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Quick and Easy Woodworking Projects for the Beginning Woodworker and CONTEST CHALLENGE ANNOUNCEMENT!

KFW first woodworking challenge:

Build a woodworking mallet.
It must have wood in it.
Any size, any shape, any wood (even plywood). Build it in any style or for any specific purpose. You can build a traditional mallet, or a Thor’s Hammer, or a wood carvers mallet that is turned on a lathe. It can even be a deadblow hammer, or anything else you can come up with.

We will treat the challenge like a contest. The winner will receive one of our Signature Thor’s Hammer Woodworking Mallets made from exotic wood.

If you have a YouTube channel and you make a video, we will link your channel in the announcement video. It can be great exposure for a new youtuber. If you don’t submit a video, please send at least 3 pictures from different perspectives. Also please give a description of the materials used, and we will show a picture of your mallet on the video. Everyone submitting gets mentioned.

The contest starts right now and ends on midnight July 31st 2018. All submissions must be received by that time.

Please submit your entry, either pictures, video link, or both to Please make sure to include your name, and channel name/link (if you have one).

Don’t forget; the winner receives a signed King’s Fine Woodworking Thor’s Hammer Woodworking Mallet!

In this video we will talk about woodworking projects that anyone can take on no matter what your skill level. And even with minimal tools.
Discussion will cover:
Tools needed for the basics
Best materials to use
Where to get your materials
How to plan your projects
Project ideas

Here is Michael Long’s Channel

Here is Shaun Smithson’s


john clifford says:

Hi this is John uk all the best

Smithson Creations Handcrafted Woodworking says:

Here is a video of my very first Woodworking project with minimal tools.

Andrea's Workshop says:

Fantastic, I hope I can participate. Cheers

julie fleming says:

Hello James and team, Johnny from Australia

William Miller says:

We just bought a DeWalt planer the 734 series. We had bought an old used planer and we had a lot of snipe issues with it. When we opened the DeWalt, it was great. We have yet to see any snipe on any of the wood we have put through it. It may be a small, inexpensive planer, but for the money, we think you can't beat it! We would highly recommend to anyone with a small, home shop like we have.

Allan Kellar says:

Hi from Edmonton

Colin Mclaughlin says:

Sorry mist your live show will hopefully cache your next one regards Colin from London England

Kenneth Cave says:

what about England

Benjamin DeBellis says:

wooo hooo more colorado woodworkers!!!

David Womack says:

Had to wait 40 whole minutes to see the photo bomber. 😂

Chis Griego says:

Great to see you guys together. Very nice for you to make yourselves available for questions from us beginners. Looking forward to meeting one day. I started to do some woodworking many years ago, but took a job that had me traveling every week. So I stopped. Just started back up. And am very much a beginner.

denconstutube says:

James, you are a very knowledgeable person. You knew something about any subject that came up. I have enjoyed all of your Youtube videos and I especially like that you have your family part of the show.

Smithson Creations Handcrafted Woodworking says:

This was such an awesome experience to join James and Michael on a live chat. As you may or may not know I’m new to woodworking and absolutely fell in love with!! I learned a lot from this!! Hope you all enjoyed it and learned a lot aswell.

mck0175a says:

Shop tour video coming soon James?

barbara kvistad says:

Now there’s a motley crew, if I ever saw one!!! I’m sorry that I didn’t catch you live. 😉 Did you guys plan your wardrobe?

WB Fine Woodworking says:

Hi James, I’m sorry that I couldn’t stay for your live feed tonight. The NASCAR race was great! I did manage to check in once in a while and just finished watching the rest. It was good to see you three guys together in your shop. You all had some great advice for first time projects and machines. I’m a firm believer in getting the best tools that I can afford at the time that I need it for a project. I often joke that my shop is a rainbow of colors because I don’t have any loyalty to specific brands. As for going cheap on my table saw mine is one of the original SawStops back when they only had one model. That purchase was by far the best one I made in my tool buying. On the other end is my Delta bench top drill press that is a piece of junk. I’d love to replace it but I can’t right now. My jointer is a Grizzly G0490 and it works great. You mentioned the DeWalt 735 planer and it’s been super for what I need. I just have straight blades on both and get excellent results. The advice on waiting to buy parallel clamps to when they have a good sale was excellent. All but a couple of mine were bought that way. Some sales I found were around 50% off. I need to check on the Irwins the next time I’m in Lowe’s. When I first started out in woodworking back in the ‘60s pipe clamps were all I had available. I sure wish we had parallel clamps back then.

Oh, and now I need to work on a mallet this month. Thanks for the challenge.

James Shinkle says:

Sorry I missed it live. Did watch it. Great info! Thanks guys.

Grandpa's Gaming says:

Great video and great advise! Thanks for the impute guys!!

Anthony E. Idealistic Woodworks and Drone reviews says:

Trust me on this one, go to Lowes and get Irwin clamps, inexpensive, cheaper than DeWalt, and I have abused mine for a few years and they have never failed.

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