Woodworking Network's Top Videos of 2012

By Rich Christianson | Posted: 12/26/2012 7:23PM

 

Woodworking Network's top videos - what do we know?

We assume that if a  picture is worth a 1,000 words, a video is virtually speechless.

Well, not exacly, since the videos most clicked on by Woodworking Network visitors in 2012 have plenty of gab to accompany the images captured striding a moment.

So what's hot? A mixed bag for sure, beginning with a video of a new table saw safety device brake and continuing with a most interesting expanding table, IKEA TV spoof by Conan O'Brien and rough-cut video of a one-man robotic cabinet shop in Quebec City.

Sift trhough and choose among the Top 25 videos posted on Woodworking Network in 2012.

 

Table Saw Safety Brake from Whirlwind Tools

By Bill Esler | Updated: 04/04/2012 9:22:00 AM
A former woodworker has received a patent on a flesh-sensing table saw safety braking system. David Butler says he has spent years developing the system intended to prevent serious injuries among table saw users. Read more

 Saturn Design Seattle, Capstan Table Video

Phoebe's Table Dance, Saturn Design Woodworking

By Bill Esler | Updated: 11/19/2012 8:20:00 PM
The table is composed of up to 24 leaves (plus a round Terminus for open shapes) that can be set on each other within a 30 degree range of arc. The smallest circle is 60" diameter, the largest is 90". It is 18' long and 30" wide as a straight line. Read more

Conan O'Brien IKEA Uppleva spoof

Conan Spoofs New IKEA TV, Very Funny

By Rich Christianson | Updated: 04/25/2012 11:18:00 AM
"New IKEA Uppleva Is A SNAP To Assemble!" is the title of this video recently aired on Late Night with Conan O'Brien. Read more

 Ro-Bois-Tic Kuka robot

Video: Woodworking Robot at Work at Ro-Bois-Tic

By Rich Christianson | Updated: 10/12/2012 12:35:00 PM
An industrial robot handles parts for the CNC router nesting operation at Ro-Bois-Tic, a new "lights-out" factory in Quebec. Read more

 

Capstan Table Automatically Expands

By Bill Esler | Updated: 03/16/2012 4:09:00 PM
The Fletcher Capstan Table expands automatically from small to large in seconds. Read more

Woodworking Video Art: Brian Grabski, Designed & Made

By Bill Esler: Updated: 11/13/2012 5:23:00 PM
Brian Grabski, master wood craftsman at Designed and Made Custom Woodworking, Minneapolis, has produced a film with colleagues that raises contemporary woodworking video to a level of art on a parallel with the best photography. Read more

 Gibson Guitar Lacey Act Song Contest

'Trouble in Memphis': Gibson Guitar's Top Lacey Act Song

By Rich Christianson | Updated: 02/07/2012 10:42:00
Johnny Mainstream's song, "Trouble in Memphis," took top prize in Gibson Guitar's Fight For Your Right to Rock Contest, a poke at its troubles with the U.S. government over the Lacey Act. Read more

 Jarvi Bench, steam bent wood

Steam Bending Oak Wood Table by Mike Jarvi

Posted by Bill Esler | Updated: 11/24/2012 12:00:00 AM
Mike Jarvi saws, planes, chisels, steam bends, bolts and glues his way to producing his signature wood Jarvi bench from logs. Read more

 St Pierre Woodworking, table leg, wood grinder, lathe

How to Make a Spiral Wood Table Leg

By Bill St Pierre |Updated: 12/08/2012 8:12:00 AM
Bill St. Pierre shows how to cut and turn a tapering spiral wood table leg using a drill press, Jet lathe, grinders and sanders. Read more

 

Felder Group: Live from IWF 2012

Updated: 08/24/2012 9:15:00 AM
Felder Group is a family-owned woodworking machinery manufacturer based in Austria. Felder offers factory-direct solutions in the USAand Canada  to insure the best possible price and service support. Read more

 

Hand-Held CNC Router Hits Precision Cuts

Posted by Bill Esler | Updated: 08/14/2012 7:48:00 AM
Hand held CNC router video shows how it works. Place within a quarter inch of target and the router corrects for precision routing. A commercial version will be available, say MIT students, delivering a SIGGRAPH paper on it. Read more

