These basic tool stands are really easy to build, and make it easy to move heavy, formerly stationary tools around my workshop. I’ve got a small space, so the fact that they add to my organization options is also really helpful. They’re made out of 2x4s, 1/2″ plywood, 3/4″ plywood, and some cheap casters. The entire project cost around $100 for both. These are a great project for somebody just starting to build out their workshop.
Every year on St. Patrick’s Day, one street in our city turns into a giant party attended by thousands of drunk students. The lead up to the party always comes with a bunch of media coverage about the size of the party, the cost of policing it, and renewed promises to put an end to the festivities. Even so, year after year, the party rages on. This week on the show, Tyler, Derek, and Jon discuss the Ezra Street St. Patrick’s Day drink-up, how awesome prosthetic appendages have become, and giant asteroids that have a good chance of ending humanity.
My staircase is broken! One of the stairs seems to have cracked right half in two. In this video, I glue the crack shut, and add some support below the stair tread to stop it from happening again.
On this week’s show we talk about a recent almost-law that would have lowered the impaired driving threshold.
In this video, I build and test Sienci Labs’ Mill One V2 desktop CNC machine. Along the way, I give my impressions of the build quality and assembly process. Once complete, I walk you through a few test cuts and review the machine.
This is my first experience with a CNC router, so I don’t have much to compare it to. As such, my review is relative to other common wood shop tools, and not to other CNC routers that you may have used.
My buddy Cam runs a unique company called Tinker Truck that hosts maker events for kids and adults. He showed me this technique for making really interesting paintings with some very low cost materials.
While there are loads of other videos about this technique, none of them explain why it works the way that it does. In this video, you’ll learn about the effects of mixing oil, water, and heat; the correct viscosity for the paint; and a little bit of colour theory.
If you’re in the Kitchener-Waterloo area, check out Tinker Truck at tinkertruck.ca
There’s a local startup here in Kitchener called Sienci Labs that makes a microwave-sized desktop CNC router called the Mill One. I saw it at a maker faire, and got in touch with them, asking if they were willing to sponsor my channel. Instead of a sponsorship deal, they proposed that I make them some work benches for their new office space in return for a CNC router kit that I can assemble.
In this video, I make a pair of standing height 3′ x 4′ work benches from 2x4s and 3/4″ plywood. The benches collapse and can be flat packed, or transported in a small pickup truck or large sedan. All of pieces go together with 3/8″ carriage bolts, so the benches can be taken apart or assembled with a single tool.
On this week’s show we talk about a recent article called Millennials Are Screwed that’s been making the rounds.
My buddy Andrew has some Christmas-themed lawn ornaments that shine lasers onto his house, and a neighbourhood kid keeps knocking them over. He asked me to help him build some wooden shelters to protect the lasers from vandalism, and we decided to make them look sort of like gingerbread houses.
The houses are simple pine boxes with fat finger joints on the corners, and slat roofing. We painted them flat brown and accented the edges with white paint.
I had intended to get this video out before Christmas, but Christmas happened, so it’s out now. But hey, at least it’s still December.
On this week’s show Tyler, Derek, and Jon talk some inconvenient truths about mail delivery, Ontario politics and show how little they know about things in general.