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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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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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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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How to Build a One-Legged Cabinet, a Throwing Star Fidget Spinner, Infuse Golden Veins Into Concrete & More

MakerSpace Cabinet w/ Dovetail & Secret Drawers

Linn from Darbin Orvar builds out a useful storage cabinet with a bunch of flat, wide drawers, then uses up some dead space at the bottom for a secret compartment:

Building Vanity Cabinets

Sandra Powell cranks out the carcase for a custom dual-sink vanity cabinet:

Laura´s Unrideable Beastbike

It’s always fun watching Laura Kampf build one of her bicycle experiments, even if this one turns out to be unrideable:

Turning a Failed Project Into a New Technique

When a concrete slab accidentally cracks, Jessie Uyeda uses it as an opportunity to experiment with giving it the kintsugi treatment. (“Kintsugi,” literally “golden joinery” in Japanese, is often applied to broken pottery to both recognize and beautify the damage.)

DIY Concrete and Gold Table

Jessie’s brother Ben modifies the technique slightly, figuring out a simple, controlled way to induce the “crack:”

Making A Steel Shuriken Fidget Spinner

John Heisz is full of surprises this week. Number one: I didn’t think he’d ever make something like a throwing star fidget spinner. Number two: I had no idea what kind of music he’d be into, but I didn’t think it’d be this!

Designing and Building A One Legged Cabinet

Chris Salomone embarks on an interesting furniture design experiment, and I give the results a thumbs-up:

Making a Stained Glass Hourglass

From Dustin Penner, this is definitely one of the more unusual materials and resultant object we’ve seen in the Makers Roundup:


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How to Build a One-Legged Cabinet, a Throwing Star Fidget Spinner, Infuse Golden Veins Into Concrete & More

MakerSpace Cabinet w/ Dovetail & Secret Drawers

Linn from Darbin Orvar builds out a useful storage cabinet with a bunch of flat, wide drawers, then uses up some dead space at the bottom for a secret compartment:

Building Vanity Cabinets

Sandra Powell cranks out the carcase for a custom dual-sink vanity cabinet:

Laura´s Unrideable Beastbike

It’s always fun watching Laura Kampf build one of her bicycle experiments, even if this one turns out to be unrideable:

Turning a Failed Project Into a New Technique

When a concrete slab accidentally cracks, Jessie Uyeda uses it as an opportunity to experiment with giving it the kintsugi treatment. (“Kintsugi,” literally “golden joinery” in Japanese, is often applied to broken pottery to both recognize and beautify the damage.)

DIY Concrete and Gold Table

Jessie’s brother Ben modifies the technique slightly, figuring out a simple, controlled way to induce the “crack:”

Making A Steel Shuriken Fidget Spinner

John Heisz is full of surprises this week. Number one: I didn’t think he’d ever make something like a throwing star fidget spinner. Number two: I had no idea what kind of music he’d be into, but I didn’t think it’d be this!

Designing and Building A One Legged Cabinet

Chris Salomone embarks on an interesting furniture design experiment, and I give the results a thumbs-up:

Making a Stained Glass Hourglass

From Dustin Penner, this is definitely one of the more unusual materials and resultant object we’ve seen in the Makers Roundup:


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