One of the best things about the internet is the tons of folks posting helpful information that teaches you how to do stuff. Here are our favorite how-to's, fabrication techniques and tool hacks from this year.
An anonymous artisan posted a helpful tutorial on how to create a Danish cord seating surface:
Artist Cam Bergerman revealed his technique for making leather handle wraps without needing to stitch them together:
A Dutch guy named Bas showed us how to make a simple, elegant DIY ruler stop:
Woodworker Derek Jones Instagrammed his trick for how to integrate a pencil into a marking gauge:
We learned the Japanese kigoroshi technique for getting joinery to fit together perfectly:
The Wood Whisperer showed us how to easily create pillowed legs, no power tools necessary:
Shannon Rogers walked us through how to apply Masterpiece Wood Finish:
Broken Dremel tool? Here are fixes to three common Dremel problems:
Cabinet installer Brian Way showed us how to hack any manufactured miter saw stand into a mobile work station:
Air compressor too loud for you? Industrial designer Eric Strebel shows you how to build your own ultra-quiet unit:
Lastly, another from Strebel, who ran down his 10 helpful tips and tricks for hacking a drill press into a much more versatile tool:
I’m a lapsed industrial designer. I was born in NYC and figured I’d die there, but a few years ago I abandoned New York to live on a farm in the countryside with my wife. We have six dogs.
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