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Workshop Mastery with Jimmy DiResta

Book Description

Jimmy DiResta has made a name for himself with his inventiveness and workshop skills, creating dozens of projects for YouTube videos and television shows such as Hammered and Against the Grain on the DIY network. In Make: Workshop Mastery With Jimmy DiResta, Jimmy and co-author John Baichtal teach readers essential workshop skills with over a dozen projects that explore everything from mold-making to CNC routing on to metalsmithing.

Table of Contents

  1. Foreword
  2. Preface
    1. Safari® Books Online
    2. How to Contact Us
    3. Acknowledgments
  3. 1. The Making of a Maker
    1. Growing Up DiResta
      1. Toy Building
      2. Guitar Making
      3. Making Television
      4. Uploading My Own
  4. 2. Woodshop Mastery
    1. Tools
      1. Chisel
      2. Compound Miter Saw
      3. Cordless Drill
      4. Festool Domino Joiner
      5. Dust Collection System
      6. Hammers
      7. Planer
      8. Router
      9. Pneumatic Brad Nailer
      10. Hand Saws
      11. Sawzall
      12. SawStop Table Saw
      13. Hand Planes
      14. Glues
      15. Veritas Mk. II Power Sharpening System
      16. Summary
    2. Organizing with Oak and Mahogany Tool Drawers
      1. Tools and Parts to Build the Drawers
      2. Building Steps
      3. Summary
    3. Dovetailing a Massive Oak Bench
      1. Tools and Materials Used
      2. Building the Bench
      3. Summary
    4. Turn a Pallet into a Toolbox
      1. Tools and Materials
      2. Building Steps
      3. Summary
    5. Turning a Guitar into a Gattar
      1. Tools and Materials
      2. Building the Gattar
      3. Summary
  5. 3. CNC Projects
    1. CNC Tools and Materials
      1. ShopBot Desktop
      2. Inventables X-Carve
      3. Router Bits
    2. Creating a Makerspace Sign
      1. Tools and Materials
      2. Making the Sign
      3. Summary
    3. Dart Board Cabinet
      1. Tools and Materials
      2. Building the Dart Board Cabinet
      3. Summary
  6. 4. Working with Metal
    1. Tools
      1. Beaumont Belt Sander
      2. Bridgeport Vertical Mill
      3. Chopping Band Saw
      4. Delta Band Saw
      5. Butterfly Die Filer
      6. Die Grinder
      7. Walker Turner Drill Press
      8. Gas Forge
      9. Grizzly Industrial Drill Press
      10. Plasma Cutter
      11. DeWalt Portable Band Saw
      12. Propane Torch
      13. Riveter and Pop Rivets
      14. Sandblasting Box
      15. DeWalt Metal Shears
      16. South Bend Lathe
      17. Vulcan Anvil
      18. Welders
      19. Wilton Bullet Vise
    2. Band Saw–Cut Steel Sign
      1. Tools and Materials
      2. Making the Sign
      3. Summary
    3. Vampire Table
      1. Tools and Materials
      2. Building the Table
      3. Summary
    4. Cutting a Machete out of a Saw
      1. Tools and Materials
      2. Making the Machete
      3. Summary
    5. Skull-and-Crossbones Belt Buckle
      1. Tools and Supplies
      2. Make the Buckle
    6. Summary
  7. 5. Plastic Projects
    1. Working with Styrene
      1. Bending
      2. Cutting
      3. Heating
      4. Joining
      5. Patching
      6. Smoothing
      7. Vacuforming
    2. Casting a Chess Set
      1. Tools and Materials
      2. Making the Chess Set
      3. Summary
    3. Plastic Channel Letters
      1. Tools and Materials
      2. Building the Letters
      3. Summary
  8. 6. Working with Leather
    1. Leather Tools and Materials
      1. Arbor Press
      2. Awl
      3. Branding Iron
      4. Jade Glue
      5. Juki Serger
      6. Mallet
      7. Needles and Thread
      8. Punch
      9. Rivet, Snap, and Grommet Stampers
      10. Skiver
      11. Stitching Fork
      12. X-Acto Knife
    2. Big-Ass Knife Sheath Project
      1. Tools and Materials
      2. Making the Sheath
      3. Summary
    3. Adirondack-Style Leather Backpack
      1. Tools and Materials
      2. Making the Backpack
      3. Summary
  9. 7. Building Your Own Tools
    1. Gallery of Modified Tools
      1. Buck Auto-Knife
      2. Bottle Openers
      3. Chisel Makeover
      4. Dagger from File
      5. Estwing Hatchet
      6. Fireman’s Axe
      7. Hammer Hook and Loop
      8. Kitchen Knife
      9. Leatherman Clip
      10. Steel Sawhorses
      11. Two-Claw Hammer
      12. The Which Blade
      13. Summary
    2. Bringing an Old Axe Back to Life
      1. Tools and Materials
      2. Restoring the Axe
      3. Summary
    3. Making a Star Key Locket
      1. Tools and Materials
      2. Assembling the Locket
      3. Summary
    4. Building a Brass-Ringed Mallet
      1. Tools and Materials
      2. Building the Mallet
      3. Summary
    5. Mass-Producing a Signature Ice Pick
      1. Tools and Materials
      2. Building the Ice Picks
      3. Summary
    6. Grinding My Own Kris Knife
      1. Tools and Materials
      2. Creating the Knife
      3. Summary
  10. Index