Make a knife from a saw blade

Hey everyone!

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.

knife-from-saw-blade

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.

Thanks, and work safe!

B.

The DIRESTA Book and World Maker Faire NY

Hey everyone,

As I’ve mentioned before, I’m writing a book with Jimmy DiResta about his life, his philosophy, and his advice to other Makers. I am super excited about the project and I want to spend as much time as I can on it. However, as it isn’t a paying gig until much later on (when I sell the book to a publisher), I need your help.  Continue reading

Welcome, Reclaimed Audio listeners!

Hello everybody! I was honored to appear on Episode 32 of the Reclaimed Audio Podcast, which will release Wednesday, June 15th. I had a great time with Phil, Tim, and Lutes and I hope to talk to them again soon.

As I said during the show, my name isn’t the easiest thing to spell, so here’s where you can find my work:

I am a freelance writer for Make: Magazine. I write about makers doing unique and inspiring work. I love doing this, because it allows me to use a skill I developed over my entire career to highlight people doing great things on a platform that reaches millions of people.

I have a YouTube channel where I make videos about trying to make efficient use of a small workshop space. I’m working out of a one car garage (hence the channel name), so I want people to know that you can do great stuff without a huge workspace. Some sample videos you might enjoy include the walnut and steel workshop stool, the clear storage drawers, the etched steel sign, and the Maker Faire Bay Area 2016 wrap-up.

You can also find me on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and Patreon.

Thanks so much!

Bill

I’m not dead! Just resting!

Beautiful plumage. Et cetera.

So I’m sure some of you are wondering where on earth I’ve run off to since late March. That’s fair, and I apologize for the disappearing act. While I haven’t been producing much in the way of videos, that doesn’t mean I have been idle! Here’s some of the stuff I’ve been working on: Continue reading

Thank You For Your Support!

The first run of One Car Workshop shirts is complete, and I want to thank everyone who purchased one for being awesome and offering their support. It means a lot to me. The second run of shirts (using silkscreen instead of heat-transfer) is now available in the store, so go check that out. Anyone who purchased one of the first-run shirts can contact me for a special coupon code giving them a serious discount.

Most people who received a shirt have already sent a photo, which I love! Continue reading