Author: Dave

Wind Chime

This project was constructed with left-over materials: cedar cut-offs and electrical conduit.  The cedar piece was actually glued up from smaller sections, using waterproof glue.  A paint can was used as a circle template.           The…

Under-cabinet Shelf and Hinge

I wanted to have a space in the garage shop to keep my pencils and paper for woodworking, stuff needed when working on projects.  The items were kept in a cabinet which works of course, but is not too convenient,…

Planter from Reclaimed Cedar

Another planter, this one was made from the same reclaimed cedar as the mailbox post project.  Rotted wood from the ends was removed, the post was resawed using the bandsaw, then the pieces were run through the thickness planer.  Assembled…

Mailbox Post From Reclaimed Cedar

About 15 years ago I received a couple 4×10 cedar posts that were the result of a deck demolition, the deck was several years old.  The posts were cut in half length-wise and used to surround a bush area to…

Floor Fan Repair

An old floor fan that had a cheap plastic base finally broke at the pivot point.  Clearly not designed to last forever, but it live on in the garage with a simple fix.  Replaced the plastic joints with two pieces…

Cedar Planters

Four planters created using two 1x8x8 cedar boards and three 1x5x8 cedar siding boards.  Brads were used to hold the pieces together while the Gorilla polyurethane glue cured.  The poly glue was used because it’s waterproof.  

Review: RapidAir – Shop Air in the Garage

Manufacturer: RapidAir Products Website: RapidAir Model: 90500 Cost: $77 Now that the shop has the power upgraded with multiple outlets, mostly eliminating the need for extension cords, the next order of business is to eliminate the need for air hoses to be…

Power Upgrade for the Garage

The recently purchased Grizzly bandsaw arrived pre-wired for 220v, and is rated 10A at 220v.  To use it initially I had to rewire it for 110v, but at 20A, it’s just too inefficient to use on a regular basis. The long put…