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How to Create LED Light Panels, Build a Hideaway Home Gym, Construct a Computer Desk & More

Pixelstick with Image Processing

Wow! La Fabrique DIY creates an Arduino-based LED stick that can “paint,” with light, 40-pixel-wide images:

How to Make Bödvar’s Viking Helm

Bob Clagett uses his prop-/costume-creating skills to make this Viking helm from videogame Brawlhalla:

Super Bright Tunable LED Light Panels

Ever wanted to build your own dimmable, light-temperature-controllable LED light panels? Here Linn from Darbin Orvar shows you how:

DIY Candles with Concrete Bases

Ben Uyeda shows you how to use discarded water bottles to cast a concrete base, then molten wax right on top along with a wick to create your own candles:

DIY Home Gym In A Box

Another from Ben, who manages to design a home gym that hides away inside a leather-topped bench:

Making A Wooden Computer Desk

John Heisz designs and builds a multi-part, multi-level desk to serve as his editing station:

Woodworking with Lego

A short, humorous one from Chris Salomone, who recreates a George Nelson bench out of Lego:


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How to Create LED Light Panels, Build a Hideaway Home Gym, Construct a Computer Desk & More

Pixelstick with Image Processing

Wow! La Fabrique DIY creates an Arduino-based LED stick that can “paint,” with light, 40-pixel-wide images:

How to Make Bödvar’s Viking Helm

Bob Clagett uses his prop-/costume-creating skills to make this Viking helm from videogame Brawlhalla:

Super Bright Tunable LED Light Panels

Ever wanted to build your own dimmable, light-temperature-controllable LED light panels? Here Linn from Darbin Orvar shows you how:

DIY Candles with Concrete Bases

Ben Uyeda shows you how to use discarded water bottles to cast a concrete base, then molten wax right on top along with a wick to create your own candles:

DIY Home Gym In A Box

Another from Ben, who manages to design a home gym that hides away inside a leather-topped bench:

Making A Wooden Computer Desk

John Heisz designs and builds a multi-part, multi-level desk to serve as his editing station:

Woodworking with Lego

A short, humorous one from Chris Salomone, who recreates a George Nelson bench out of Lego:


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How to Create LED Light Panels, Build a Hideaway Home Gym, Construct a Computer Desk & More

Pixelstick with Image Processing

Wow! La Fabrique DIY creates an Arduino-based LED stick that can “paint,” with light, 40-pixel-wide images:

How to Make Bödvar’s Viking Helm

Bob Clagett uses his prop-/costume-creating skills to make this Viking helm from videogame Brawlhalla:

Super Bright Tunable LED Light Panels

Ever wanted to build your own dimmable, light-temperature-controllable LED light panels? Here Linn from Darbin Orvar shows you how:

DIY Candles with Concrete Bases

Ben Uyeda shows you how to use discarded water bottles to cast a concrete base, then molten wax right on top along with a wick to create your own candles:

DIY Home Gym In A Box

Another from Ben, who manages to design a home gym that hides away inside a leather-topped bench:

Making A Wooden Computer Desk

John Heisz designs and builds a multi-part, multi-level desk to serve as his editing station:

Woodworking with Lego

A short, humorous one from Chris Salomone, who recreates a George Nelson bench out of Lego:


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How to Create LED Light Panels, Build a Hideaway Home Gym, Construct a Computer Desk & More

Pixelstick with Image Processing

Wow! La Fabrique DIY creates an Arduino-based LED stick that can “paint,” with light, 40-pixel-wide images:

How to Make Bödvar’s Viking Helm

Bob Clagett uses his prop-/costume-creating skills to make this Viking helm from videogame Brawlhalla:

Super Bright Tunable LED Light Panels

Ever wanted to build your own dimmable, light-temperature-controllable LED light panels? Here Linn from Darbin Orvar shows you how:

DIY Candles with Concrete Bases

Ben Uyeda shows you how to use discarded water bottles to cast a concrete base, then molten wax right on top along with a wick to create your own candles:

DIY Home Gym In A Box

Another from Ben, who manages to design a home gym that hides away inside a leather-topped bench:

Making A Wooden Computer Desk

John Heisz designs and builds a multi-part, multi-level desk to serve as his editing station:

