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.

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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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How to Make Plywood Tool Stands

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.

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SlightlySauced Episode 219: Drunk on Ezra

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.

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Fixing My Squeaky Staircase

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.

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SlightlySauced Episode 218: Drink Driving

On this week’s show we talk about a recent almost-law that would have lowered the impaired driving threshold.

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CNC Router Review: Sienci Labs Mill One v2

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.

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Fluid Acrylic Painting with Science!

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

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