Darbin Orvar

Building & Making on Youtube

Darbin Orvar - Girl in a Shop

My adventures in building, diy, construction, testing and finishing.

Newsletter - Chopping, Experiments, Patreon & Mallets!

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Hi guys!

I hope everything is well. In today's newsletter I'd like to go over a couple of things which I've been working on, first of which is related to turning and bushcraft. 

Some friends had a black walnut tree cut down in their backyard, and they asked if I wanted to come and pick some up so I brought a few logs back. With one of the logs I decided to use my new lathe and make a round mallet! In order to fit it on the lathe I had to trim it down with a small ax and a spoke shave. I'd love to hear your thoughts on the video and the style. 

Darbin Notes

I've been continuing my experiments on Darbin Notes.

In the latest video I ask the question: 

Can You Mix Oil & Water Based Paint?
So what's the verdict? Well, check out the video to find out.


I do this full time, so your support means a lot to me. I want to really thank my Patrons today because I hit $100! That's so cool and I really appreciate it.

Support me:

If you'd like to support what I do, then please check out my Patreon page and consider becoming a Patron for exclusive videos and inside info! 


Shoppe Updated!

I've been working on a couple of new mallets and they're now in the shoppe. I've got a nice little selection of mallets made with oak, purple heart and walnut!

In terms of sizes, I've been making a few medium and a few small ones which I really believe are the perfect maker size, ideal for almost any task.

Please check out the shoppe to find out more! http://darbinorvar.com/shoppe