Case Hardening in Wood – Tension Set

I've recently gone through a stretch of unstable lumber from various different sources. All the lumber reacted the same way when cut. Right before finishing the cut with the blade the lumber would *POP* releasing tension and cupping the wood instantly. I thought it would be a good learning opportunity to see what was going on. My research indicated case...

Interesting Stuff From Around The Web #273 – June 6, 2020

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Vlog #154: Checking the boxes

Video Notes: - Taylor Tools 5-1/2 hand plane: https://lddy.no/mdml - Cosmetic Blemish precision squares: https://lddy.no/kntx - Router & CNC bits coupon: Save 15% on your purchase at Bits & Bits: http://bit.ly/322OOHa

A BEAUTIFUL Walnut Live Edge Table

I like building larger projects. I really do. Smaller projects are great for a quick win here and there but I personally feel like my level of accomplishment seems to be in direct relation to the size of the project. Sometimes that doesn't make sense though. A tiny, intricate box with marquetry, Japanese joinery, and forged hardware could take...

Interesting Stuff From Around The Web #272 – May 22, 2020

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Strong and Easy Picnic Table – Free Plans

How to Build a 6 foot picnic table
This is a picnic table design I have been building for about a decade. I have a few of these in commercial spaces that are about 8-9 years old and are doing great. For price reference, the 5' table in the video was built in May 2020 and cost $78, tax included, for the lumber and carriage bolt hardware....

Avid CNC Ep5: Machine Template File with CNC Joinery

Video Notes: - Machine file: https://jayscustomcreations.com/product/avid-cnc-machine-file-template-with-toolpaths-vcarve-pro-file/ - Avid CNC: http://www.cncrouterparts.com/ - Quick Track from Armor Tool: https://armor-tool.com/products/woodworking/t-track/ - TSO Products dogs: https://tsoproducts.com/dogs/ - Use the code JAYBATES to save 10% on your router/cnc bit purchase from Bits & Bits: https://bitsbits.com/ - Dave Gatton hold downs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TZDieOgEApI

Avid CNC Ep4: Homing Speed, Cutting Area, and Video Game Control

Video notes: - AntiMicro: https://github.com/AntiMicro/antimicro - Avid CNC: http://www.cncrouterparts.com/ - Quick Track from Armor Tool: https://armor-tool.com/products/woodworking/t-track/ - TSO Products dogs: https://tsoproducts.com/dogs/ - Use the code JAYBATES to save 10% on your router/cnc bit purchase from Bits & Bits: https://bitsbits.com/

Avid CNC Ep3: Vertical & Horizontal Tables

Video Notes: - Quick Track from Armor Tool: https://armor-tool.com/products/woodworking/t-track/ - TSO Products dogs for repeat locating: https://tsoproducts.com/dogs/ - Avid CNC: http://www.cncrouterparts.com/ - Machine file with all dimensions and vectors: https://jayscustomcreations.com/product/avid-cnc-machine-file-template-with-toolpaths-vcarve-pro-file/

Half Lap Dry Erase Board (Cheap Amazon roll)

There's not much to say about this build. It's a crazy simple project that can be knocked out in just a short time. I added some visual interest with natural brown canvas phenolic rod. It's a super hard material used in many industrial applications. I was first introduced to it in 2005-ish. It's a common material in the billiard...

Interesting Stuff From Around The Web #271 – April 11, 2020

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Avid CNC Ep2: Dual 4″ Dust Shoe

Video Notes: Inspiration from Frank Howarth's build: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hqyxRLoujts Avid CNC's original single 4" hose file, shopping list, and video tutorial: http://www.cncrouterparts.com/universal-cnc-dust-shoe-p-396.html 4" dust ports I used: https://amzn.to/3aJagpC 5/16" rigid back brush I used. Need to purchase 5': https://www.mcmaster.com/74405t17 1" steel dowel pins: https://www.mcmaster.com/98381a542 Magnet pack I bought. The extra magnets are super handy to have on hand: https://amzn.to/3e40kcq You...

Curly Ash Jewelry Cabinet

Before I get started, here's a couple coupon codes to help you out. Use the code JAYBATES to save 10% on your router/cnc bit purchase from Bits & Bits. Here's a list of the bits I used on this project: - 3/16" round over - Part #W-2000 - 1/4" compression - Part #425-CM250 - 3/8" rabbet - Part #1900 Save $150 on the...

