Interesting Stuff From Around The Web #249 – June 29, 2019

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.

Rex Krueger

New woodworkers are constantly looking for what they should get for their tool boxes, like a “must have tools” list. Many essential tool lists include a small block plane. This video from Rex Krueger offers a little different perspective and makes an intriguing case for his claims.
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Timber Anew

Inevitably you’ve seen a weather vane at some point, be it in a movie or an old picture. Have you ever thought about making one? This weather vane from Timber Anew is made of Sapele and could help add some picturesque country charm to your workshop, shed, house, barn, etc.
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The Newbie Woodworker

The drill press is a great tool to have in the workshop, especially for projects that require perfect vertically drilled holes. But what happens when the arm spring for this pricey piece of equipment breaks? It might be laborious to send this machine off and depending on the service tecjh’s workload, it can take a while to get back. This video from The Newbie Woodworker demonstrates how to replace the spring and get you back to work quickly.
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Third Coast Craftsman

The wooden boat is on many woodworkers’ dream project bucket list (including mine) and can sometimes seem like an unattainable goal. If you are looking for some inspiration or simply a new long format project to follow third Coast Craftsman is putting the wooden boat goal at the top of the list and inviting you to follow along with the build in a multi-video series that just began this month. Be sure to subscribe to him for progress on the build.
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Home Built Workshop

There are a lot of musicians that do woodworking. The creative nature that we all share is interchangeable and translates to many hobbies. It’s great to see projects that bridge the gap and brings multiple hobbies together. We’ve seen a few guitar builds, but Home Built Workshop demonstrates his process to build an electric guitar accessory that shows off two of his major creative passions.
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Jonathan Katz-Moses

Here’s a quick tip video that, if you aren’t already familiar, can really up your game and make things much easier and precise in your projects. This cutting tip relates to just about any saw though it’s demonstrated here on the table saw.
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King’s Fine Woodworking

Everyone says you can never have enough clamps. What happens when you’re between paychecks and can’t run out to get the clamps you need? You make them on the cheap. These deep reach c-clamps are budget friendly without sacrificing strength.
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DIY Creators

Nothing puts a damper on the evening when you plan to have a fire, roast some marshmallows/hotdogs, and it rains. This tabletop fire pit from DIY Creators could be just the answer to save the evening and it makes a nice centerpiece for year-round display.
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Matt Berry Custom

Old tools are just about everywhere. Most people have some old tools that they don’t use anymore since they have upgraded, or can pick them up for pennies on the dollar. This top fuel dragster model is a creative way to give those old tools new life and purpose as well as provide a custom gift for that gear-head friend of yours.
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It’s summertime and on a hot day when you’re sitting outside grillin’ or chillin’ you might want to keep those pesky flying barbecue crashers out of your favorite cold beverage. This two video bottle and wine glass toppers build from woodturningwithtim1 answer the call, and the wine glass topper doubles as a coaster.
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