Router Bit Storage and Mid-Project Modification
This is a great example of designing on-the-fly and making adjustments when your first idea doesn't work out. Here April Wilkerson cooks up a design for wall-mounted bit storage, and after she finds her initial concept too unstable, devises a clever way to remedy it without having to start all over:
How Much Sawdust Do They Kick Out? Tablesaw vs. Miter Saw vs. Bandsaw
Breathing in a lot of sawdust over time is no good for your long-term health. Using a device that can read airborne particle counts, Matthias Wandel compares the sawdust amounts produced by a tablesaw, miter saw and a bandsaw, showing you which produces the least and under which circumstances:
Camera Dolly Rig with Turning Capability
This week, Izzy Swan designs and builds a dolly rig for a camera—enabling it to do a curving tracking shot, using an adjustable four-wheel-steering set-up:
The Wood-Fitting Technique That Reduces Cursing By Up to 50%!
Here Jesse de Geest demonstrates a clever Japanese technique called "Killing the Wood." This is what you do when two pieces that are supposed to fit together are off by just 1/32 of an inch:
As always, part of the fun of watching a Jimmy DiResta video is trying to figure out what he's doing at certain points. In this one, where he makes a mallet, it wasn't obvious to me when he started measuring the Forstner bit—then you see why later and think "Ah, of course!"
More Chainsaw Milling the Walnut Tree
Frank Howarth's working for his wood again, continuing to turn a friend's fallen walnut tree into slabs with a chainsaw mill:
What Kind of Wood Should You Build With?
Might be too basic for the average Core77 reader, but will be helpful for people working with wood for the first time. Steve Ramsey breaks down a basic materials question: Why use hardwood vs. softwood, plywood, or MDF?
Shop-Vac-Powered Air Hockey Table
Father of the Year, Bob Clagett, figures out how to DIY an air hockey table for his kids, using a shop-vac as the blower. At the end, he helpfully runs down a list of mistakes he made along the way, things you might want to do differently, et cetera:
The Search for Production Efficiency
Sandra Powell had a ton of drawers to build for her island cabinet project, and here seeks ways to increase her efficiency with several different jigs and set-ups:
DIY Barn-Style Door
Remember that shed that Linn from Darbin Orvar constructed a few weeks ago? Now she's finishing it up, creating a barn-style door from 2x10 framing lumber ripped into components of more manageable size. She then completes the organization of the interior:
Laura's Cargo Bike
Laura Kampf wanted some cargo space on her bike, and here she welds it up. If you're wondering why she opted for flat instead of a basket, it was for the sake of flexibility: "I built it so you can securely attach a Systainer, a [case of beer] or a basket to it...or a passenger," she writes.