DIY Dust Collector
A strip sander puts out a fair amount of fine dust, but Matthias Wandel found it inconvenient to keep connecting his dust collector. Thus he built a smaller dedicated dust collector, virtually from scratch, right down to the impeller blades:
Ever see that crazy-looking sword tattooed to Brock Lesnar's torso? So has Jimmy DiResta, who decided he could make the real thing, with milling machine, blacksmith's anvil and a bunch of other tools:
Segmented Bowl Clamping Jig
Sometimes you need to make things to help you make other things. Here Frank Howarth builds a unique jig to help him better clamp glue-ups for his segmented bowl turning adventures:
Floating Corner Shelves
We all have at least one unliked piece of furniture in our houses, and here April Wilkerson decides to do something about it. She jettisons a corner cabinet, then builds a set of floating shelves to wring a lot more storage space out of the newly vacated corner:
A Drum Sander with a Great Design Feature
Most of us can only dream of having a shop full of stationary Powermatic tools, but it's still fun to watch someone who does. In this episode of The Wood Whisperer, Mark Spagnuolo answers a viewer's question: Is the Powermatic PM2244 drum sander, which has a cantilevered drum design, going to be adequate for doing fine work? Will the drum sag over time and go out of parallel?
Timber-Framed Japanese Gate
In this episode of The Samurai Carpenter, timber framing maven Jesse de Geest makes this practically lost art look easy. Here he cranks out a traditional Japanese-style gate with a combination of hand tools and power tools and shows us his favorite ryoba in action. We also observe that the guy can use a circular saw both left- and right-handed!
Table Saw Basics for Beginners
Chances are you're not a timber framing maven. Heck, maybe you've never even used power tools, but you're looking to start. For those of you in this camp, here's Steve Ramsey walking you through the basics of how to use a table saw, the most crucial piece of kit in many peoples' shops.
A Rack to Hold Rides
In addition to having a shop full of tools, Bob Clagett has four kids. And as the bikes/scooters/skateboards have started to pile up in the driveway, Clagett needs to bang something out to keep them all neatly organized:
A Rack to Put On Your Ride
I'd mistakenly thought La Fabrique DIY was Paris-based, so was surprised to see that this episode they're shooting in NYC. (I'd recognize that 23rd Street Home Depot anywhere.) Here the anonymous craftsperson bangs out a DIY removable bike storage crate that comes in handy during shopping: