Category: Projects

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…

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…

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…