Watch YouTube woodworker extraordinaire Frank Howarth build 64 garage storage drawers from mortise and tenon joints made on a Pantorouter.
 
"I am building a storage system for our basement," says Howarth. "We are thinking of this as our garage - all the things that you would put in a garage minus the car; 64 junk drawers. The system is held up with a structure made from 2 by 4s. These built with mortise and tenon joints made with a Pantorouter. The drawers slide in dados in that structure. The drawers are fully removable so they can be carried around like a box full of stuff. The next video will be installing this structure and adding a French cleat wall for longer tools like shovels and rakes."
 
The PantoRouter, invented by YouTuber and engineer Matthias Wandel, allows you to create templates of your own design for functional and attractive joinery or creative designs. There’s no other tool or jig for woodworkers available today with the straightforward simplicity and the open-source potential to create truly unique and functional joinery, patterns and designs.
 
The PantoRouter uses a guide bearing to follow a template which moves the router bit to cut a pattern identical in shape but half the size.
 
Using engineered plastic templates and a combination of guide bearing and router bit, the PantoRouter can cut both the mortise and tenon for a perfect fit.   
 
 
Howarth's videos are popular on Woodworking Network. He's the creator of the bamboo Death Star and turner of the wooden eyeball. Take a tour of the finished woodshop here.
 
In honor of Star Wars Day (May 4 - May the Fourth be with you), Howarth constructed a wooden Death Star – and filmed the process in timelapse.
Howarth built the bamboo death star using a CNC, a lathe, and conventional equipment - filming the entire process in timelapse.
 
He also turned a wooden eyeball from maple, cherry, birch, walnut, and ebony; and turned a segmented walnut & redheart bowl. And he built a motor mount for his surface sander. Check out his projects.

 

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