Why I’m on YouTube, Flip-top Workbench, Wood Oxidation Tips

In between projects, I want to connect with you by regularly answering your common questions and sharing what I’m working on. In this episode, I talk about why I started my YouTube channel, why I didn’t incorporate a flip-top design in my workbench, and cover some tips when it comes to oxidizing wood with steel wool and vinegar.

Update 2/20/19 – Thanks Tim for sending me some photos of his flip-top workbench. In his words “I made i flip top with 2×4’s electrical conduit, and mdf tops. It’s holding up fine only having a 12″ miter saw mounted to it. Very simple, very cheap.”

If any of you have some photos of your flip-top workbench, shoot them over to me at jeremy@gadgetsandgrain.com and I’ll post them here for others to see.

Innovative DIY Wall-mount Lumber Rack For Boards and Sheet Goods

My workshop will always need to be a garage first and woodworking shop second. To help with my lumber storage, I decided to build my own lumber rack. I searched Pinterest for ideas, but I couldn’t quite find a design that mounted to a wall while still being able to storage large sheets of plywood and long boards simultaneously.

I decided to make my own design where sheets of plywood would be stored in a large framed shelf, while sporting the traditional arm shelves for storing long boards. I also added some small cubbies for storing small cut-offs and specialty pieces of lumber. In a phrase, this lumber rack is all about boards in the front and big sheet goods in the back – head the name “Mullet-style” lumber rack.

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