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Watching These Precisely Crafted Wooden Joints Fit Together Is Deeply Satisfying

You probably want a carpenter using nails to build your house, so, you know, it doesn’t fall down. But for more decorative wooden creations, fasteners can result in an unsightly finish. An alternative is to rely solely on precisely engineered wooden joints that fit together so perfectly you’d swear they were optical illusions. Read More >>

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You Can Make a Wooden Soccer Ball With Some Masterful Carpentry

You won’t want to actually kick it around without wearing steel-toed shoes, but Russian carpenter Vladimir Zhilenko makes turning a bunch of wooden pentagons into a perfectly-round soccer ball look incredibly easy. The final sanding looks especially satisfying, assuming you don’t accidentally sand away your fingertips in the process. [YouTube via The Awesomer] Read More >>

This Sweet DIY Wall Mount Will Hide Your Annoying Power Cables

Plenty of homes have tangled nests of power cords just waiting to catch fire. To combat this domestic blight, Laura Kampf crafted a simple projector cabinet that both obscures cords and looks plain awesome. Read More >>

There’s Nothing Remotely Functional About an Axe Handle Made of Gummy Bears

There’s no end to the impressive stuff handy YouTubers will make out of wood, metal, and plastic. Peter Brown, however, favours unorthodox building materials. Read More >>

Why You Should Never Stand Behind a Table Saw

There were a couple of unbreakable rules in design & tech classes. One of them was to always wear safety glasses. Another was to never, under any circumstance stand behind a table saw while it’s operating. Why? Read More >>

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Watch the Years-Long Process of Turning a Tree Into a Bowl

The adage goes, “measure twice, cut once”. Frank Howarth’s projects are a little more complicated than the average woodworker’s, so he measures a slew of times, cuts out test pieces, and yes, still makes mistakes. But it’s all in pursuit of the perfect bowl. Read More >>

Handmade Bamboo Death Star Looks Better Than the Real Thing

Even woodworkers celebrate Star Wars day. For Frank Howarth, the project was obvious: construct a wooden Death Star. Read More >>

Watch a Master Carpenter Build the Workbench of Your Dreams

Any shop doing good work demands an equally good workbench. And if this build is any indication, Jesse de Geest AKA The Samurai Carpenter will be fashioning some wooden works of art in the very near future. Read More >>

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Watch a Woodworker Build Settlers of Catan Out of a Single 2×4

In the post-apocalypse, you want Aaron Day on your team. Using incredibly limited resources, he manages to recreate Settlers of Catan, one of the most beloved board games, using an inspired and economical approach to woodworking. He makes all of the game pieces out of a single 2x4. Read More >>