Woodworking with Lego

A short, humorous one from Chris Salomone, who recreates a George Nelson bench out of Lego:


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How to Create LED Light Panels, Build a Hideaway Home Gym, Construct a Computer Desk & More

Pixelstick with Image Processing

Wow! La Fabrique DIY creates an Arduino-based LED stick that can “paint,” with light, 40-pixel-wide images:

How to Make Bödvar’s Viking Helm

Bob Clagett uses his prop-/costume-creating skills to make this Viking helm from videogame Brawlhalla:

Super Bright Tunable LED Light Panels

Ever wanted to build your own dimmable, light-temperature-controllable LED light panels? Here Linn from Darbin Orvar shows you how:

DIY Candles with Concrete Bases

Ben Uyeda shows you how to use discarded water bottles to cast a concrete base, then molten wax right on top along with a wick to create your own candles:

DIY Home Gym In A Box

Another from Ben, who manages to design a home gym that hides away inside a leather-topped bench:

Making A Wooden Computer Desk

John Heisz designs and builds a multi-part, multi-level desk to serve as his editing station:

Woodworking with Lego

A short, humorous one from Chris Salomone, who recreates a George Nelson bench out of Lego:


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How to Create LED Light Panels, Build a Hideaway Home Gym, Construct a Computer Desk & More

Pixelstick with Image Processing

Wow! La Fabrique DIY creates an Arduino-based LED stick that can “paint,” with light, 40-pixel-wide images:

How to Make Bödvar’s Viking Helm

Bob Clagett uses his prop-/costume-creating skills to make this Viking helm from videogame Brawlhalla:

Super Bright Tunable LED Light Panels

Ever wanted to build your own dimmable, light-temperature-controllable LED light panels? Here Linn from Darbin Orvar shows you how:

DIY Candles with Concrete Bases

Ben Uyeda shows you how to use discarded water bottles to cast a concrete base, then molten wax right on top along with a wick to create your own candles:

DIY Home Gym In A Box

Another from Ben, who manages to design a home gym that hides away inside a leather-topped bench:

Making A Wooden Computer Desk

John Heisz designs and builds a multi-part, multi-level desk to serve as his editing station:

Woodworking with Lego

A short, humorous one from Chris Salomone, who recreates a George Nelson bench out of Lego:


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How to Create LED Light Panels, Build a Hideaway Home Gym, Construct a Computer Desk & More

Pixelstick with Image Processing

Wow! La Fabrique DIY creates an Arduino-based LED stick that can “paint,” with light, 40-pixel-wide images:

How to Make Bödvar’s Viking Helm

Bob Clagett uses his prop-/costume-creating skills to make this Viking helm from videogame Brawlhalla:

Super Bright Tunable LED Light Panels

Ever wanted to build your own dimmable, light-temperature-controllable LED light panels? Here Linn from Darbin Orvar shows you how:

DIY Candles with Concrete Bases

Ben Uyeda shows you how to use discarded water bottles to cast a concrete base, then molten wax right on top along with a wick to create your own candles:

DIY Home Gym In A Box

Another from Ben, who manages to design a home gym that hides away inside a leather-topped bench:

Making A Wooden Computer Desk

John Heisz designs and builds a multi-part, multi-level desk to serve as his editing station:

Woodworking with Lego

A short, humorous one from Chris Salomone, who recreates a George Nelson bench out of Lego:


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How to Make an Ultra-functional Leather Tool Vest, Build a Table Saw Sled for Cove Cuts, Create a Coffee Pod Hopper & More

Candle Cage Made with a CNC Plasma Cutter

A short video from Jimmy DiResta this week, who gets to try out a new toy: His Torchmate 4400 CNC plasma cutter.

Blower Impeller Design Experiments

Matthias Wandel uses his building skills and some science to compare three different blade styles for a blower impeller:

How to Build a Table Saw Sled for Cove Cuts

This is wicked: Izzy Swan shows you how to build a table saw sled specifically for doing cove cuts (in addition to building a regular one first).

