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Darbin Orvar
A great channel which covers a variety of subjects. She calls herself “girl in a shop”, which is accurate enough, as she undoubtedly is a girl and she spends most of her videos in her shop. The host of the channel is a Swedish woman living in the US, named Linn. Her channel has grown a lot lately, and not without reason: she is very skilled and very thorough. The results of her projects are usually both visually beautiful and functional in their purpose. When it comes to types of projects she takes on, it usually involves working with wood in some shape or form. She has a couple of videos including LED-lights and some electronics, which I hope we will get to see more of in the future. Personally I love this channel because she explains what she’s doing and how it’s done in a way that is easy to follow, even though I am not experienced with woodworking at all. If you’re wondering how to get a great finish on your woodworking projects, this is the channel for you. Absolutely worth a watch, thumbs up!


Jimmy DiResta
If you haven’t visisted this channel yet, I have to tell you: you’ll either love it or hate it. However, it seems that most people tends to go in the loving direction.  His skills are marvellous. The videos themselves are a piece of work, and while they are not verbally explanatory, they are satisfying to watch and you’ll be able to pick up a trick or two. This is maybe not that channel you go to if you want to replicate projects, but it sure is a great source for inspiration. He is truly a master of every tool in his shop.


Grant Thompson – “The King of Random”
Grant Thompson is one of the few people who must have reached handyman level 100. In my opinion he is a real life version of MacGyver. Some of his projects are incredibly useful, pretty simple to recreate, and exceptionally well made. Other videos are plain useless, but fun to watch, and might be a good idea to recreate or fetch inspiration from if you have children. He is a big YouTuber, so chances are you have already seen some of his most popular videos. If you haven’t already, consider yourself lucky! You have tons of quality videos to watch. If you’re just starting to watch his video, a protip is to avoid the ones marked QC. I am pretty sure it stands for “Quick Clip”, and it’s like a proof of concept video for the final DIY/How-to video coming up the same week. He covers topics from making your own “Arc Furnace” and Metal Foundry to rockets, launchers, and jelly legos. But please mind his note:  “WARNING: In many cases, these projects can be dangerous, posing risks of personal, or property damage, injury, and in some cases, death. There are very possibly other risks of which I am not fully aware. These videos are depiction’s of my own personal experiences, and not intended to be duplicated. Use of video content for personal projects is at your own risk.” It couldn’t be more true, be careful!



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