 

Video: IKEA All-In-One Cabinet and TV

By Michaelle Bradford | Updated: 04/17/2012 12:00:00 PM
IKEA unveiled its new Smart TV, UPPLEVA, which contains a LED HD TV, Blu-ray, DVD, CD combo player and 2.1 wireless sound system all in one cabinet. Read more

 

Live from KBIS: Blum

Updated: 04/27/2012 3:35:00 PM
Woodworking Network's Bill Esler interviews Bill Sewell, the Midwest Regional Manager for Blum. Watch as they discuss BLUMOTION Soft-Close technology for slides and hinges. Read more

 

Richelieu: Live from IWF 2012

Updated: 08/27/2012 1:24:00 PM
Richelieu is an importer and distributor of specialty hardware and complementary products; an agent for change in a dynamic and creative industry. Read more

 Invix wood connector

Invisible Connector for Joining Wood Parts

By Rich Christianson | Updated: 09/14/2012 8:55:00 AM
Invis is an invisible connector that can be taken apart and reconnected to give a strong locking joint. Read more

 

Hazards of Wood Dust

By Michaelle Bradford | Updated: 06/28/2012 8:15:00 AM
A video on wood dust exposure hazards was posted online by the IAQ Video Network, a production of Peoria, AZ-based Cochrane & Associates, a firm specializing in environmental issues. Read more


 Grass America Soft-close hinge

Live from KBIS: GRASS America

Updated: 04/27/2012 9:55:00 AM
Woodworking Network's Jim Karwowski interviews Judd Whyatt, Eastern Regional Manager for Grass America. Watch as they discuss TEC Soft-close hinges. Read more

 Martin T60 Classic Table Saw, WMS

Martin Sliding Table Saw at WMS

By Rich Christianson | Updated: 12/15/2011 9:40:00 AM
Stephan Deitermann, sales manager, points out the MartinT60 Classic table saw featured at the 2011 Wood Machinery & Supply Expo in Toronto. Read more

 

How to install a pocket door frame

Updated: 01/17/2011 12:00:00 AM
How to install Johnson 1500 Series Pocket Door Frame
Read more

 

Video: Wood Planer Tuneup by Steve Maxwell

Posted by Bill Esler | Updated: 07/12/2012 1:23:00 PM
A wood thickness planer tune-up by woodworking expert Steve Maxwell shows adjustments for a DeWalt 735. Read more

 Hafele KBIS 2012 cabinets hardware

Live from KBIS: Hafele

Updated: 04/30/2012 2:33:00 PM
Woodworking Network's Jim Karwowski interviews Hafele executives at KBIS 2012 in Chicago. Watch as they discuss components, hardware and LED lighting for kitchen cabinetry. Read more

 Wellborn Cabinet Design Trends KBIS 2012

Video: What's Hot in Cabinet Designs

Updated: 05/08/2012 8:39:00 AM
Wellborn Cabinet designer Karen Salyer discusses the latest color and design trends for today's kitchen cabinets. These insights were presented during the 2012 Kitchen & Bath Industry Show, held recently in Chicago.
Read more

 

Colonial Saw's Zeta P2 Set Offers Options For Closet Design

Vy Michaelle Bradford | Updated: 08/29/2012 1:39:00 PM
Karl Frey of Colonial Saw discusses the latest updates to its Lamello Clamex P line and the impact it could have on home storage solutions like shelving. Read more

 

Fir Flagpole, Age 1,100, Reclaimed as Bookmatched Plank Table

Posted by Bill Esler | Updated: 12/17/2012 4:15:00 PM
Custom wood shop Against the Grain Studio and Creative Woodworking Northwest craft a century old heartwood fir flagpole into a book-matched plank table for a commercial customer. Read more

 Mick de Guilo

KraftMaid Teams with Mick de Giulio for Kitchen of the Year

Updated: 07/19/2012 11:49:00 AM
Chicago-based kitchen designer Mick de Giulo shows off the features of House Beautiful's 2012 Kitchen of the Year featuring KraftMaid Cabinetry. Read more