Office 2: Repurposing a Custom Storage Unit

Frank Howarth is switching locations for his domestic office, and here he turns a wall-mounted storage unit into separate bookshelves:

Building Front Porch Steps

With a scheduled knee surgery, April Wilkerson’s dad was having trouble getting up and down the steps to his home. Here she rips out the too-steep stairs and creates a new set with deeper treads:

DIY Kitchen Organization: K-Cup Coffee Dispenser

Just as I was contemplating building a coffee-pod dispenser for my Nespresso machine, Steve Ramsey makes one for his Keurig. At the end he discovers a design flaw, which I am trying to figure out how to correct for:

Tool Vest Updates And Revisions

Years ago we posted about the Samurai Carpenter’s awesome DIY leather tool vest. Here he gives it a ton of functional updates and improvements:

Pool Cue Shadowbox Display | Tribute to Dad

David Picciuto recently lost his father, a skilled pool player, to cancer. Here he builds a beautiful tribute to him with a display case holding his sticks and the winning orbs of his games of choice, 8-ball and 9-ball:


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How to Make an Ultra-functional Leather Tool Vest, Build a Table Saw Sled for Cove Cuts, Create a Coffee Pod Hopper & More

Candle Cage Made with a CNC Plasma Cutter

A short video from Jimmy DiResta this week, who gets to try out a new toy: His Torchmate 4400 CNC plasma cutter.

Blower Impeller Design Experiments

Matthias Wandel uses his building skills and some science to compare three different blade styles for a blower impeller:

How to Build a Table Saw Sled for Cove Cuts

This is wicked: Izzy Swan shows you how to build a table saw sled specifically for doing cove cuts (in addition to building a regular one first).

Office 2: Repurposing a Custom Storage Unit

Frank Howarth is switching locations for his domestic office, and here he turns a wall-mounted storage unit into separate bookshelves:

Building Front Porch Steps

With a scheduled knee surgery, April Wilkerson’s dad was having trouble getting up and down the steps to his home. Here she rips out the too-steep stairs and creates a new set with deeper treads:

DIY Kitchen Organization: K-Cup Coffee Dispenser

Just as I was contemplating building a coffee-pod dispenser for my Nespresso machine, Steve Ramsey makes one for his Keurig. At the end he discovers a design flaw, which I am trying to figure out how to correct for:

Tool Vest Updates And Revisions

Years ago we posted about the Samurai Carpenter’s awesome DIY leather tool vest. Here he gives it a ton of functional updates and improvements:

Pool Cue Shadowbox Display | Tribute to Dad

David Picciuto recently lost his father, a skilled pool player, to cancer. Here he builds a beautiful tribute to him with a display case holding his sticks and the winning orbs of his games of choice, 8-ball and 9-ball:


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How to Make an Ultra-functional Leather Tool Vest, Build a Table Saw Sled for Cove Cuts, Create a Coffee Pod Hopper & More

Candle Cage Made with a CNC Plasma Cutter

A short video from Jimmy DiResta this week, who gets to try out a new toy: His Torchmate 4400 CNC plasma cutter.

Blower Impeller Design Experiments

Matthias Wandel uses his building skills and some science to compare three different blade styles for a blower impeller:

How to Build a Table Saw Sled for Cove Cuts

This is wicked: Izzy Swan shows you how to build a table saw sled specifically for doing cove cuts (in addition to building a regular one first).

Office 2: Repurposing a Custom Storage Unit

Frank Howarth is switching locations for his domestic office, and here he turns a wall-mounted storage unit into separate bookshelves:

Building Front Porch Steps

With a scheduled knee surgery, April Wilkerson’s dad was having trouble getting up and down the steps to his home. Here she rips out the too-steep stairs and creates a new set with deeper treads:

DIY Kitchen Organization: K-Cup Coffee Dispenser

Just as I was contemplating building a coffee-pod dispenser for my Nespresso machine, Steve Ramsey makes one for his Keurig. At the end he discovers a design flaw, which I am trying to figure out how to correct for:

Tool Vest Updates And Revisions

Years ago we posted about the Samurai Carpenter’s awesome DIY leather tool vest. Here he gives it a ton of functional updates and improvements:

Pool Cue Shadowbox Display | Tribute to Dad

David Picciuto recently lost his father, a skilled pool player, to cancer. Here he builds a beautiful tribute to him with a display case holding his sticks and the winning orbs of his games of choice, 8-ball and 9-ball:


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How to Make an Ultra-functional Leather Tool Vest, Build a Table Saw Sled for Cove Cuts, Create a Coffee Pod Hopper & More

Candle Cage Made with a CNC Plasma Cutter

A short video from Jimmy DiResta this week, who gets to try out a new toy: His Torchmate 4400 CNC plasma cutter.

