Brass Key for Padlock
A fun-to-watch combination of problem solving and bending materials to one's will as Jimmy DiResta deconstructs an old padlock, then figures out how to create, from scratch, a brass key that will open it:
Bandsaw Blade Guides Comparison
This video will only be of interest to those of you with bandsaws, who have been debating swapping out the blade guides. Matthias Wandel compares four different types to see what the differences are.
Wood Cut Handprint Art
Frank Howarth goes abstract this week, harnessing his CNC machine to make an art piece based on the handprints of his childrens' classmates at school:
The Best Computer Desk Ever?
Not a build video, but helpful for those of you looking to design a desk or workstation. Here Jay Bates covers, with the ergonomic attention of an industrial designer, the numerous designs he's tried over the years—sitting, standing, treadmill, you name it—before settling on the perfect one for him (designed by Matthias Wandel):
Spraying Lacquer with HVLP
Tired of going through disposable paint cans? Steve Ramsey pulls in some pro finishers to explain how to use a High Volume Low Pressure spraying system:
Simple, Sturdy Lathe Cart
Bob Clagett knocks together a quick-'n-dirty lathe cart:
Low-Resource Designing this Open Concept Tiny House
Ana White is on the forefront of a movement that I don't quite know what to call; Low-Resource Design, maybe? The gist of it is that in building tiny homes for her clients, she needs to design and build solutions while having no access to specialty hardware manufacturers nor conventional retail chains. These restrictions force creativity. As examples, see the inventive dining table/counter desk, the "pantry," the shower/closet and the laundry solution that she came up with below: