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The Homestead Craftsman
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Making a Living My Way - Reclaimed Wood Furniture
Making furniture is how I make a living. It has afforded me the freedom to live how I see fit, including spending time with family and friends. Selling furniture pays all my day to day costs but has also helped launch other endeavors as well. I have been ab...
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$12,000 House - Full Renovation - Plumbing Waste Lines
Has this house been more work than I originally intended? Absolutely! Am I glad I purchased it? Absolutely! While it has been a good deal of work, it has been rewarding in a number of ways and it's not even pulling in rent yet. I decided to use this house a...
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Find a Mentor! By John McMenamin The goal of any do-it-yourselfer, maker, homesteader, or artist is achieving independence or self-sufficiency through the skills we possess. Do-it-yourselfers gain skills so they can fix things without calling and paying for...
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Debt Free Real Estate Investing - $12K House - DEMOLITION - Full Renovation
Working hard is hard work, whether you mining coal, fishing for lobster, sit a cubical all day, dig holes or renovate houses. I'm no stranger to working hard and it has earned me some great opportunities, but working hard alone is a fools game. You've got t...
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$12K Tiny Block House - Intro & Day ONE of work!
As many of you know, I buy houses. I am buying them to rent, sell and live in. Regardless of the specific reason, I'm doing it as an investment. I have bought a handful of houses with the average price around $11,000....including closing costs. I just picke...
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My Biggest Custom Order Yet - White Oak Trestle Table
This is without a doubt my most
involved woodworking project yet. While I have built more complex
pieces of furniture, this table required a lot of resources to be
called on. It started as a request from a good customer, inquiring
about having a table built...
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Hammer and Chisel Engraving - A Traditional Craft
Engraving is the cutting of various
lines into metal that form decorative patterns. “Hammer and Chisel”
is the traditional form of metal engraving done with a small chasing
hammer and chisels of various forms. For my personal engraving hammer
and chisel han...
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2016 Nutcracker Making - The Blacksmith
As you all know, life is busy. In the
pursuit of greener grass people run themselves ragged, basically
eating and sleeping in between working. One way to combat that is
have no excuses time set aside to do things together. One of these
times that my wife an...
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Farmhouse Bench Video and Plans
This bench is the same design I sell along with my farm tables. For those of you that are new to my website and YouTube channel, I am a furniture maker. I have a small basement workshop where I build many different projects. For income, I make and sell farm...
Farmhouse Bench Video and Plans
Farmhouse Bench Video and Plans
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How to Build a Farmhouse Table - Full Video & Plans!
Farm tables have a rich history all around the world. Their simple utilitarian design gives them their charm. Farm tables work well with just about any style home -- country, modern or eclectic, for example. Whether a farm table is an antique or a reproduct...
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