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A Bare Bones Kit for Getting Started with Hand Tools, Building a Swedish Torch Camp Stove, Outdoor Furniture & More

The Beginning Hand Tool Kit

Thinking of getting into hand tools? Here Shannon Rogers, founder of The Hand Tool School, shows you the beginning hand tool kit:

Backyard Gazebo for $ 500 w/ Limited Tools

Linn from Darbin Orvar tackles another large-scale project, this time constructing a gazebo on her father-in-law’s property, using just a jigsaw and a hammer:

DIY Swedish Torch and Camp Stove

Ben Uyeda does something a bit different this week, creating a “Swedish torch”-style camping stove:

HomeMade Modern Loft Tour: The Bathroom

Not a build video, but this tour of Ben Uyeda’s bathroom is cool because we get to see how many of the projects he’s built have actually become integrated into his life:

Making Cedar Lawn Chairs

In this sponsored post, John Heisz builds outdoor furniture using DeWalts’s Flexvolt line of tools:

Harbor Freight Belt Sander to Shop Vac Dust Port Adapter

Ben Brandt shows off a killer app for people who have shops and own 3D printers: Being able to make virtually any kind of dust port you need. With your own 3D printer, compatibility is no longer an issue.


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How to Make a Knife Show Display, an Outdoor Storage Bench, the “Don’t Drive Yourself Crazy” Approach to DIY & More

Knife Show Display

Jimmy DiResta uses everything from forging techniques to a CNC plasma cutter to create a knife display system for a client:

Tall Bookcase, Clever Jigs

Matthias Wandel builds a tall bookcase out of scraps, coming up with a variety of clever jigs and techniques along the way. In particular, watch how he makes his own wood tap using an angle grinder:

Wood Turned Thin Walled Maple Bowl

Frank Howarth pushes his skills to the limit with this exercise, patiently trying to figure out how to solve problems that crop up as he goes:

The “Plan, But Don’t Drive Yourself Crazy” Approach to DIY

From design to execution, Steve Ramsey shows you how he typically tackles your average DIY project:

Carving A Totem Pole

Here’s a look at an interesting craft many of us don’t get to see. The Samurai Carpenter visits Tom Lafortune, a carver of traditional totem poles and masks:

Outdoor Storage Bench

Bob Clagett bangs out a simple, sturdy outdoor storage bench:


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How to Make a Knife Show Display, an Outdoor Storage Bench, the “Don’t Drive Yourself Crazy” Approach to DIY & More

Knife Show Display

Jimmy DiResta uses everything from forging techniques to a CNC plasma cutter to create a knife display system for a client:

Tall Bookcase, Clever Jigs

Matthias Wandel builds a tall bookcase out of scraps, coming up with a variety of clever jigs and techniques along the way. In particular, watch how he makes his own wood tap using an angle grinder:

Wood Turned Thin Walled Maple Bowl

Frank Howarth pushes his skills to the limit with this exercise, patiently trying to figure out how to solve problems that crop up as he goes:

The “Plan, But Don’t Drive Yourself Crazy” Approach to DIY

From design to execution, Steve Ramsey shows you how he typically tackles your average DIY project:

Carving A Totem Pole

Here’s a look at an interesting craft many of us don’t get to see. The Samurai Carpenter visits Tom Lafortune, a carver of traditional totem poles and masks:

Outdoor Storage Bench

Bob Clagett bangs out a simple, sturdy outdoor storage bench:


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How to Make a Knife Show Display, an Outdoor Storage Bench, the “Don’t Drive Yourself Crazy” Approach to DIY & More

Knife Show Display

Jimmy DiResta uses everything from forging techniques to a CNC plasma cutter to create a knife display system for a client:

Tall Bookcase, Clever Jigs

Matthias Wandel builds a tall bookcase out of scraps, coming up with a variety of clever jigs and techniques along the way. In particular, watch how he makes his own wood tap using an angle grinder:

Wood Turned Thin Walled Maple Bowl

Frank Howarth pushes his skills to the limit with this exercise, patiently trying to figure out how to solve problems that crop up as he goes:

The “Plan, But Don’t Drive Yourself Crazy” Approach to DIY

From design to execution, Steve Ramsey shows you how he typically tackles your average DIY project:

