Author: Dave

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…

Homemade Tablesaw

My grandfather was a carpenter and home builder, he put together this table that was used for that purpose.  It was handed down to my dad and it’s the tool I used to create my woodworking projects from age 10…

Review: Grizzly G0513P Bandsaw

Manufacturer: Grizzly Industrial, Inc. Model: Grizzly G0513P – 17″ 2 HP Bandsaw, Polar Bear Series Model: Shop Fox G7314Z – Heavy-Duty Mobile Base Cost: $895 and $74.95   Overview Having a bandsaw in the shop opens a completely new avenue of possibilities…

Ikea Verner Desk Chair Repair

Using a base from a discarded Costco chair, a broken Ikea Verner office chair gets a new lease on life.  Since the base hole patterns are different, a piece of plywood is used as an adapter utilizing 1/4-20 T-nuts that…

Bedside Table

This project was entirely of reclaimed wood from the dismantled loft bed project.  All the wood is dimensional pine construction lumber, nominal 2×6.  In all, there were two pieces of 2″x6″x8′ used to create this table. The table top and…

Foyer Table

The entryway, or foyer, has an open space that could use a table for both decorative and functional reasons.  Online there are hundreds of options, but a couple were selected as an inspiration for this project: Something narrow, not too tall…

Earbud Headphone Case

A simple project made of scraps, this box was designed to house and protect earbud headphones when they are in  a backpack. In this example, hard maple was used but a piece of pine two by material would work as…

Simple Table

This project matches the other items created with a simple, minimalist (read: Ikea) look.  It began with the Simple Desk, Drawers and now the Table.  This is a very small table, to be used next to the bed for the alarm…