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A Self-Adjusting Marking Tool, a Rotating Materials Organizer, Matthias’ Last Shop Tour & More

New Tool Invention: Self-Adjusting Straddle Square

Izzy Swan is coming out with a new line of tools, starting with this clever invention:

Setting Up Shop

April Wilkerson has finally moved, and here she starts setting up her new temporary shop–which she has to share with her husband:

Final Basement Workshop Tour

Matthias Wandel gives us a final tour of his shop before he moves, explaining how he arrived at the layout and what the pluses and minuses of it are:

Bandsaw-Cut Sign

Jimmy DiResta produces an insanely labor-intensive brass and wood sign for a distillery:

How To Install Handrail Posts, Quick And Easy

Who could make a video of fabricating and installing a deck rail post sexy? The Samurai Carpenter:

How to Make a Spinning Shop Organizer

Designing on the fly, Bob Clagett creates a functional, handy storage unit out of scrap pieces:


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A Self-Adjusting Marking Tool, a Rotating Materials Organizer, Matthias’ Last Shop Tour & More

New Tool Invention: Self-Adjusting Straddle Square

Izzy Swan is coming out with a new line of tools, starting with this clever invention:

Setting Up Shop

April Wilkerson has finally moved, and here she starts setting up her new temporary shop–which she has to share with her husband:

Final Basement Workshop Tour

Matthias Wandel gives us a final tour of his shop before he moves, explaining how he arrived at the layout and what the pluses and minuses of it are:

Bandsaw-Cut Sign

Jimmy DiResta produces an insanely labor-intensive brass and wood sign for a distillery:

How To Install Handrail Posts, Quick And Easy

Who could make a video of fabricating and installing a deck rail post sexy? The Samurai Carpenter:

How to Make a Spinning Shop Organizer

Designing on the fly, Bob Clagett creates a functional, handy storage unit out of scrap pieces:


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Tools & Craft #44: We’re Hosting the Festool Road Show This Saturday in Brooklyn

I like to talk about tools and craft period, so I try not to make these posts too sales-like. But at the same time I do sell tools for a living, and Core77 has covered Festool a fair bit, so I thought this was relevant.

This Saturday, Tools for Working Wood is hosting the Festool Roadshow in Brooklyn. This is where the company sends a giant trailer full of tools and demonstration workstations so that people can try them out and ask questions of the dedicated trainers they send.

It’s also a great opportunity to meet with our own knowledgeable TFWW sales staff, as we ourselves use Festool to construct our display cases and furniture. Talk with them or us about service, availability, speed of delivery and our own experiences with the brand.

We’ll have on hand new tools for 2017, including the new knockdown Domino connectors (which Core77 wrote up), and of course we’ll have all the saws, sanders, drills, dust extraction systems, et cetera. In my experience these products really do make work more efficient, more accurate and cleaner, which is why I sell them.

The event is of course free, and we’ll also have loads of free food, beverages and gift bags for attendees. (If your family doesn’t want to come with you, read the two paragraphs down at the bottom.)

Details:

Saturday, April 29th
10am – 2:30pm
112 26th Street, Brooklyn, NY

Parking is available under the expressway. The subway (R train to 25th Street in Brooklyn) is only 2 1/2 blocks away. We’re not far from the Long Island Rail Road Atlantic terminal.

By the way, we know that a lot of you are coming from some distance. Whether you come alone or bring your family, Green-Wood Cemetery is three blocks away; the entrance is on 25th Street and 5th Avenue, and the cemetery, which was set up to be park-like, should be looking lovely. It is considered one of the most beautiful cemeteries in the US. For any members of your family who aren’t interested in Festool, it would be a wonderful walk and some coffee and pastry at the bakery across the street from the gate. 

Rossman’s – the best vegetable stand in Brooklyn is at our corner. A few blocks north is Liberty View Plaza, with a Bed Bath and Beyond and other stores. A few more blocks north in Industry City, with its fancy food court and maybe the Brooklyn Flea. After the Festool show there are many things to do in Brooklyn for the whole family from going to Junior’s for cheesecake, visiting the botanical garden, zoo, or carousel in Prospect Park, or a museum, and then having a fine dinner at any one of loads of places (ask us where – we have opinions!). A trek to Brighton Beach on a Saturday evening can result in some awesome food shopping and fine Eastern European dinners.

