Most of you have seen a Jimmy DiResta video by now. As 228,000 subscribers agree, it's fun watching him turn piles of wood, metal, plastic, leather, etc. into objects and furniture, using every tool known to man and techniques both conventional and unconventional.
As Jimmy—or occasionally Super Jimmy, wordlessly moving at 200x speed through the magic of video editing, making hand tools turn into power tools—moves from task to task, experienced builders can puzzle out what he's doing and why. But we thought the Core77 audience might dig a narrated variant, where DiResta walks—and talks—us through what he's doing, and why, and how.
The result: We've commissioned this Jimmy DiResta Director's Cut series, a/k/a "Diresta's Cut." In this first episode, he takes a 9-foot-long, 16-inch-wide slab of 10/4 oak, some steel rods, some brass fasteners, and produces one burly-ass bench using techniques and tools you might not have thought to reach for: