In this video I make a drilling guide for a small portable drill from a ball bearing drawer slide. I need to thread some holes in plastic for another project I'm working on which requires a drill which can do reverse. None of my other drill presses have a reverse so I decided to use a portable drill. The stand is made from plywood. I removed the ball bearings that are used for the drawer member of the slide as well as removing the draw member itself. So only one set of ball bearings are left in the slide. I had to print the drill attachment a second time as I did not allow enough room for shrinkage and as a result the first time the drill chuck didn't fit through the hole.


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In this video I make a dust collector for a small shop vac. I used a 60 liter plastic bucket and replaced the lid with a stronger plywood lid and added a plywood support so the walls of the bucket would not deform as a result of the vacuum created in the bucket. The collector bucket hose was made from two separate vacuum hoses to which I added 3D printed fittings. A steel mesh water filter was attached to the underside of the lid to prevent large particles getting sucked into the vacuum cleaner. The design of the collector seems to work well as not even small dust particles get into the shop vac.

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While thinking about my dust collector project, I realized that I needed to make a wooden lid and that I didn't have a router circle cutting jig. So I made a circle cutting jig and a wooden lid. I decided to make the jig from 40mm and 50mm square steel tube which means I can extend the length of the jig by adding another piece on the end with the same size tube if needed. M8 threaded rod and nuts were used to attach the router and M8 Allen key bolts were used to fix the sliding tube in place.

In this video I make a throne chair from old wood salvaged from a demolition site. The wood was a combination of Baltic pine and Spruce. A total of 44 wooden dowels were used for the joints. Eight screws were used for attaching the back rest and its supports.

In this video I melt aluminum cans without using a gas or electric furnace. Just a simple set up using wood for the fuel and a cheap hair dryer to force air into the coals. The furnace is a piece of steel pipe encased in sand and bricks. This method is not the most economic way to make ingots but it works if you don't have a gas fired or electric furnace.
This video is for entertainment purposes only. Do not try this at home unless you know what you are doing. Working with molten metal is hazardous. Always use necessary safety precautions.

In this video I make a Cant Hook so I can move logs around easier. With timber prices the way they are I will be cutting my own lumber. The Cant Hook is made from steel with a hardwood handle.

I need a scraper for future metalwork projects. So I decided to make one.
The wooden handle I bought ready made and I also had to buy the Sandvik Coromant carbide blade which is the most expensive part. I found the carbide blade for sale on Ebay.

In this video I make some simple clamps for a toolmakers vise that I bought. I had to make these clamps so I could use the vise to finish another project I'm currently working on.

In this video I make a wooden guitar stand with leather padding for the guitars. The stand can accommodate 5 guitars. This is the first project I have filmed in which I have worked with leather.

In this video I make some woodworking clamps. The design of these clamps is based on the design of some metalworking toolmaker vises. Using the similar design principle ensures that the jaws do not lift or skew sideways during tightening. The clamps are made from Birch plywood, off cuts of baltic pine and Spruce, M12 threaded bolts, M6 threaded bolts and 33.7mm steel pipe.

How I made my DIY branding iron for wood and leather.

Making a Soap Cutter for @ezervanna. The soap cutter is designed to cut large 600 x 400mm blocks of soap into smaller pieces. The cutter is made from plywood and uses 700mm full extension ball bearing drawer slides, guitar wire and guitar tuning pegs.



Making a table for my Crosscut Jig.

How I made my Circular Saw Crosscut Jig.

Finishing a workbench with Linseed oil. I recently made another workbench and decided to finish the birch plywood top with linseed oil.

Building a concrete pedestal for my grinder.


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