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 good sharpening system is a crucial tool in the woodworker’s tool chest. Though getting started you can use sandpaper and a myriad of different sharpening stones, eventually you will want to upgrade your system. If you haven’t considered a Japanese set up, this video from Jonathan Katz-Moses shows you how to set up the station and explains some benefits for this eastern style system.
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There are many different options when it comes to sanding, but when it comes to sanding curved surfaces the power options can get a little pricey. If you aren’t ready to pull the trigger on a belt sander or spindle sander just yet, this drill powered sanding jig can get the job done. It’s technically a homemade version of an inexpensive flap sander but this same idea can be applied to a larger model for use in a bench grinder setup.
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The drill press is a very versatile tool in any woodworker’s shop, but clamping larger or oddly shaped pieces can sometimes be a little tricky. This vertical clamping jig for the drill press can make those more difficult pieces a little easier.
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We use handles for almost everything, and any woodworker that’s ever bought a chisel or screwdriver from a Big box store will tell you that it’s hard to beat a handmade handle. This handle making jig from Pask Makes can help making those handles a little more precise and efficient.
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Joe Pierce Maker
I don’t know if the pirate vs ninja debate has ever been settled but if you want to channel your inner ninja turtle these DIY nunchucks from Joe Pierce Maker might help settle the debate for you.
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If you’ve ever thought about making your own knife blades or chisels but don’t want to shell out a lot of funds for a full fledged forge, this coffee can system can help upcycle some household waste items and get you started in some small metal working.
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Jim Overton – Jimson’s Stuff
The eye is always watching. At least this turned wood, opal, and resin eye is. Jim Overton demonstrates in this video how he turns a sphere then turns it into a beautiful work of art. If you haven’t visited JIm’s channel yet, there’s some good, creative content here.
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Wood By Wright 2
The pool cue… We have seen them turned on a lathe, but James Wright demonstrates in this video how to make one using only hand tools. There are still some cues made in this traditional style today, but they are becoming more rare to find. Take a step back in time with this video and learn the traditional method for making pool cues, and maybe give it a shot yourself. Then, you can be all the talk at the APA League next week. .
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