Drilling a Curved Hole!
Holy cats. The relentlessly inventive Izzy Swan figures out how to drill a curved hole! "I have had a few ideas about drilling curved holes," Swan writes, "for inside corners on new house framing to run electrical wire and cable. This is the best idea I have had yet:"
Foot Actuated Camera Controller
To better shoot his stop-motion animations, Frank Howarth rigs up a way he can trigger the camera with his foot while both hands are engaged with the work:
Matthias Wandel whips up a simple, if unusual, design for a cantilevered table:
Lathe Stand With Pull Out Grinder
April Wilkerson builds a stand for her lathe. To keep her gouge-sharpening grinder nearby, yet out-of-the-way when needed, she adapts a kitchen mixer lift:
Easy Compost Bin
As part of his "limited tools" series, Steve Ramsey bangs out an outdoor compost bin with a saw, drill and staple gun:
Jewelry Box Out of Cutoffs
Here Marc Spagnuolo, a/k/a the Wood Whisperer shows you how to make some handsome jewelry boxes out of scrap wood:
Jesse de Geest, a/k/a the Samurai Woodworker crafts an essential piece of kit for his assumed name: A Japanese tanto knife.