There’s no end to the impressive stuff handy YouTubers will make out of wood, metal, and plastic. Peter Brown, however, favors unorthodox building materials.
There were a couple of unbreakable rules in shop class. One of them was to always wear safety glasses. Another was to never, under any circumstance stand behind a table saw while it’s operating. Why?
No one thinks to use milk as a building material, but it’s possible. It’s also a huge pain in the ass. So much so that trying to carve the stuff nearly drove craftsman Peter Brown insane.
The adage goes, “measure twice, cut once.” Frank Howarth’s projects are a little more complicated than the average woodworker’s, so he measures a slew of times, cuts out test pieces, and yes, still makes mistakes. But it’s all in pursuit of the perfect bowl.
Nothing is more closely associated with “upcycling” than the lowly, splintery shipping pallet. You can get them for next to nothing and turn them into sweet boxes, benches, light stands, or put the wood towards hundreds, nay, thousands of other projects. Here’s how to pull one apart without ending up in the ER.
Even woodworkers celebrate Star Wars day. For Frank Howarth, the project was obvious: construct a wooden Death Star.
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 fashioning some wooden works of art in the very near future.
In the post-apocalypse, you want Aaron Day on your team. Using incredibly limited resources, he manages to recreate Settlers of Catan, one of the most beloved board games, using an inspired and economical approach to woodworking. He makes all of the game pieces out of a single 2x4.
Vancouver Urban Timberworks works with lumber and makes furniture. That is, they take trees that were cut down or fallen in urban areas and turn them into one of a kind, usable pieces of art that will last lifetimes. Hypebeast took a closer look at the process of what they do and it’s pretty fascinating, even if just…
Steven Kennard is a master woodturner and this is his story. Filmed by Breakwater Studios, this short shows in detail how Kennard transforms wood into unbelievably intricate art pieces and gives you a bit of background on how Kennard became a woodturner.
It's the traditional, old school and almost forgotten methods of craftsmanship that always impress me the most. This video shows how traditional wooden skis are made in Norway and you get to see the entire process, the carving, shaving, shaping, bending and even the making of bindings from wood.
How do you plan on spending your retirement? Moving to Florida, or taking up painting, perhaps? Izzy Swan, a retired furniture shop owner, is spending his by making impossibly complex transforming furniture.
I don't know what I'm most impressed with in this video of a guitar being made by hand: Eitan's Bartel absolute love for the instrument he makes, the perfect measurements needed to craft one of his guitars, the unbelievable skill and precision required in each step, the shots of woodworking, the imagination of smell.…
When cordless power tools started getting good, back around 2006, manufacturers always said a cordless random-orbital sander was out of the question. Too much continuous power draw, they said. The batteries couldn't handle it. The closest you could come to a 5-inch tool—the type pro woodworkers and jobsite carpenters…
The nice man explaining the in's and out's of this slingshot cannon looks and sounds exactly like he did the other day when I was imagining what slingshot cannon aficionados might look and sound like. This is not an insult.
Also called the Trammel of Archimedes, the "do nothing machine" excels at nothing in particular, but looks damn cool doing it. Now you can build your own!
Clayton Boyer's intricate wooden clocks are, without a doubt, incredible works of art. But here's what's even more incredible: he thinks that with his woodworking plans, you'll be able to recreate them yourself.
With their innovative furniture design, Charles and Ray Eames showed the world that plywood could be both beautiful and functional. Brian Kelly's plywood laptop case is at least one of those two things.