Custom Desk And Speaker Stands With Ikea Lerberg Legs (Part 1 of 2)

In this video I make a custom desk for a friend, who is a local musician.  She was looking for a desk where she could sit and work on music production and mixing with some stands for her monitor speakers.  She wanted a desk with character in reclaimed wood, and she sent me a few photos of the sort of thing that she was hoping for.  I did some 3D drawings for her in SketchUp and we settled on a design.
 

5 YouTube Woodworkers in the U.K. that deserve more subs!

Here are 5 British YouTube woodworkers that in my opinion deserve more subs! And why you should check them out.
 
Please write your recommendations in the comments so that I and others can check them out. Thanks! 
 
Links to their channels are below:
 
Stephen's 8x6 Workshop: https://goo.gl/iQC2IY
Badger Workshop: https://goo.gl/cg4aDV
Susan Gardener: https://goo.gl/nbdKU5

Making A Cat Scratching Post Using Pallet Wood And Concrete

I made the mistake of buying a cat scratching post that was too small for my cat to use comfortably... So I gave it away (to someone with a kitten) and thought I'd make one for my cat, Dylan.

For materials, I used a pallet that I found in my recent "how to get wood for free" video.  I'd use the stringers to make the post, and the slats to make the base.  I dismantled and de-nailed the pallet using a crowbar.

Making Simply Picture Frames

In this video I make some simple custom sized picture frames for my brother.  He sent me the dimensions, there were five in total.
 

AEG BSB 18 CBL Brushless Hammerdrill Driver - First Impressions

AEG sent me their BSB 18 CBL Brushless Drill to try out.  In this video, I unbox and compare it to my Bosch PSB 1800 LI-2 drill.
 
Available to buy on Amazon UK with 2x 4Ah batteries: http://amzn.to/2mpkgdZ or 2x 2Ah batteries: http://amzn.to/2mpt7fT
 
Available to buy Amazon US with 2x 2Ah batteries: http://amzn.to/2ldGqjd

Simple Panel Cutting Jig for DeWalt DW745 tablesaw

In this video I make a simple panel cutting jig for my tablesaw the DW745 using salvaged materials.

Mobile Camera Stand - using concrete and reclaimed materials

In this video I make a mobile camera stand for workshop use, using an old plastic bucket, some concrete, some castors, a salvaged fence post and some scraps of oak.  This is inspired by the recent builds by Jeremy Schmidt and Jay Bates. 
 
Jay Bates Studio Camera Stand video: https://goo.gl/O6pAG3
Jay Bates YouTube Channel: https://goo.gl/Q4wbw6
 
Jeremy Schmidt's Rolling Concrete Camera Stand video: https://goo.gl/T4pR6K

Making A Cat House For Two Using Scraps Of Wood

In this video, my brother Alan visits my workshop bringing with him some scraps of sheet materials found in his shed - some pieces of various sizes of MDF, ply and chipboard.

Alan wanted a cat house for his two cats George & Jasper, and he already had an idea for the design he wanted, so we first did a quick drawing in SketchUp to figure out how to make best use of the materials that we had to create that design.

Making A Treasure Chest Blanket Box / Ottoman (part 2 of 2)

In this video I start by finishing off the arcs for the lid that I started making in the previous video.  I cut one of them in half on the bandsaw to give me 2x thinner ones (for each end) and one wide one (for the middle of the lid).

I needed to cut a rebate joint in to one side of each end arc and both sides of the central arc.  I did this by putting my trim router upside down in the vise to use as a makeshift router table - which worked well.

Then I glued and clamped the arcs in place.

Making A Treasure Chest Blanket Box / Ottoman (part 1 of 2)

In this video I start making a blanket box in the style of a treasure chest using a donated slab of sapele and some pieces of pine from my workshop.

I started by drawing up a 3D model of what I wanted to make in SketchUp.  

Then I ripped the sapele in to 40mm thick strips, thickness planed them so that they were 40mm x 40mm, and then cut a 12mm x 12mm rebate joint along the full length of each piece on the tablesaw.

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