Here's an impressive one: Jimmy DiResta takes an old "slick" (basically a huge timber-framing chisel) that has suffered a grievous accident, then repairs the damage to return it to service. Check out the very clever ways in which he 1) extends the conical socket, and 2) takes an impression of the inside in order to turn a tenon that will fit within it:
Leave it to Izzy Swan to figure out how to make a cutting tool cut in a new, unexpected way. You might not have a need for the object he makes here, but just watch how he cuts some of the elements:
Here's how he made the tilting router base:
Frank Howarth whips up a functional set of divided drawers to stow his camera gear in the shop, minus the dust:
Prompted by a viewer, Frank sets about solving an ergonomic problem by modifying the drawers after they've been built:
Inspired by old camera housings, Linn from Darbin Orvar creates a vintage-style toolbox to house all of her leatherworking tools:
Linn breaks out the sewing machine--and the electrical tools, creating a tool roll that can not only hold her electronic gear, but charge it via two built-in solar panels she rigs up:
This giftgiving season Jay Bates goes the extra mile, painstakingly crafting a series of hinged wooden gift boxes:
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