DIY Shoe Storage Cabinet
Working with humble materials and tools, Ben Uyeda builds a shoe storage cabinet that doubles as an entryway bench:
The Drill-Powered Through Wrench
Izzy Swan shows off the prototype of his nifty new invention, the DPT Wrench:
A Tool for Easily Cutting Flawless Miters
When Swan looks at a tool invention and thinks "Why didn't I think of that," you know it's got to be something special. Here he reviews the ingenious MiterSet:
Sub-$20 DIY Tail Vise
Swan's a machine this week, here's another invention: A quick-action tail vise you can construct for less than $20.
Different Ways to Make Mortises and Tenons
A bit of Maker Crossover this week, as April Wilkerson teams up with Jay Bates and Nick Ferry to demonstrate a variety of ways to cut mortises and tenons:
Bedside Table w/ Drawer
Here's the video April was referring to above, where she, Nick and Jay all work together to produce a bedside table for Nick's son:
Staining Wood With Beets, Coffee, Red Wine & More
Steve Ramsey experiments with using five things in your kitchen that you can use to stain wood:
Dealing with Disc Sander Frustration
The Samurai Carpenter shows you the best way to remove and replace the sandpaper on your disc sander:
Acrylic Bathroom Shelf
It's downright strange to see Matthias Wandel working with plastic rather than wood. But the missus has requested a bathroom shelf, and the wet environment's a no-go, so Matthias tackles it with acrylic.
Frank Howarth returns to the wonderful animation and filmmaking style that first put him on our radar:
Suspended Utensil Shelf w/ Hand-Cut Dovetails
This is classic Jay Bates, where you see how his meticulous planning and attention to techniques results in a smoothly-executed project in a spotless shop.
How to Cast a Human Head
Bob Clagett goes to a prop-making house to have a life cast made of his head:
"We made a bird house in the typical style of [the] Basque region (south-west of France)," La Fabrique DIY writes. "Birds seem to like it, maybe there are Basque?"
Building and Installing "Map Drawers"
Talk about production work! Here Sandra Powell bangs out a LOT of "map drawers" to make very efficient use of an angled-ceiling space:
DIY Bathroom Towel Rack
More space efficiency: Linn from Darbin Orvar wrings some practical use out of an unclaimed piece of bathroom real estate.
Laura's Maple Table, Part 2
This week Laura Kampf whips up a steel base for the maple tabletop she produced last week: