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How to Change the Blade on a Skil Saw 06:51

How to Change the Blade on a S...

Changing the blade on a Skil Mag 77 is easy if you know how. Here are a few tips I have learned over the years. What ever else you do... BE CAREFUL WI...


Published 5 hours ago • Views: 415

by Essential Craftsman
Ever Seen A Fly Press? 05:40

Ever Seen A Fly Press?

Should I take this tool and start "The Fly Press Channel"? My friend Ken has loaned me a very cool tool. I will have a lot of uses for this old machin...


Published 4 days ago • Views: 41,952

by Essential Craftsman
100k / EC Name / Giveaway - VLOG 01 04:08

100k / EC Name / Giveaway - VL...

If you would like to be entered into the Give-A-Way, please visit our site and sign up on our mailing list. A winner will be selected next week.


Published 1 week ago • Views: 24,057

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Pouring Molten Metal into Bare Hand 03:44

Pouring Molten Metal into Bare...

Man pours molten metal into bare hand....there has to be a catch right? Indeed there is - it is Fields Metal! What is Eutectic Metal? Watch and find o...


Published 2 weeks ago • Views: 34,722

by Essential Craftsman
Geotechnical Report: Spec House EP.03 12:10

Geotechnical Report: Spec Hous...

This part of building a house takes time. Lots of waiting, planning, brainstorming, waiting for engineering, talking to neighbors, gathering rough bid...


Published 2 weeks ago • Views: 34,392

by Essential Craftsman
Marking and Cutting Pro Tips 12:32

Marking and Cutting Pro Tips

How to mark a board, and then scribe and cut accurately. This is a simple enough process, but a few tips can make a big difference in the fit of your ...


Published 3 weeks ago • Views: 71,993

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Anvil Shooting 02:59

Anvil Shooting

Shooting (LAUNCHING) the anvil with Scott Wadsworth and Cy Swan. This anvil goes up like a rocket - who would have guessed they can fly so well! Happy...


Published 3 weeks ago • Views: 45,969

by Essential Craftsman
Hand Signals That Protect Lives and Property 06:33

Hand Signals That Protect Live...

Crane hand signals are very important, and easy to learn. These are only the basic signals, but they will get most jobs done safely. If nothing else, ...


Published 4 weeks ago • Views: 29,100

by Essential Craftsman
Screws: What You Need to Know 09:08

Screws: What You Need to Know

Screws are one of the greatest fasteners available. There is a screw for almost every application. I cover some of the basics necessary for understand...


Published 4 weeks ago • Views: 169,597

by Essential Craftsman
How to Get Rid of Pesky Bowling Balls 03:15

How to Get Rid of Pesky Bowlin...

Watch Cy Shoot his bowling ball mortar. He made this himself, nine years ago and it works beautifully...just like his cannon https://youtu.be/_7dlgh6o...


Published 1 month ago • Views: 36,847

by Essential Craftsman
Anvil Envy 08:05

Anvil Envy

If you like blacksmith shops, you are going to want to watch this video. Alan has a VERY special anvil, and a ridiculous power hammer. MAN would like ...


Published 1 month ago • Views: 35,406

by Essential Craftsman
Chainsaw Tips for Rebels 05:45

Chainsaw Tips for Rebels

I predict a lot of heat in the comments below. For the record I have no problem with people having their own opinions on chainsaw safety and starting ...


Published 1 month ago • Views: 70,703

by Essential Craftsman
Best Tape for Layout 06:09

Best Tape for Layout

The RACE of the century happens at end of the video! I did NOT get paid to make this video, but I probably should have :) We are on Patreon if you wou...


Published 1 month ago • Views: 67,242

by Essential Craftsman
Hire Surveyor / Avoid Mistake - Spec House EP.02 08:31

Hire Surveyor / Avoid Mistake ...

A boundary survey will tell you where your property lines are. This is very important in our case since we will be building a retaining wall on the so...


Published 1 month ago • Views: 44,367

by Essential Craftsman
Best Gloves For Work 06:33

Best Gloves For Work

These are my favorite work gloves by a long shot. I recommend you try them! They are especially good for logging. https://goo.gl/CAHDyB I did NOT get ...


Published 2 months ago • Views: 60,529

by Essential Craftsman
Anvil Tour Part 1 09:21

Anvil Tour Part 1

It is no secret that I love anvils. This series should help everyone realize that I'm not the only guy in Douglas County with a thing for anvils. I ha...


Published 2 months ago • Views: 27,498

by Essential Craftsman
Due Diligence - Spec House EP.01 08:37

Due Diligence - Spec House EP....

A few thoughts here regarding the type of due diligence that should be done before you buy a building lot. Our lot is on a hillside, which makes soils...


Published 2 months ago • Views: 54,902

by Essential Craftsman
EC 05:21

EC's Big Announcement

For us this is a really big deal. We hope you are as excited as we are - the lot is beautiful, the scenery is iconic to our area - and we are going to...


Published 2 months ago • Views: 69,278

by Essential Craftsman
Sharpening an Axe 07:56

Sharpening an Axe

How to sharpen an Axe. This is a relaxing and enjoyable process, something you should do regularly if you chop a lot of wood. It only takes a few minu...


Published 2 months ago • Views: 68,448

by Essential Craftsman
Two Funny Job-Site Stories 06:02

Two Funny Job-Site Stories

A funny injury story, and a funny revenge story. We have a BIG announcement coming. Unfortunately we can't announce till next Wednesday. We will annou...


Published 2 months ago • Views: 79,109

by Essential Craftsman
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