Interesting Stuff From Around The Web #267 – December 21, 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.


If you want to know more about trees then subscribe to this channel. In this video Blair shows a fun tree platform with an incredible view. Who wouldn’t want to hang out up there?
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Jeff Fischer

Want to make perfect fitting dados wider than a blade without any calculations for fence movement? A kerfmaker is your solution. Many people have shown their take on this concept but this one seems to be the best that I’ve found. So simple. So useful.
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Shelter Institute

Timber framing vs conventional stick framing. If money weren’t an option, which one would you pick? I think the majority of people would pick the timber frame structure. It’s the exposed character that draws me in but there are more benefits than what meets the eye.
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A very well done homemade table saw fence system. The material looks interesting. The comments say it is HMR board which just stands for High Moisture Resistance.
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Nancy Quan Builds

Great information in this one. Often times you want to have a thicker table top but don’t want it to look so chunky on the ends. This technique will make the top appear thinner and lighter while giving it an interesting edge detail.
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Want to add a personal touch to a metal gift you are giving this year? You can do this :) Using a 9 volt battery to etch metal.
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Essential Craftsman

A great conversation about working harder and working smarter while building a ramp. I had no idea what to expect when I pressed play but I soon realized the video was over and I was completely sucked in for 12 minutes. Thanks for the talk, Scott. Much appreciated.
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Small Town Titans

This last one is for the holiday spirit. Whatever you do or do not celebrate, Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy holidays, whichever you prefer…Have a great one and I’ll leave you with this killer cover of You’re A Mean One, Mr. Grinch! Have a great weekend!
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  1. Another idea for your “Around the Web” Blog.
    GO-TO the link to see at end of this post.

    A family sits inside one of the two newly constructed 3D-printed homes in Mexico First 3D-Printed Neighborhood Being Built in Mexico
    CNN Business
    Christina Zdanowicz
    December 12, 2019

    Social housing nonprofit New Story is using a giant three-dimensional (3D) printer to create the world’s first 3D-printed neighborhood in a rural section of Tabasco, Mexico. The project already has completed two 3D-printed homes, and New Story hopes to print 50 new houses by the end of next year, replacing structures that residents built themselves. The 33-foot printer prints out a concrete mix that hardens when it dries, creating walls one layer at a time. It takes a total of 24 hours over several days to build two 500-sq.ft. houses at the same time, about twice as fast as it takes New Story to build homes using standard construction methods. Said ICON CEO Jason Ballard, “In the future, our bet is that this will be humanity’s best hope for a housing solution that that matches our highest values and ideals.”

    The world’s first 3D-printed neighborhood is being built in Mexico

  2. Merry Christmas and thank you for all your posting of great ideas a lot of them I have used. May you have Wonderful 2020!

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