 

Table Saw Safety Brake from Whirlwind Tools

By Bill Esler | Updated: 04/04/2012 9:22:00 AM
A former woodworker has received a patent on a flesh-sensing table saw safety braking system. David Butler says he has spent years developing the system intended to prevent serious injuries among table saw users. Read more

 Saturn Design Seattle, Capstan Table Video

Phoebe's Table Dance, Saturn Design Woodworking

By Bill Esler | Updated: 11/19/2012 8:20:00 PM
The table is composed of up to 24 leaves (plus a round Terminus for open shapes) that can be set on each other within a 30 degree range of arc. The smallest circle is 60" diameter, the largest is 90". It is 18' long and 30" wide as a straight line. Read more

Conan O'Brien IKEA Uppleva spoof

Conan Spoofs New IKEA TV, Very Funny

By Rich Christianson | Updated: 04/25/2012 11:18:00
"New IKEA Uppleva Is A SNAP To Assemble!" is the title of this video recently aired on Late Night with Conan O'Brien. Read more

 Ro-Bois-Tic Kuka robot

Video: Woodworking Robot at Work at Ro-Bois-Tic

By Rich Christianson| Updated: 10/12/2012 12:35:00 PM
An industrial robot handles parts for the CNC router nesting operation at Ro-Bois-Tic, a new "lights-out" factory in Quebec. Read more

 

Capstan Table Automatically Expands

By Bill Esler | Updated: 03/16/2012 4:09:00 PM
The Fletcher Capstan Table expands automatically from small to large in seconds. Read more

Woodworking Video Art: Brian Grabski, Designed & Made

By Bill Esler: Updated: 11/13/2012 5:23:00 PM
Brian Grabski, master wood craftsman at Designed and Made Custom Woodworking, Minneapolis, has produced a film with colleagues that raises contemporary woodworking video to a level of art on a parallel with the best photography, and finest examples of woodcraft itself. Read more

 Gibson Guitar Lacey Act Song Contest

'Trouble in Memphis': Gibson Guitar's Top Lacey Act Song

By Rich Christianson | Updated: 02/07/2012 10:42:00
Johnny Mainstream's song, "Trouble in Memphis," took top prize in Gibson Guitar's Fight For Your Right to Rock Contest, a poke at its troubles with the U.S. government over the Lacey Act. Read more

 Jarvi Bench, steam bent wood

Steam Bending Oak Wood Table by Mike Jarvi

By Bill Esler | Updated: 11/24/2012 12:00:00 AM
Mike Jarvi saws, planes, chisels, steam bends, bolts and glues his way to producing his signature wood Jarvi bench from logs. Read more

 St Pierre Woodworking, table leg, wood grinder, lathe

How to Make a Spiral Wood Table Leg

By Bill St Pierre |Updated: 12/08/2012 8:12:00 AM
Bill St. Pierre shows how to cut and turn a tapering spiral wood table leg using a drill press, Jet lathe, grinders and sanders. Read more

 

Felder Group: Live from IWF 2012

Updated: 08/24/2012 9:15:00 AM
Felder Group is a family-owned woodworking machinery manufacturer based in Austria. Felder offers factory-direct solutions in the USAand Canada  to insure the best possible price and service support. Read more

 

Hand-Held CNC Router Hits Precision Cuts

Posted by Bill Esler | Updated: 08/14/2012 7:48:00 AM
Hand held CNC router video shows how it works. Place within a quarter inch of target and the router corrects for precision routing. A commercial version will be available, say MIT students, delivering a SIGGRAPH paper on it. Read more

 

Video: IKEA All-In-One Cabinet and TV

By Michaelle Bradford | Updated: 04/17/2012 12:00:00 PM
IKEA unveiled its new Smart TV, UPPLEVA, which contains a LED HD TV, Blu-ray, DVD, CD combo player and 2.1 wireless sound system all in one cabinet. Read more

 

Live from KBIS: Blum

Updated: 04/27/2012 3:35:00 PM
Woodworking Network's Bill Esler interviews Bill Sewell, the Midwest Regional Manager for Blum. Watch as they discuss BLUMOTION Soft-Close technology for slides and hinges. Read more