Carving A Totem Pole

Here’s a look at an interesting craft many of us don’t get to see. The Samurai Carpenter visits Tom Lafortune, a carver of traditional totem poles and masks:

Outdoor Storage Bench

Bob Clagett bangs out a simple, sturdy outdoor storage bench:


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How to Make a Marking Knife, Create an Indoor Garden, Build a Record Player Cabinet & More

The City Clock – Paris Design

La Fabrique DIY shows you their handsome City Clock, designed to look like a Parisian townhouse. They’re launching a Kickstarter campaign for it too:

Thru-the-Floor/Wall Magnet and Compass Alignment Trick

Another handy tip from Matthias Wandel: Here’s how to figure out, when drilling through a wall or floor, exactly where the drill bit will come out on the other side of that wall or floor.

DIY Indoor Garden With LED Grow Lights

Ben Uyeda makes a no-sunlight-required planter out of copper pipes and marble:

Making A Marking Knife From A Figured Walnut Gun Stock Blank

Nick Ferry makes a handsome marking knife from scratch:

Designing and Building a Record Player Cabinet

In this unusual build, Chris Salomone reflects on the interplay between skill, fear and design:

Turn A Log Into A Cup

There’s one mid-project disaster, but Dustin Penner recovers as he creates a drinking vessel out of a log:

Machining Prototype Hinges

Alec Steele begins milling the hinge prototypes he forged last time, to eventually go on the box created for him by the Samurai Carpenter:


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How to Make a Marking Knife, Create an Indoor Garden, Build a Record Player Cabinet & More

The City Clock – Paris Design

La Fabrique DIY shows you their handsome City Clock, designed to look like a Parisian townhouse. They’re launching a Kickstarter campaign for it too:

Thru-the-Floor/Wall Magnet and Compass Alignment Trick

Another handy tip from Matthias Wandel: Here’s how to figure out, when drilling through a wall or floor, exactly where the drill bit will come out on the other side of that wall or floor.

DIY Indoor Garden With LED Grow Lights

Ben Uyeda makes a no-sunlight-required planter out of copper pipes and marble:

Making A Marking Knife From A Figured Walnut Gun Stock Blank

Nick Ferry makes a handsome marking knife from scratch:

Designing and Building a Record Player Cabinet

In this unusual build, Chris Salomone reflects on the interplay between skill, fear and design:

Turn A Log Into A Cup

There’s one mid-project disaster, but Dustin Penner recovers as he creates a drinking vessel out of a log:

Machining Prototype Hinges

Alec Steele begins milling the hinge prototypes he forged last time, to eventually go on the box created for him by the Samurai Carpenter:


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How to Make a Marking Knife, Create an Indoor Garden, Build a Record Player Cabinet & More

The City Clock – Paris Design

La Fabrique DIY shows you their handsome City Clock, designed to look like a Parisian townhouse. They’re launching a Kickstarter campaign for it too:

Thru-the-Floor/Wall Magnet and Compass Alignment Trick

Another handy tip from Matthias Wandel: Here’s how to figure out, when drilling through a wall or floor, exactly where the drill bit will come out on the other side of that wall or floor.

DIY Indoor Garden With LED Grow Lights

Ben Uyeda makes a no-sunlight-required planter out of copper pipes and marble:

Making A Marking Knife From A Figured Walnut Gun Stock Blank

Nick Ferry makes a handsome marking knife from scratch:

Designing and Building a Record Player Cabinet

In this unusual build, Chris Salomone reflects on the interplay between skill, fear and design:

Turn A Log Into A Cup

There’s one mid-project disaster, but Dustin Penner recovers as he creates a drinking vessel out of a log:

Machining Prototype Hinges

Alec Steele begins milling the hinge prototypes he forged last time, to eventually go on the box created for him by the Samurai Carpenter:


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How to Make a Marking Knife, Create an Indoor Garden, Build a Record Player Cabinet & More

The City Clock – Paris Design

La Fabrique DIY shows you their handsome City Clock, designed to look like a Parisian townhouse. They’re launching a Kickstarter campaign for it too:

Thru-the-Floor/Wall Magnet and Compass Alignment Trick

Another handy tip from Matthias Wandel: Here’s how to figure out, when drilling through a wall or floor, exactly where the drill bit will come out on the other side of that wall or floor.

