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.
This is a link to a kickstarter campaign. I’m not suggesting pledging any money but I did want to introduce the project to you as it is pretty incredible. It’s a full music machine-made from wood and assembled with no tools or glue. click the image to go to the Kickstarter page and view the video.
The Wood Whisperer
A definitive guide to setting up a bandsaw.
Subscribe to The Wood Whisperer: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKp44bWWZIiOPShPN_ytShw
A magnetic base dowel indicator is a very handy jig/tool to keep around the shop. Jack has a lot of really great ideas in his videos.
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A common question: “are cheap hand planes junk?” Watch this.
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I like seeing other people’s interpretation of someone else’s project. Like when someone makes one of my projects and adds their own twist to it. It shows concepts and solutions you might not have thought about. This is a well-organized tool chest. After transporting my tools in a very unorganized way to Oklahoma in June I’d really like to make one of these soon.
Subscribe to Marty Backe: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2CeLLY4EeztlX4ZsI1zcKA
LinkedIn Learning Solutions
This is such a great conversation with Aaron Draplin. Have you ever thought about how much goes into a simple business logo? I learned that a couple of years ago when I made a much improved transition with mine. I originally watched this video several months ago and one of the takeaways I got from it was to start with very basic sketches on paper. Then take that to the computer. It’s helped my workflow a lot.
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Have you ever wondered how steel balls are made for bearings and such? I love watching engineering videos like this. A complex series of simple tasks that come together flawlessly. I also really appreciated the old 8-bit video game sounds in this one.
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A crazy amount of work goes into making each one of these wheels. Teamwork!
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Prairie Farm Report
Today’s technology is incredibly sophisticated. Designing everything on the computer with 3d modeling to work out all of the kinks before any material is cut or parts are formed. Imagine the slow process of designing and constructing something this large in the 1920’s. I say that and instantly think of the much larger steam engines of the early 1800’s. This is also a great channel to subscribe to.
Subscribe to Prairie Farm Report: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCChoE7G9A2ELyVotqz_qjyw
So this isn’t woodworking at all but it’s incredibly interesting. I’m a huge classic rock fan. I would be totally fine if all radio stations were forced to only play music from Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, The Who, CCR, Tom Petty, Stevie Ray Vaugh, and the likes. Every classic rock band has at least one guy that is on another level. As great as Jimmy Page was/is, the drums are often where my mind gravitates to when listening to Zeppelin. This short video is a great look into the complexity of one of the greatest drum portfolios ever.
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