• Crossbow Pistol Antenna Launcher - Duration: 11 minutes.

    • 2 months ago
    OK. I've lost it. Bought a crossbow pistol from Amazon to use as the basis for my random wire antenna launcher. There are a couple of good reasons to do this over one of the popular pneumatic l...
  • Washer and Dryer Pedestals - Duration: 8 minutes, 15 seconds.

    • 2 months ago
    Bought a new clothes washer and dryer that are front load models. That puts the doors down awfully low for daily use, and so this style is usually sold with a matching pedestal.

    Unfortunately, th...
  • Portamate Lumber Shelves - Duration: 5 minutes, 42 seconds.

    • 3 months ago
    Continuing on with the shop organization projects this spring. Getting the stored lumber in order in next on the list.

    There are many plans and videos of people building lumber racks, but honestl...
  • Dremel Grinding Stones - Aluminum Oxide vs. Silicon Carbide - Duration: 9 minutes, 36 seconds.

    • 4 months ago
    The most unscientific test ever! Came across some usually hard to find silicon carbide grinding stones for the Dremel tool whil killing time at the local hardware center.

    I've heard for years tha...
  • Build A 2M Yagi for Emergencies (and Fun!) - Duration: 8 minutes, 47 seconds.

    • 4 months ago
    Challenged myself to build a usable Yagi style antenna for the 2 Meter (2M - 144MHz) amateur radio band. The challenge part is that I wanted to use stuff I had lying around, and I wanted to build ...
  • Pocket Holes, Plywood and Paint; Oh My! - Duration: 6 minutes, 57 seconds.

    • 5 months ago
    Needed to build some custom shelves to organize some peripherals attached to my PC workstation. Unfortunately, it's bitter cold here in the Pittsburgh area, so working in the shop isn't the most c...
  • Making a Lamp from a Bottle - Duration: 6 minutes, 6 seconds.

    • 6 months ago
    It's that time of year again, and I committed to making a Christmas present for a family member. This one isn't too complicated though.

    I started with a large (1.75L) bottle that was "left over f...
  • Particle Photon and FastLED - A Christmas Wreath - Duration: 16 minutes.

    • 6 months ago
    You can skip straight to here if you just want to see the finished project in action: https://youtu.be/S1zFrmkFmMU?t=15m10s

    Here's a link to the LEDs I used: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00B...
  • Particle Photon 101 - Duration: 11 minutes.

    • 6 months ago
    Here's the Photon itself:https://store.particle.io/#photon
    and the development tool: https://build.particle.io

    Wanted to do a quick intro to my new favorite variation on the popular Arduino platfo...
  • GoPro Ball Cap Mount - Duration: 5 minutes, 4 seconds.

    • 7 months ago
    A quick and simple (although slightly destructive) way to mount any GoPro or other action cam to a standard ball cap.

    Spoiler alert!: The secret is to use a standard camera tripod adapter and bol...
  • Kids Castle Bookshelf - Woodworkers Fighting Cancer 2016 - Duration: 11 minutes.

    • 7 months ago
    Finally back in the saddle after a couple of busy weeks. It's for a good cause too: Woodworkers FIghting Cancer! This years' project is a bookshelf that's modeled after a castle. The shelf divid...
  • How Fast is Your Rabbet? - Duration: 10 minutes.

    • 9 months ago
    Inspired by a comment on a video over on the GarageWoodworks channel, I decided to try out three different methods for cutting rabbets.

    Method #1 uses a router table.
    Method #2 is the "two cut" me...
  • Workbench - Glue Up - Duration: 10 minutes.

    • 9 months ago
    It's a bench! At long last I get to glue this thing together and flip it right side up. Spoiler alert: it worked so the end result is just a bench.

    Decided to go with West System epoxy. I didn'...
  • Workbench - Last of the Base Joinery! - Duration: 7 minutes, 39 seconds.

    • 9 months ago
    At long last all of the base pieces have the joints cut. More mortise and tenon work for the short stretchers, but with a router this time.

    The long stretchers get a lap joint. It resists racki...
  • Workbench - Divider and Yet More Mortising - Duration: 8 minutes, 16 seconds.

    • 10 months ago
    I made the center divider for the split top out of Walnut. Mostly an exercise for the table saw sled.

    With that in place I finally have the width dimension of the top established. That lets me s...
  • Workbench Leg Mortices - Duration: 9 minutes, 55 seconds.