DIY Indoor Garden With LED Grow Lights

Ben Uyeda makes a no-sunlight-required planter out of copper pipes and marble:

Making A Marking Knife From A Figured Walnut Gun Stock Blank

Nick Ferry makes a handsome marking knife from scratch:

Designing and Building a Record Player Cabinet

In this unusual build, Chris Salomone reflects on the interplay between skill, fear and design:

Turn A Log Into A Cup

There’s one mid-project disaster, but Dustin Penner recovers as he creates a drinking vessel out of a log:

Machining Prototype Hinges

Alec Steele begins milling the hinge prototypes he forged last time, to eventually go on the box created for him by the Samurai Carpenter:


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How to Make a Marking Knife, Create an Indoor Garden, Build a Record Player Cabinet & More

The City Clock – Paris Design

La Fabrique DIY shows you their handsome City Clock, designed to look like a Parisian townhouse. They’re launching a Kickstarter campaign for it too:

Thru-the-Floor/Wall Magnet and Compass Alignment Trick

Another handy tip from Matthias Wandel: Here’s how to figure out, when drilling through a wall or floor, exactly where the drill bit will come out on the other side of that wall or floor.

DIY Indoor Garden With LED Grow Lights

Ben Uyeda makes a no-sunlight-required planter out of copper pipes and marble:

Making A Marking Knife From A Figured Walnut Gun Stock Blank

Nick Ferry makes a handsome marking knife from scratch:

Designing and Building a Record Player Cabinet

In this unusual build, Chris Salomone reflects on the interplay between skill, fear and design:

Turn A Log Into A Cup

There’s one mid-project disaster, but Dustin Penner recovers as he creates a drinking vessel out of a log:

Machining Prototype Hinges

Alec Steele begins milling the hinge prototypes he forged last time, to eventually go on the box created for him by the Samurai Carpenter:


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How to Make a Marking Knife, Create an Indoor Garden, Build a Record Player Cabinet & More

The City Clock – Paris Design

La Fabrique DIY shows you their handsome City Clock, designed to look like a Parisian townhouse. They’re launching a Kickstarter campaign for it too:

Thru-the-Floor/Wall Magnet and Compass Alignment Trick

Another handy tip from Matthias Wandel: Here’s how to figure out, when drilling through a wall or floor, exactly where the drill bit will come out on the other side of that wall or floor.

DIY Indoor Garden With LED Grow Lights

Ben Uyeda makes a no-sunlight-required planter out of copper pipes and marble:

Making A Marking Knife From A Figured Walnut Gun Stock Blank

Nick Ferry makes a handsome marking knife from scratch:

Designing and Building a Record Player Cabinet

In this unusual build, Chris Salomone reflects on the interplay between skill, fear and design:

Turn A Log Into A Cup

There’s one mid-project disaster, but Dustin Penner recovers as he creates a drinking vessel out of a log:

Machining Prototype Hinges

Alec Steele begins milling the hinge prototypes he forged last time, to eventually go on the box created for him by the Samurai Carpenter:


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How to Make a Marking Knife, Create an Indoor Garden, Build a Record Player Cabinet & More

The City Clock – Paris Design

La Fabrique DIY shows you their handsome City Clock, designed to look like a Parisian townhouse. They’re launching a Kickstarter campaign for it too:

Thru-the-Floor/Wall Magnet and Compass Alignment Trick

Another handy tip from Matthias Wandel: Here’s how to figure out, when drilling through a wall or floor, exactly where the drill bit will come out on the other side of that wall or floor.

DIY Indoor Garden With LED Grow Lights

Ben Uyeda makes a no-sunlight-required planter out of copper pipes and marble:

Making A Marking Knife From A Figured Walnut Gun Stock Blank

Nick Ferry makes a handsome marking knife from scratch:

Designing and Building a Record Player Cabinet

In this unusual build, Chris Salomone reflects on the interplay between skill, fear and design:

Turn A Log Into A Cup

There’s one mid-project disaster, but Dustin Penner recovers as he creates a drinking vessel out of a log:

Machining Prototype Hinges

Alec Steele begins milling the hinge prototypes he forged last time, to eventually go on the box created for him by the Samurai Carpenter:


