Classy Walnut Monitor Risers

In this video, I show you how to make some great looking walnut monitor risers that feature continuous grain up one leg, across the top, and down the other leg, as well as hard maple splines that strengthen the miter joints between leg and top.

Monitor risers are a really simple project that anybody can make to add a little class and a personal touch to an otherwise drab workspace. If you make some of your own, please share them in the comments below, or on social media.

How to Make Harry Potter’s Nimbus 2000

In this video, I tackle my very first prop replica project, recreating Harry Potter’s Nimbus 2000 (before it got whomped by a willow) from Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. As a source, I used pictures of the replica that a company called CineReplica used to distribute.

My broom is made from red oak (it’s about a third of the cost of mahogany), and is scaled to 5′ (152cm), based on some stills from the first Harry Potter film. My build omits the foot pegs that are shown in the films, since they aren’t mentioned in the books, and I think that the broom looks better without them.

How to Make a Chisel Cabinet

I made this chisel cabinet out of some old barn board that I had kicking around the shop. It hangs on my wall, and gives me a space to store my mortising chisels, marking knife, and engineer’s square. Each of the tools is affixed within the box with a neodymium magnet that keeps it from falling out or knocking against the other tools. The cabinet has two doors that are held closed with a hard drive magnet, and I engraved the doors using my desktop CNC machine.

Derek’s End Tables

My buddy Derek needed some new end tables for his man cave. We sourced some African hardwood called Black Limba and built two beautiful tables to fit the spot that he had in mind. The wood is absolutely gorgeous, and really pops with a couple of coats of polyurethane on it.

SlightlySauced Episode 222: Election Ontario Vote Compass Part 2

On this episode of SlightlySauced, Derek, Jon and Tyler continue to discuss the CBC’s Vote Compass questions for the upcoming Ontario election.

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SlightlySauced Episode 221: Election Ontario Vote Compass Part 1

On this episode of SlightlySauced, Kayla, Jon and Tyler discuss the CBC’s Vote Compass questions for the upcoming Ontario election.

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SlightlySauced Episode 220: Uranus Transplants

On this episode of SlightlySauced, the guys hear from Ernie, find out that Uranus smells like farts, learn about penis transplants, fake blood, and unlucky outdoorsmen.

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