Interesting Stuff From Around The Web #250 – July 13, 2019

Jonas Olsen Woodcraft

Art inspiration can come from anywhere. Many carvers regardless of the medium will often say that the art is in the blank you just have to set it free. This blank turned charging rhino is no exception. There’s also a great tip in the video for fixing a mistake in case you’re not Michaelangelo or Paul Sellers.
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Blacktail Studio

“The perfect finish:”(Noun) Often equated to mythical creatures such as a unicorn or a leprechaun’s pot of gold at the end of a rainbow. Though I’m not certain such a thing exists, this video has some great tips and tricks to help you get closer to the realization of your finishing goals.
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Mays Woodworking

Woodturners often find these little jigs very handy but there are many applications for the circle center finder in fine woodworking without the lathe. If you like to make your own tools and want to refrain from buying cheap plastic molded center finders, check out this video from Mays Woodworking.
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HandCraft

Nothing ruins a fun day at the beach like sand in your shorts. This collapsible folding chair build is a space saving way to keep your toes in the sand and the sand from causing any unwanted chafing.
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Carl Jacobson

Every once in a while I get a little nostalgic and think about recreating some of my childhood toys through my favorite hobby. Carl Jacobson demonstrates the same nostalgic realizations in this video recreating a classic toy, the Magic 8 Ball. If you have ever wondered what the inside of this toy looks like but never opened one up to see for fear of spilling its contents out onto the floor, Carl takes the risk for us all and reveals the secret held inside of an iconic toy.
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Pask Makes

The chair is often considered a milestone in fine woodworking and a project that many put on a pedestal. Many people select the best possible materials and work slowly and deliberately to achieve that milestone achievement. However, before you spend a good chunk of change on lumber, why not create a few prototypes from scrap wood to practice? This scrap wood chair from Pask Makes not only looks great, but is also functional and a great way tu use some pieces you may have just lying around the shop.
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Ohyo56

Sometimes measuring the kerf for your saw blade can be a little tough, especially if you left your spectacles across the shop. Or maybe, you want to cut a perfect dado to match a shelf. This nifty kerf maker from Ohyo56 not only looks sharp, but also can help zero in on the precision cuts you need for that next project.
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April Wilkerson

It’s summertime and nothing helps beat the heat like a pool. Sometimes we forget our faithful furry companions like to get a break from the blistering heat also. Help your pet beat the heat of the dog days of summer with this dog wading pool from April Wilkerson and even give them a shady spot to relax while you’re at it.
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7 COMMENTS

  1. Been following you for a long time but for a while now I find your videos straying from what I consider woodworking. Also those annoying popups for echo dot. Very distracting. I understand you gotta make a living but I’m no longer entertained. Thought you might want to know.

  2. Bob, I couldn’t disagree more!
    Jay, you keep ongoing as you are. Yous ISFATW newsletter is always interesting even when there’s stuff in there that i wouldn’t consider trying. It is always inspiring to see what other people are using their talent and ingenuity for. Keep up the great work!

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