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How to Make a No-Pour Concrete Topped Table, Silkscreen Clothes on the Cheap, Turn 2x4s Into Fine Furniture & More

Learning the Hard Way: Dealing With Disastrous Mistakes

The Samurai Carpenter starts out cutting one of those sexy Japanese lightning-bolt scarf joints, then cuts to footage of the deck he’s building, where a series of mistakes have created problems. He takes the setbacks in the way that all of us should recover from mistakes:

How to Make a No-Pour Concrete Topped Coffee Table

Ana White’s quick, simple design uses just $ 25 of raw materials:

DIY Upholstered Queen Size Headboard w/ Linen & Mahogany

Linn from Darbin Orvar uses upholstery techniques this week, building a button-tufted headboard for the bed she made last week:

Quick and Dirty Screen Printing (No Emulsion)

“Sometimes Screen Printing is the best option to get the Job done,” writes Laura Kampf, “but I don´t always have time to burn the screen properly and I usually don´t have the light sensitive emulsion at hand…or a darkroom. So here is how you can make a quick print without any of the professional equipment:”

DIY 2×4 Bench

As part of a self-imposed “2×4 Challenge,” Ben Uyeda creates a small bench using just two $ 3 2x4s:

Designing and Building a Kid’s Bench Using Two 2x4s

Ben’s podcasting partner, Chris Salomone, took the same challenge:

Lumber Stack Levelers

Matt Cremona designs and builds a system to keep the massive slabs from his self-built sawmill level when dried for stacking:

Forged Hinge Prototyping

Blacksmith Alec Steele starts making a rough version of the hinges he’ll put on the tool chest built for him by the Samurai Carpenter:


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How to Make a No-Pour Concrete Topped Table, Silkscreen Clothes on the Cheap, Turn 2x4s Into Fine Furniture & More

Learning the Hard Way: Dealing With Disastrous Mistakes

The Samurai Carpenter starts out cutting one of those sexy Japanese lightning-bolt scarf joints, then cuts to footage of the deck he’s building, where a series of mistakes have created problems. He takes the setbacks in the way that all of us should recover from mistakes:

How to Make a No-Pour Concrete Topped Coffee Table

Ana White’s quick, simple design uses just $ 25 of raw materials:

DIY Upholstered Queen Size Headboard w/ Linen & Mahogany

Linn from Darbin Orvar uses upholstery techniques this week, building a button-tufted headboard for the bed she made last week:

Quick and Dirty Screen Printing (No Emulsion)

“Sometimes Screen Printing is the best option to get the Job done,” writes Laura Kampf, “but I don´t always have time to burn the screen properly and I usually don´t have the light sensitive emulsion at hand…or a darkroom. So here is how you can make a quick print without any of the professional equipment:”

DIY 2×4 Bench

As part of a self-imposed “2×4 Challenge,” Ben Uyeda creates a small bench using just two $ 3 2x4s:

Designing and Building a Kid’s Bench Using Two 2x4s

Ben’s podcasting partner, Chris Salomone, took the same challenge:

Lumber Stack Levelers

Matt Cremona designs and builds a system to keep the massive slabs from his self-built sawmill level when dried for stacking:

Forged Hinge Prototyping

Blacksmith Alec Steele starts making a rough version of the hinges he’ll put on the tool chest built for him by the Samurai Carpenter:


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How to Make a No-Pour Concrete Topped Table, Silkscreen Clothes on the Cheap, Turn 2x4s Into Fine Furniture & More

Learning the Hard Way: Dealing With Disastrous Mistakes

The Samurai Carpenter starts out cutting one of those sexy Japanese lightning-bolt scarf joints, then cuts to footage of the deck he’s building, where a series of mistakes have created problems. He takes the setbacks in the way that all of us should recover from mistakes:

How to Make a No-Pour Concrete Topped Coffee Table

Ana White’s quick, simple design uses just $ 25 of raw materials:

DIY Upholstered Queen Size Headboard w/ Linen & Mahogany

Linn from Darbin Orvar uses upholstery techniques this week, building a button-tufted headboard for the bed she made last week:

Quick and Dirty Screen Printing (No Emulsion)

“Sometimes Screen Printing is the best option to get the Job done,” writes Laura Kampf, “but I don´t always have time to burn the screen properly and I usually don´t have the light sensitive emulsion at hand…or a darkroom. So here is how you can make a quick print without any of the professional equipment:”

