Video Treats

Aug 4 2018

Matthias Wandel has a pretty extensive history devising ways to trap mice. The winters are long in Canada, and Matthias seems to have no shortage of mice in his shop.

Jun 30 2018

26,000 pounds of granite cut with a 2-pound hammer in 1 hour, condensed into a 7-minute video

Jun 9 2018

Which is better, a brick wall that stands for more than 800 years, or one that lasts 50 years?

Feb 24 2018

Frank Howarth needed a new door for his pantry, so he turned to some Sequoia slabs that he and a buddy cut up a few years ago. 

And then he made a film about it.

Feb 17 2018

"Build it right. If the wood can withstand seven centuries, I would build a house that is so constructed as to withstand a millennium. With this attitude, I would keep woodworking."

—Go Taek Yeong, Skill Holder

Feb 10 2018

The key to great-looking vinyl is great-looking trimwork (and great-looking vinyl)

Jan 27 2018

For simple repetitive tasks it’s hard to beat a machine.

Jan 22 2018

Putting a window in the hole means sealing around the edges, too

Jan 13 2018

Raised heel trusses and a sealed roof deck make a fast energy efficient roof system

Jan 6 2018

The top reason to study engineering in college: Wall of Wind. Yay Science!

Dec 22 2017

Do not be a dummy, make sure your tools are solidly secured, and put some protection between you and them—in case they ain't.

Nov 27 2017

Continuous exterior insulation means smaller studs and higher performance

Nov 11 2017

In this video, the robotic 'narrator' asks multiple questions about construction innovations of the near future.

Oct 28 2017

Floor layout and framing, some good news from the building inspector, and a pleasant surprise on the adhesive front

Oct 14 2017

Old school and new tools on display in a two-video mashup

 

Sep 30 2017

A machine, a saw, and some patience beats brute force and a sledgehammer every time

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