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Searcy, Arkansas

First time on the big @grizzlyindustrial jointer. Tips for better technique? • •

Searcy, Arkansas

$65 pawnshop find! • I’ve wanted two bandsaws for a while. One for resaw, one for . Ive been eyeing this @ryobitoolsusa 9” bandsaw and found it! • Do you run two bandsaws? What’s been the best tool deal you’ve ever found? • •

Searcy, Arkansas

🔊bloopers🔊 I just uploaded a product review for bang good. The tablet they sent is complete garbage. I left an honest review. At least the bloopers are funny. • • 😂

Searcy, Arkansas

The sign has a hinged door with little me inside using my @festool_usa ro125 on my @armor_tool bench! • This is the most impressive detail I’ve ever seen. This is what you get when you tell an artist, just do what it is you do. • @anchoredwooddesigns outdid herself on this one! These hinges are sooo tiny! Thank you Gina! I’m 😍! • Seriously, how cool is the hinged door feature?! •

Searcy, Arkansas

How incredible is this SCROLLED picture of my shop? • @anchoredwooddesigns completely captured pictures of my shop in wood form (swipe to see the inspiration photos). • Gina doesn’t charge enough for art work. I’m more than happy to support our maker community, but I feel I got the better end of this deal😉 • Oh, and there’s one more detail I’ll show off tomorrow that’s gonna blow you away. Can you guess what it is? • Thank you @anchoredwooddesigns for completely capturing the essence of my little shop and including my family (nod to the little gator) too! • If you want a scrolled picture done, there’s no one else that can do it better than @anchoredwooddesigns . At least give her a follow because her stuff, from the packaging to the art, is the highest quality. • •

Searcy, Arkansas

My shop helper turns 3 today. • Happy birthday Deacon! 🎂 • •

North Little Rock, Arkansas

“Failure is always an option”. I saw this at the Little Rock mini maker fair and thought it was worth sharing. The only way we grow is learning from failure. And the common thing we all have is that we ALL fail. What separates those who succeed is what we do with that failure. • • •

Searcy, Arkansas

If you have a shapeoko and use carbide create, I HIGHLY recommend upgrading to this latest release. HUGE improvements and fixes, along with other new features. I’ve been using it since it’s alpha and it works really well. If your unsure what version you have, just update. *one item of note, once you open your files in this version they will not open on anything older, so if you share files with someone using outdated files, or someone shares them with you, they will show up blank!* • • @carbide3d @shapeoko

Searcy, Arkansas

John Godwin of Duck Dynasty 🦆 is our guest host for episode 6 of @thebuildguildpodcast! We’re honored to have you as a guest @godwinjohn316! Search for “the build guild podcast” on your favorite podcast app! You can also watch every episode on my YouTube channel or the build guilds. • Let us know what you think of the episode below👇. • •

Searcy, Arkansas

@dewalttough sent me one of their new circular saw blades! Just one problem. The blade is 7 1/4 and my saw is 6 1/2. Missed it by that much. • Ever buy the wrong sized blade? Maybe it’s time to upgrade to the wormdrive saw? • • @diablo_blades @diablo_tools

Searcy, Arkansas

Peter , @paromano , using @adskfusion360 to design some custom board game pieces to on the @nwa3d printer. • Peter was a guest host on @thebuildguildpodcast episode 3. Episode 6 drops Tuesday and features and extra special guest host. Any guesses who it is?! • •