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This “Tools & Craft” section is provided courtesy of Joel Moskowitz, founder of Tools for Working Wood, the Brooklyn-based catalog retailer of everything from hand tools to Festool; check out their online shop here. Joel also founded Gramercy Tools, the award-winning boutique manufacturer of hand tools made the old-fashioned way: Built to work and built to last.


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How to Emboss Leather, Create a Sheet Metal Bender, How Much Linn’s Shop Cost to Build & More

Steel Bender

Wicked! Laura Kampf builds a contraption to help her bend sheet metal into curves of different radii:

How to Glue Perfect Miters

As a bonus tip within this trick for gluing long miters, the Samurai Carpenter demonstrates an excellent way to glue miters of any size without getting squeeze-out glue-lines marring the very corners:

The Miracle Latch

Ron Paulk tells a story illustrating how this ingenious little device saved him a lot of work. It’s a great example of how whomever invented this really knew his or her industry and invented something small but brilliant:

Durable Outdoor Finish

If you’ve got something made of wood that needs a tough, low-maintenance finish, you might want to consider marine-grade finishing products. Here the Wood Whisperer demonstrates:

How Much Did it Cost to Build the Shop?

Linn from Darbin Orvar runs down a bunch of small projects she’s been working on, then delves into a Q&A where she reveals how much it cost to build her shop out:

Leather Box Embossing Experiment

Ben Uyeda pays homage to a certain space smuggler, and his eventual captor, as he experiments with embossing leather using a vacuum bag:


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How to Build a Modern Stool, Create a 3-Way Portable Bandsaw Holder, Apply a Durable Outdoor Finish & More

Porta-Bandsaw Stand

Whoa. Using a CNC plasma cutter, Jimmy DiResta designs and builds an effective 3-way portable bandsaw stand:

DIY or Pay Somebody to Do It?

Matthias Wandel answers the classic question here by inventing a series of experimental contraptions to help him refinish a floor. Some very interesting trial-and-error here:

How to Make a Simple End Table

A speedy build with humble materials: Izzy Swan taks on the “2×4 Challenge,” where you’re meant to produce something useful using only a pair of 2x4s as raw material.

Hourglass Time-Out Stool

A funny project for parents, maybe not so funny for kids: Izzy makes a time-out stool with an integrated hourglass to denote the time length of punishment.

Building a Modern Stool

April Wilkerson’s in the UK this week, building a modern-style stool designed by Rhiannon from J Smith Woodwork:

How to Make a Ravioli Rolling Pin

Like Bob Clagett, I had no idea how raviolis were made using a specialized rolling pin. Here he demonstrates:

Wood Turned Plum Bowl

An experiment three years in the making, Frank Howarth has a lot of problem-solving to do on his way to turning a rather unusual-looking object:


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How to Build a Modern Stool, Create a 3-Way Portable Bandsaw Holder, Apply a Durable Outdoor Finish & More

Porta-Bandsaw Stand

Whoa. Using a CNC plasma cutter, Jimmy DiResta designs and builds an effective 3-way portable bandsaw stand:

DIY or Pay Somebody to Do It?

Matthias Wandel answers the classic question here by inventing a series of experimental contraptions to help him refinish a floor. Some very interesting trial-and-error here:

How to Make a Simple End Table

A speedy build with humble materials: Izzy Swan taks on the “2×4 Challenge,” where you’re meant to produce something useful using only a pair of 2x4s as raw material.

Hourglass Time-Out Stool

A funny project for parents, maybe not so funny for kids: Izzy makes a time-out stool with an integrated hourglass to denote the time length of punishment.

Building a Modern Stool

April Wilkerson’s in the UK this week, building a modern-style stool designed by Rhiannon from J Smith Woodwork:

How to Make a Ravioli Rolling Pin

Like Bob Clagett, I had no idea how raviolis were made using a specialized rolling pin. Here he demonstrates:

Wood Turned Plum Bowl

An experiment three years in the making, Frank Howarth has a lot of problem-solving to do on his way to turning a rather unusual-looking object:


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How to Build a Modern Stool, Create a 3-Way Portable Bandsaw Holder, Apply a Durable Outdoor Finish & More

Porta-Bandsaw Stand

Whoa. Using a CNC plasma cutter, Jimmy DiResta designs and builds an effective 3-way portable bandsaw stand:

DIY or Pay Somebody to Do It?

Matthias Wandel answers the classic question here by inventing a series of experimental contraptions to help him refinish a floor. Some very interesting trial-and-error here:

How to Make a Simple End Table

A speedy build with humble materials: Izzy Swan taks on the “2×4 Challenge,” where you’re meant to produce something useful using only a pair of 2x4s as raw material.

Hourglass Time-Out Stool

A funny project for parents, maybe not so funny for kids: Izzy makes a time-out stool with an integrated hourglass to denote the time length of punishment.

Building a Modern Stool

April Wilkerson’s in the UK this week, building a modern-style stool designed by Rhiannon from J Smith Woodwork:

How to Make a Ravioli Rolling Pin

Like Bob Clagett, I had no idea how raviolis were made using a specialized rolling pin. Here he demonstrates:

Wood Turned Plum Bowl

An experiment three years in the making, Frank Howarth has a lot of problem-solving to do on his way to turning a rather unusual-looking object:


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How to Build a Modern Stool, Create a 3-Way Portable Bandsaw Holder, Apply a Durable Outdoor Finish & More

Porta-Bandsaw Stand

Whoa. Using a CNC plasma cutter, Jimmy DiResta designs and builds an effective 3-way portable bandsaw stand:

DIY or Pay Somebody to Do It?

Matthias Wandel answers the classic question here by inventing a series of experimental contraptions to help him refinish a floor. Some very interesting trial-and-error here:

How to Make a Simple End Table

A speedy build with humble materials: Izzy Swan taks on the “2×4 Challenge,” where you’re meant to produce something useful using only a pair of 2x4s as raw material.

Hourglass Time-Out Stool

A funny project for parents, maybe not so funny for kids: Izzy makes a time-out stool with an integrated hourglass to denote the time length of punishment.

Building a Modern Stool

April Wilkerson’s in the UK this week, building a modern-style stool designed by Rhiannon from J Smith Woodwork:

How to Make a Ravioli Rolling Pin

Like Bob Clagett, I had no idea how raviolis were made using a specialized rolling pin. Here he demonstrates:

Wood Turned Plum Bowl

An experiment three years in the making, Frank Howarth has a lot of problem-solving to do on his way to turning a rather unusual-looking object:


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Design Job: Educate and Enlighten! Gallagher & Associates is Seeking a Technical Project Manager in New York, NY

Gallagher & Associates is seeking a Technical Project Manager to join our New York office. The Technical Project Manager is responsible for planning and overseeing the software development timeline for multiple digital interactives, concurrently. The ideal candidate has experience managing design-focused software applications and navigating complex development

View the full design job here
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Making a Single-Plywood-Sheet Table, a Turntable Cabinet from an Old Suitcase, a Shop in a Trailer & More

Turntable Cabinet from Old Suitcase

After Laura Kampf’s old-school suitcase broke, she turns lemons into lemonade and transforms it into a cabinet for her record player:

Design Plans for the SMART Trailer Woodshop

This isn’t a build video, but a design and planning discussion. For those of you who have ever toyed with the idea of building a functional shop out of the back of a trailer, Ron Paulk has built more than his fair share, and here he discusses the latest plans for his newest design, built on years of previous experience:

Making a Long Lathe Tool Rest

Shannon Rogers made his own long chairmaker’s tool rest out of metal for his lathe, but here’s the hardcore part: He only used human-powered tools, including a handcranked drill press!

