Rethink Woodworking

by Door County Rustic LLC

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After retiring from 40+ years of building log homes and rustic finish carpentry I finally have time to woodwork for “fun“, to experiment and to teach woodworking to others. To do that I decided to “rethink” not only My Projects, Materials, and Joinery methods but also “where” I do my woodworking. This metamorphosis included selling many of my large, floor-model power tools and replacing those with smaller, more mobile and frequently cordless tools so I could work wood in smaller places and on-the-road in our 5th-wheel RV. When I am hunting for reclaimed wood during our road trips, designing a project on SketchUp and while “making sawdust” my video camera is usually whirling. Those videos are posted on my YouTube channel. Although anyone can randomly find those videos the best way to view them is in “sequence” which is done on the Projects, Articles or Bootcamp pages of this website. Folks wanting to take it to another level can attend one of my scheduled workshops or can arrange for private, semi-private or group workshops.

“That’s my story and I’m Stickn’ to it!” (Jimmy Buffett – Off To See The Lizard)

Mike Stapleton Door County Rustic

Projects

RETHINK PROJECTS

Rethinking what we build

Stuff We Can Use

Tables, Benches, Beds, Buildings…

Stuff DIY’s Can Build

Simple tools; Simple skills; Small Spaces

Stuff that is “Knock Down”

To Move; To Move Again; To Finish …

Projects that build skills

Start simple then progress…

Materials

RETHINK MATERIALS

Wood, Metal, Fasteners…

Reclaimed Materials

Barn wood; rusty metal; ….

Specialty Hardwoods

 Raw-Edge; Spalted; Wormy…

Off-The-Shelf Lumber

Modified big-box-store lumber

Steel Ballast Bases

Cantilevered benches, tables…

Joinery

RETHINK JOINERY

How we connect stuff

Threaded Tenon Joinery

Patented Metal Tenon Joinery System

TRI-LAM JOINERY

Three boards are better than one!

Free-Pin Hinge Joinery

Using “Free Pin” Hinges

Where and How

RETHINK WHERE WE BUILD

RV; CONDO; BASEMENT;…

RV Woodworking

Woodworking on the road

Apartment & Condo

Dealing with space, noise, dust…

Garage & Storage Unit

Sharing & Multi-Use Spaces

Specialty & Community Schools

Access to large, special power tools