Three Years' Worth of Crazy Woodworking Inventions
Just…wow. Here Izzy Swan shows you why he's Izzy Swan, presenting a supercut of some of his crazier projects. If you don't see at least three things here that blow your mind, particularly in the tool-hacking department, then we can't help you:
Combining a Router Sled With…a Turntable?
How does he think this stuff up? In addition to his compilation video, this week Izzy Swan combined a router sled with a shop-made, drill-powered turntable. It'll take you a minute to wrap your head around what he's doing, and we're very curious to see how this comes into play in future episodes.
King of Joints
Joinery madness here. Jesse de Geest works up a beefy, tricky-to-execute tapered dovetail to put together the sliding deadman for his workbench. There are a couple don't-try-this-at-home moments--if you're new to the craft, do not try to crosscut on a table saw without using a miter gauge or sled--but de Geest, as always, prevails:
Arch-Cutting Jig for a Router
This is a short one, and absent any verbal explanation, so you'll have to use your eyeballs if you'd like to duplicate this: Here Montreal-based fabricator Richard Leon shows us his jig for cutting perfect arches with a router.
Under-Workbench Drawer Unit
It's always interesting to see what tricks people use to install drawer slides, drawers and drawer faces, and here we get to see Jay Bates' as he builds a storage unit for his new workbench. He also makes an interesting ergonomic decision for the placement of the drawers, considering that his bench can be approached from both sides.
Small-Scale Roof Framing
Having finished framing the walls of their mobile tiny house, this week Ana and Jacob White move on to the roof. It's neat to see how do-able framing a roof this small looks, though I would've liked to see some more details; I'm curious, for instance, how they got the sheathing to clear the splice, and I wanted to see how they cut the bird mouths on the rafters. Nevertheless, interesting to watch.
Arcade Machine Electronics
Bob Clagett finishes up his awesome arcade machine cabinet build, this time tackling the electronics. He goes well beyond merely wiring up the monitor and lighting, installing an Arduino-based motion detector to create some very cool functionality: