If you follow me on Instagram (@stuffsethmakes) you might’ve seen that I recently won an amazing prize from the good people over at Acme Tools in North Dakota.  What was the prize?  Probably the most coveted table saw on the market!  I’m talking about the SawStop Table Saw.  The SawStop model I won is the PCS31230.  It’s the 10-inch Professional Cabinet Saw and boasts 3hp and runs on 220v power.  The contest was simple:  reviews tools listed on the Acme Tools website, with each review counting as an entry and then they’d randomly select a winner from all the entries.  Well…I had almost forgotten I even entered the contest when the email came in telling me I was the winner of this awesome saw!

Now, unless you’re a woodworker who has been living under a rock, you know that the one of the most popular features of the SawStop name is it’s blade stopping technology.  You’ve probably seen the photos SawStop puts out, with a woodworker showing off only a tiny scratch on their finger, rather than having no finger at all!  The way it works is like this:  There’s electricity in your body already. If your finger/hand/arm/face/tongue/whatever should happen to come into contact with the blade while it’s running, the SawStop technology senses the electric current from your body and somehow that electric current completes a circuit (or something like that) and causes the blade to come to an immediate stop and drop down out of the way.  Here’s a video from SawStop explaining how it works:


So anyway, with such an amazing saw, you’re probably wondering why I’m selling it.  Well, for a couple reasons.  First, I don’t have 220v power in my garage, and I can’t afford to hire an electrician to come out and run 220.  Next, it’s tax season…and I owe.  Yay!  And thirdly, I really need to improve the dust collection in my shop and I’m hoping to get a dust collector before too long.

I am fully aware that this is probably a once-in-a-lifetime win for me, and I’m bummed I won’t be able to take advantage of having this saw in my shop.  But that just means YOU get a great deal on an awesome saw.  When buying it online or at Rockler/Woodcraft/etc, this saw retails for $2899 plus tax and shipping/delivery, which will put you somewhere around the $3200 mark.  I’m asking $2500 for the saw, but I think I’ll need to limit purchasing to local/SoCal buyers only.  I got a freight shipping quote for about $1k so that doesn’t really make it much of a deal, so if you’re in the San Diego/OC/Los Angeles area, and you’ve got cash….I think we can make it happen!  🙂  Here’s my pics and info.  Please note:  this first image of the assembled saw is just a stock photo of the saw.  The saw I’m selling is boxed, unopened, and sitting on the pallet just as it was delivered a few days ago.


$2500 cash
Located in Escondido, CA.
Local transactions only (So Cal)

If you have any questions at all, please shoot me an email using my contact page, not the comment section.  Thanks!

This is The Monroe.  Inspired by the beauty mark of the iconic actress Marilyn Monroe, this cheese board boasts a beauty mark of it’s own, only in brass.  The Monroe board is shaped from solid walnut and features clean lines and a modern geometric shape.  In further detail, The Monroe features a 1/2″ deep dish cutout to keep your hors d’oeuvres or food display from sliding off the side.  The Monroe is finished off with food safe oil and wax and is a great choice for serving more than just cheese.  It can also be used as a cutting board or serving tray and makes a great addition to your kitchen, bakery or restaurant.  The home chef in your life would also appreciate this item.

The Monroe measures 23-inches long and 6-inches wide, and has a 1-inch hole in the handle to hang or display in your space.  This item, and every item I offer, are handmade in my woodshop in Escondido, California.  The Monroe is available for sale in the Stuff Seth Makes Etsy Shop.

If you’re interested in purchasing multiple Monroe boards, I’m happy to make multiples and can ship them anywhere in the lower 48 states.  It’s a fun board to make so please contact me directly for a quote!


I love this wooden vase from the “Lil Scrappy Collection” so much.  I’ve decided to make a collection called “Lil Scrappy” because everything that will be included in the Lil Scrappy Collection will be made using scraps and offcuts collected from larger projects in my shop.  The wood species used, and the layers in which they’re assembled will vary from piece to piece meaning every single product in the Lip Scrappy Collection is unique and one of a kind!  This particular geometric vase uses scraps and offcuts of walnut, wenge, red gum and butternut.  I love how the grain in some spots actually has a marble-like appearance and it’s all protected with a nice satin poly.  This particular Lil Scrappy Geometric Wooden Vase is about 3.5″ tall and about 3″ wide.  The hole is 1-3/8″ in diameter and 2″ deep.  This item is currently for sale in the StuffSethMakes Etsy shop.  Stay tuned for more items in the Lil Scrappy Collection as I’ll be adding more as quickly as I can!


This was a fun bar stool to build.  It’s relatively simple but can be tweaked and modified in a variety of sizes and styles from something simple to something more complex.  This particular bar stool is counter-height at 25 inches tall, but is easily modified to be a taller bar-height stool.  This rustic style bar stool is constructed of douglas fir that has been stained, but I’ll be working on a version shortly that incorporates a hardwood, probably walnut.  I can’t wait to get into the shop and make some more of these!  If you’re interested in placing an order of barstools similar to this, or with some customization to suit your needs, I’ll have them listed in my Etsy store and you can convo me there or contact me directly through my website here.  Sorry for the not-so-great iPhone photo….I had to snap it quick before I delivered this bar stool to somebody in Los Angeles!


I recently opened an Etsy shop and listed my first item.  You can see my shop here: StuffSethMakes Etsy Shop.  The first item in my Etsy shop is this beautiful cheese board, handmade by me in my little workshop in Southern California.  It’s made of solid walnut and has a couple brass inlays in the handle for a decorative detail.  It’s also been chamfered all the way around on both sides, including the hole in the handle.  Finished off with food safe mineral oil and wax.  This cheese board can also be used as a cutting board or serving tray and makes a great addition to your kitchen, bakery or restaurant.  The home chef in your life would also appreciate this item  🙂

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