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Twas the Night Before Christmas

Check out the Maker version of 'Twas was the Night Before Christmas on the Awesome Wood Things channel.

My unedited contributions are at these links: -Work Safe Edition

How to Insulate a Hot Water Heater [Electric]

How to install a reflective foil insulation blanket on an electric hot water heater.

Before you install the blanket check your water temperature setting.

My water heater factory setting was 140 F (60 C)

The recommended setting so you don’t get scald is 125 F (52 C)

Water heater Blanket 50-60 Gallon 40 Gallon

Aluminum Foil Tape

Building the Ron Paulk Workbench - Part 2 - Torsion Box Top

I finished editing part 2 of my workbench build series.

Part 1:
You can watch part 1 of the series “All about the Base” here: CUTLIST Video: To get the most out of a sheet of plywood I use a free program called Cutlist. Cutlist allows me to optimize the layout of parts on sheet materials. I made a video about Cutlist here:

Watch the entire playlist here:

How to Make a Picture Hanging Tool

Have you ever had to readjust a picture hook to get your work of art in the right place?  Then you need to watch this video.  Get the perfect hook placement without buying an expensive tool.  I think the picture hanging tools for sale cost too much for being a piece of plastic.  Don't get me started on high tech laser levels to hang picture frames.

Why buy one of these fancy picutre hanging tools:

When you can make your own?

How to Make Vertical Bike Hangers

Our bikes were always in the way taking up too much floor space.  I show you how to build vertical bike hooks so you can hang your bike on the wall. This is a great bike storage solution for your garage. I included both metric and imperial measurements.

Skull Challenge 2017 Drawing and Winner

I won a skull pen from Shogun-Jimi's Skull Challenge.

My entry into the challenge was a custom skull stamp.  My video is here:

Flight Testing a Wooden Drone [Whirligig Wars 2017]

I flight tested my wooden drone and crashed it TWICE!

Thanks to Russ and his sponsors at Simply Wooden Creations for hosting the 2017 Whirligig Wars contest. Check out his channel here:

How to Make Table Card Holders [Quick and Easy Wedding DIY]

Have you been to a pot luck and asked what is that?  Then you should make these before hosting your next pot luck to label the food.

Here are some links to some 18 gauge wire:

Colored Wire

Aluminum Craft Wire 18 Gauge

Here are the table card holders in action.


We Like Leather! #MadeByNation 004

My Paw Patrol Birthday Party Carnival Game video was featured on Made by Nation.  Check it out!