    • 10 months ago
    Time to attach the legs to the bench top slabs. This is a job for some big mortice and tenon joinery. It's also time for a jig so that I don't mess up cutting into those big maple slabs!
  • Workbench Legs - Duration: 3 minutes, 13 seconds.

    • 10 months ago
    Quick post-vacation project update. I managed to find the time to glue up the leg blanks and cut the tenons on top of them. It's a simple process but the details mater if you want these to come ...
  • Benchtop Glueup - Duration: 5 minutes, 53 seconds.

    • 11 months ago
    At long last, all that sugar maple becomes the top pieces for my "Rubo inspired" workbench. Not a lot of technique in this process. Lots of heavy hard work though.

    The stock needs to be face joi...
  • Harbor Freight 12 Inch Sliding Miter Saw - Duration: 12 minutes.

    • 11 months ago
    I get asked a lot of questions about the 12" Harbor Freight double bevel slider that appears in the background in many videos. It's a tools I bought many moons ago as part of my shed build.

  • Bugs! - Duration: 8 minutes, 38 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    They say never to look a gift horse in the mouth, but if that horse is made of hardwood you had better check it for bugs! Powderpost beetles to be specific. Turns out my new found cache of maple ...
  • Giveaway Results - Duration: 2 minutes, 50 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    Picking the winner for the 1M views drill bit giveaway
  • Thank You!!! and 1M Views Giveaway!!! - Duration: 2 minutes, 32 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    We made it to a million! Thanks to all who have supported this often bizarre channel :)

    I'm giving away a set of forstner bits to celebrate. Leave a comment below (1st level comments only - rep...
  • Closet Shoe Organizer - Duration: 6 minutes, 1 second.

    • 1 year ago
    Short on closet space? Who isn't?!? This quick, easy, and cheap project is a great way to get those shoes organized, and free up some floor space on the closet in the process.

    Materials require...
  • A Simple BIrdhouse to Build with the Kids - Duration: 10 minutes.

    • 1 year ago
    A very, very simple birdhouse project that let's the kids get into the shop!

    I had to mill some lumber because I used what I had lying around, but if you want to do this on a minimal toolset you c...
  • 2 Meter J-Pole Antenna Build - Duration: 8 minutes, 51 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    Amateur radio (Ham radio) has been on my hobby list for many years. One of my favorite aspects of the craft is constructing my own equipment, and antennas turn out to be one of the best spots to d...
  • Welding Tractor Parts with the Modded Harbor Freight 90 Amp Welder - Duration: 4 minutes, 59 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    I broke the tractor. Specifically, I lost a bolt which caused me to drag one of the mower deck link arms around for a while, bending it beyond repair.

    So it had to be cut off. A new section gets...
  • Router Table Fence with JessEm Clear Cut Guides - Duration: 7 minutes, 5 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    Finally got around to making an auxiliary fence for my table saw wing router lift setup. It's a simple project made from just a little bit of plywood and a couple feet of Kreg mini-track.

    The pri...
  • AM Loop Antenna from PVC Pipe - Duration: 10 minutes.

    • 1 year ago
    *REUPLOAD* - Sorry folks, but YouTube decided to fill all the blank spaces with static in the last go-round. Call me picky, but I just couldn't stand it so here's a second go.

    If you had commen...
  • A Custom Picture Frame with Acrylic - Duration: 10 minutes.

    • 1 year ago
    My shipment of anti-reflective acrylic from eStreetPlastics.com arrived, and just in time. I've been putting off a family member who needs a custom picture frame.

    This one is made from oak. The ...
  • Grizzly G0490XW 8" Jointer Unboxing and Setup - Duration: 9 minutes, 5 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    After many moons of waiting for stock to arrive, and then many more moons of fighting with the local UPS freight system, my new jointer has finally arrived.

    Here I walk through the unboxing and as...
  • Using Porter Cable style guide bushings on a Harbor Freight plunge router - Duration: 5 minutes, 16 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    The most critical step in my router lift installation was routing out the perimeter using a template. Except, this requires the use of Porter Cable style guide bushings, and my Harbor Freight plun...
  • JessEm Rout-R-Lift II Install - Duration: 12 minutes.

    • 1 year ago
    *UPDATE* - JessEm contacted me about the assorted minor issues. Their customer service turns out to be first rate and they really do care about making everything right. In the unlikely event that...
  • Device Charging Stand - Duration: 13 minutes.

