Category: Projects

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…

Desk Lamp Base Modification

An additional desk lamp was added to the workbench, this one was purchased at Meijer and is similar to the existing IKEA Tertial already in use.  And like the Ikea version, the base is cheap plastic and is not really…

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.

Walnut Doorbell Cover

The ols doorbell cover was plastic, white (yellowish actually) and cheap looking.  Using some scrap walnut pieces, a few miters and amber shellac, a new cover was created.  Much better looking and the sound is not restricted at all.  

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,…

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,…