DIY Table Made from a Single Sheet of Plywood

This is impressive. Ben Uyeda designs a sturdy, dramatic-looking table all made from a single sheet of plywood, using only a circular saw and a drill:

DIY Cloud Lamp

Ben creates his own cloud lamp using a hot glue gun and a bunch of ping pong balls:

LED Backlit Sign from a Harbor Freight Flashlight

This is pretty resourceful. Ben Brandt takes a cheap LED worklight from Harbor Freight, tears it apart, then uses basic woodworking skills and a 3D printer to make a backlit sign:


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Making a Single-Plywood-Sheet Table, a Turntable Cabinet from an Old Suitcase, a Shop in a Trailer & More

Turntable Cabinet from Old Suitcase

After Laura Kampf’s old-school suitcase broke, she turns lemons into lemonade and transforms it into a cabinet for her record player:

Design Plans for the SMART Trailer Woodshop

This isn’t a build video, but a design and planning discussion. For those of you who have ever toyed with the idea of building a functional shop out of the back of a trailer, Ron Paulk has built more than his fair share, and here he discusses the latest plans for his newest design, built on years of previous experience:

Making a Long Lathe Tool Rest

Shannon Rogers made his own long chairmaker’s tool rest out of metal for his lathe, but here’s the hardcore part: He only used human-powered tools, including a handcranked drill press!

DIY Table Made from a Single Sheet of Plywood

This is impressive. Ben Uyeda designs a sturdy, dramatic-looking table all made from a single sheet of plywood, using only a circular saw and a drill:

DIY Cloud Lamp

Ben creates his own cloud lamp using a hot glue gun and a bunch of ping pong balls:

LED Backlit Sign from a Harbor Freight Flashlight

This is pretty resourceful. Ben Brandt takes a cheap LED worklight from Harbor Freight, tears it apart, then uses basic woodworking skills and a 3D printer to make a backlit sign:


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Making a Single-Plywood-Sheet Table, a Turntable Cabinet from an Old Suitcase, a Shop in a Trailer & More

Turntable Cabinet from Old Suitcase

After Laura Kampf’s old-school suitcase broke, she turns lemons into lemonade and transforms it into a cabinet for her record player:

Design Plans for the SMART Trailer Woodshop

This isn’t a build video, but a design and planning discussion. For those of you who have ever toyed with the idea of building a functional shop out of the back of a trailer, Ron Paulk has built more than his fair share, and here he discusses the latest plans for his newest design, built on years of previous experience:

Making a Long Lathe Tool Rest

Shannon Rogers made his own long chairmaker’s tool rest out of metal for his lathe, but here’s the hardcore part: He only used human-powered tools, including a handcranked drill press!

DIY Table Made from a Single Sheet of Plywood

This is impressive. Ben Uyeda designs a sturdy, dramatic-looking table all made from a single sheet of plywood, using only a circular saw and a drill:

DIY Cloud Lamp

Ben creates his own cloud lamp using a hot glue gun and a bunch of ping pong balls:

LED Backlit Sign from a Harbor Freight Flashlight

This is pretty resourceful. Ben Brandt takes a cheap LED worklight from Harbor Freight, tears it apart, then uses basic woodworking skills and a 3D printer to make a backlit sign:


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Making a Single-Plywood-Sheet Table, a Turntable Cabinet from an Old Suitcase, a Shop in a Trailer & More

Turntable Cabinet from Old Suitcase

After Laura Kampf’s old-school suitcase broke, she turns lemons into lemonade and transforms it into a cabinet for her record player:

Design Plans for the SMART Trailer Woodshop

This isn’t a build video, but a design and planning discussion. For those of you who have ever toyed with the idea of building a functional shop out of the back of a trailer, Ron Paulk has built more than his fair share, and here he discusses the latest plans for his newest design, built on years of previous experience:

Making a Long Lathe Tool Rest

Shannon Rogers made his own long chairmaker’s tool rest out of metal for his lathe, but here’s the hardcore part: He only used human-powered tools, including a handcranked drill press!

