My new video is out. This is my first knife build, and it went REALLY well. I’m really happy with how it came out and I know my next one will be even better.
I also wrote up this video for Reddit and Instructables where it was featured TWICE — once in the Workshop section and once on the front page of the site! That’s awesome!
Making a knife from a saw blade is a fairly common project, but I’ve been putting it off for a long time. Maybe that’s because I was worried about messing it up. Recently, though, something finally clicked for me and I just decided to go for it. I managed to do the entire build using the angle grinder and a few other common tools, so this is definitely something that anyone could do if they tried. It’s not difficult at all. I used walnut for the handle and brass for the pins. I love how brass and walnut look together.
I hope you enjoy the video. I’ve been spending a lot more time on my editing lately and getting my videos tighter. Let me know what you think.
First of all, if you haven’t been paying attention over at Make: Magazine, I have a new article about Get Hands Dirty. I really enjoyed writing this piece; Cristiana is a great artist and a very thoughtful person. I encourage you to go check it out.
Second, I’ve finished my latest project and the video edit is just about done (I have one more shot to get, but I have to wait for the sun to come out and it’s been cloudy all week). I will have the video out on Tuesday on my YouTube channel.
Last month, I picked up a Longevity MIGweld 140. For $375, it is the most affordable full MIG welder that I am aware of, and since I bought it I’ve had a lot of requests for a review. The review will go up on YouTube tomorrow, but Patrons can check out the One Car Workshop Patreon page to see an early preview.
I am completely done shooting the project video. I have imported all of the footage and matched up audio and video, and I’d say I’m about 80% through my rough cut. I estimate that I need about 3 solid hours of editing before the video will be ready to publish, which I should be able to get done tonight.
In the meantime, here’s the second in my series of Shop Journals. I am enjoying these videos as a less formal alternative to my usual. They also give me more practice talking to the camera without getting nervous or stumbling over my words, which should translate into better, more frequent videos overall.
Thanks again for watching and I hope you enjoy the video. Work safe!