VLOG 14 - Workshop Changes / What's New / Recommended Viewing / Tool Talk (Milwaukee)

Welcome to vlog number 14.  In this one, I install new windows to my workshop with the help from my uncle, I talk about the videos and projects coming soon to the channel, recommended YouTube viewings and Tool Talk featuring some new routers and accessories, a braided vacuum hose sleeve and new Milwaukee tools like the M12 jobsite radio, an 20oz claw hammer, and some new pry bars.

0:00 Intro
0:10 Workshop Changes
3:38 What's New
5:22 Recommended Viewing
7:41 Tool Talk

Reflective window film:

Flattening And Finishing A Live Edge Timber Slab - Alcove Shelf

In this video I convert an old coffee table top in to a beautiful timber live edge or waney edge alcove shelf - I don't know species of wood it is, but I'd love to find out, so please let me know in the comments what you think it is.

Video about making the router sled: https://youtu.be/p4KYHG1R8Pw

The flat milling router bit was kindly #gifted by Sauter Shop: https://bit.ly/3gPrjfw, here is a link to the item.  https://www.sautershop.com/recess-cutter-hw-e-13439?c=14147

Easy Router Sled - Wood Slab Flattening

In this video I make a really simple, quick and easy router sled for flattening slabs of timber / lumber / wood.

Video about flattening a slab of timber and my first experience using the sled:

KB Oil Wax Original: https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/891150827/kb-oil-wax-wood-finish-original-250ml
KB Oil Wax Food Safe: https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/892993819/kb-oil-wax-wood-finish-food-safe-250ml
KB Oil Wax Double Pack: https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/893215775/kb-oil-wax-wood-finishes-double-pack

Campervan Conversion - Doors & Bulkhead - Mercedes Sprinter #ad

In this video we work on finishing off some of the trim reveal around the side door, and we make and install a bulkhead for the van (that's the panel that sits between the cabin and the back) with a cupboard door for access to the shelf above the cabin, and we clad the doors in plywood and make some new window boxes.

0:00 Side Door Reveal Trim
2:34 Bulkhead
5:35 Rear Door panels

Campervan Conversion - Walls & Windows - Mercedes Sprinter

In this video we get started on a new project to convert a Mercedes Sprinter in to a campervan for some friends of ours.

0:00 Intro
0:38 Wall panelling
7:40 Windows

Some of the work had already been started - some of the walls already battened and insulated, flooring, water heater, electrics installed and some tongue and groove on the ceiling (although we'll be removing that and starting again as it was done to a poor standard).

Strawbyte Workshop Plunge Saw Dust Cover (gifted): https://www.strawbyte.com/merchandise

Installing The Large Driveway Gates.... Problems!

In this video I install the large garden driveway gates made in the previous video.

The large gates build video: https://youtu.be/mXRYLFJey7Y
My other recent Medite Tricoya Xtreme MDF gate video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FzcJA8vzZJ8
Gid The Joiner Gate Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bWzIiDCSJvQ
Gid The Joiner YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHddVj8KYk3UNBM9Uc-VP3Q

I Made Some Large Gates For A Driveway

In this video I work on a commission to build some large garden gates for a driveway using pressure treated / tanalised timber from a local timber merchant, plus some untreated shiplap from a sawmill.  The gates span over 4m in width and are around 1.7m high.  I used half lap joinery at the corners of the frames, and floating tenons / dominos elsewhere. 

Video about installing the gates: https://youtu.be/YKDvPc6rhz4

Milwaukee Tool Review M18 Table Saw/Mitre Saw/Circular Saw/Jigsaw/Drill/Impact Driver/Sander #gifted

In this week's video I am reviewing some of my Milwaukee M18 tools.  I may do a follow up on the M12 tools and some of the other hand tools and accessories if people are interested - please let me know in the comments.  The tools I am focussing on are those used for joinery/carpentry, as that is what I do for a living.

Making A Cake Stand For Our Wedding

In this video I do some wood turning at the lathe and make a cake stand for our upcoming wedding reception using some beech and salvaged mahogany.

The video that I mention by Squarepeg Tommy which inspired the spliced inlay feature : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WpsCgNx9ISs

Restoring A Mid Century Modern Credenza / Sideboard

In this video I do some restoration work to a vintage teak mid century modern sideboard / credenza.  I believe it's by either Nathan or Beautility.  This piece of furniture has been in my family for decades.  I needed to refinish the veneer and solid wood areas.  The original ring handles in my opinion made it look quite dated, so I made some new hardwood handles for it which are interchangeable with the old ones to give it an updated look to better fit in a modern/contemporary home setting.