Blower Impeller Design Experiments

Matthias Wandel uses his building skills and some science to compare three different blade styles for a blower impeller:

How to Build a Table Saw Sled for Cove Cuts

This is wicked: Izzy Swan shows you how to build a table saw sled specifically for doing cove cuts (in addition to building a regular one first).

Office 2: Repurposing a Custom Storage Unit

Frank Howarth is switching locations for his domestic office, and here he turns a wall-mounted storage unit into separate bookshelves:

Building Front Porch Steps

With a scheduled knee surgery, April Wilkerson’s dad was having trouble getting up and down the steps to his home. Here she rips out the too-steep stairs and creates a new set with deeper treads:

DIY Kitchen Organization: K-Cup Coffee Dispenser

Just as I was contemplating building a coffee-pod dispenser for my Nespresso machine, Steve Ramsey makes one for his Keurig. At the end he discovers a design flaw, which I am trying to figure out how to correct for:

Tool Vest Updates And Revisions

Years ago we posted about the Samurai Carpenter’s awesome DIY leather tool vest. Here he gives it a ton of functional updates and improvements:

Pool Cue Shadowbox Display | Tribute to Dad

David Picciuto recently lost his father, a skilled pool player, to cancer. Here he builds a beautiful tribute to him with a display case holding his sticks and the winning orbs of his games of choice, 8-ball and 9-ball:


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Tools & Craft #40: Designing Functional Furniture is Hard

In 1984, art dealer Sandy Millikan sat down with Wendell Castle and said, “Wendell, if you do another show of furniture, you are going to get labeled a furnituremaker. If you want to be an artist and be in the fine arts world, I think you have to deal with the issue of art. Now how do we do that?” (The quote is from Fine Woodworking #59.) The result was a exhibition of thirteen clocks, including the non-functional “Ghost Clock” which is one of the centerpieces of the modern furniture on display in the permanent collection of the Renwick Gallery in Washington DC.

The Renwick, which is part of the Smithsonian Institute, states on their website: “The collection, exhibition program and publications presented by the Renwick Gallery highlight the best craft objects and decorative arts from the 19th century to the present.”

But it doesn’t. And this is what so disappointing to me. What it mostly shows is well-made art objects that have no relationship at all to the working craftspeople in this country.

One of the glaring differences between the furniture in great collections such as Winterthur, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Kaufman collection at the National Gallery is that the furniture in those collections represents the high end of furniture that was actually used. Some cabinetmaker, signed or anonymous, made something for some customer, and it got delivered and used in their house. Sure, it’s mostly fancy stuff, but the work had context. These days hundreds of cabinetmakers are making furniture and architectural woodwork pieces—some spectacular—that have similar context, for use the way people use built objects today. The museum world ignores them.

How is anyone supposed to learn about how modern craft fits in their world if the educational resources are stuck in an ivory tower? Where are the exhibits of real modern woodworking? I have customers who are doing spectacular work for clients. Sometimes it’s furniture, but more usually interiors. Bedrooms, living rooms, and of course, kitchens. It’s not all good, but some is real great, and some shows great craft.

By the way, Wendell Castle is a really talented guy, an early issue of FWW showed off some of his more useful functional pieces. It’s a shame that the Renwick isn’t showing something that is much harder to design than an art piece. You see, to design a piece of furniture (or building) that is functional, useful, and also passes a sniff test of master craftsmanship, art, and engenders thoughtful discussion is a lot harder than just making some art piece. I think also in our society if a piece is functional it’s automatically downgraded from being art.

Yes, you say, but what about the Maloof double rocker and Krenov cabinet on display in the same exhibit? Those pieces are functional. They are, and I was very happy to see them. I’m a big Maloof fan and copied one of his desks years ago. But I would suggest that the pieces on display by both Krenov and Maloof are more art pieces than other furniture these makers made for use in daily life.

The Krenov cabinet, which is elegant and lovely, isn’t a practical piece in any modern context. It’s a curio cabinet, not a take on furniture that Americans regularly use in their houses.

