New Video Tomorrow: Longevity MIGweld 140 Review

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.

Thanks, everyone!


Shop Journal #2 – Feb 16, 2016

Hi everyone!

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!


Shop Project: Converting a Gun Cabinet

I was about to start this post with “This week’s project,” but this will be three videos in five days, so that doesn’t really work. Anyway, I took an old gun cabinet from the days when I owned enough guns to need one and converted it into a storage cabinet for paint, finish, solvent, and other flammable items. It took very little time, only used materials I already had on hand, and gave me more usable space in the shop (never a bad thing).

This is my first Shop Project video, but I plan to do a lot more of these. I have now published one of each of the main types of video I plan to make — woodworking projects, shop projects, and tips — and created a playlist for each. If you enjoyed any (or all) of these videos, good news: there will be plenty more videos covering similar topics in the weeks, months, and years to come.

Thanks again for watching.

Work safe,

Tiny Tips – Melamine and Masking Tape

Tiny Tips - Melamine and Masking TapeHi everybody!

I just released my first Tiny Tips video. This series will explore useful tips and tricks around the shop. You probably know some of these tricks already, but some may be new.

This first entry is about Melamine and Masking Tape — specifically, how to cleanly cut melamine-coated particle board without a dedicated blade (hint: it involves masking tape). Head over to YouTube to see the video.

Thanks for watching, and work safe!