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I’m Izzy Swan — a maker, inventor, woodworker, furniture designer, and lover of hand drills. I’ve been making stuff for most of my life and I love to share what I create.
Here, you’ll find my library of over 300 videos (and growing fast). I produce 2-3 videos every week covering shop tips and tricks, money-saving hacks, inventions, and woodworking projects. Some projects are simple, some are complex, and some are really weird - or just fun. Experimentation and playfulness are important, and woodworking should never feel like a chore.
A lot of my projects are designed to make your workshop more efficient, so I have plans for a lot of woodworking jigs and shop-built tools. I’ve made a lot of drill-powered machines, from a bandsaw to a lathe to a fully automatic slingshot crossbow to a t-shirt folder. My creations run the gamut from practical must-have shop tools to ridiculously fun family projects and everything in between.
I have woodworking plans available for many projects. Some are even available for free (others cost a few bucks). I tinker constantly, so you can also find tools I have invented (some of which are available for sale, such as the DPT wrench), gear I recommend, and past episodes of the Mega Maker Show, a weekly live discussion among industry professionals and career Makers.
I also have a drill-powered Tyrannosaurus Rex. His name is Bob. Just putting that out there.
Make sure you don’t miss anything: subscribe to my YouTube channel and sign up for the mailing list. I won’t sell your email address and I don’t write much, so every email you receive from me will be an important update about something I’m working on.
If you have any questions about anything on the site or in my videos, head over to the Contact form and drop me a note. I’ll try to get back to you as soon as I can.
Thanks, and have fun!