DIY Table Made from a Single Sheet of Plywood

This is impressive. Ben Uyeda designs a sturdy, dramatic-looking table all made from a single sheet of plywood, using only a circular saw and a drill:

DIY Cloud Lamp

Ben creates his own cloud lamp using a hot glue gun and a bunch of ping pong balls:

LED Backlit Sign from a Harbor Freight Flashlight

This is pretty resourceful. Ben Brandt takes a cheap LED worklight from Harbor Freight, tears it apart, then uses basic woodworking skills and a 3D printer to make a backlit sign:


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Making a Single-Plywood-Sheet Table, a Turntable Cabinet from an Old Suitcase, a Shop in a Trailer & More

Turntable Cabinet from Old Suitcase

After Laura Kampf’s old-school suitcase broke, she turns lemons into lemonade and transforms it into a cabinet for her record player:

Design Plans for the SMART Trailer Woodshop

This isn’t a build video, but a design and planning discussion. For those of you who have ever toyed with the idea of building a functional shop out of the back of a trailer, Ron Paulk has built more than his fair share, and here he discusses the latest plans for his newest design, built on years of previous experience:

Making a Long Lathe Tool Rest

Shannon Rogers made his own long chairmaker’s tool rest out of metal for his lathe, but here’s the hardcore part: He only used human-powered tools, including a handcranked drill press!

DIY Table Made from a Single Sheet of Plywood

This is impressive. Ben Uyeda designs a sturdy, dramatic-looking table all made from a single sheet of plywood, using only a circular saw and a drill:

DIY Cloud Lamp

Ben creates his own cloud lamp using a hot glue gun and a bunch of ping pong balls:

LED Backlit Sign from a Harbor Freight Flashlight

This is pretty resourceful. Ben Brandt takes a cheap LED worklight from Harbor Freight, tears it apart, then uses basic woodworking skills and a 3D printer to make a backlit sign:


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Making a Single-Plywood-Sheet Table, a Turntable Cabinet from an Old Suitcase, a Shop in a Trailer & More

Turntable Cabinet from Old Suitcase

After Laura Kampf’s old-school suitcase broke, she turns lemons into lemonade and transforms it into a cabinet for her record player:

Design Plans for the SMART Trailer Woodshop

This isn’t a build video, but a design and planning discussion. For those of you who have ever toyed with the idea of building a functional shop out of the back of a trailer, Ron Paulk has built more than his fair share, and here he discusses the latest plans for his newest design, built on years of previous experience:

Making a Long Lathe Tool Rest

Shannon Rogers made his own long chairmaker’s tool rest out of metal for his lathe, but here’s the hardcore part: He only used human-powered tools, including a handcranked drill press!

DIY Table Made from a Single Sheet of Plywood

This is impressive. Ben Uyeda designs a sturdy, dramatic-looking table all made from a single sheet of plywood, using only a circular saw and a drill:

DIY Cloud Lamp

Ben creates his own cloud lamp using a hot glue gun and a bunch of ping pong balls:

LED Backlit Sign from a Harbor Freight Flashlight

This is pretty resourceful. Ben Brandt takes a cheap LED worklight from Harbor Freight, tears it apart, then uses basic woodworking skills and a 3D printer to make a backlit sign:


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Making a Single-Plywood-Sheet Table, a Turntable Cabinet from an Old Suitcase, a Shop in a Trailer & More

Turntable Cabinet from Old Suitcase

After Laura Kampf’s old-school suitcase broke, she turns lemons into lemonade and transforms it into a cabinet for her record player:

Design Plans for the SMART Trailer Woodshop

This isn’t a build video, but a design and planning discussion. For those of you who have ever toyed with the idea of building a functional shop out of the back of a trailer, Ron Paulk has built more than his fair share, and here he discusses the latest plans for his newest design, built on years of previous experience:

Making a Long Lathe Tool Rest

Shannon Rogers made his own long chairmaker’s tool rest out of metal for his lathe, but here’s the hardcore part: He only used human-powered tools, including a handcranked drill press!

