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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.

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Aug 5, 2020

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. 

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Aug 5, 2020

John Malecki

DESTROYING My Backyard: EPIC Deck Series Part 1

For my latest video, I am pursuing my biggest and most ambitious project yet — building a deck! This epic deck build will take place over a series of videos. In my first video

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Jul 30, 2020

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

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

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

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

John Malecki

RIDGID OCTANE Brushless 18V 3 ¼ Hand Planer Review

When it comes to woodworking, it’s all about the details for me. I think a lot of people can build functional pieces of furniture, but what shifts building for necessity into building for the love of the process is the craftsmanship that goes into the whole ordeal.

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Jun 30, 2020

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

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

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

John Malecki

Impossible 2 Legged Chair Build

John Malecki Tackles the Daunting Challenge of Building a 2 Legged Chair Head-On

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Jun 19, 2020

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

John Malecki

10 EPOXY Mistakes Beginners Make

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

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Jun 19, 2020

John Malecki

RIDGID OCTANE Brushless 18V 1 in. SDS-plus Rotary Hammer Review

I’m a big believer that there’s more than one way to get the job done in most cases. You can take the back roads or the highway to end up at the same location. You can use domino joinery or dovetail joinery and create a solid piece of furniture. You can crack open a beer from a bottle or a can, and I’m still going to drink it.

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Jun 16, 2020

John Malecki

3 LEVELS of Sawhorses: DIY to PRO Build

John Malecki Introduces the 3 Levels Concept Starting With a DIY Build

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Jun 16, 2020

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

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

John Malecki

BOSCH BLAZE 135ft. Laser Measurer with Full Color Display Review

In the work that I do, precision has always been key. From guarding my QB trying to hit a receiver 40 yards down the field to making the right cut on a pricey live edge slab, I’ve had my fair share of slip-ups and close calls along the way...

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Jun 5, 2020