Author: Dave

Makita Model 2012 Refurbish

A couple years ago I purchased a used Makita thickness planer at a garage sale.  It was, and is still is, in pretty rough shape; the former owner was a retired trim carpenter and used it on the job site.…

Reclaimed Oak

In 2012 I came across some reclaimed wood that was used for shipping purposes (previous entry here).  The pine was a bust, way too green, knotty and sap filled.  Not to mention all the oil and dirt that covered it.  The oak, on the…

Tablet Arm Mount

Overview Working in the shop is a relaxing and rewarding way to spend some free time; either repairing or creating.  While working it’s nice to have either news or music playing.  The shop already has four speakers and an amplifier…

Magnetic Board

There is a cabinet in the shop that has the chargers, audio, tablet and papers.  The papers usually get lost somehow (probably fall out onto the floor and get swept up).  A small bulletin board would be helpful but not…

Craftsman Vise: Bench Mounting

The bench vise is a garage shop necessity; it can be used for a range of tasks from automotive, metal and woodworking. Just as important as having a good vise is proper mounting of it. Project Overview The garage workshop…

Tamiya Durga Sand Removal

Even though the entire drive-train of the Tamiya Durga is enclosed and sealed, sand managed to get it and get in between the gears.  This series of pictures shows just how much sand got in from driving around in a…

Central Pneumatic 16 Gauge Air Finish Nailer Review

Manufacturer: Central Pneumatic Model: 16 Gauge Air Finish Nailer Model 68023 Place of Purchase: Harbor Freight Cost: $54.99 (Sale Price) Overview As part of a hardware floor installation, all the base molding was removed.  To replace it all with a pneumatic finish nailer…

Cordless Drill Shelf

A simple cordless drill shelf, made from 1/2″ plywood scraps and painted black to match the cabinets.  There’s space for both drills and their accompanying tip holders.  This is a project that should have been completed a long time ago.…

Protecto Catalog – 1985

I purchased a Commodore 64 in the summer of 1983, just a year after initial release.  At that time, there were not a lot of software titles or hardware peripherals available, so mail-order was the main option (thinking about it,…