

NEW! DeWalt Wormdrive Circular Saw Review So some of you may be curious to why all of the sudden I am sending out tool...

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Jun 7, 2018
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John Malecki

How to Build an Adirondack Chair with a Paracord Seat

I spend a lot of time outside, and there’s nothing quite like hanging out in the backyard with friends and family at a picnic...

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May 11, 2018
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John Malecki

5 Minute Hand Plane Sharpening

5 Minute Hand Plane Sharpening Learn to sharpen & upkeep your hand planes in less than 5 minutes For years I was one of those guys...

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Mar 28, 2018
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John Malecki

How to Make a Simple Industrial Sofa Table

I love building industrial style furniture. The pairing of metal and wood in furniture is beautiful and something I really really enjoy aesthetically. I’ve...

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Mar 13, 2018
5
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John Malecki

Makita Brush Sander vs. Porter Cable Restorer Tool Fight / Review

Makita Brush Sander vs. Porter Cable Restorer Tool Fight / Review I purchased a Makita Brush sander almost 2 years ago, and have used it...

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Jan 12, 2018
6
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John Malecki

How To Finish Wood With Fire | 3 Step How-To

HOW TO FINISH WOOD WITH FIRE 3 Easy Steps to Finish Wood With Fire If you're looking to make saw marks pop on your reclaimed wood...

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Dec 22, 2017
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John Malecki

DIY Bookshelf with Sliding Bookshelf Doors

I’ve been asked to make a lot of great furniture recently -- the kind of pieces families will keep in the family for several...

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Aug 11, 2017
9
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John Malecki

How to Make a 13-Foot Tall Bookshelf with Rolling Bookshelf Ladder

In this video, I go BIG. And I don’t mean 300-pound offensive lineman running at you full speed big; I mean David and Goliath,...

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Jul 26, 2017
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John Malecki

Reclaimed “X” Trestle Dining Table | How To Build

With the increasing popularity of “farmhouse” stylings, more and more people are being drawn to the trestle style table. For this particular project I had a client request something...

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May 5, 2017
5
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John Malecki

How to Make Cabriole Legs

In this build, I show how to make a set of quick and beautiful cabriole legs. Using some easy-to-follow steps and minimal tools, making...

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Mar 10, 2017
9
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John Malecki

MAGSWITCH Feather Board | Tool Review

MAGSWITCH Feather Board Test and Review Woodworking is a craft where you can get away with letting 1/16th and 1/8th slip here and there and hide...

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Feb 21, 2017
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John Malecki

HOW TO JOIN BREADBOARD ENDS QUICK AND EASY

HOW TO JOIN BREADBOARD ENDS QUICK AND EASY VIDEO TUTORIAL ON JOINING BREADBOARD ENDS TO A TABLE TOP USING THE FESTOOL DOMINO XL (FLOATING TENON JOINERY) Breadboard...

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Oct 4, 2013
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