How to Make a Flip-Top Tool Bench
Izzy Swan knocks together a useful, space-saving piece of shop furniture: A flip-top workbench that can hold two mounted tools at once. Look for his efficiency tips: Flat-edge pencil sharpening, the best way to drill holes for large dowels, how to eat up plyood scraps, the best way to chop too-wide boards on a miter saw and more.
Building Dust Collection for a Tricky Situation
Frank Howarth upgrades the set-up for his vintage dual radial arm saws, designing and fabricating a clever dust collection system that works by sucking it in through the fence:
Making a Custom Chess Board & Box
An unnarrated build from Jay Bates this week, as he builds a fantastic-looking sliding-top chess board with compartments underneath for storage:
Building a Serving Tray
April Wilkerson teams up with fellow YouTuber Matt Cremona this week to make a live-edge serving tray, and also learns how to make bow-tie splines:
The Kreg Mobile Project Center
A sponsored post from Steve Ramsey this week, who demonstrates Kreg's handy space-saving mobile sawhorse/workbench:
Big Bandsaw Build 5: Table and Trunnions
The engineering on this multipart build just gets crazier and crazier. Here Matthias Wandel rigs up the trunnions that will allow his DIY bandsaw to have a tilting tabletop. At the end, he discovers a nice advantage to his machine over a cast-iron bandsaw: His is super-quiet.
Finishing: Natural Oil vs. Lacquer
The Samurai Carpenter breaks down the difference between two common finishes, and explains why he prefers one over the other: