Make life easier in the workshop

Tips and techniques to make life easier in the Workshop

Make life easier in the workshop

Tips and tricks to make life easier in the Workshop


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  1. Cams! Brilliant!! MORE, MORE, MORE!! Subscribed.

  2. Thats crazy! Your G clamps look EXACTLY like my C clamps!

    1. Zerostar369 have you considered maybe your C clamps look exactly like his G clamps?

  3. The straw/cap vacuum attachment is a GREAT idea, Thanks for sharing, take care bro.

  4. those shelves though.

  5. Really cool tips. Thanks for showing 😉

  6. the shelf level´s and the vac improvement is really great

  7. Great hacks, since many buckets can have a handle taken off and reattached, the last one can be done without cutting into it.

  8. Chain saw cabinet Shop

    thanks for sharing. The shelf adjustment and the straw vac attachment were two that I have not seen before.

  9. Really great ideas, thanks!

  10. Could have popped off one of the metal sides of the bucket and inserted the PVC to prevent having to cut it

    1. Where’s the fun in that?

    2. It’s not about fun. It’s about functionality and efficiency

    3. that made me laugh. Yes indeed, YouTube, your one stop source for efficiency and functionality. 🙂

  11. Great little things for making life easier in the shop. Thanks for sharing. Thumbs up.

  12. Liked the shelve leveller cool idea

    1. Glad you liked it

  13. Just a thought if you heat the bottle lids you could fold them over so they stay on the clamps

    1. You could, but I was keeping it simple

  14. Good video!!! I was taught in traditional woodworking to use a shim between the wood being worked and the clamp 100% of the time. Then it eliminates all the plastic caps. If a small indention happens, cabinet scraper or a pass or two with the hand plane.

  15. Wow, these are some handy tips. Every one of them. Thanks for this. And I’ve never seen anyone saw through something so fast…

    1. Alans Woodworking

      Glad you liked them.

  16. You need a jig to cut pvc?

    1. Alans Woodworking

      I’m not very good at cutting things straight and square by eye and the jig let me cut several pieces to the same length. (I actually needed 6 pieces to make several handles that I didn’t video)

  17. Love the five-gallon pail handles. Not crazy about the crevice tool — puts way too big a load on your vacuum motor. Need to add some holes to the cap to reduce pressure… will still give you enough suction on the straw.

    1. Alans Woodworking

      Actually, the load on the vacuum motor decreases because there is less air being moved. With less load, a motor using the same amount of power will increase in speed. How do I know this? A vacuum cleaner designer told me.

    2. An email from Hoover (I hear they’ve made a vacuum or two).

      “Thank you for contacting Hoover Customer Care.

      Restricting the air flow will cause the vacuum cleaner to overheat and shutdown. We do not recommend restricting the air flow or using an attachment that is not designed for your model.”

    3. Alans Woodworking

      Thanks Allan. Makes sense when you consider how hot a Dyson gets. There’s
      reduced air for cooling being drawn in, and the motor is running faster
      because of the reduced load. Still, it can probably cope ok for a few
      seconds without any dramas, just don’t try cleaning the whole house with
      the crevice tool.

    4. Unless you’re a spider and your entire house is a crevice! 🙂

      Thanks again for the tips!

  18. Mike van Wieringen

    Thanks…Some really clever tricks !

  19. Genius at 02:31.

    1. Alans Woodworking

      Glad you liked it. Somebody has pointed out that if you use this tool for too long, the vacuum cleaner can over heat and damage the machine, but it would be OK to use for short periods of time.

    2. Cool. Funny though, I was told the opposite. When air flow is restricted the vacuum reduces atmospheric pressure that allows the motor to spin faster, which increases back current thus reducing current drawn that results in a cooler motor. In any case, I’ll use ya technique to get the saw dust out of those hard to get at places. If I blow a motor I’ll let you know.

    3. Alans Woodworking


    4. Yes, It is not good to let the motor be in that state for very long. Alan? I think your the bomb man! Great vid!!!!

  20. Good tips. The shelf bracket being my favorite followed by the wrench on the bucket handle.

    1. Alans Woodworking

      It’s a good tip, that one.

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