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Small chest of drawers | How-To

This thing has taken me forever to edit/post! I've been experimenting with some different video/editing styles--I'd love to hear your input.

I used 3/4" maple plywood for the carcass, soft maple for the drawer faces and top, and mahogany for the legs & drawer pulls, and supreme pine for the drawers themselves. For the finish I used multiple coats of Boiled Linseed Oil. 

Thanks for watching, I'd love to hear from you all!

Tools & products used:
Empire Drywall square
Delta Unisaw
Dewalt 20V circular saw
Titebond ii Wood glue
Dewalt 20V XR Brushless Drill
DEWALT 20-Volt Drill
DEWALT DW716 Miter Saw
DEWALT DWE6000 Trim router
Makita random orbital sander
Kreg pocket hole kit
Woodriver #5 1/2 bench plane
Boiled Linseed Oil
DEWALT DW734 Planer

Simple wooden knobs | How-to

These little knobs have proven themselves quite useful, I feel like I can't build a jig without them--fortunately they are quite simple to make.

Tools & products used:

DEWALT DW716 Miter Saw    http://amzn.to/2ncPDgZ
Fastcap Accuscribe    http://amzn.to/2nlfhQm
Sharpie (12 pk)    http://amzn.to/2nfYhLr
Porter Cable drill press
Rockwell 14" Bandsaw
Makita random orbital sander    http://amzn.to/2oDBVDN
Loctite Heavy Duty Epoxy    http://amzn.to/2oRnpp9
Briwax Rustic Pine    http://amzn.to/2peXYgl
 

Dowel stop radius guide | How-to

A simple dowel-stop radius guide & compass. I needed something capable of drawing larger radii than most traditional compasses are capable of.

The idea came to me after watching Jack Houweling's dowel stop video--Thanks Jack!

Tools & products used:
DEWALT DW716 Miter Saw
Porter cable drill press
Box of random springs - Big box store
Makita random orbital sander
Titebond original Wood Glue
Dewalt DWE4011 Angle Grinder
Briwax Rustic Pine

Dovetailed wooden mallet from 2' of 2x4

Making a wooden mallet from 2 feet of a  2x4. There are a lot of mallet videos floating around out there, most of which involve a wedged through handle, which are great, but I wanted to try something a little different.

I routed a dovetail in the two sections that make up the mallet. I used southern yellow pine - a very hard species of pine which can be found at most local home centers.

Update: One year later, and the mallet is still holding up great, I use it nearly every day.

Tools & products used:
Delta Unisaw table saw
DEWALT DW716 Miter Saw
Rockwell 14" Bandsaw
Flexcut Drawknife
Makita random orbital sander
DEWALT DWE6000 Trim router
Titebond original Wood Glue
Varathane provincial wood stain

Belt Guard fabrication for vintage Delta Scrollsaw

Well it may not be the most interesting project, but it needed to happen. 
This actually required a good variety of skills, so maybe someone in the same boat can learn something.
Thanks for watching!

Tools & products used:
Makita random orbital sander
Dewalt 20V XR Brushles Drill
Wiss Aviation Snips
Dremel 4000
Throatless Shear
Lincoln Electric 140C Mig Welder
Dewalt DWE 4011 Angle Grinder