DIY 2×4 Bench

As part of a self-imposed “2×4 Challenge,” Ben Uyeda creates a small bench using just two $ 3 2x4s:

Designing and Building a Kid’s Bench Using Two 2x4s

Ben’s podcasting partner, Chris Salomone, took the same challenge:

Lumber Stack Levelers

Matt Cremona designs and builds a system to keep the massive slabs from his self-built sawmill level when dried for stacking:

Forged Hinge Prototyping

Blacksmith Alec Steele starts making a rough version of the hinges he’ll put on the tool chest built for him by the Samurai Carpenter:


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How to Make a No-Pour Concrete Topped Table, Silkscreen Clothes on the Cheap, Turn 2x4s Into Fine Furniture & More

Learning the Hard Way: Dealing With Disastrous Mistakes

The Samurai Carpenter starts out cutting one of those sexy Japanese lightning-bolt scarf joints, then cuts to footage of the deck he’s building, where a series of mistakes have created problems. He takes the setbacks in the way that all of us should recover from mistakes:

How to Make a No-Pour Concrete Topped Coffee Table

Ana White’s quick, simple design uses just $ 25 of raw materials:

DIY Upholstered Queen Size Headboard w/ Linen & Mahogany

Linn from Darbin Orvar uses upholstery techniques this week, building a button-tufted headboard for the bed she made last week:

Quick and Dirty Screen Printing (No Emulsion)

“Sometimes Screen Printing is the best option to get the Job done,” writes Laura Kampf, “but I don´t always have time to burn the screen properly and I usually don´t have the light sensitive emulsion at hand…or a darkroom. So here is how you can make a quick print without any of the professional equipment:”

DIY 2×4 Bench

As part of a self-imposed “2×4 Challenge,” Ben Uyeda creates a small bench using just two $ 3 2x4s:

Designing and Building a Kid’s Bench Using Two 2x4s

Ben’s podcasting partner, Chris Salomone, took the same challenge:

Lumber Stack Levelers

Matt Cremona designs and builds a system to keep the massive slabs from his self-built sawmill level when dried for stacking:

Forged Hinge Prototyping

Blacksmith Alec Steele starts making a rough version of the hinges he’ll put on the tool chest built for him by the Samurai Carpenter:


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How to Make a No-Pour Concrete Topped Table, Silkscreen Clothes on the Cheap, Turn 2x4s Into Fine Furniture & More

Learning the Hard Way: Dealing With Disastrous Mistakes

The Samurai Carpenter starts out cutting one of those sexy Japanese lightning-bolt scarf joints, then cuts to footage of the deck he’s building, where a series of mistakes have created problems. He takes the setbacks in the way that all of us should recover from mistakes:

How to Make a No-Pour Concrete Topped Coffee Table

Ana White’s quick, simple design uses just $ 25 of raw materials:

DIY Upholstered Queen Size Headboard w/ Linen & Mahogany

Linn from Darbin Orvar uses upholstery techniques this week, building a button-tufted headboard for the bed she made last week:

Quick and Dirty Screen Printing (No Emulsion)

“Sometimes Screen Printing is the best option to get the Job done,” writes Laura Kampf, “but I don´t always have time to burn the screen properly and I usually don´t have the light sensitive emulsion at hand…or a darkroom. So here is how you can make a quick print without any of the professional equipment:”

DIY 2×4 Bench

As part of a self-imposed “2×4 Challenge,” Ben Uyeda creates a small bench using just two $ 3 2x4s:

Designing and Building a Kid’s Bench Using Two 2x4s

Ben’s podcasting partner, Chris Salomone, took the same challenge:

Lumber Stack Levelers

Matt Cremona designs and builds a system to keep the massive slabs from his self-built sawmill level when dried for stacking:

Forged Hinge Prototyping

Blacksmith Alec Steele starts making a rough version of the hinges he’ll put on the tool chest built for him by the Samurai Carpenter:


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How to Make a No-Pour Concrete Topped Table, Silkscreen Clothes on the Cheap, Turn 2x4s Into Fine Furniture & More

