Do. Make. Build.
Tuesday, January 17, 2023
Making a wooden toy car
Sunday, November 1, 2020
Tools, Tricks and Tips for the Workshop!
Using the dewalt 4.5” circular saw
Izzy Swan’s Tablesaw Infeed SaddleI recently purchased an infeed attachment for my sawstop table saw. It’s made by Izzy Swan. This thing is a must have for anyone who uses a table saw. It lets you use the miter gauge past the table which if you’ve ever tried doing it’s pretty much impossible to get an accurate cut. It also makes cutting sheet goods easier and most importantly safer. You no longer have to pull a balancing act to get it done. It’s easy to assemble. Easily attached and removed when not in use. I highly recommend this infeed table. I purchased mine directly from his site www.izzyswan.com He makes different versions for different saw types and brands. Thumbsy approved ;-).
Turn an Old Pullsaw into a Cabinet Scraper
Monday, October 12, 2020
This is a list of some of the equipment I use to make YouTube videos. This includes cameras, microphones, lights...etc.
I set up a few areas in the shop to mount little action cameras or GoPro type cameras. These are small and stay out of the way for the most part as I go about using machinery.
I use a few different microphones when recording. For voice overs I prefer this one. It’s part of the amazon basic line but it is actually an exceptional microphone. I recommend getting a pop screen for this microphone. It is highly sensitive and will pick up a everything. I will be making a egg carton sound proofing box. will let you know how well that works. The voice over in my longer videos is done with this mic. You can hear the difference in quality from the shorter vids which is done through my phone or iPad.
I use this mic to record exclusively with my Windows os laptop. I have yet to try it with other devices but will update this post when that happens.
Tuesday, August 25, 2020
Sandbox Play Area and Marble Machine
In this video I will walk you through how I built this sandbox play area in the small area in our backyard. it features a standing sandbox with storage and a marble machine.
The plans and cut list will be available soon.
Sunday, July 5, 2020
Whimsical Birdhouse Build
Air BnB (read as Air bird and beak)
I live in New York, there are a lot of bird species that might call this birdhouse a home. This all based on my own online research, I am not an expert ornithologist. But I do play one on TV.
The hole opening and floor size, as well as the hole height. (1 1/4 inch opening minimum 6 inches from the house floor. With a floor space of 4 1/2 x 4 1/2.)
Cavity nesting birds
You can adjust this birdhouse to fit other birds as well. Birds that larger hole and slightly larger floor space.
Yellow belly sap sucker
Rough Cut list
Cedar deck board
Actual size 1 inch x 5.5 inches x 96
All cross cuts unless otherwise specified
Face and back
2x 14 inches
2x 7 inches
4x 6 inches
Then into 1/2 inch strips
5 from each board
Leave 4x 1 1/2 inch pieces for ears/sides
Cut this last!
1 1/2 inches long
21 gauge pin nails
1 inch and 5/8
Monday, June 15, 2020
Do Make Build Recommended! Summer Edition
Thursday, June 11, 2020
Making a magnetic chalkboard.
1/4 in 24x48 exterior grade plywood sheet
24x36 26 gauge galvanized sheet
Chalk board paint
120 grit sandpaper
Cedar 1x6 decking board (4ft used)