DIY Table Made from a Single Sheet of Plywood

This is impressive. Ben Uyeda designs a sturdy, dramatic-looking table all made from a single sheet of plywood, using only a circular saw and a drill:

DIY Cloud Lamp

Ben creates his own cloud lamp using a hot glue gun and a bunch of ping pong balls:

LED Backlit Sign from a Harbor Freight Flashlight

This is pretty resourceful. Ben Brandt takes a cheap LED worklight from Harbor Freight, tears it apart, then uses basic woodworking skills and a 3D printer to make a backlit sign:


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Making a Single-Plywood-Sheet Table, a Turntable Cabinet from an Old Suitcase, a Shop in a Trailer & More

Turntable Cabinet from Old Suitcase

After Laura Kampf’s old-school suitcase broke, she turns lemons into lemonade and transforms it into a cabinet for her record player:

Design Plans for the SMART Trailer Woodshop

This isn’t a build video, but a design and planning discussion. For those of you who have ever toyed with the idea of building a functional shop out of the back of a trailer, Ron Paulk has built more than his fair share, and here he discusses the latest plans for his newest design, built on years of previous experience:

Making a Long Lathe Tool Rest

Shannon Rogers made his own long chairmaker’s tool rest out of metal for his lathe, but here’s the hardcore part: He only used human-powered tools, including a handcranked drill press!

DIY Table Made from a Single Sheet of Plywood

This is impressive. Ben Uyeda designs a sturdy, dramatic-looking table all made from a single sheet of plywood, using only a circular saw and a drill:

DIY Cloud Lamp

Ben creates his own cloud lamp using a hot glue gun and a bunch of ping pong balls:

LED Backlit Sign from a Harbor Freight Flashlight

This is pretty resourceful. Ben Brandt takes a cheap LED worklight from Harbor Freight, tears it apart, then uses basic woodworking skills and a 3D printer to make a backlit sign:


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Making Side Tables, Ornate Chisel Handles, Shop Drawers & More

Japanese Slick Handle & Leather Sheath

The Samurai Carpenter carves an impressive spiral-grip handle out of Ebony, then crafts a leather sheath for the Japanese chisel sent to him by Alec Steele:

Small Sword “Wall Hanger”

Jimmy DiResta starts off in a blacksmithing facility this week, hammering out a blade for the first time in the process of creating this small sword:

Making Drawers with Recessed Handles

I enjoy seeing Matthias Wandel make mistakes, not out of Schadenfreude, but because I myself always make mistakes and like to see how he compensates for them on-the-fly:

Making the Dust Collector Quieter

Matthias draws on what he learned in previous experiments, and applies a small design change to one of his DIY dust collectors in order to make it quieter:

Hickory Side Table

Jay Bates and his clone are back, knocking out a side table in this unnarrated, efficient build:

Making An End Table

April Wilkerson pays a visit to Laura Kampf’s shop in Germany, and the two collaborate on a steel and wood end table:

Soldering Fume Extractor with Third Hands

Bob Clagett uses four PC fans to create a soldering fume extractor. He also adds several “third hands” to hold wires in place, and designs the entire unit to fold flat:


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Making Side Tables, Ornate Chisel Handles, Shop Drawers & More

Japanese Slick Handle & Leather Sheath

The Samurai Carpenter carves an impressive spiral-grip handle out of Ebony, then crafts a leather sheath for the Japanese chisel sent to him by Alec Steele:

Small Sword “Wall Hanger”

Jimmy DiResta starts off in a blacksmithing facility this week, hammering out a blade for the first time in the process of creating this small sword:

Making Drawers with Recessed Handles

I enjoy seeing Matthias Wandel make mistakes, not out of Schadenfreude, but because I myself always make mistakes and like to see how he compensates for them on-the-fly:

Making the Dust Collector Quieter

Matthias draws on what he learned in previous experiments, and applies a small design change to one of his DIY dust collectors in order to make it quieter:

Hickory Side Table

Jay Bates and his clone are back, knocking out a side table in this unnarrated, efficient build:

Making An End Table

April Wilkerson pays a visit to Laura Kampf’s shop in Germany, and the two collaborate on a steel and wood end table:

Soldering Fume Extractor with Third Hands

Bob Clagett uses four PC fans to create a soldering fume extractor. He also adds several “third hands” to hold wires in place, and designs the entire unit to fold flat:


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