David Geoffery Banks

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Crosscutting Sled – Just 5 Pieces of Wood

The sled we use the most in our shop is the one shown here. I built it five years ago, and it is as accurate as the day I made it. I built it in …

Listen to the late, great Glen Campbell’s amazing Foo Fighters and Green Day cover songs

The country artist passed away at the age of 81 on August 8, 2017<p>The <b>NME</b> office is currently feeling very, very sad about the death of Glen Campbell. …

Weekend Watch: Build a Simple Trebuchet from Household Items

I was involved in a discussion about the Maker movement a couple of weeks ago. In this discussion, I stated that everyone could be a Maker since the barrier for entry is effectively zero. You can make with whatever you have on hand. The other party pointed out that the most popular Maker activities …

17 STEM toys that teach kids to code

Games for your future tech giant.<p><i>This story was originally published on</i> WorkingMother.com.<p>In response to concern over kids' interest in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math), companies have been churning out cool toys that teach them coding and logic skills. The idea: get kids hooked on …

44 DIY wooden pallet ideas for you to copy (if you like woodworking!)

Woodworking has never been easier with these clever, DIY, wooden pallet ideas!<p>Recyclable items are becoming increasingly popular around the world as …

Anime, Video Games, And Funk Flow Together In Thundercat's Drunk

Thundercat is a bassist who blends video games into everything he does, and whose latest album situates references to <i>Mobile Suit Gundum</i> and <i>Sonic</i> at …

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How Pho Genius Andrea Nguyen Makes a Richer Vegan Broth

If pho is largely defined by its meaty origins—an otherworldly broth sprung from unwanted bones and off-cuts—then how on earth do you make pho without meat at all?<p>Cookbook author Andrea Nguyen's answer was to do it with plenty of care and respect for tradition—and a totally nontraditional, equally …

Canadian children now take far more mood-altering drugs, prescription count shows

Canadian doctors are increasingly medicating children with antidepressants and antipsychotics, suggests a new study experts worry is the latest sign …

How to get flavor, texture of veggie burgers right

Vegetarians and vegans have a love-hate relationship with the meatless burger.<p>There's no beating the patties for convenience, and when done well, they're packed with flavor and texture. A bad veggie burger, however, tastes about as good as a sawdust-filled hockey puck.<p>Meat-free burgers are booming, …

6 Myths About Wood Finishing that Need to Go Away

I'll admit it... applying a finish to a woodworking project is always the most intimidating part. Once you've spent hours or days designing, milling, …

Mayhem as rare Pokémon appears in Central Park

Has Pokémon gone too far? A Twitter user has captured the chaos which ensued when a rare animated creature appeared in Central Park.<p>Crowds of Pokémon GO players swarmed to the park, some even driving there from other parts of New York City, to catch a Vaporeon, one of the evolved forms of …

Dewalt Debuts Two Cordless Tools That Used to Be Impossible

The Dewalt Flexvolt 60V battery platform powers the world's first cordless 12-inch miter saw and cordless table saw.<p>Today, Dewalt introduced the Flexvolt, its new 60V battery platform, as well as a plethora of new brushless tools that will use this power source, including a 12-inch miter saw and …

An Easy Way To Clamp Corners When You're Building a Picture Frame

Mitered corners can be tricky to glue, but this simple trick shows you how to secure them using a basic spring clamp.<p>Making a frame is an easy DIY project. The trick to it (besides making accurate 45-degree cuts for the corners) is securing the corners while the glue dries. With this simple …

A DIY Air Filter For Your Shop That Anyone Can Build

Improve your workshop and indoor air quality with this easy-to-make air filter.<p>Improving workshop air quality is a concern for everyone—who wants to breathe in all that sawdust? So anything we can do to remove dust and particulates from the air is a step in the right direction. This DIY air filter …

Make Your Own Kitchen Tools

We’ve talked a lot at <i>Make:</i> about the pride and sense of accomplishment one feels when using a tool in the shop that you made yourself. As any maker knows, it’s an unmatched feeling.<p>One “shop” we spend a lot of time working in where it might not occur to us to fashion our tools for is the kitchen. …

Ideas for Pallet Garden

I think that a lot of work has been done on the ideas for pallet garden. We have had countless pallet garden ideas in many of our previous projects …

Rosemary Herb - Growing Guide - Quiet Corner

With thin, dark green leaves and pale blue flowers, Rosemary is a popular and attractive herb. It is an evergreen shrub, that grows up to 3-6 feet …

Make A Fold-Out, Space-Saving Tool Storage Cabinet For Your Garage Or Workshop

Every workshop needs a solid tools storage system. If you can DIY it and customise it, all the better. This fold-out pegboard shelving system one …

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How to Learn Skills Quickly, a 3-in-1 Loft Bed Unit and a DIY Shop Air Cleaner in This Week's Maker's Roundup

Multimaterial Illuminated Sign<p>Jimmy DiResta's back, this time using some surprising techniques to create a commercial sign. We've got a little bit of …

Maker Shop Tours with Great Shop Tip Takeaways

Lots of makers who have YouTube channels do shop tour videos. They can be a mixed bag. As Izzy Swan points out in his video below, they can feel a little bit like bragging or at least an endless list of tools you don’t own, tools you may not need, and tools you can’t afford. On the plus side, shop …

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Vegetable Gardening for Beginners: Growing Green Beans - Gardening

The one vegetable most kids will eat raw or cooked, green beans are a fast and easy garden crop. Small hands can easily handle large bean seeds, so …

How to Make a Wooden Speaker For Your Phone

This DIY speaker makes an attractive and rugged dance party companion.<p>Your iPhone's dinky speaker will suffice for speakerphone calls and listening to podcasts while you cook, but it's hardly adequate for properly enjoying music. Bluetooth portable speakers are a great solution, sure. But for …

How to grow perfect potatoes | Alys Fowler

Alys Fowler on one of the best container vegetables – they’re easy and reliable, but how do you plant and prepare for early and later varieties?<p>The joy of hunting for new potatoes in a pot full of compost is childishly thrilling. I am always excited by the prospect of tipping over a pot to find …

Use a Pencil to Make Sure You're Sanding the Right Amount

A mark with a number 2 pencil is all it takes to make sure you are sanding just enough.<p>Every woodworking project requires sanding to some degree. Use this pencil trick to know when it's time to step down in sandpaper grit.<p>Sanding is literally and necessarily the process of removing wood, but the …

How to make halloumi, the cheese that squeaks: DIY halloumi tastes great, and it’s not hard to make

When I’m asked why I make my own jam, pickles, cheese or bacon, the first reason that comes to mind is: It’s more delicious. But it’s also plain old …

Today I Built a Chicken Coop

When I’m overwhelmed, and I’m frequently overwhelmed, I grab ahold of a single thread, like what I did today, and follow it backwards, hand over …

Watch a Master Carpenter Build the Workbench of Your Dreams

Any shop doing good work demands an equally good workbench. And if this build is any indication, Jesse de Geest AKA The Samurai Carpenter will be …

Build a See-Through Cyclone Dust Separator for Your Shop Vac

Capture the mess before it’s made, with a DIY dust collection system<p>Here’s a rewarding weekend project that turns an ordinary shop vacuum into a capable mini dust collector. It creates a swirling vortex of airflow to spin out all the big chips and sawdust particles, so that only the finest of fines …