What’s every woodworker’s favorite saying? “You can never have enough clamps.” Whether you find that statement painfully accurate at every glue up or you were tired of hearing the phrase several years ago, it’s probably not going anywhere. At Long Island Woodworking Supply, we’d almost go so far as to say it’s become an essential part of the journey that woodworkers are on.
That’s fitting, of course, because we offer all of the essential woodworking tools that you’ll need, and that’s true whether you’re new to the woodworking community or you’ve been at it for decades. In this day and age, something that’s almost as necessary to the journey itself as our tools are is our inspiration. Thankfully, there are plenty of helpful videos that can offer project ideas, explanations of techniques, tool reviews, and much more.
In fact, there’s an awful lot out there. That’s why we’ll be breaking down a few of our favorite recent woodworking videos in today’s post. Keep reading to learn more!
Our Favorite Recent Woodworking Videos
Toolbox Tote With Reversible Lid by David Picciuto
No matter your skill level or setup, every woodworker needs to have a toolbox. If you have a dedicated shop space, you might not see yourself using it all that often, but you’d be surprised at how often they can come in handy. Now you could just run out and buy something, but where’s the fun in that? In this video from David Picciuto’s Make Something YouTube channel, David demonstrates how to make a beautiful toolbox tote using finger joints.
You’ll also find that David doesn’t shy away from the details of what he’s doing. In other words, if you’re a beginner, it’s easy to follow along and figure out how to make this project yourself; if, on the other hand, you’ve been in the game for awhile, the editing moves quickly enough that you won’t be bored. Either way, David’s personality keeps the viewer wonderfully engaged.
This project is thoughtfully designed and we’re sure that anyone will be able to find plenty of uses for it in their shop. Plus, who couldn’t use a bit more walnut in their life? This toolbox is elegant and simple, making it something that’s sure to stand the test of time.
2019 Shop Tour - Layout, Tools, Organization, Tech, and Safety by Marc Spagnuolo
If you’ve been doing woodworking for any amount of time, chances are that you’re familiar with the Wood Whisperer, Marc Spagnuolo. Whether you’re a member his online guild who follows along with projects religiously or you’re a fan of his insightful YouTube videos, you’re sure to appreciate his shop tour.
In it, Marc covers how much space he has, how he’s laid things out, why he’s arranged it the way he has, and much more. As woodworkers, we’re always curious about how other people are thinking about things like this. Because everyone has different needs and different spaces, it can be really interesting to hear how woodworkers approach layouts. After all, for many of us, things are constantly changing. We decide that one particular layout is going to be perfect only to change things up a couple of months later. That’s certainly not a bad thing, and hearing Marc’s thoughts on the process will surely give you a new idea or two for how you can layout your workspace more efficiently — even if he has more tools in his shop than you ever will.
Hardwood Moxon Vise for Under $50 by Jonathan Katz-Moses
When it comes to joinery, a moxon vise is something that will serve you well for a number of years. Although some woodworkers choose to build a moxon vise into their bench, others may not use it quite as often, making it a luxury rather than a necessity.
Thankfully, along comes Jonathan Katz-Moses with his ideas for how to make a benchtop moxon vise — and best of all, the hardware is under $30, making this a very inexpensive (and useful) project if you already have some scrap lumber around.
Once it’s complete, you just clamp it to your workbench and put it to good use. Cutting dovetails just got a whole lot easier! Trust us when we say that you’ll find plenty of ways to take advantage of your new moxon vise and that it will serve you well without taking up a whole lot of space. It doesn’t get much better than that!
Table Saw Lathe Jig by Izzy Swan
Izzy is known for practical creativity, and his table saw lathe jig is no exception. As he says in the video, it looks dangerous, but it’s not. Either way, we’d be willing to bet that you’ve never seen anything quite like this jig. Sure, there are plenty of unique and mind-blowingly interesting jigs out there, but this one is a step above the rest.
Are there limitations to what the table saw lathe jig can do? Of course there are, but our takeaway from this video is that there are always several ways to do a job. It’s a good reminder that creativity and thoughtfulness are the keys to success in your woodshop. Rather than getting hung up because you don’t have the latest and greatest, spend some time thinking about how you can do what you need to do with what you have. It’s a great lesson for anyone!
Of course, traditionalists will still prefer to do their woodturning the old fashioned way, and we have just what you need. Be sure to check out our selection of lathes, chucks, faceplates, turning tools, spindle tools, and kits!
We Carry The Essential Woodworking Tools You’re Looking For
Are you looking for woodworking tools for sale online? Then look no further than Long Island Woodworking Supply! We proudly offer fast shipping and a knowledgeable team who would be more than happy to answer any questions you have to make sure you get exactly what you need for your next project.
If you’re a DIY woodturner, we have what you need. Looking to get into pyrography and wood burning? We have you covered! Need to stock up on a couple of different bandsaw blades? We have several different options from the fine folks at Timber Wolf, so whether you’re shaping a log to turn a bowl or cutting veneers, there’s something for your saw and your needs.
At Long Island Woodworking Supply, we’re passionate about what we do, and we’re woodworkers ourselves. We’d love to help make sure you have everything you need for whatever is inspiring you at the moment. In short, we hope that you’ll choose us as the source for woodworking supplies and tools. Happy woodworking!