Arcade Cabinet Build, Part 2
Bob Clagett continues to amaze with Part 2 of his epic arcade cabinet build. This video, which is every bit as dense as Part 1, contains clear explanations and some great examples of both careful forethought and improvisation to overcome something not fitting right.
Router Tips and Tricks
Jimmy DiResta delivers another of his Tips videos, compressing forty years' worth of efficiency tricks into one video. This time the subject is routers: What you need to check for in a bearing-guided flush trim bit, even a new one? What's a good way to cut circles without the cord getting tangled? What should you do with the other collet to avoid losing it? And plenty more. There are also some cameos from both Spike the Cat and Mr. Troll.
Making a Hinge out of Leather
We get two videos from Izzy Swan this week and they're both quick. In the first here he shows you how to make a leather hinge. What's it for? You'll see in the vid, but let's just say that those of you who sharpen at the grinding wheel might find this handy.
Prototyping Process for Transforming Furniture
In the second Swan video we get to see his prototyping-on-the-cheap process. Here he goes over the "discovery build" for the three-way piece of furniture he showed us last week:
The Argument for a Fine, Pricey, Self-Built Workbench
When it comes to self-made workbenches, craftspeople are all over the map: Some favor making utilitarian ones out of inexpensive wood, others are fine with a solid-core door on sawhorses, still others build high-labor Roubo replicas. Jesse de Geest's position is that his workbench will be a family heirloom, and here explains why he's building it the way he is:
Matthias Wandel continues with his metalworking bench, fabricating and adding the drawers this time. What's great about this generation of YouTube makers is that they often show you the mistakes they make in the middle of a project, and demonstrate how they overcame them; here Wandel has to tackle some mis-cut mortises and tenons to get his drawers back into square.
Finishing Up in the Kitchen
Frank Howarth brings us back to his kitchen remodeling job, revealing the component that's been left unfinished for several months. Here he begins the process of finishing up the family's breakfast bar, and he takes the time to add a bit of Howarth whimsy.
A New Woodworking Podcast
No build from the busy Jay Bates this week, but a couple of announcements: The first is for those of you that'd like to meet Bates and will be in the Atlanta area in early April for The Woodworking Show, and the second is that he's started up a podcast along with fellow makers Nick Ferry and April Wilkerson:
Quick and Easy Clamp Storage
Speaking of April Wilkerson, she's back in her shop this week and cranks out some quick, easy clamp storage using nothing but cutoffs and scraps. While this system won't work for those of you with sheetrock or cinderblock walls, if your walls are plywood or OSB this oughta do the trick:
Framing Walls on the Tiny House
Ana and Jacob White continue building their tiny-house-on-a-trailer, this time framing out the walls, then muscling them into position and tying them all together. This is a great look at basic construction principles, with the Whites explaining why things are done the way they are and in what sequence.