The Maloof double rocker is almost a joke on his signature single rocker, which is awesome. Maloof built hundreds of pieces that are absolutely modern in their usage. This chair is a collectible—more than something one would sit in every day. His rockers are great modern furniture and what would you rather own, one of his regular rockers that are comfortable and fun, or this double rocker, which you might sit in when? His desks are wonderful examples on how modern craft can interpret classic forms.

Here is what I want to see at the Renwick: An exhibit of modern desks. I want to see what people are making to actually use as desks in the modern computer age. From fancy financial workstations, to something elegant and comfortable that works with my laptop and printer. I want to be inspired. I want to see the best of modern architectural woodworking. For example, more than a decade ago there was a bar in NYC called Iridium where upstairs the interior looked like it was built by the mad hatter’s cabinetmaker. Nothing was square, everything was curved, crazy, and unbelievably cool. (I haven’t been there in over a decade, and I don’t know what remains of the original interior.) But that’s great design, and great craft was needed to pull it off. This is what should be on exhibit.

Note: Another issue I have with the Renwick—and just about every furniture exhibit on the planet—is the insistence of curators to display all furniture on three inch platforms. Sure it’s great for making sure people don’t bump into valuable stuff, but the raised height gives a deceptive sense of scale to the work.

Some museums do it right. Many years ago I was at the Design Museum at Canary Wharf in London, and in addition to all the stuff roped off, the museum had assembled a group of about a dozen modern chairs, all reproductions of the iconic designs of the twentieth century, and you were welcome to sit in them. I learned more about chairs and appreciating modern design in twenty minutes that you could possibly believe.

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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 Make a Bicycle-Handtruck Beer Transporter, a Concrete Dog Chow Station, an Adjustable Router Fence & More

Beer Bike (BMX meets Handtruck)

This is an awesome combination of a bicycle with two of Germany’s greatest productions: Laura Kampf and beer!

DIY Concrete Dog Feeding Station

As dog owners know, having dog bowls that slide all across the floor while they’re eating out of them can get messy. Ben Uyeda solves it with concrete, and I like the creative use of plastic bottles in the mold:

Scraper Made from Recycled Planer Blades

Why waste good steel? As John Heisz shows you, you needn’t. Here he upcycles some planer blades into a handy handheld scraper:

Modular Headboard

For his son’s bed, Chris Salomone creates a slatwall-style headboard that storage units can be slid into and out of:

Make Your Own Adjustable Router Fence

Inspired by his hatred of MDF (which I have to believe many of us share), Dustin Penner creates a handy, adjustable dust-collecting fence for his router table:

Fixing a Plastic Tricycle

Not a build video, but an interesting bit of problem-solving: When a plastic children’s toy breaks, most folks throw them away as plastic doesn’t lend itself to repairs. Enter Matthias Wandel:

Barrel Vessel Made with Bandsaw Jig

Izzy Swan has a talent for figuring out how to get straight-line tools to cut curves for complicated objects. Here he jigs up a table saw and bandsaw to cut barrel staves:

DIY Horizontal Router Jig/Pattern Follower

I found it fun to watch Izzy invent this pattern-following router jig, even though he admits using it can be “a pain in the butt:”


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How to Make a Bicycle-Handtruck Beer Transporter, a Concrete Dog Chow Station, an Adjustable Router Fence & More

Beer Bike (BMX meets Handtruck)

This is an awesome combination of a bicycle with two of Germany’s greatest productions: Laura Kampf and beer!

DIY Concrete Dog Feeding Station

As dog owners know, having dog bowls that slide all across the floor while they’re eating out of them can get messy. Ben Uyeda solves it with concrete, and I like the creative use of plastic bottles in the mold:

Scraper Made from Recycled Planer Blades

Why waste good steel? As John Heisz shows you, you needn’t. Here he upcycles some planer blades into a handy handheld scraper:

Modular Headboard

For his son’s bed, Chris Salomone creates a slatwall-style headboard that storage units can be slid into and out of:

Make Your Own Adjustable Router Fence

Inspired by his hatred of MDF (which I have to believe many of us share), Dustin Penner creates a handy, adjustable dust-collecting fence for his router table:

Fixing a Plastic Tricycle

Not a build video, but an interesting bit of problem-solving: When a plastic children’s toy breaks, most folks throw them away as plastic doesn’t lend itself to repairs. Enter Matthias Wandel:

Barrel Vessel Made with Bandsaw Jig

Izzy Swan has a talent for figuring out how to get straight-line tools to cut curves for complicated objects. Here he jigs up a table saw and bandsaw to cut barrel staves:

DIY Horizontal Router Jig/Pattern Follower

I found it fun to watch Izzy invent this pattern-following router jig, even though he admits using it can be “a pain in the butt:”


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How to Make a Bicycle-Handtruck Beer Transporter, a Concrete Dog Chow Station, an Adjustable Router Fence & More

Beer Bike (BMX meets Handtruck)

This is an awesome combination of a bicycle with two of Germany’s greatest productions: Laura Kampf and beer!

DIY Concrete Dog Feeding Station

As dog owners know, having dog bowls that slide all across the floor while they’re eating out of them can get messy. Ben Uyeda solves it with concrete, and I like the creative use of plastic bottles in the mold:

Scraper Made from Recycled Planer Blades

Why waste good steel? As John Heisz shows you, you needn’t. Here he upcycles some planer blades into a handy handheld scraper:

Modular Headboard

For his son’s bed, Chris Salomone creates a slatwall-style headboard that storage units can be slid into and out of:

Make Your Own Adjustable Router Fence

Inspired by his hatred of MDF (which I have to believe many of us share), Dustin Penner creates a handy, adjustable dust-collecting fence for his router table:

Fixing a Plastic Tricycle

Not a build video, but an interesting bit of problem-solving: When a plastic children’s toy breaks, most folks throw them away as plastic doesn’t lend itself to repairs. Enter Matthias Wandel:

Barrel Vessel Made with Bandsaw Jig

Izzy Swan has a talent for figuring out how to get straight-line tools to cut curves for complicated objects. Here he jigs up a table saw and bandsaw to cut barrel staves:

DIY Horizontal Router Jig/Pattern Follower

I found it fun to watch Izzy invent this pattern-following router jig, even though he admits using it can be “a pain in the butt:”


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How to Make a Bicycle-Handtruck Beer Transporter, a Concrete Dog Chow Station, an Adjustable Router Fence & More

Beer Bike (BMX meets Handtruck)

This is an awesome combination of a bicycle with two of Germany’s greatest productions: Laura Kampf and beer!

DIY Concrete Dog Feeding Station

As dog owners know, having dog bowls that slide all across the floor while they’re eating out of them can get messy. Ben Uyeda solves it with concrete, and I like the creative use of plastic bottles in the mold:

Scraper Made from Recycled Planer Blades

Why waste good steel? As John Heisz shows you, you needn’t. Here he upcycles some planer blades into a handy handheld scraper:

Modular Headboard

For his son’s bed, Chris Salomone creates a slatwall-style headboard that storage units can be slid into and out of:

Make Your Own Adjustable Router Fence

Inspired by his hatred of MDF (which I have to believe many of us share), Dustin Penner creates a handy, adjustable dust-collecting fence for his router table:

Fixing a Plastic Tricycle

Not a build video, but an interesting bit of problem-solving: When a plastic children’s toy breaks, most folks throw them away as plastic doesn’t lend itself to repairs. Enter Matthias Wandel:

Barrel Vessel Made with Bandsaw Jig

Izzy Swan has a talent for figuring out how to get straight-line tools to cut curves for complicated objects. Here he jigs up a table saw and bandsaw to cut barrel staves:

DIY Horizontal Router Jig/Pattern Follower

I found it fun to watch Izzy invent this pattern-following router jig, even though he admits using it can be “a pain in the butt:”


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How to Make a Bicycle-Handtruck Beer Transporter, a Concrete Dog Chow Station, an Adjustable Router Fence & More

Beer Bike (BMX meets Handtruck)

This is an awesome combination of a bicycle with two of Germany’s greatest productions: Laura Kampf and beer!

DIY Concrete Dog Feeding Station

As dog owners know, having dog bowls that slide all across the floor while they’re eating out of them can get messy. Ben Uyeda solves it with concrete, and I like the creative use of plastic bottles in the mold:

Scraper Made from Recycled Planer Blades

Why waste good steel? As John Heisz shows you, you needn’t. Here he upcycles some planer blades into a handy handheld scraper:

Modular Headboard

For his son’s bed, Chris Salomone creates a slatwall-style headboard that storage units can be slid into and out of:

Make Your Own Adjustable Router Fence

Inspired by his hatred of MDF (which I have to believe many of us share), Dustin Penner creates a handy, adjustable dust-collecting fence for his router table:

Fixing a Plastic Tricycle

Not a build video, but an interesting bit of problem-solving: When a plastic children’s toy breaks, most folks throw them away as plastic doesn’t lend itself to repairs. Enter Matthias Wandel:

Barrel Vessel Made with Bandsaw Jig

Izzy Swan has a talent for figuring out how to get straight-line tools to cut curves for complicated objects. Here he jigs up a table saw and bandsaw to cut barrel staves:

DIY Horizontal Router Jig/Pattern Follower

I found it fun to watch Izzy invent this pattern-following router jig, even though he admits using it can be “a pain in the butt:”


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How to Make a Bicycle-Handtruck Beer Transporter, a Concrete Dog Chow Station, an Adjustable Router Fence & More

Beer Bike (BMX meets Handtruck)

This is an awesome combination of a bicycle with two of Germany’s greatest productions: Laura Kampf and beer!

DIY Concrete Dog Feeding Station

As dog owners know, having dog bowls that slide all across the floor while they’re eating out of them can get messy. Ben Uyeda solves it with concrete, and I like the creative use of plastic bottles in the mold:

Scraper Made from Recycled Planer Blades

Why waste good steel? As John Heisz shows you, you needn’t. Here he upcycles some planer blades into a handy handheld scraper:

Modular Headboard

For his son’s bed, Chris Salomone creates a slatwall-style headboard that storage units can be slid into and out of:

Make Your Own Adjustable Router Fence

Inspired by his hatred of MDF (which I have to believe many of us share), Dustin Penner creates a handy, adjustable dust-collecting fence for his router table:

Fixing a Plastic Tricycle

Not a build video, but an interesting bit of problem-solving: When a plastic children’s toy breaks, most folks throw them away as plastic doesn’t lend itself to repairs. Enter Matthias Wandel:

Barrel Vessel Made with Bandsaw Jig

Izzy Swan has a talent for figuring out how to get straight-line tools to cut curves for complicated objects. Here he jigs up a table saw and bandsaw to cut barrel staves:

DIY Horizontal Router Jig/Pattern Follower

I found it fun to watch Izzy invent this pattern-following router jig, even though he admits using it can be “a pain in the butt:”


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How to Make a Bicycle-Handtruck Beer Transporter, a Concrete Dog Chow Station, an Adjustable Router Fence & More

Beer Bike (BMX meets Handtruck)

This is an awesome combination of a bicycle with two of Germany’s greatest productions: Laura Kampf and beer!

DIY Concrete Dog Feeding Station

As dog owners know, having dog bowls that slide all across the floor while they’re eating out of them can get messy. Ben Uyeda solves it with concrete, and I like the creative use of plastic bottles in the mold:

Scraper Made from Recycled Planer Blades

Why waste good steel? As John Heisz shows you, you needn’t. Here he upcycles some planer blades into a handy handheld scraper:

Modular Headboard

For his son’s bed, Chris Salomone creates a slatwall-style headboard that storage units can be slid into and out of:

Make Your Own Adjustable Router Fence

Inspired by his hatred of MDF (which I have to believe many of us share), Dustin Penner creates a handy, adjustable dust-collecting fence for his router table:

Fixing a Plastic Tricycle

Not a build video, but an interesting bit of problem-solving: When a plastic children’s toy breaks, most folks throw them away as plastic doesn’t lend itself to repairs. Enter Matthias Wandel:

Barrel Vessel Made with Bandsaw Jig

Izzy Swan has a talent for figuring out how to get straight-line tools to cut curves for complicated objects. Here he jigs up a table saw and bandsaw to cut barrel staves:

DIY Horizontal Router Jig/Pattern Follower

I found it fun to watch Izzy invent this pattern-following router jig, even though he admits using it can be “a pain in the butt:”


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