Tag Archives: Wood

Here’s What Happened When A Guy Used Wooden Pistons In His Engine

A Russian YouTuber machined four pistons for his VAZ-2106's 1.6-liter inline-four engine, installed them, and tried to run the engine. It goes about as well as you might expect.

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Make Sturdier Wood Joints by Using Hot Glue as a Clamp for Wood Glue

Wood glue is designed to hold strong and create long-lasting wood joints, but it takes awhile to dry. Hot glue, on the other hand, hardens almost instantly. The combination of the two makes for a perfect method of building sturdy wood joints.

In this video from the Woodomain YouTube channel, Jeremy Broun reveals some clever ways to use a hot glue gun in your workshop. In fact, you can use hot glue as decent method for clamping two wood joints together while wood glue dries. Add wood glue along the edge of the surface you want to join and leave a dry spot in the center. Dab some hot glue in the dry center, then attach the the two pieces of wood together. The hot glue in the middle will keep the wood clamped together while the wood glue dries to create a nice, sturdy joint.

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What You Can Do With a Gluegun | YouTube via Make

Toyota’s Wooden Concept Car Is Lovely And Designed To Age

Toyota’s been really bringing it to the concept car game lately, with a number of novel and genuinely interesting concepts. Their latest, to be shown at Milan Fashion Week, seems amazing: its body is made out of 86 pieces of wood, with no nails or screws.

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Morgan Is So Badass They Send Out Invitations Made Of Wood And Metal


I’m sort of used to getting letters from Lord March’s office that are printed on papers thicker than the boards of your average IKEA furniture, but Morgan just put this game to a whole new level, using lacquered wood, aluminum, paint and four screws.

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This DIY Wooden Phone Charging Dock Looks Great on Your Desk

This DIY Wooden Phone Charging Dock Looks Great on Your Desk

Smartphone docks can be pretty pricey, and many of them only really work with a few devices, or they’re built so the manufacturer can sell different models for different phones. This DIY version looks elegant and simple, uses cables you already own, and can charge whatever phone you need it to.

Instructables user Albert built this dock out of some scrap wood he had lying around, a charging cable for his phone, and some velvet tape on the bottom to keep it from sliding around his desk—that’s it. He had the benefit of some decent tools though, and used a chop saw to get the perfect cuts he wanted. He did mention you don’t need to, though, and any kind of saw—even a hand saw—will do.

Once you have your wood, measure the dimensions of your phone, and how you want it to fit into the charger. This one was measured to fit his HTC One, but you’ll want to pay attention to your phone’s thickness to make sure it’ll fit and rest nicely in the dock without toppling over. We like this design though—it’s simple, can fit phones of various widths, and as long as the groove where the charging plug is located is thick enough, it can accommodate phones of varying thickness too.

From there it’s all about cutting the wood to fit your shape, sanding it and finishing it, and using a drill to drill out the spaces where you want your charging cable to slide into the back of the dock and up through the top so you can plug in your phone. It’s obviously the tricky part, but Albert makes it look easy. Hit the link below for the full walkthrough, step by step.

Phone Charging Station | Instructables

Fill Stripped Screw Holes With Leftover Chopsticks and Glue

Fill Stripped Screw Holes With Leftover Chopsticks and Glue

Chopsticks are amazing tools, and not just when it comes to food. If a screw has outworn it’s welcome and started to sit loose, you can use a chopstick to make the screw whole usable again.

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Over time, the screws that hold your wooden furniture and whatnot can start to wear away at the wood that holds them in place. Christine Dinus at This Old House suggests you can make a screw hold tight again by filling the hole with a piece of chopstick:

Dip a chopstick into a little glue and insert into the screw hole. Let dry, then break off the rest of the stick to create a new spot for driving in the screw.

If you like to eat any Asian cuisine takeout, you probably have a few pairs lying around. Each chopstick can also be used multiple times (depending on the size of the hole), so it’s a great trick to keep in mind. Any glue will do, but for best results, go with carpenter’s wood glue. If the screw hole is too small for a chopstick, you can use toothpicks instead.

10 Uses for Chopsticks | This Old House via Apartment Therapy

Photo by Yuya Tamai.

Learn the Basics of Working with Epoxies In This Video

Epoxy can be a handy tool for all kinds of home projects. This video explains what epoxy is and some basic tips for how to use it.

As this video, from Make’s YouTube channel, explains, epoxy can used to pour castings, fill holes and gaps in wood, and create protective coverings for almost any surface. You’ll also learn about the two parts that make an epoxy (the resin and the hardener), how important it is to know the setting and cure times for specific types. that you can dye epoxy different colors, and that you can remove bubbles with heat gun. Not all epoxies are the same, so make sure you always check the instructions for the specific type you’re using.

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Learn the Basics of Working with Epoxies In This Video

Epoxy can be a handy tool for all kinds of home projects. This video explains what epoxy is and some basic tips for how to use it.

As this video, from Make’s YouTube channel, explains, epoxy can used to pour castings, fill holes and gaps in wood, and create protective coverings for almost any surface. You’ll also learn about the two parts that make an epoxy (the resin and the hardener), how important it is to know the setting and cure times for specific types. that you can dye epoxy different colors, and that you can remove bubbles with heat gun. Not all epoxies are the same, so make sure you always check the instructions for the specific type you’re using.

Quick Tips: Epoxy | YouTube

Learn the Basics of Working with Epoxies In This Video

Epoxy can be a handy tool for all kinds of home projects. This video explains what epoxy is and some basic tips for how to use it.

As this video, from Make’s YouTube channel, explains, epoxy can used to pour castings, fill holes and gaps in wood, and create protective coverings for almost any surface. You’ll also learn about the two parts that make an epoxy (the resin and the hardener), how important it is to know the setting and cure times for specific types. that you can dye epoxy different colors, and that you can remove bubbles with heat gun. Not all epoxies are the same, so make sure you always check the instructions for the specific type you’re using.

Quick Tips: Epoxy | YouTube

Learn the Basics of Working with Epoxies In This Video

Epoxy can be a handy tool for all kinds of home projects. This video explains what epoxy is and some basic tips for how to use it.

As this video, from Make’s YouTube channel, explains, epoxy can used to pour castings, fill holes and gaps in wood, and create protective coverings for almost any surface. You’ll also learn about the two parts that make an epoxy (the resin and the hardener), how important it is to know the setting and cure times for specific types. that you can dye epoxy different colors, and that you can remove bubbles with heat gun. Not all epoxies are the same, so make sure you always check the instructions for the specific type you’re using.

Quick Tips: Epoxy | YouTube