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Handyman Kevin (Kevin Straight)
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Mix castable refractory cement to create a Gingery style foundry for precision sand casting. Part of my ongoing series on the homemade lathe.

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WIP: a 1:150 scale Klingon warship built of wood and plastic which will be used in an upcoming fan film.

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A Shop Built Pliers Punch for Thin Plastic
If you've ever done any work with thin plastic sheets, gasket stock, or paper board you've probably noticed that ordinary drill bits do a lousy job making holes in it. The reason is that the material deforms as it's being drilled, causing the holes to drif...

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This simple plywood project is great fun for kids of all ages.

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Box Jigs for Working With Round Parts
Round part present special challenges in the workshop.  How to we safely machine them on the table saw, drill press, or other machines when their is no flat side to put against the fence and table?  The best solution is usually to build a simple box jig whi...

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The easiest way to work on round objects with the table saw, drill press, or router is to build simple jigs like the ones I show you here.

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I show how to take raw "fire wood" logs and make a simple dovetailed box using a table saw and hand tools.

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A Simple, General Purpose Woodworking Finish
Finishing is a complex subject which can seem a tad bewildering to beginning woodworkers. There are a multitude of products on the market, and numerous special finishes for particular applications or visual effects. The following, however, is a good gener...

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Learn about the basic tools for hand turning wood and metal on a lathe; see how to temper your own tools and turn handles for them.
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