Today I share with you a technique to make multi-compartment trays or even shadow boxes from scrap pieces. With a slight modification, you can also make single storage boxes in large numbers for all your shop organization needs. And if you go that extra mile, you can turn what starts out as a shop project […]
You can never have enough Christmas decoration, right? There is a technique called “Reifendrehen” that involves a lathe, but you can use the basic principle to make a bunch of similar pieces on your table saw as well to produce mass ornaments. Watch the video to see how it works, and read on for some […]
This is the first episode of a new series that I am doing, called “Adventures in the Workshop”, in which I try to teach my daughter Nina about the workshop and the tools I use frequently. But before we can dive into it propery, we needed to discuss safety. After all, I want my daughter […]
Dust collection is a big topic in the shop these days, and so it should be. But some tools do not play well with a dust collector, and the lathe is on the top of that list with all those pesky shavings flying this way and that. So I came up with a solution that […]
An air blower gun paired with a compressor in your shop is a great way to remove dust and debris, be it from a workpiece or a workbench. But while the looped hoses that are available offer some advantages, mostly in terms of reach, tidyness is not one of them. Fix that with a simple […]
There are many reasons to have rolls of loop-backed sanding paper in the shop, and cutting your own orbital sanding discs to the specs of your tool is one of them. In this video I show you how easy it can be, using a simple homemade jig! Enjoy, and remember to be Inspired!
I recently did my first shop tour, and since then I have been working to improve on the clutter I have shown you. And apparently, making the video has really shown me where to dig in, because it forced me to look at the shop the way others might see it – as “What’s that heap […]