#33: Planning Your Woodworking Projects vs. Winging It

In this episode, Johnny, James, and Zack talk about how they plan out their projects before heading to the shop, or if they even like to plan it! Enjoy.

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What are we working on?

  • Zack: ...chairs...
  • Johnny: Farmhouse dining table and benches, Make Magazine video
  • James: Making lumber with my bear hands. And the new Work bench.



Show Topic: Planning Your Woodworking Projects vs. Winging It

  • Zack: Plan/sketchup all of the concrete information
  • Johnny: Plan everything ahead of time in SketchUp, going into the shop with cutlist in hand.
  • James: Start with the one piece everything is built off of and go from there.

What’s new/what are we watching/reading?

Favorite tool/product this week?


“What Type of Maker Are You?” by Peter Brown

James Wright