Interesting Stuff From Around The Web #83 – June 6, 2015

Every week I like to share a few things I find interesting. Mostly video content with an occasional website article. All of the content you will find in these posts is free to you. Remember that liking, subscribing, or sharing free content goes a long way in helping produce more free content. If you like that creator’s work, share it! Also, thank you to those who send me links through the week when you find something really interesting.

Adventure Truck

I’ve often wanted to make a slide out bed box for my truck as it would give a huge amount of storage and create a larger platform over the wheel wells at the same time. Maybe one day I’ll get around to making one. Here’s one that turns a truck into a small camper but it could easily be modified for tools.

John Smith

A falling ball Xylophone playing Bach. I bet this took forever to setup!

Matthew Cremona

Another day in the woods video. These are great.

Lane Bros Woodshop

I just made a workbench that doubles as an outfeed table. Matt recently did the same but on a smaller scale.

Marius Hornberger

I’m excited to see how this story ends. Marius’ videos are increasingly grabbing my attention.

Bellevue Woodshop

I’ve never seen anything like this. As he said it’s overkill for a personal shop but wow…just wow :)

Jelle Bakker

11,000 marbles! This is a massive marble run. I can’t imagine how loud this thing actually is.

Tyler G

Tyler is another one who’s videos are getting better and better.


This isn’t woodworking but I found it incredibly interesting.


An interesting dilemma. A tree has fallen over and is resting on an old house chimney. This is a longer video but it gives you a good perspective on a different kind of woodworking.

Henry’s Workshop

A pieceful woodshop and video. Not too shabby for a first video!


  1. Good morning, Jay! If you install a slide-out drawer in the bed of your truck, you’ll likely use very strong slides, as Mr. Thompson did. The very, very bad risk in doing so is that the driver and passenger can be impaled by those slides being driven through the cab in the event of a bad rear-end crash. The car manufacturers design “crumple zones” to protect occupants, but some modifications destroy these protections. Please be careful and thoughtful while designing such a thing.

  2. Thanks for the spot in your column this week Jay, its much appreciated, and so is the column. Great way to discover new channels.

  3. In response to the Adventure Truck drawer design. I’ve seen online a version using no rails or sqare tubing. Roller skate bearings with the wheels still attached were used as casters for the drawer to ride upon. The same wheels were also mounted on the top edge of the drawer on it’s back end to support the drawer once it was farther than halfway out.

  4. I built a similar slide-out for my old Tacoma pickup years ago to hide my hunting gear from view while on trips. I adapted dining table extension slides and rollerblade type skate wheels.The false floor was 6″ high and carpeted so looking in the windows of the camper shell you couldn’t detect there was something hiding underneath.

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