Interesting Stuff From Around The Web #254 – August 17, 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.

Impact DIY

Where you see pipes, I see a chair. At least that’s what Impact DIY envisioned. This “industrial design chair” shows that inspiration can come from anywhere. Creative use of materials but now to make it more comfortable…
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Michael Alm

Wow, it seems like this summer has been really hot, but hot enough to melt wood? This interesting concept for a side table would certainly make an interesting conversation piece. Take a look at how precise joinery combined with some interesting power carving can create an illusion that puts a stamp on the summer of 2019.
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Blacktail Studio

So you have found yourself in the dog house yet again, and flowers won’t get you out of this one? Check out this Spinning Shoe Rack from Blacktail Studio and say goodbye to the couch, at least until the next time your local woodworking supply store gets in their next shipment.
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Anthony Scolaro

Pilasters can be a beautiful accent to a project both large and small, but how exactly do you make them? This video from Anthony Scolaro demonstrates how to create these beautiful accents and breaks down the process into simple steps that can help add a little pizzazz to your next build.
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Bench dogs, if you aren’t already using them, are a game changer for woodworkers. They are yet another simple yet versatile tool for holding your work in place, be it for carving, planing, or whatever reason. However, these bench dog clamps take the ordinary bench dog and buff them up for some superior work holding .
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Here’s another handy clamping project from the same creator.

And another…

Andy Phillip

Wood turning is an excellent aspect of woodworking that, if you have not delved into, you should try out. It can get addictive like just about anything else within our favorite hobby. This stump turning combines epoxy, a stump that most likely would have ended up in the fire, and some pigments to turn a beautiful vase that could gracefully adorn anyone’s home. While I do think the epoxy river tables have completely lost their “wow” factor because of the sheer volume of them out there I do like seeing epoxy integrated into turning. Especially like it is in this example. Such a stunning final result as the epoxy doesn’t take over the piece but instead acts as an interesting backdrop that highlights the beauty of the wood.
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The Hoosier Craftsman WORKSHOP

The coat rack is a piece of furniture that often gets overlooked. You cover it up with coats, and only mind it quickly as you enter/exit your home. However, with just a little extra work you can turn that second thought piece into a feature for your hallway or foyer. This design from The Hoosier Craftsman WORKSHOP will even let you know if you’re late for supper. Then again…I’m never late for supper ;)
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Winegarden Workshop – spencerjw

Although Spring is long gone, it’s never too late to work on cleaning up and organizing the shop. If you are like most woodworkers out there, you have lots of scrap pieces and off cuts lying around the shop for future projects. This easy weekend build will help you create a designated space for your scrap pieces and shorts, as well as a 4 ft sheet goods storage shelf, so you can keep things a little more organized and at hand for when that perfect project arises. The best part of it is the limited materials needed, and the versatility of the design so you can make it your own. I have a full size plywood cart and this little roll around cart would be a great addition.
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