Avid CNC Ep1: The Machine, 4’x10′

This is a series dedicated to my machine setup so I have a place to point people when common questions are asked. Everything with "Avid CNC ep." in the title will not be project based but rather why and what I'm doing to the machine. Mentioned in the video: AvidCNC: https://bit.ly/33WdXWu Use the code JAYBATES to save 10% on...

Vlog 151: The world is weird right now

The world is weird right now. Do what you can to prevent the spread of this virus and the accompanying panic. Stay safe and woodwork! Time to start project #3.. Have a great day!

Children’s Table and Two Chairs

Click here to get the plans for this project.  My daughter is already a year and a half old. That's.....just crazy to think about. Everyone says kids grow up so fast and it's not until now that the saying is setting in. Her mind is a sponge and every day holds something new for her to pick up on and...

Interesting Stuff From Around The Web #270 – February 29, 2020

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Interesting Stuff From Around The Web #269 – February 15, 2020

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Tool Talk #18: Axiom CNC + CNC Talk

For the past year and a half I've been putting the Axiom AR8 PRO+ CNC machine to work in my shop. I've used this machine WAY more than what shows in videos. It's a problem solver, a prototype maker, a work horse, and an employee that never shows up late or drunk. It's a great machine and was perfect...

Tool Talk #17: Mortise Master

Because I produce online woodworking content I regularly get asked to promote tools and products. Most of the time I decline for various reasons and sometimes the item sparks interest. I was recently asked by Don Browning to take a look at his Mortise Master. After getting one and looking it over I thought it was definitely worth sharing with...

Greene and Greene Tool Tote

To purchase the MDF templates for this project click here. This project starts out with a really twisted board. In this case it won't matter much because the multiple smaller pieces that I need will have a manageable amount of twist in them. But I thought it would be interesting to show just how bad of a board you can...

Superior Artisan Wood & Slab – Mississippi Hardwood Mill and Kiln

I found Chad Fletcher a few years back from another woodworker in Mississippi. Since then I've purchased quite a bit of lumber from him and watched his business grow each year. With the recent addition of a vacuum kiln I asked him if I could shoot a video showcasing what he does. This was recorded mid January, 2020, on...

Making a Cake Stand

Items used in this project: Lazy Susan mechanism: https://amzn.to/2uDZPDv Green grippy gloves: https://amzn.to/2ZdO00v White stain blocker: https://amzn.to/2NhzNfS Water based white polyurethane: https://amzn.to/2NjclyJ Water based brown mahogany stain: https://amzn.to/2R7PZRR This cake stand begins with the base material. Because the base will be stained and then painted I went with 2x12 pine. Although this will be distressed I did make sure to cut around any knots that...

Indoor Play Fort / Reading Nook

Get the plans for this indoor play fort / reading nook here.  Through the Christmas season I made several gifts that I did not record video for. Instead, I just took cell phone pictures through the build process. Not dealing with a video camera is much faster and more enjoyable for quick projects such as this. The design process started by...

Interesting Stuff From Around The Web #268 – January 4, 2020

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A deep look at 2019

I did a “statistically speaking” article at the end of 2014 and something similar in 2016. I'm not sure why I didn't do one in the following years but it's fun to compare this article to years past. 2019 is over in a few hours and the jokes about seeing clearly and seeing 2020 vision are already getting old. A...

Vlog #148: Last ramble of the year

Video Notes: - End of 2019 giveaway: https://jayscustomcreations.com/giveaway - Subscribe to Bent's Woodworking on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiQO4At218jezfjPqDzn1CQ/videos

Interesting Stuff From Around The Web #267 – December 21, 2019

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A Productive Day: Cord cover, lazy suzan, bit storage tray

A productive day of knocking a few things off the to-do list. Starting with a simple cord cover. Then a super cheap lazy suzan setup for spraying finishes, and finally a proper bit storage tray for the router table. No article on this one. Too busy keeping sanity making Christmas gifts lately... Talk to you in the next one. My...

