Interesting Stuff From Around The Web #125 – April 16, 2016

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.

A wooden car by Toyota. This looks pretty….unique. I’m not sure what I think of the design but the whole idea of it is really interesting. Click the picture for more images.


Here’s some absolutely beautiful streamlined work from Matthias Pliessnig.

I often get asked why kickback happened on certain situations or what recommendations I have to prevent any kickback. Here’s a good article with diagrams explaining why kickback happens. Even if you already know all of this it might be worth bookmarking to share with others who might not know. (click the image)

DIY Modern

Here’s a channel you might not know about. Also, a beautiful, well thought-out modern desk.

BearKat Wood

This dude (Brian) is awesome. In this video he walks you through the process of making a custom, gorgeous hand saw. Definitely subscribe to this guy. You can see more pictures of the saws on his website here:

Kyle Toth

During my recent trip to Atlanta, Georgia I had the opportunity to have a few really great conversations with Kyle. The guy is a rock star. Here he makes quick work of a custom tap handle.

The WoodWorking Junkie

This is part one of a two video series on making a tool cabinet. Part one covers the outside of the cabinet. Part two covers the inside.

frank howarth

I recently aquired a lathe and have already turned a few projects with it. Mostly just goofing off and getting familiar with the machine and tools. I had a slight concern for making precise segmented pieces for a segmented turning but then I saw this video… Assuming you have a proper template to set the sled to, this sled provides extremely accurate cuts.


A general rule in the shop is that if it’s not convenient you wont do it or use it. This setup looks very convenient. I have a similar setup but don’t use the guide. Definitely worth the look.


This guy woke up and said “lets turn something bigger than a pen today.”

Amanda Du

Not much to this video but the machine looks pretty impressive :)

Kyrl Henderson

Man I’d love to give these guys a hand for an entire project. The end result looks soooooo nice. Imagine an entire shop built like this.

There isn’t an article or video for this but there’s a great set of pictures to give you some ideas. Modeled originally after the Beach Bum Livin wavy panel design that I based last year’s wooden cooler build on. Click the image for more pictures.

Wood By Wright

Here’s a great up-and-coming hand tool channel. This time he’s restoring a compass plane. A very interesting hand tool.


  1. Jay, Love everything you put out. I have been following since miter saw station in the apartment shop.
    I have never commented before. But I think with your talent you need to take the body off your S10,
    and do it up in pine. You could call it the Chevy Ponderosa. Ibelieve Chevy at one time sponsered
    Bonanza. Thank you for all that you do.

  2. As always Jay you seem to find some of the most interesting video’s on the web! Thanks, I always look forward to “Interesting stuff from the web” because I know you’ll find something that will peak my interest, and it is usually obscure.

  3. I built one of those wedgie sleds to cut segments and figured I could make the wedges on my CNC, which is what Frank did. I realized I already had several 45 degree wedges (8 segments) in the form of triangle squares and that worked great. Next I used a digital protractor (like these ) set for 30 degrees (12 segments) and it worked also. Spend $20 or $30 on the digital protractor, if you don’t already have one, and you have wedges for any number of segments. On smaller angles the protractor will slip out the side of the sled before making contact with both fences, but all you need is a parallel board (an accurate rip on the table saw) to fill the gap.

  4. Jay,

    I’m definetly a freshman woodworker and have learned so much from you every week since I began woodworking. I’ve built server all of your projects too. I recently posted my website to show friends and family what I’m working on. I’m finding it allot easier than to send individual updates…… To see my wooden min-fridge build on your “Interesting Stuff Around the Web” episode #125 totally made my year!!!! Thank you for noticing the build and listing it. Keep it up Jay! Your an inspiration.

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