Interesting Stuff From Around The Web #92 – August 8, 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.

Here’s a very interesting looking coffee table with a detailed build article to go along with it . Free plans too. (click the image)

I found Jenn’s blog last week and have been quite impressed with the overall presentation of her projects. Of course, the projects are great too. Like this expanding drawer organizer. Pretty nifty. (click the image)

Have you heard of Izzy Swan? He builds dinosaurs. And he’s also currently giving away the same Bosch plunge router that I use. Here’s the giveaway if you are interested in entering. (click the image)

Dust is EVIL. Here’s a simple and useful downdraft sanding table box that can be used on a work table when needed and stored away when not needed. (click the image)

Doucette and Wolfe Furniture Makers

I’m a huge fan of their work. The perfection of their builds is insane and the quality of materials used is always top-notch. I’ve shared a lot of their videos previously. Here’s their latest.

Canadian Woodworks

The last time I saw someone cut a sawmill in half….wait..I’ve never seen anyone cut a working sawmill in half…

Sterling Davis

Just a reminder that my buddy Sterling is hosting a pallet up-cycle challenge. Lots of great prizes for you to get your hands on!

Jackman Carpentry

Here’s a beautiful inlay cutting board made with a CNC….ummmm, no. It was done by hand. No CNC. Great work man!

Ted Alexander

I don’t think I’ve seen a boot bottle opener before. Having a western themed house, I really like the way this one turned out.

Bellevue Woodshop

I’ve seen a few wooden bar clamps before but not one with a ratcheting action.

Ty Moser

Finishing with fire. This is an interesting technique. I imagine covering a wood template with tin foil would create an inexpensive template you could use repeatedly for this technique.

Half-Inch Shy

This guy has a ton of tools and also a ton of nifty little shop organization tips. I’m definitely making a drill press junk tray and this is definitely worth the watch.


  1. Thanks Jay,
    I had watched Half-Inch Shy’s number 93 already 4 or 5 times as I like a lot of his nifty ideas. Glad you liked it too.
    What a great community.
    Keep on trucking, mate !

  2. There’s a traditional Japanese wood working finish that I think is called shou sugi ban. It uses a similar burning technique. Do termites avoid burned wood?
    A good collection of videos this time, Jay!

    • Shou Sugi Ban is where I first saw the technique a long while back. From what I remember it makes the wood stand up to weather and insects better.

      I like that design on the coffee table!

  3. Does anyone know why Jackman put the cutting board in the oven? and at what temp.? Was it to melt the wax into the wood fibers?Thanks,

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