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Jesse DeGeest
@SamuraiCarpenter
Joined 1 year ago
Bio

Why the Samurai Carpenter?

The name came about when a close family friend was watching me use my tools, with my Japanese saw hanging off my back. He thought that I looked like a Samurai… so he started calling me The Samurai Carpenter, and the Legend[ish] was born.

Where did I learn woodworking?

I’ve learned on the job site, from other expert carpenters, books, basically whatever I can get my hands on… but more than anything, I have learned the most from messing up and from complete and utter failure. Really the art of learning What Not To Do, has taught me more than anything else!

Where should you start?

I would recommend that if you are interested in learning woodworking or simply increasing your skill, then start with a project that is just outside of your current skill set. This will stretch you, you will learn from your mistakes, and if each time you take on a project that is just a little bit more challenging than the last, you will grow your craft until you can build anything you want.

Projects

Samurai Door Install

3 Lessons -
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Samurai Double Towel Rack

4 Lessons -
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Samurai Entry Shelf Tutorial

11 Lessons -
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Samurai Chisel Chest

14 Lessons -
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Samurai Serving Tray

7 Lessons -
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Samurai Picture Frame

4 Lessons -
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Traditional Carving Knives

5 Lessons -
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Samurai Step Stool

7 Lessons -
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Leather Firewood Basket

10 Lessons -
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Entry Light

16 Lessons -
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Japanese Kumiko Lamp

21 Lessons -
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Cherry Entry Door

23 Lessons -
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Privacy Fence

12 Lessons -
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Cedar Barrel Hot Tub

13 Lessons -
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Bedroom Side Tables

26 Lessons -
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Joinery Tutorials

7 Lessons -
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How to Build a Wooden Mallet

7 Lessons -
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Build the Samurai Router Bit Shelf

10 Lessons -
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How to Trim Windows and Doors

3 Lessons -
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Learn Tool Fundamentals

5 Lessons -
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Build a Custom Carved Barrel Top Blanket Chest

15 Lessons -
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Saw Horses into Work Bench Conversion

7 Lessons -
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Samurai Custom Saw Horses

5 Lessons -
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Build Easy and Simple Deck Tables

3 Lessons -
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How to Build Deck Furniture

17 Lessons -
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Sharpening Techniques

4 Lessons -
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How to Build Timber Hand and Guardrails

7 Lessons -
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How to Build a Pergola

10 Lessons -
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Cabinet with Relief Carving

6 Lessons -
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Learn Google Sketch Up

23 Lessons -
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Building A Dining Room Table

16 Lessons -
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Building Stairs With No Nails

6 Lessons -
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The Ultimate Samurai Workbench

6 Lessons -
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The Samurai Bunk Beds

8 Lessons -
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