Interesting Stuff From Around The Web #266 – December 14, 2019

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Vlog 147: Quick update on stuff + giveaway change

Video Notes: - Traveling forge video: https://jayscustomcreations.com/2019/12/the-traveling-forge/ - Giveaway page: https://jayscustomcreations.com/giveaway

The Traveling Forge – A Woodworking Masterpiece

Related history content: - Sweetgum Mortar video 1 - Sweetgum Mortar video 2 - Howitzer Ammunition Chest - Howitzer Elevation Gear I've got an incredible friend. His name is Duffy Neubauer. He's one of those guys with no excuses. And I mean none, zero, zilch, zip, nada. Not a single one. I've known the guy for six years now and I've never heard him...

Interesting Stuff From Around The Web #265 – December 7, 2019

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Sliding Dovetail Sofa Table Bench

While the purpose of this video is to make a bench and not to be an advertisement for the PantoRouter I did use it for all of the joinery in this project. You can save $150 off a purchase of the PantoRouter with the code JAY. A couple years ago I made a mahogany and ambrosia maple sofa table. Today...

SketchUp: Sofa Table Bench

In this video I show how the design evolution of a quick sofa table bench. This bench will be used inside for quick laptop use at a sofa table I made a couple years ago. It's also a design experiment rather than simply making the bench look identical to the table.

Vlog #146: BIG Bubinga

Video Notes: - With nearly 36 continuous hours of below freezing temperatures outside the shop heating was barely tested. The insulation seems to be doing it's job well and the mini split system seems to be sized perfectly for this space. I'm quite pleased at how well the combination of those two kept the shop comfortable with no cold spots...

Interesting Stuff From Around The Web #264 – November 23, 2019

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Interesting Stuff From Around The Web #263 – November 16, 2019

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Batch out sliding dovetails FAST with the PantoRouter

While there is currently no dedicated template for this setup one could easily be made with stable hardwood on a table saw. Still, purchasing a precise template made specifically for the machine would be more convenient. If you want to learn more about the origins of the PantoRouter then check out Matthias' documentation and plans here: https://woodgears.ca/pantorouter/index.html OR Use the code JAY...

Vlog 145: Normal vlog + A unique opportunity for you

Video Notes: - The thumbnail for this video was auto generated from YouTube. Looks like I'm up to something though haha. - To the veterans out there, thank you for your service. It's much appreciated. - The moxon vise video was to promote my friend Jonathan's moxon vise templates: https://www.katzmoseswoodworking.com/new-products - I'm going to make a "pimp my moxon vise" style video. Not...

PantoRouter Cart

For those who are interested I have a detailed set of plans available for this cart. If you're not familiar with the PantoRouter I suggest visiting PantoRouter.com and checking it out. (NOTE: Use code JAY for $150 off your pantorouter. Code was given after this video and article was made.) This metal version is based upon Matthias Wandel's wood...

Interesting Stuff From Around The Web #262 – November 9, 2019

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Interesting Stuff From Around The Web #261 – November 2, 2019

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A Handy Workbench Accessory – The Moxon Vise

An inexpensive hardware kit for this vise: https://lddy.no/gu1vA better, but still inexpensive, hardware kit for this vise: https://lddy.no/gu1w This is a quick win project. I started recording at 12:30 and wiped off the excess finish and left it to sit overnight at 4:50. That also includes the slow down of setting up the camera a hundred times and also a...

Interesting Stuff From Around The Web #260 – October 26, 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...

The Week That Was #2: Repositioning, Veneering, and a Cart

The week that was #2? I've got to think of a better name for this no video picture series. Does it even need a name? All of the images are in chronological order so it's a good look at how the week went. Anyway, this was a short week of actually working in the shop. Tyler Kay's nanny had a...

Interesting Stuff From Around The Web #259 – October 19, 2019

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Vlog #144: I was wrong

Video Notes: - Thanks for watching on my website. It's the best way you can support what I do without spending a dime. - Router bit giveaway: https://jayscustomcreations.com/giveaway/ - Use the code JAYBATES to save 10% on your router/cnc bit purchase from Bits & Bits: http://bit.ly/322OOHa - Tim Hall puzzle. I highly recommend these. Great product and you support a fellow craftsman: https://hallcastle.com/ -...