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  • Snake Cage Part 3 - Duration: 13 minutes.

    • 5 months ago
    • 1,234 views
    Finally finishing up this project. Still have the automation to contend with, but construction is finished.

    In this part most of the time is spent on the finishing process, as well as the mountin...
  • Snake Cage Part 2 - Duration: 11 minutes.

    • 6 months ago
    • 1,079 views
    More progress on the boa constrictor cage. Finished up all of the milling and cutting at least. Now I just have to deal with all these parts! One good ooops in here too - wouldn't be a day in ...
  • Snake Cage Part 1 - Duration: 11 minutes.

    • 7 months ago
    • 1,660 views
    Finally beginning this build for the Mrs. She has a red-tailed boa constrictor that needs a bigger home, and so I just went into the terrarium business!

    I making this from walnut, because I had ...
  • Kreg Precision Miter Gauge - Duration: 12 minutes.

    • 9 months ago
    • 33,467 views
    Obligatory post-Christmas unboxing and setup video :)

    I was gifted a new miter gauge for the table saw, specifically the Kreg Precision Miter Gauge. Some assembly required, so in this video I go...
  • Dewalt DW734 Unboxing and Initial Thoughts - Duration: 11 minutes.

    • 1 year ago
    • 27,052 views
    Black Friday strikes again! Bought myself an early Christmas present: a Dewalt DW734 thickness planer.

    It was on sale, and came with the stand included at no extra change, so the entire bundle wa...
  • WWFC 2017 Halloween - Duration: 9 minutes, 17 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    • 1,186 views
    It's woodworkers fighting cancer time again. I love this event. It's for a great cause and the projects are always a blast to make. Get all the details at http://www.thewoodwhisperer.com/wfc/

    I...
  • DIY KX2 Battery Pack - Duration: 12 minutes.

    • 1 year ago
    • 4,016 views
    *UPDATE 9-JUL-2017:
    I did an experiment this weekend to see how reliable the battery capacity ratings are. Fully charged them and reset the amp hour counter in the KX2. Operated a mixture of SSB an...
  • Crossbow Pistol Antenna Launcher - Duration: 11 minutes.

    • 1 year ago
    • 2,907 views
    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.

    • 1 year ago
    • 40,812 views
    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.

    • 1 year ago
    • 4,762 views
    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.

    • 1 year ago
    • 26,071 views
    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.

    • 1 year ago
    • 17,871 views
    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.

    • 1 year ago
    • 64,834 views
    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.

    • 1 year ago
    • 2,930 views
    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.

    • 2 years ago
    • 7,904 views
    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.

    • 2 years ago
    • 10,633 views
    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.

    • 2 years ago
    • 1,472 views
    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.

    • 2 years ago
    • 5,870 views
    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.

    • 2 years ago
    • 5,433 views
    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.

    • 2 years ago
    • 4,061 views
    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.

    • 2 years ago
    • 3,028 views
    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.

    • 2 years ago
    • 2,464 views
    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.

    • 2 years ago
    • 4,127 views
    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.

    • 2 years ago
    • 5,096 views
    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.

    • 2 years ago
    • 5,289 views
    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.

    • 2 years ago
    • 40,353 views
    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.

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

    • 2 years ago
    • 16,376 views
    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.

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

    • 2 years ago
    • 1,147 views
    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.

    • 2 years ago
    • 2,692 views
    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.

    • 2 years ago
    • 34,124 views
    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.

    • 2 years ago
    • 44,747 views
    ***IMPORTANT UPDATE - READ THIS DESCRIPTION***

    I discovered a site on the web (http://www.hamradio.me) where the author, John Huggins, covers some very important details about J-poles. You need t...
  • Welding Tractor Parts with the Modded Harbor Freight 90 Amp Welder - Duration: 4 minutes, 59 seconds.

    • 2 years ago
    • 5,425 views
    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.

    • 2 years ago
    • 35,908 views
    ***Yes - I know the Jess-Em guides are backwards. I wanted to try them this way, but it turns out the proper orientation is in fact better.***

    Finally got around to making an auxiliary fence for ...
  • AM Loop Antenna from PVC Pipe - Duration: 10 minutes.

    • 2 years ago
    • 94,790 views
    *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.

    • 2 years ago
    • 8,684 views
    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.

    • 2 years ago
    • 30,060 views
    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.

    • 2 years ago
    • 20,649 views
    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.

    • 2 years ago
    • 47,694 views
    *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.

    • 2 years ago
    • 1,977 views
    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.

    • 2 years ago
    • 4,864 views
    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.

    • 2 years ago
    • 18,123 views
    *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.

    • 2 years ago
    • 48,919 views
    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.

    • 2 years ago
    • 288,713 views
    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.

    • 2 years ago
    • 1,284 views
    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.

    • 2 years ago
    • 6,008 views
    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.

    • 3 years ago
    • 5,064 views
    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.

    • 3 years ago
    • 359,780 views
    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.

    • 3 years ago
    • 16,694 views
    Decided to make new wings for my older Craftsman table saw.
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