Fractal burning on wood seems to have become quite popular these days. The end results are certainly beautiful, and no two pieces of woodwork that have been "burned" are the same but it's definitely in my own opinion something best left to the professionals. If you get it wrong, you're going to fry yourself!!!That said, there is nothing stopping you from creating a great piece of woodwork that you then take to someone who specializes in fractal burning, also know as "Lichtenburg Pyrography" or … [Read more...] about Turning And Burning – Lethal But Beautiful
Have you ever considered building your own sawmill? It would be a useful addition to have if you find yourself regularly working with large blocks of wood.In the video below, Izzy Swan shows you how easy it is to do. And best of all it shouldn't take any longer than a day. He will be releasing plans for his sawmill very soon from his website, http://www.izzyswan.com so keep a look out for them. … [Read more...] about Build Your Very Own Sawmill In Just A Few Hours
What normally happens when your fingers comes in contact with a spinning table saw? Easy, you end up with a few less fingers. But watch what happens in the video below when the inventor of the SawStop puts his finger into his table saw.The SawStop has been around for a few years now but it still amazes me when I see it in action. It is a great piece of engineering and comes with some incredible stats:The SawStop can stop it's spinning blade (around 5000rpm) in less than a 1000th of a second.The … [Read more...] about This Guy Purposely Puts His Finger Into A Spinning Saw Blade
Now we all know paper can give some nasty cuts but when I saw this video about a guy replacing his table saw blade with a circular piece of paper to test if he could cut wood, I thought he was crazy! Can paper really cut wood?Find out for yourself by watching the video. If it works, then we have truly found cheap blade replacements for our table saws! … [Read more...] about A Table Saw Made From…Paper?!!
Have you ever found a lovely piece of wood that you wanted to convert into a table but it was just too full of voids and crevices making it unpractical to use as a table?Well, one solution is to use epoxy and some color pigment to fill in those gaps in the wood. The results afterwards can be truly dramatic and eye catching.See for yourself in the video below the stunning results achieved from using some epoxy and blue pigment on a piece of wood to create a coffee table. … [Read more...] about Create A Work Of Art Using The Voids In A Piece Of Wood
I've been fortunate never to have experienced a kickback or even witnessed one but it's a common accident which occurs every day.Around 60,000 accidents on table saws are reported every year and around 3,000 people loose their fingers...that is an astonishing 10 people a day loosing fingers!Most people are aware of what kickback is but I'm not sure how many have witnessed it? I've heard about kickback but until I watched the video below I just hadn't imagined how dangerous it could … [Read more...] about Kickback Demonstration Nearly Goes Horribly Wrong
These days we have an arsenal of power tools at hand to help us with our woodworking projects. They certainly save time and effort but on the flip side tools can be expensive to purchase and are we forgetting skills our fore bearers had when power tools were non-existent? Well, if you're looking for a challenge, how about creating a simple woodcarving knife with no power tools? In the first video below, Walter Sorrells takes you through the steps on how to produce a woodcarving … [Read more...] about No Power Tools Required To Create This Awesome Tool
When it comes to sanding down large pieces of wood, I quite often find I miss spots. Easily done as you're never going to get a perfectly flat board. There are always some dips and valleys so how do you know when you've sanded enough?Well, Robert Dailey in the video below shows a very simple trick which allows you to see what you've sanded and what you've missed. I can't believe how simple it is!I'm sure many of you may already know this trick or even have another solution, but for those of you, … [Read more...] about A No Brainer Hack To Get That Perfect Wood Finish
Are you suffering from burn problems with your saw blades and finding you're buying new blades too frequently?One way to resolve this problem is to clean your blades which can extend their life significantly. There are many ideas out there for the best way to clean a blade but I like TableLeft Workshop's very simple and cheap solution.Check out their video below to see how easy it is to clean your saw blade. … [Read more...] about Double The Life Of Your Saw Blades With This Quick Hack
It's truly astonishing what woodwork creations some people come up with. Whether it's small bits of craft work, furniture for the house or even a whole homes, some people have a knack for amazing designs. But earlier this year I came across a video that had my mouth fall open in awe. An Dutch artist by the name of Theo Jansen creates wooden frames that literally come alive when the wind blows. It's hard not to look at his creations and think they're some sort of weird animal walking around. … [Read more...] about This Is Truly Mind Blowing! Watch How Wood Frames Come ALIVE!