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Video: Joinery in Curvy Furniture

Curvy furniture is great to look at and usually offers a tactile aesthetic that makes it appealing. Holding it all together is the joinery – and …

Curvy

Hand-crafted Furniture Adds Organic Element, Personality to Decor

Handcrafted and natural decor items are trending for fall and Homedit got to see some amazing examples at Field and Supply in Upstate New York. A …

Fit Irregular (Impossible!) Shapes with ‘Ticking Sticks’

The trick to fitting wooden pieces into impossible recesses is to learn about “ticking sticks.” These simple sticks – plus a sheet of paper – can …

Woodworking

I Spent The Summer Drawing 150 Monsters Based On Kid Drawings

Near the end of the last school year, I invited kids around the state of Michigan to send me monster designs. Close to 3,000 drawings showed up to my …

A DIY Contraption for Height-Adjustable Drill Press Outfeed Support

Tell me if you've been in this situation:<p>1. You need to put holes in a very long workpiece using your drill press.<p>2. You find clamping the piece to …

Tricks of the Trade – Sander Circle Jig: Make Perfectly Round Wheels Quickly

I find myself needing a lot of small circles for use on wooden toys. When I cut those disks out with a circle-cutting jig on the band saw, the edge …

Woodworking

Rotablade Pendulum MK2, A Fidget Toy Based on the Double Pendulum and Chaos Theory

EME Tools has created the Rotablade Pendulum MK2, a fidget toy based on the theories of double pendulum and random movement (chaos theory). It is …

The Best Way to Set Up a Bandsaw for Optimal Performance

Let bandsaw pro Alex Snodgrass save you a LOT of trouble with his foolproof methods<p>In the Industrial Design Department's shop at school, most of us …

The Best Kind of Clear Finish to use Outdoors – The Difference Between Varnish and Spar Varnish

We’re entering mid-summer and you may be thinking of applying a clear finish to some project that will be exposed to sunlight outside. What finish …

Woodworking

A Sandy Seaside LEGO Roller Coaster Journey Through The Outer Banks of North Carolina

Robert Carlson of 5 Mad Movie Makers teamed up with some friends to create a fantastic sandy seaside LEGO roller coaster journey through The Outer …

Compassionate Construction Worker Drills Holes in the Brickwork of a New House to Rescue a Stuck Cat

While putting the finishing touches on a newly constructed house, a compassionate construction worker in Carrickfergus, County Antrim, Northern …

Stop-Motion Animated Short About a LEGO Minifig Crossing a Dangerously Busy Street for a Soda

Filmmaker Michael Hickox has created “Lego Street Crossing,” a stop-motion animated short of a thirsty LEGO minifig attempting to cross a dangerously …

A Famished Little Bat Takes Enormous Bites of a Yummy Banana Despite Her Cranky Mood

While recovering at Batzilla the Bat, a rescue organization in Brisbane, Queensland, a cranky little bat named Miss Alisha took enormous bites of a …

Talented Orange Tabby Cat Plays a Mean Game of Hockey With Sliding Plastic Bottle Caps

A very talented orange tabby with quick reflexes very ably deflected the plastic bottle caps that were being slid along the wooden floor by his …

A LEGO Stop-Motion Animated Short That Looks at What Spider-Man Does on His Day Off

To celebrate the theatrical release of <i>Spider-Man: Homecoming</i>, filmmaker Michael Hickox created a LEGO stop-motion animated short that takes a look at …

A Tiny Bassett Hound Puppy Falls Over Backwards While Trying to Jump Onto the Sofa

In 2015, a teeny tiny basset hound puppy named Mirtilla who lives with Georgia Fellici did her very best to jump onto the ottoman next to the sofa …

My Lego Minfigure Obsession Turned Into Photography Art

Let’s face it Lego minifigures are pretty damn epic. I started to collect them, and suddenly I became obsessed, and started to use my photography …

I Make Costumes For My Cats

Snoopy the cat (grey) was brought home 1 year ago, and I knew he was a bit different because he didn't mind wearing accessories. With some treats and …

SketchUp or Fusion 360?

I’ve never properly used a drafting table but I have fond memories of snooping around the offices when I went to work with my dad and playing with my …

Printing

Joseph Walsh: Genius Furniture Maker and Artist, Now on Display in New York City – Part 2

One of the most impressive pieces of furniture in the show (read part one of my story here) is a tall, pod-like cabinet that was commissioned by a …

New York City

Giant Lion Carved From Single Tree By 20 People In 3 Years Becomes The World’s Largest Redwood Sculpture

A giant wooden sculpture of a roaring lion now stands proudly in a Central Chinese city square, and the journey it took to get there makes it all the …

What You Should Know Before You Set Foot on a Ladder

Your safety is your responsibility, so refresh yourself on the basics.<p>Compared to a table saws or CNC machine, a ladder is a simple tool. That doesn't mean they're not dangerous though. In fact, it means they're likely to be underestimated, and that's bad news because a ladder accident can mess you …

Cut it Out: The Hand Saw Shootout

A compact and portable hand saw is a convenient tool everyone should have in their arsenal. I’ve tried dozens over the years, some good, many only …

Woodworking

A Visit to a Furniture Restoration Shop in Tel Aviv: Part 1

Shay Avrahami opened his Furniture restoration shop in Tel Aviv in the early ’90s, and since then he has steadily established his reputation as one …

Tel Aviv

Zen out this weekend while watching a craftsman turn a tree into a dugout canoe

Low tech<p>Sometimes, older forms of technology are just as fascinating as the latest gadget. A Latvian woodworker named Rihards Vidzickis recently posted a mesmerizing video of a recent project: creating a dugout canoe from a single tree trunk.<p>Vidzickis is a master woodworker who specializes in green …

30 UNIQUE TOOLS YOU NEED NOW!

If you read this blog then you know I <b>love</b> me some tools! I am always on the look out for the newest most effective ways to DIY the heck out of …

Best Miter Saw Blade - Reviewing 2018’s Top Rated Picks & Buying Guide

Best Miter Saw Blade – Reviewing 2018’s Top Rated Picks & Buying Guide<p>When searching for the <b>best miter saw blade</b> for your needs you’ll need to …

Woodworking

25 ways to use reclaimed wood in your home

Reclaimed wood has been steadily rising in popularity with furniture designers and interior decorators, and it's not hard to see why. Well-worn oak …

Furniture