 

Richelieu: Live from IWF 2012

Updated: 08/27/2012 1:24:00 PM
Richelieu is an importer and distributor of specialty hardware and complementary products; an agent for change in a dynamic and creative industry. Read more

 Invix wood connector

Invisible Connector for Joining Wood Parts

By Rich Christianson | Updated: 09/14/2012 8:55:00 AM
Invis is an invisible connector that can be taken apart and reconnected to give a strong locking joint. Read more

 

Hazards of Wood Dust

By Michaelle Bradford | Updated: 06/28/2012 8:15:00 AM
A video on wood dust exposure hazards was posted online by the IAQ Video Network, a production of Peoria, AZ-based Cochrane & Associates, a firm specializing in environmental issues. Read more


 Grass America Soft-close hinge

Live from KBIS: GRASS America

Updated: 04/27/2012 9:55:00 AM
Woodworking Network's Jim Karwowski interviews Judd Whyatt, Eastern Regional Manager for Grass America. Watch as they discuss TEC Soft-close hinges. Read more

 Martin T60 Classic Table Saw, WMS

Martin Sliding Table Saw at WMS

By Rich Christianson | Updated: 12/15/2011 9:40:00 AM
Stephan Deitermann, sales manager, points out the MartinT60 Classic table saw featured at the 2011 Wood Machinery & Supply Expo in Toronto. Read more

 

How to install a pocket door frame

Updated: 01/17/2011 12:00:00 AM
How to install Johnson 1500 Series Pocket Door Frame
Read more

 

Video: Wood Planer Tuneup by Steve Maxwell

Posted by Bill Esler | Updated: 07/12/2012 1:23:00 PM
A wood thickness planer tune-up by woodworking expert Steve Maxwell shows adjustments for a DeWalt 735. Read more

 Hafele KBIS 2012 cabinets hardware

Live from KBIS: Hafele

Updated: 04/30/2012 2:33:00 PM
Woodworking Network's Jim Karwowski interviews Hafele executives at KBIS 2012 in Chicago. Watch as they discuss components, hardware and LED lighting for kitchen cabinetry. Read more

 Wellborn Cabinet Design Trends KBIS 2012

Video: What's Hot in Cabinet Designs

Updated: 05/08/2012 8:39:00 AM
Wellborn Cabinet designer Karen Salyer discusses the latest color and design trends for today's kitchen cabinets. These insights were presented during the 2012 Kitchen & Bath Industry Show, held recently in Chicago.
Read more

 

Colonial Saw's Zeta P2 Set Offers Options For Closet Design

Vy Michaelle Bradford | Updated: 08/29/2012 1:39:00 PM
Karl Frey of Colonial Saw discusses the latest updates to its Lamello Clamex P line and the impact it could have on home storage solutions like shelving. Read more

 

Fir Flagpole, Age 1,100, Reclaimed as Bookmatched Plank Table

Posted by Bill Esler | Updated: 12/17/2012 4:15:00 PM
Custom wood shop Against the Grain Studio and Creative Woodworking Northwest craft a century old heartwood fir flagpole into a book-matched plank table for a commercial customer. Read more

 Mick de Guilo

KraftMaid Teams with Mick de Giulio for Kitchen of the Year

Updated: 07/19/2012 11:49:00 AM
Chicago-based kitchen designer Mick de Giulo shows off the features of House Beautiful's 2012 Kitchen of the Year featuring KraftMaid Cabinetry. Read more

 

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About the Author

Rich Christianson

Rich Christianson is Associate Publisher and Editor at Large of Woodworking Network. During his 25+ years covering the wood products industry, Rich has toured hundreds of manufacturing plants throughout North America, Europe and Asia. His reporting has covered everything from the state of the industry and impact of wood imports to technology and environmental issues. In his current capacity he is responsible for editing the daily Woodworking Network Update newsletter and coordinating events including the annual Cabinets & Closets Conference & Expo and Canada’s biennial Woodworking Machinery & Supply Expo. He can be contacted at rchristianson@woodworkingnetwork.com or follow him on Google+.

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