Interesting Stuff From Around The Web #115 – January 30, 2016

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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.


Martin Creaney

The amount of time and effort that went into making this must be astronomical. He’s got a short video showing it as well. (click the image)

TabLeft Workshop

I wonder how well this would work by just driving a t-nut into the bottom of a leg instead of making a bracket? Probably not as heavy-duty as making a bracket but might work for some non heavy-duty projects. Great leveling feet system regardless.

Wm. Walker Co.

Another very well produced video from Wm. Walker Co. This time he builds an oak and steel bench. Man I’m a sucker for a well produced video :)

Patrick’s work shop

I’m glad to see Patrick back to making videos. He made probably the most enjoyable scroll saw video I’ve seen. And a pretty awesome clock.

Shawn Stone

Last week Shawn Stone stopped by the shop to hang out for a bit with myself and Nick Ferry. All was good until Nick spilled the water. Not a woodworking video but it was fun to make. Check out Shawn’s channel here.

VIDEOCHINA

This one is a touch hard to follow because the subtitles are quite fast but the carvings are stunning.

Shop built

This guy always has clever ideas. I never thought about sourcing acme threaded rod the way he did.

Bellevue Woodshop

An assembly table like this is incredibly handy. Since drilling the dog holes in mine I’ll never have an assembly table without them. And although he used a CNC machine to cut his you could easily use a drill and forstner bit. I also really like how clean his logo turned out. This is definitely a functional shop project that a lot of people can make and use.

Ian Jimmerson

Not only a great model engine build but also a great explanation of how radial engines work.

Tyler G

Another shop project that a bunch of people could benefit from. Quite the organization solution for drills and drill bits.

Modern Builds

I’m really enjoying this channel. He always sounds upbeat and positive in his videos which makes it even more fun to watch. He also shows a really simple DIY marking knife solution in this video.

Nick Ferry

Last week Nick came and visited my shop for a bit. He wanted to organize my tape drawer and because any bit of increased organization is good by me I followed his lead.



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12 Comments

  1. Michael Olsen

    As always Jay this is a great selection. I really love these as you have been key to introducing me to so may interesting craftsmen, several of whom I now call friend. Thanks for everything, and keep up the awesome work.

  2. Adam

    I’ve been using hockey puck levelers for years and you are right, sometimes just driving in a nut is fine on a wood table. You really want to support the bolt well though so you don’t end up with a crooked foot after welding. I’ve moved to simply tapping the bottom of some 3/8 plate and having an extra nut on there to lock it.

  3. Bill Weissborn

    Great selection as always Jay! REALLY liked the skull clock. Thanks for highlighting these producers who might otherwise get overlooked in all the funny cat videos on YouTube.

  4. John

    Its funny you wondered about just using a t-nut. I just did that with some castors for an assembly table as an experiment. Works great. But already starting to get soft. Think I will barrow this bracket to make it a more periminent option.

  5. mlibby42

    I did the hockey puck thing about two months ago, using a similar approach I found at http://dans-woodshop.blogspot.com/2012/02/bench-leveler-feet-mark-ii.html (guess the author is one Dan Klauder?). He uses pucks, carriage bolts, and “coupling nuts”, and I added some epoxy between the pucks and bolts. It has been very sturdy, with no softness in the attachment to the wood, because those coupling nuts go almost two inches up into the legs. Also @John: caster applications are trickier than feet applications like this, because casters often place the center of load outside of their center of vertical support, leading to big bending moments; this coupling nut approach could probably handle that (lots of lateral support along the length of the nut), but I can see why just T-nuts would get ripped out pretty quickly.

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