Learning the Hard Way: Dealing With Disastrous Mistakes

The Samurai Carpenter starts out cutting one of those sexy Japanese lightning-bolt scarf joints, then cuts to footage of the deck he’s building, where a series of mistakes have created problems. He takes the setbacks in the way that all of us should recover from mistakes:

How to Make a No-Pour Concrete Topped Coffee Table

Ana White’s quick, simple design uses just $ 25 of raw materials:

DIY Upholstered Queen Size Headboard w/ Linen & Mahogany

Linn from Darbin Orvar uses upholstery techniques this week, building a button-tufted headboard for the bed she made last week:

Quick and Dirty Screen Printing (No Emulsion)

“Sometimes Screen Printing is the best option to get the Job done,” writes Laura Kampf, “but I don´t always have time to burn the screen properly and I usually don´t have the light sensitive emulsion at hand…or a darkroom. So here is how you can make a quick print without any of the professional equipment:”

DIY 2×4 Bench

As part of a self-imposed “2×4 Challenge,” Ben Uyeda creates a small bench using just two $ 3 2x4s:

Designing and Building a Kid’s Bench Using Two 2x4s

Ben’s podcasting partner, Chris Salomone, took the same challenge:

Lumber Stack Levelers

Matt Cremona designs and builds a system to keep the massive slabs from his self-built sawmill level when dried for stacking:

Forged Hinge Prototyping

Blacksmith Alec Steele starts making a rough version of the hinges he’ll put on the tool chest built for him by the Samurai Carpenter:


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How to Make a No-Pour Concrete Topped Table, Silkscreen Clothes on the Cheap, Turn 2x4s Into Fine Furniture & More

Learning the Hard Way: Dealing With Disastrous Mistakes

The Samurai Carpenter starts out cutting one of those sexy Japanese lightning-bolt scarf joints, then cuts to footage of the deck he’s building, where a series of mistakes have created problems. He takes the setbacks in the way that all of us should recover from mistakes:

How to Make a No-Pour Concrete Topped Coffee Table

Ana White’s quick, simple design uses just $ 25 of raw materials:

DIY Upholstered Queen Size Headboard w/ Linen & Mahogany

Linn from Darbin Orvar uses upholstery techniques this week, building a button-tufted headboard for the bed she made last week:

Quick and Dirty Screen Printing (No Emulsion)

“Sometimes Screen Printing is the best option to get the Job done,” writes Laura Kampf, “but I don´t always have time to burn the screen properly and I usually don´t have the light sensitive emulsion at hand…or a darkroom. So here is how you can make a quick print without any of the professional equipment:”

DIY 2×4 Bench

As part of a self-imposed “2×4 Challenge,” Ben Uyeda creates a small bench using just two $ 3 2x4s:

Designing and Building a Kid’s Bench Using Two 2x4s

Ben’s podcasting partner, Chris Salomone, took the same challenge:

Lumber Stack Levelers

Matt Cremona designs and builds a system to keep the massive slabs from his self-built sawmill level when dried for stacking:

Forged Hinge Prototyping

Blacksmith Alec Steele starts making a rough version of the hinges he’ll put on the tool chest built for him by the Samurai Carpenter:


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How to Build a Watch Box, Make a Cantilevered Shop Cart, Create a Dual-Purpose Knife Block & More

Building a Watch Box

Izzy Swan uses simple but effective techniques to bang out this hinged watch box:

Hardwood Flooring Around Stair Spindles

Matthias Wandel puts his engineering skills—and patience—to work to solve a hardwood floor installation problem:

Making Firewood With a Bandsaw

Matthias hauls his bandsaw out into a field, seeking a more efficient way to turn a felled tree into firewood:

Hacked Together Computer Desk

Frank Howarth continues building out his home office. Here he designs a desk/editing workstation and builds it out of a solid-core door, problem-solving as he goes:

Cantilevered Shop Cart

Jay Bates puts his pantorouter to work, using it to cut mortises and tenons for a cantilevered-shelf cart to hold his planer:

Adding 220 Volt Outlets to the Shop

April Wilkerson DIY’s 220 outlets for her new shop so that she can finally start running the larger tools:

How to Make a Dual-Purpose Knife Block

Bob Clagett makes a combination knife block and cookbook stand:

Cannon 2.0

Jimmy DiResta creates a second small brass cannon, this time using both the lathe and a CNC plasma cutter:


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