Mechanical Puzzle Box

After Woodworking in America, I hitched a ride to Phoenix with Paul-Marcel.  In his shop, I built a puzzle box with a mechanical lock. In this video, I demonstrate the operation of the box while talking about wooden jigsaw puzzles and the design and construction of the box.  (Duration - 10:04) Read about another of … Continue reading Mechanical Puzzle Box

Maple Slab Build, Session 1

Friday night, I went down to the shop because I wanted to build something.  I started with a small slab of Western maple and designed the piece on the fly.  I documented the build, live on Twitter, and what you see below are the updates from the first session.  This was useful because each update … Continue reading Maple Slab Build, Session 1

Folding Hex Key Sets

Most of my machinery require a hex key for certain adjustments. I use these folding hex key sets and secured a belt clip onto the back with a short machine screw. With these, it is easy to keep a whole set together, and the unit is much harder to lose in a pile of sawdust … Continue reading Folding Hex Key Sets