Sunday, November 1, 2020
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
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
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
Thursday, June 11, 2020
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)
Sunday, May 24, 2020
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Tuesday, March 31, 2020
One way to find the center on round or square stock is by using center finders such as these. They are pretty simple to use and they can be purchased or made out of wood. On square stock you simply place them flush against you stock. Mark with pencil or knife. Center can be found where the lines intersect. I prefer to mark on all four side to ensure accuracy. If you find that after marking four sides that your lines make a small rectangle. It means your sock was not square but you now you can get extremely close to center since the small area between your line is your center. Sometimes after marking you finds a small square in the middle this is most likely due to the thickness of your marking tool and the offset that happens when you mark.
Finding center on round stock is similar to square except you would mark three intersections. And the are where the lines converge is your center. As shown in the image. This is extremely helpful when mounting your stock on to the lathe. Play the video below for a demonstration of using this on square and round stock.
Sometimes you may not have way to find center using traditional means. In this video I am gluing up for a segmented turning and need to make sure it’s as close to the middle as possible. Since there is no way to use a divider and this isn’t a perfect circle I show you an easy method using just your finger and a pencil.
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