Searcy, Arkansas

I bought a farm! 🐄 • Well, a printer farm 🤖. • It’s more suited for my lifestyle. The @snapmakerinc , @josefprusa and @nwa3d working in harmony. • My thoughts on them: 1) Prusa m3 mk3s: $749us. Auto bed leveling, filament sensor, pinda probe, magnetic bed. Couldn’t be more happy with this. Literally set it and forget it. Once built, I’ve done absolutely zero tinkering with near perfect prints. Worth every penny. • 2) nwa 3D A5. $699 Teanie tiny bed size. No heated bed. Manual bed leveling. Very hard to get anything to stick. Used blue tape and glue and once calibrated finally sticks. Print quality is surprisingly good. Speed is 5/10. (Comparing this to the ender 3 I had). Insainly priced. This should be $100 printer. Uses creality stepper motors (exact same as ender 3). Lacks heated bed, ender has it, 1/4 it’s size, ender is only $180. If you buy this you’ve made a big mistake. Mainly aimed at schools, I’m not sure if they are hoping those who order the printers are different than those who pay for the printers at the school and would know nothing about printers, therefore they wouldn’t know they’re overpaying by $600. • 3) @snapmakerinc v1 (3in1). $799. Incredibly easy to put together. I’ve used the laser with incredible success and precision and ease. Change heads and beds is not as easy as “snapping”. If you have an enclosure, it’s near impossible to change it while it’s inside. And when you do change the heads and beds, you’ll need to relevel the bed every time. It’s fairly simple, but not auto like the Prusa. I’ve wasted a day and a half trying to get prints to stick to the bed. I finally got it to mostly stick using the blue tape and glue method. It’s printed medium well in quality so far. Not sure how much more I can tinker to fix the bed adhesion. Can do a brim or raft to help, but that adds time and wastes filament. I haven’t touched the cnc part to it yet. (V2 is coming out soon and will ad autobed leveling and hopefully alleviate bed adhesion headache. (If I get the chance to test v2 I will compare the two when it comes out, I will compare the two). • What do you think about the 3? What else would you like me to answer. •

Searcy, Arkansas

Gluing up the backs of the cnc sign elements. I’m using a combination of @titebondproducts quick and and their thin CA glue. once I run some beads I spread it out towards the center with a @rockler_woodworking glue brush. Just a very thin layer so there’s no squeeze out. I then run a TINY line of CA glue around the perimeter and one drop in the center. This helps “clamp” the piece down while the quick and drys. It is working incredibly well. I can lift the 5x2 sign up by its individual pieces and they don’t break off. Hats off to @thehouseoftimber for the tips. She’s the best. • •

Searcy, Arkansas

Why social media steals our independence (woodworker edition). 🇺🇸 •Webster’s definition of Independence: •the state of independent. Independent: •not subject to control of others •not affiliated with a larger unit •not requiring or relying on another unit •not looking to others for one’s opinions or guidance in conduct •not requiring or relying on others • What exactly are you looking for as you scroll through Instagram or Facebook today? Often I’m left with jealousy or defeat. “I wish I could have that tool” , “that shop space is incredible and mine is complete amateur” , “I could never make something that good” , “my work isn’t worth that much” , “I wish I could go full time” , “this person doesn’t follow me or respond to me”. • Ever thought those thoughts or something similar? We turn to the screen for inspiration and we look away feeling letdown. It seems there’s a wave of makers getting off social media because they “just can’t keep up” • We lose our independence. • •Once in a while, go to your workspace, shut the door. Leave your phone in the house😳. Look around and just make. Create. Sharpen a pencil and doodle. Slap some 2x4s together with screws, no glue and build something. Use a pocket hole with pride. Cheat, and use a cnc. • No one sees it but you. No one’s there to judge it. The creativity flows out of you with no fear of being less than. You and your own thoughts control what you create. Nothing stifles it. Not fear or self doubt. • Conquer your independence. Break free from the chains of social media’s expectation. • This is my shop. My place of independence. I don’t work for anyone. I can make or fail how I choose. I can rip a wall down or build one up. I can change the way it’s organized. I can be creative in whatever way I choose. • • •MAKE. • •CREATE • •BUILD • •EXPLORE • •FAIL • •BE YOU • •BE FREE • • •

White County, Arkansas

So far I’m really impressed with the @snapmakerinc laser. While it’s only .2W it does really well, especially with vectors. I haven’t done anything with the cnc part. I have done two prints on the 3D printer attachment. As with most 3D printers it will take some adjusting. I’ve had some problem with bed adhesion, but the print comes out pretty decent. Bed leveling is surprisingly easy as it’s done through software. I’ll report back on that once I’ve had time to refine it. Packaging rivals that of @Apple products. It took less than 20 mins to assemble. Instructions are well thought out and worded, you almost would not know it’s a Chinese company. • What do you think so far? Jack of all trades, master of none or a good deal one 3 machines that , separately, would cost a great deal more? • •

Searcy, Arkansas

Double check my spelling, but I’m pretty sure the missing “r” from before is present now😂 • Brian and I started laying out the elements on the sign last night. It’s amazing what color can do! This is a really fun logo. • Now, how do we attach the letters? • • @fierysquirrelart

Searcy, Arkansas

CNC, 3D Print AND Laser all in one?! The @snapmakerinc is in the woodshop and I’m going to put it to the test! Apparently this is the most backed product on @kickstarter! • Who else would want one of these in the shop?! •

