Turning accurate or duplicate parts on the wood lathe can seem like a challenge, however, with the right tools and some good instruction, it is certainly achievable! In this video, Dick Sing shows how to use calipers on the wood lathe to get better, more accurate results.
Drill bits get dull - don't throw them out, sharpen them! There are many expensive jigs and even machines for sharpening drill bits, but you may find they are not needed at all. Chris DeHut shows you how to sharpen drill bits on an ordinary bench grinder. Take the time to learn this skill to save time and money as well as drill more accurate holes.
Door Panel Series - Relief Carving. In this video, we will explore the possibilities of carved door panels for use as field panels in cabinet doors. If you are looking for that ultra hand crafted look, it is touch to beat this style! Presented by David Reilly.
Door Panel Series - Glass Panels. In this video we will explore a variety of glass types that can be used for the field of paneled doors. There are a lot of great option with glass to consider, so take a look at the possibilities! Presented by Chris DeHut
Door Panel Series - Plywood with Applied Trim. In this video we will explore the style of flat, plywood panels for use in the door field. However, this style can be improved by adding some trim pieces that give the panel much more appeal. The use of these trim pieces can also help define the style of the overall cabinet. Presented by Chris DeHut
Door Panel Series - Veneered & Marquetry Panels. This video explores a couple of decorative techniques to dress up panels when you need a bit more impact with the design. We will look at Marquetry and Veneer as ways to enhance the look and style of the cabinet doors. Presented by Chris DeHut
Door Panel Series - CNC Techniques & Patterns. Explore some techniques for door panels made possible by CNC routers. Rather than making routing templates which are labor intensive, you can program shapes and patterns easily to be run on on a CNC router. The CNC machines can free up your creativity by eliminating a lot of the labor intensive work of patterns and so forth. Presented by Chris DeHut
Door Panel Series - Contemporary Raised Panel Designs. In this video, Chris explores various methods of not-traditional raised panels. If you are looking for something conservative, yet unique, take a look at this video! Presented by Chris DeHut
Door Panel Series - Traditional Raised Panel and Frame Construction. After exploring a wide variety of panel design concepts in previous videos, the conclusion to this series is a video on how to make a traditional raised panel cabinet door. This is a great resource to review the process and refine some techniques on the router table. Presented by Chris DeHut
One of the best ways to dress up a cabinet door or drawer is to put a custom pull on it. Dick Sing shows you the techniques and design ideas that will make your cabinets stand out and stand proud! Follow along in this video to learn the techniques to make the pulls. Presented by Dick Sing
This "historical" video covers some of the early improvements on the original CNC router. Since that time, this machine has been rebuilt, re controlled, replaced etc. Have a look to see how some of the very early (17 years ago) DIY CNC stuff was done.