My son has said that he has outgrown his (twin sized) race car bed, and wished for a big boy bed.
after looking on Amazon for mattresses , i decided to construct the bed frame.
i saw a bunch of bed frames in the search, but they all looked cheesy and cheap.
so i did the next best thing, i spent...
i'm certainly no carpenter, and definitely not a furniture maker.
my brother has a dresser drawer that had a dovetail slide under the drawer that had broken.
the problem is that the female half of the dovetail has a very thin cross section at the base of the dovetail.
to compound the problem...
I did some messing around in the shop, but in plywood this time.
i used 5mm plywood from the Big Box Store, and got some clip art from the internet.
i cut out the clip art and used packing tape to secure the trace to the plywood and cut the figures out.
i used regular spray paint and made all of...
My son came to me yesterday and asked me if i could build him a recycle bin for cans and bottles.
I told him, i'll make the best one i can, using the wood i got here!
apparently he is learning about recycling at school .
i couldn't resist the opportunity to make something useful and recycling at...
I'm at it again, doing stuff to amuse myself.
i came up with a plywood lamp from scraps a couple weeks ago and called it MK I.
it worked just fine, but i thought i installed the wrong lamp hood...
so i decided to remedy that with,
a new hood and improvements to the lamp socket mounting!
A flash of inspiration came over me, this weekend past.
from my mind, came the idea of constructing an ab roller from materials i had laying around.
this is the progression,
I started with hot rolled steel, 3/4" diameter.
the bearings 2) 6303-RS C3, i had chosen them for sheer abundance...
Toolbox From Scrap! (mostly scrap anyway)
i was out messing around in the shop today and started the build for a much needed box for some of my woodworking tools.
i used a combination of scrap 1/2" plywood for the sides and floor, some 1x4's from a shipping crate for the rear panel and...
I made some Snow People from cedar fence boards 3/4" thick
i used a planer to smooth the faces of the boards then,
i used a jigsaw to cut the head shapes out.
Painting was accomplished by roller and exterior latex paint for the main color,
then accented with hobby acrylic paints.
My neighbor brought me a wooden reindeer to see, that his grandfather had made in the 1980's.
i thought it was so cool that i asked him if i could copy the reindeer and make them for other friends and family.
he was stoked that i could reproduce them and gave the blessing.
i purchased a 1/2...
I made 3 copies of a piece of straight track for my sons favorite trains.
the oak was reclaimed from a pallet and planed and sawn to the dimension of the track it was copied from.
i used a 10" table saw to cut the blank into thirds of equal width and length.
a vintage Dremel #57-2 Moto...