Interesting Stuff From Around The Web #253 – August 10, 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.


I don’t know if all of you have a habit of hoarding random things to possibly use in an undetermined future project like I do, but this video from Handcraft is exactly why I have a hard time letting things go. You never know when some metal bars/banding, old car parts, and a few boards might come in handy.
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April Wilkerson

Though the school year is starting up, this hot summer is not quite over. Still need to beat the heat and those back to school blues? Check out this “Soaker Seat” from April Wilkerson that is reminiscent of the old dunk tanks you used to see at carnivals and fairs.
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King’s Fine Woodworking

Check out this video from King’s Fine Woodworking. It demonstrates how simple templates and router bits can help spice up that covered deck project you told the spouse would be finished months ago and this small attention to detail can make big changes to the aesthetics of your project.
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There are many ideas and inventions that come out regularly to try and make things simpler in your projects and help out with quick fixes in a pinch. However, not all ideas that you come across are good ones or safe. In this installment of Bad Ideas in Woodworking, Colin talks about some of the ideas that are currently circulating that aren’t all as good as they seem.
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Blacktail Studio

I am always on the lookout for organizational ideas to help improve my shop and this video from Blacktail Studio is an interesting watch. In this video he demonstrates how to cut out custom recesses in foam to fit your tools and clear up the clutter in your toolbox. He also shows you at the end of the video how simple it is to make the cauterizing tools he uses for the process.
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Jonathan Katz-Moses

Mistakes, mistakes, mistakes. That’s the theme for this video. What do you do when you make a mistake in your project without scrapping it and starting over completely? Check out this video from Jonathan Katz-Moses and find out the answer to fixing 7 of the most common mistakes that people make in woodworking.
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That special place where art meets functionality. This video from create shows off some artistic design elements that come together to create a functional bench using steam bending. There is no talking in the video, but he does include notes on the screen for important information throughout the build.
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Walter Sorrells

For all the aspiring knife makers out there, this simple knife grinding jig might just be what you need to get a symmetrical bevel on your projects. Walter begins this video by explaining the purpose and functionality of the jig, before walking you through the process of creating it.
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