New Twin Screw Vise

January 31st, 2018

I recently made a new twin screw vise to replace my older one (build video).  There’s nothing wrong with my old one; I just wanted to make a new one that was a little more aesthetically appealing.

For my new one, I turned my own screw blanks at the lathe instead of using commercially available 1″ dowels.  Aside from the look of the front jaw, the wooden screws are the only difference.

If you’d like to build your own twin screw vise, I have very detailed plans available for a small fee.  I am giving my old vise away to a Patreon member that has already been selected.


Old Twin Screw Vise

New Twin Screw Vise



GW Amazon Store

January 29th, 2018

Well, I’m giving this another shot.  For the second time I’ve opened an Amazon Affiliate Store with the hopes that it’s less of a failure this time.  This one is embedded directly within my website where the last one was a stand-alone Amazon Affiliate site.

I’ve filled the shelves with tools that I currently use in my shop and would recommend to anyone.  When you make a purchase, Amazon throws a few pennies in my direction (small percentage of the sale). My hope is that if you are interested in a tool that I am using that you’ll purchase it through my Amazon Affiliate Store.  I’ll put all of the pennies in a jar and I’ll use them to keep Garage Woodworks going.

Braving the Cold

January 6th, 2018

Next week I shave my winter beard and brave the cold for my first video of 2018.  Production starts Monday morning and I am not excited about freezing my tail off.  I have a small propane heater, but it’s less than adequate.  If anyone knows of a good kerosene forced air heater let me know in the comments; I’m in the market for one.

See you soon!