Searcy, Arkansas

I don’t think I ever showed off my whole @wallcontrol setup I have going on. Since I have a small shop with a bunch of stuff crammed in it, I have 4 different areas with wall control. When I expanded my shop I was left with two short areas of exposed 2x4 walls and what’s really cool is that I was able to use the backside of the wall control to hang things also. It works perfectly double sided! I used it to hang the hammers and stuff that would usually just protrude to far from the wall. Although I’m an “ambassador” for this stuff, even if I wasn’t, I’d still buy it and use it in my shop. It’s still the best pegboard out there. • What’s the most creative way you’ve stored stuff in your shop? Hit me with those tips and tricks!👇👇 • •

Searcy, Arkansas

Remeber the sign I showed off a while back for the therapy company where everyone thought I forgot the letter “r” ? Here’s some of the elements getting color and details by @fierysquirrelart. We’re about to finally get it all attached to the backer! Praise to you scroll gods who do this daily. •

Searcy, Arkansas

Making Swiss cheese 🧀. • I shot this using the @djiglobal osmo pocket. I need to do more of these. • What camera do you use for videos and pictures? • • @carbide3d @shapeoko

Myers Woodshop

🔊 So we’re recording a new episode of @thebuildguildpodcast tonight with @makedocreate and Deacon is head of audio testing to make sure every sounds just right. “Hallelujah” 🎵 • Sorry if your mic has some Deacon dna @fierysquirrelart . • •

Searcy, Arkansas

Carbide Create PRO. Prepare to have your mind blown 🤯. • •

Searcy, Arkansas

Some people have been blessed with amazing dads. They are their hero. The person they look up to, want to be like, want to be with. They have fond memories of him, they laugh with them, they cry with them. They share in their joys and their loss. Some people only get a short time in life with them, others a life time. And then some people have dads. Dads who were never there, who didn’t care, or left them in the dust. Dads who have brought heartbreak, sadness and memories they could only try and forget for the rest of their life. They can make you or break you. Fortunately, we can control our reaction to that. And we all will always have one Heavenly Father who will never stop showing what true love can be. I choose to love these boys and strive to be the best father I can. I will love them, cherish them, be there for them, and befriend them. I’m blessed because they’ve been given to me and I will make it my mission to let them know they are loved until I’m no longer here. If you have a dad, let him know he’s loved. If you are a dad, regardless of how yours was to you, be a great one to your children. It’s a simple choice to love. •

Searcy, Arkansas

Wondering about the @byrdtool shelix cutterhead for your @dewalttough dw735? My video showing how to install, sound decibel test with the oem knifes vs the shelix and cut quality (blind feel test) is now up on my @youtube channel. Click the link in my bio! • What do you think, is it worth the upgrade? • •

Trout Magnet

I got to spend some time with @godwinjohn316 from @duckdynastyae yesterday. He’s as nice and funny in real life as he is on TV. • •

Searcy, Arkansas

The 2 year challenge on my workshop. The first is from two years ago. The second is from today. My friend @markbatescontracting helped me blow out the side wall and double the size. Now I have heat/air, insulation, full electric with 220, and internet, Xbox, and tv. It may not be my dream shop, but it’s pretty dang good. • Any guess what it will look like two years from now? • Post a pic of your shop/space from 2 years ago till today and tag me, I want to see some cool before and after a pics! @stonecitywoodworks @arganic_woodwork @hubbell_woodshop @gotwoodwrkshop @handmadewithashley @keywoodworks @toolsbydesign • •

Searcy, Arkansas

More corner radius round over jigs and battery holders going out today! If you need either, check out my etsy store in my bio! They’re more affordable than you might think! • •

Searcy, Arkansas

It’s a joy when my kids find joy in something that I do as well. I’m blessed to have two boys who enjoy shop time with me. I’m also blessed to have many friends who are positive male role models to love my kids also. • •

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

My grandfather, Harvey Myers, worked at the Bethlehem steel for over 30 years. This is him next to the truck he drove that. It carried I beams onto rail cars. His wheel broke off. He worked swing shift, days, middles, nights. No heat or air conditioning. Blue collar, hard working, clean money. This is when he started dabbling into woodworking out of his basement. As a kid I remember Jazz blasting on his speakers while he worked on wood down there. I’m proud to carry his last name on. I love you Harvey. • •

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