Interesting Stuff From Around The Web #256 – September 7, 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.

Bobby Duke Arts

Though not a woodworking video, this video from Bobby Duke Arts demonstrates creative power carving in an unusual medium, a pool ball, and incorporates some organic material. Note: no animals were harmed in the making of this video, though opinions on whether or not they should have been were definitely argued in the comments.
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Make N’ Create

The viking blowing horn was a tool in war that was used to strike fear in the hearts of enemies. This video demonstrates how to prepare the horn for battle, including some fine leatherworking.
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Eric Sorensen

If you are looking for an easy way to batch out some drawer pulls for your furniture builds, this jig might be of some great help. The video demonstrates how to upgrade a jig board and create a jig for the router to make batching out drawer pulls a little easier and a lot more precise.
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Out of the Woods

Do trees have feelings too? When you cut them don’t they bleed? This one does. Take a look at the milling process for a tree that not only produces some beautiful finished projects, but also exemplifies beauty when you make the first cuts.
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Fisher’s Shop

As summer winds down and autumn comes ‘round, all the tailgaters and football fans abound. Looking for a new yard game to play or take to your next tailgate? This project might be worth considering. The video features our favorite employee that works all day, doesn’t require a salary, and exemplifies efficiency – the CNC.
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izzy swan

If creativity is not Izzy Swan’s middle name, it probably should be. Izzy comes up with some really innovative jigs and solutions on a regular basis. One of his most recent videos highlights his table saw lathe jig, and it doesn’t disappoint. In this video, Izzy demonstrates the functionality of the jig and he details the safety of using this jig to achieve efficiency at the table saw for making repeatable turnings. I really like how the top is closed so you can not only see what is going on but also the dust collection is improved.
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Gunflint Designs

Dust collection is a very popular topic in the woodworking community. This custom fence for the miter saw from Gunflint designs take a relatively newer design and adds flexibility for greater functionality. He also really details his thought process throughout the build and demonstrates how he coped with some of the design flaws to end up with a finished project that allows you to still increase your dust collection at the miter saw while maintaining the ability to make angled cuts and bevels.
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Finding/Marking the center of the edge of a board can sometimes take a while. You measure the board thickness, then set up a marking gauge then scribe the line, and if you move the marking gauge a little when tightening it, you have to go back and do it all again. If you don’t notice it at first, it can throw off the whole project. This board center gauge can help take the guesswork out of finding the center of a board and makes finding the center a quick and easy task.
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Amazing Woodworking Techniques

Looking for a drum sander that can sand large panels? You could go out and spend a ton of money, or you could just make your own. This 800mm wide homemade thickness sander is pretty cool and might just save some dollars and cents if you have some scraps lying around. Just watch out for loose clothing!
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Michael Alm

Plywood is used in tons of projects from general construction to, making some of our favorite jigs, to making fine furniture. The versatility of plywood is only limited by the imagination. Clearly Michael Alm had his thinking cap on when he started using plywood to make patterns. Take a look at this video where he shows you how to make some really nice looking patterns from plywood and even does some experimenting with new patterns with the scraps.
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Ryan Gratland

The CNC machine, as we have discussed a few times, is a hard worker and it gets the job done without complaining (as long as everything is set up correctly). The only problem is it usually requires a good bit of dedicated space in the shop. If you aren’t using the CNC and want to save some of that dedicated space, consider following along in this build series from Ryan Gratland as he builds a CNC Mobile Flip Top Station to increase the versatility of our favorite workhorse. The video link is the entire playlist so use the arrows to go to the next video.
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  1. Michael Alm’s plywood pattern video is awesome! I’ve been looking for something to do with all my BB plywood scraps and he has inspired me to try it out. Thanks for adding it to the list!

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