[Edit #1: Hayden and I went through the projects we wanted to get done this break, and she’s already added more to the list]
[Edit #2: Updating what’s done]
My family has a hard time shopping for me. I have opinions about my tools, fishing gear, and tech. So this is my attempt at publishing my Christmas list for 2014 and getting your opinion on the specific brands and models too.
What I Want Most
It’s been a busy year moving into Bluebird (our new house) and getting the shop functional. I’d like time to relax, get projects done in the shop, watch the bowl games, and spend time with my family and friends. Seriously, this is what I want most. Oh… and food. Lots of food.
But Wifey has been asking me to create a list. So here it goes…
I have a ton of projects I want to get done around the house
Clean up the yard before Wifey’s party – done!
Assemble the firepit for the backyard (burning shop scraps)
Make some Christmas decorations for yard
Hang various things for Wifey and hang Hayden’s mirror on a french cleat – mostly done!
Make a bunch of wooden letter Gs in various fonts and hang on the wall
Fix a couple cabinet doors
Get the garbage disposal installed – done!
Hayden and I need to finish our spoons
Smoke some meat
Go through old books and clothes and donate them
Finish Wifey’s crown-moulding shelves and get them up
Finish Angie’s drapery rod hanger
Build a bunch of marking gauges
Get the guest room closet organizers installed
Get the shop blinds installed – done!
Get the shop lights installed
Get the shop french cleat up and start on the organization
Jimmy DiResta came back to Woodchat on December 11th, 2013 to answer even more questions from Woodchatters and revise his list of Top 10 Tools.
You can also watch Jimmy and his brother John in the DIY Network series Hammeredhere, for free. Woodchatters also found Matthew “Rat Boy” DiResta on YouTube, here. John and Matthew have a channel as well, here.
We were lucky to have Jimmy DiResta join us for Woodchat on December 4th, 2013. After some Google+ technical goop that we had to work through, we had a great chat with Jimmy.
If you don’t know Jimmy, his family, or their work you’re missing out. Star of the Discovery Series Dirty Money with his brother John and nephew Matthew “Rat Boy” the trio turns trash into treasure. Jimmy demonstrates skills in design, woodworking, metalworking, finishing, vacuforming, metal casting, and on and on. The show is funny too – with some bleeps here and there and crazy flea market characters. Jimmy also has a great YouTube channel and also makes videos for Make Magazine.
So, join us for Woodchat December 11th at 7pm Pacific, 10pm Eastern and see what Jimmy has to say about that list of tools. Get your questions ready for another great Woodchat. Don’t forget to circle Woodchat on Google+.
Also, the Woodchat videos are now here, Google+ had us create a separate video channel. You can watch the December 4th edition of Woodchat with Jimmy DiResta below.
So thanks everyone for watching, thanks to all our past guests, and special thanks to Chris Wong and Scott Meek for being great co-hosts.
Remember to circle Woodchat on Google+ so you can get the invites and join a hangout sometime.
Our first transcript of the Woodchat Reboot was posted November 2, 2011. We need to do something special for our 2 year anniversary in a couple months. What are your ideas? Leave them in the comments section.