Interesting Stuff From Around The Web #198 – January 13, 2018

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.

Tommy Tompkins

I love this design. Plenty of surface area and the hickory is beautiful. The fact that it has a powered lift is icing on the cake. Well done, Tommy. Well done. Note to self: add cup holders to your desk.
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Jim Shuster

The Shuster tool chest. Don’t let the oak plywood exterior fool you. Beauty is on the inside!! I think he’s missing one chisel though…
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Matt Estlea – Furniture

Matt does a great job of explaining the most common blade/iron options that we have available to us. Also, why you would prefer one over the other in certain situations.
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Blake Weber

This is such a fun video documenting a fantastic small shop evolution. Great use of space and also great use of color! I love the paint stick backsplash.
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I got a wave of “PVC will blow up and we will all die!!!” comments recently. So it’s fitting to share this article once again. If you haven’t already read this great article on the dust explosion myth I highly recommend you do so. (click the image)

Goodall Guitars

Incredible….. just incredible. If you’ve got 49 minutes to spare you better check out this video. If you don’t have 49 minutes to spare you better find 49 minutes to check out this video. This is an excellent journey through the construction of a Goodall guitar. A well equipped shop ran by two detail oriented, talented woodworkers.
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Also, here’s a quick tour of the Goodall Guitars shop.

TITANS of CNC: Academy

I have a ton of respect for Tom Lie Nielsen and his desire to manufacture local. Here’s a good look at how precision electronic machines are helping him produce precision hand tools. There’s a bit of irony in that last sentence but it totally makes sense.
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Kyle Toth

I bet this is a great conversation piece….
-“Hey, what’s that on your wall?”
-“It’s bacon.”
-“No it….”
-“Shhhh….. It’s bacon.”
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I wasn’t so sure about this one when the solder was being applied. But I gotta say the end result is very interesting. Also, another great conversation piece.
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  1. Jay –

    I just noticed that you included my desk in your ISFATW email: “In the first ISFATW of 2108 we’ve got a drafting table with better dance moves than me” LOL! I got a good chuckle out of that. Thanks for sharing!


  2. after watching the tour of the Nielsen factory, I was always under the impression that the objective of a company was to build and sell tools, not to build and hoard to display in their shop.
    nice video.

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