Category: Woodworking

DIY Bluetooth Speaker

I’ve wanted a Bluetooth speaker when working in the yard or around the house.  There are a lot of options to purchase one, JBL makes a great item, but it’s too much money for what I need.  Since bluetooth/amp boards…

The Shed Project

We have a small 3’x8′ shed on the side of the house, it’s worked well for a number of years for us, but with the extra vehicles we now have and increased use of the garage as a shop, more…

Scrap Wood Bird Feeder

A simple project utilizing scrap cedar from the ongoing shed project, and a couple bi-fold door hinges.  After assembly it was sealed with three coats of Varathane outdoor spar urethane.

Small Cedar Box Using Reclaimed Wood

A quick, simple project using scraps from the Planter Project.  These pieces would normally end up in the trash because of the knot holes, but instead of throwing them away I deceided to salvage them.  There is a lot of…

Oneida Dust Deputy Review

Manufacturer: Oneida Air Systems Model: Dust Deputy Deluxe Cyclone Separator Kit Cost: $80 (on sale at Menards) In theory, the Dust Deputy Deluxe Cyclone Separator Kit includes everything needed to connect a shop vacuum.  Of course it all depends on the vacuum,…

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…