Answering Your Questions (Q&A 2020 Part 2)

In this video I'll be answering your questions.  This is part 2 of 3 as there was too much to fit in to one video. 

In this one I answer questions about my favourite youtube channels, my cat Dylan, collaborating with YouTubers, whether I could see myself incorporating CNC in to my work, my dream furniture project, what my workshop is worth, my favourite impact drivers, YouTube maker advice, my musical history playing in bands for 25 years, skills I'd like to learn in future  plus there's a bonus woodworking project at the end

Answering Your Questions (Q&A 2020 Part 1)

In this video I'll be answering your questions.  This is part 1 of 3 as there was too much to fit in to one video. 

In this one I answer questions about my new table saw, identifying types of wood, my worst tool purchases, my favourite tool, my favourite music, woodworking injuries, my favourite push stick, building a router table, how to find salvaged wood, what kind of screws I use, dealing with paying tax, what tool scares me the most, and more!

Making DIY Custom Birch Plywood & Laminate Kitchen Worktops / Countertops

#worktops #countertops #diy

In this video we are making our own custom handmade DIY laminate kitchen worktops / countertops using birch plywood and a laminate sheet.  I say we, but actually my friend Danny (professional joiner and fitter) did practically all of the work on this project, I basically just held the camera!

The laminate that we chose is by Polyrey and it's called Zeste Coco

The 24mm birch plywood that we used is available at any good timber merchant - but they may need to order it in (usually only takes a few days at the most)

Making A Walnut Trunk Storage Box

In this video I make a storage trunk box for our bedroom. This woodworking project was all about hiding some pipes in a wall, but the box will also provide some storage space for bed sheets etc. and it's a good height for use as a seat.  The main box was made using offcuts of walnut veneered MDF left over from a dartboard cabinet commission that I made for a client a few months back.  The solid wood trim is a mystery wood, but it might be Iroko...?

#woodworking #storage #workshop

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Making A Wood Storage Workbench For The Workshop

In this video I make a timber / lumber storage workbench to store all my shorter pieces of wood and offcuts so that they can be organised by length.  The bottom section holds pieces up to around 500mm, the middle section stores lengths up to around 700mm and the top section up to 1500mm.

Plans and cut list for this build are available free to Patreon patrons (link below) or via Etsy for a small fee at: https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/KeithBrownMaker

#woodworking #wood #storage

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Drill Bit Storage / Charging Station / Tape Rack / Paper Towel Holder - Workshop Organisation

In this video I work on four workshop organisation projects.

I make a drill bit storage system, a charging station to hold all my power tool batteries and chargers using a Bisley drawer unit, a tape rack to store my rolls of sticky tape and a paper towel holder.

Free instructions for the drill bit storage: https://www.patreon.com/posts/34214169

Please note: the instructions feature some design improvements over the one which I made, so if you follow them it won't be exactly the same as mine, it'll be better!

My 5x Favourite Tablesaw Modifications, Upgrades & Accessories - demonstrated on the DeWalt DW745

In this video I talk about my five favourite table saw modifications, safety upgrades and accessories.

Including a flappy paddle safety switch which allows me to turn off the saw with my knee, a low profile riving knife to allow cutting through cuts / housing grooves / dado joints / rebates / rabbets, various mitre gauge options to upgrade the one supplied with the saw, zero clearance insert options and a dust tray idea to make cleaning up dust from beneath the saw much easier.

Rubber Mat Flooring For The Garage Workshop

In this video I install rubber mats to the floor of my garage workshop.  The main reason I chose to do this was to ease the fatigue and aches and pains in my feet, legs and ankles from standing on a concrete floor all day. But it will also help to prevent damage to tools if they drop on the floor, plus it helps insulate the floor and creates better acoustics in the room.  It also hides the old, ugly concrete floor. I used two glue / adhesives in the video, one of which worked well and one of which failed miserably due to temperature issues!

Making A Shoe Cabinet & Coat Storage - Birch Plywood

In this video I make a shoe storage cabinet and a hat and coat rack for our newly renovated entrance hall using some birch plywood with a nod to mid century modern style.  Plywood furniture is not always popular with everyone, but I really like seeing the end grain particularly on birch plywood once it's sanded smooth and has a nice finish applied.

Plans & Cut Lists are available for this project for a small fee via Etsy and free to patrons on Patreon (links below)

Vlog #10 - Workshop Changes, Channel Changes, Tool Talk (broken Mirka sander / New Air Filter)

Welcome to Vlog number 10.  It's been 9 months since the last vlog!

In this one I talk about some changes and observations about the new workshop, and the performance of the YouTube channel, and tool talk featuring an update on the broken Mirka DEROS sander and how I managed to get the fault repaired, and a new (secondhand, but new to me) Record Power AC400 Air Filter for the workshop. 

Timings:
Workshop Changes... 0:48
Channel Changes... 6:07
Tool Talk... 10:01

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