    • 1 year ago
    A long overdue attempt at organization for the phones and tablets that have taken over the front hall.

    I chose a tower style configuration made from walnut. Walnut is easy to work and available a...
  • Dust Collection #1 - Duration: 11 minutes.

    • 1 year ago
    Finally getting started on setting up some real dust collection. I bought a 50 foot hose from PSI woodworking and now need to setup the port and connections on my machines to be able to move the ...
  • Humidity Control with an Arduino - Duration: 14 minutes.

    • 1 year ago
    *Sorry about the re-upload* YouTube decided to cut off the last 30 sec of the 1st go around....

    Needed some control for an effective, but dumb humidifier. Time to bust out the Arduino and a DHT2...
  • New Drill Press Chuck - Duration: 8 minutes, 59 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    Santa brought me a new chuck for the Harbor Freight 20" drill press! This is the installation of my new toy, and an updated run-out check of the press after the upgrade (and a year of use).

    The r...
  • Building a Custom Cat Tree - Duration: 15 minutes.

    • 1 year ago
    My niece wanted a "Kitty Cat Palace" for Christmas. So it's off to the shop to build a cat tree.

    The process is simple enough. A cat tree is nothing more than a 2x4 frame and some cardboard tub...
  • Making a Wooden iPhone Gift Box - Duration: 3 minutes, 16 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    I needed a box for this iPhone as a gift, and so I decided to make one out of scrap I had lying around.

    The best part of this project is the inkjet transfer onto the wooden lid. It's a simple pr...
  • Hi! I finally relented and produced a shop tour.

    A Quick Shop Tour - Duration: 19 minutes.

    • 1 year ago
    I've gotten a lot of requests to do a tour of my shop. To be honest, I wasn't going to do this because I still think the shop has a long, long way to go....

    But then I figured that this would ser...
  • Bandsaw Box - Duration: 13 minutes.

    • 1 year ago
    The obligatory project for all with a new bandsaw. It's a 1st for me, so no bets on whether I did any of it correctly or not!

    Plans and lots of better instructional material are available from Da...
  • Dremel Workstation - Duration: 10 minutes.

    • 1 year ago
    Picked up a small press for my Dremel tool called a Dremel Worstation. I set it up and started "drilling" holes in some glass I had lying around.
  • Melamine Tablesaw Wings - Duration: 24 minutes.

    • 1 year ago
    Decided to make new wings for my older Craftsman table saw.
  • Harbor Freight Belt and Disc Sander - Duration: 13 minutes.

    • 1 year ago
    Here we go again. I ended up needing a sander to finish another project I'm working on. Yup. It's from Harbor Freight. Item 97181 this time, the Central Machinery 4 in. x 36 in. Belt/6 in. Disc...
  • Grizly Bandsaw Unboxing and Setup - Duration: 15 minutes.

    • 1 year ago
    Initial setup of my new Grizly 0513 anniversary edition band saw!
  • Harbor Freight Router Review - Duration: 12 minutes.

    • 1 year ago
    A quick overview of my thoughts on two Harbor Freight routers.

    Looking at the 1.5HP Plunge Router (Item #67119) and the 1/4" trip router (Item #44914).

    *No - I am not sponsored in any way by Harb...
  • Kids Table and Chairs - Woodworkers Fighting Cancer - Duration: 25 minutes.

    • 1 year ago
    Here's my submission for the 2015 Woodworkers Fighting Cancer drive. It's a kids table and chairs that's assembled with knock-down hardware so it remains transportable.

    This particular one will b...
  • Advanced Harbor Freight 90 Amp Welder Mods 09 - The F.A.Q. - Duration: 13 minutes.

    • 1 year ago
    It's been over a year since the series on converting the HF 90 welder over to DCEN. I've gotten a number of questions since then, so I put together these answers to the most common ones.

    This se...
  • Building a Headboard - Part 2 - Duration: 12 minutes.

    • 1 year ago
    Finishing up the headboard build for my son's room.
    In this part:
    - Leg assembly
    - Power sculpting on the cheap!
    - Finishing with Arm-R-Seal Gel Stain and Satin Urethane
  • Building a Headboard - Part 1 - Duration: 12 minutes.

    • 1 year ago
    Time to build a bookshelf / headboard for my son's new bed. Not a complicated project, but fun and decidedly more practical than most of what I've posted :)
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