Woodshop Confessions

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Blog series by Mike Merzke updated 03-07-2017 01:08 PM 13 parts 26266 reads 17 comments total

Part 1: Kitchen Cabinets

10-08-2014 11:26 AM by Mike Merzke | 3 comments »

Here is the build video for my upper kitchen cabinets. Please watch, like, subscribe, and leave a comment!

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Part 2: Pallet Headboard

11-29-2014 06:34 PM by Mike Merzke | 0 comments »

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Part 3: Pallet Wood Wine Box

01-02-2015 05:42 PM by Mike Merzke | 0 comments »

Here is the build video where I make a wine box from pallet wood.

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Part 4: Away from the shop edition - Workbench Overview

01-08-2015 01:03 AM by Mike Merzke | 0 comments »

Since I am gone away traveling because of my day job I wanted to find a way to still share and contribute to the woodworking community while gone. I have started a new series on Woodshop Confessions which will be called the “Away from the shop” series. Here I am giving a brief overview of my multi-purpose table. I hope you enjoy and please like, comment, subscribe, and share!

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Part 5: Cross cut Sled for my Table Saw

01-23-2015 03:03 PM by Mike Merzke | 6 comments »

Here is the video where I built a cross cut sled for my table saw. Hope this is helpful and feel free to leave a comment. If you enjoy it or find it useful please like, comment, subscribe, and share. Woodshop Confessions - Cross Cut Sled

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Part 6: Time for an upgrade!

02-05-2015 03:21 AM by Mike Merzke | 0 comments »

Just wanted to give everyone an update on woodshop confessions. I am trying to do some upgrades to provide hopefully a better product on my channel. Please check out my kickstarter campaign and I would appreciate your support even if it is just by way of sharing. If you haven’t seen Woodshop Confessions I encourage you to check it out. It is a new YouTube channel devoted to sharing within the woodworking community and a little education, inspiration, and entertainment.

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Part 7: Intersecting Box Shelf

02-12-2015 12:45 PM by Mike Merzke | 2 comments »

Here I built an intersecting Box Shelf from Sapele with Walnut splines!

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Part 8: American Flag Coin Rack

04-10-2015 06:50 PM by Mike Merzke | 1 comment »

Here is the video where I made an American Flag Coin Rack.

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Part 9: Shapeoko 2 upgrade to the new X-Carve

05-20-2015 11:39 AM by Mike Merzke | 1 comment »

As some of you may know I have been using a Shapeoko 2 CNC in my woodshop for a while now to help with some of my commission projects. Inventables have since released their new CNC mill, the X-Carve! Here is a video where I shop the upgrade of the Shapeoko 2 to the X-Carve. Thanks for watching!

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Part 10: Jointer upgrade to a segmented cutterhead

08-29-2015 02:23 AM by Mike Merzke | 2 comments »

Here I show how I upgraded my Grizzly G0654 6” Jointer with the H7653 Indexable Insert Spiral Cutterhead and do a little needed maintenance to the bed of my jointer.

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Part 11: Making a Team RWB Plaque

10-26-2015 01:32 AM by Mike Merzke | 1 comment »

Here is the video where I make a plaque for Team Red, White, and Blue.

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Part 12: Shop Update and a few announcements!

02-27-2017 05:40 PM by Mike Merzke | 0 comments »

Hey guys and gals! I just posted another video on my channel. Its a quick shop update and wanted to pass on a couple announcements to include a giveaway. You can watch it here!

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Part 13: Shop Tour March 2017

03-07-2017 01:08 PM by Mike Merzke | 1 comment »

I have been getting quite a few requests to do an updated shop tour and talk a little about my shop layout and organization and dust collection. You can watch the shop tour here at

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