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Underway again...finally #11: Pro Football day - some progress in wood and football

11-20-2017 12:51 AM by JohnTM | 1 comment »

Let’s get the “big deal” out of the way first. After a shaky first 3 quarters, we pulled it out in the last couple of minutes. My team now has 8 wins in a row! Geaux Saints! Whew. With that taken care of, I did a bit of work both before and after the game. Before the game, I worked on strengthening the table saw stand and raising its height to what it should have been yesterday. Nothing major skill-wise. Just the usual “do and re-do” process for me as I futz m...

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Underway again...finally #9: Progress... seriously.

11-18-2017 03:27 AM by JohnTM | 1 comment »

You read that correctly. I made actual progress. (This is not fine furniture. It’s a workstation that will remain outdoors 24/7 and is made 99% from freebies [CL and pallet wood]..... It’s also the first real project I’ve ever done – since high school 45 years ago, at least.)Here’s the end of Day 1 pic as proof:No, it’s not screwed and glued together. Just placed it all in approximately the correct final places. So, here’s how the day went. First, ...

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Reclaimed Workbench

11-18-2016 02:56 PM by ShaunMeighan | 0 comments »

View on YouTube Hi folks! So this past weekend I turned a bunch of free industrial pallets into a new workbench! I still have to add a vice and some shelving down below, but the main bench is finished!

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Making a Rustic Birdhouse

05-16-2016 08:59 AM by ShaunMeighan | 0 comments »

https://youtu.be/NL-KcL0LvNo Hello again folks! In my continuing work with reclaimed wood, I made a rustic bird house! I also made a video about it! Enjoy!

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Rustic Step Stool Build

05-03-2016 09:11 PM by ShaunMeighan | 0 comments »

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k4BlNiZCJQY I needed a way to access higher shelves in my workshop, so I made myself a step stool out of some pallet wood! I hope you enjoy!

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Woodworking on a Half-Shoestring #59: Blanket Rack (Repurposed VHS Rack)

01-14-2016 10:29 PM by Paul Bucalo | 2 comments »

Last year I started an on-again/off-again/on-again/etc. crusade to get rid of stuff in and around the house that was no longer needed, wanted or useful. I admit to being a pack-rat. I admit to being lazy (at times). But when my goat gets up, it won’t stop eating until there’s nothing left to eat. Not sure why that came out, but I am sure someone got the gist of it. For years we had our VHS tapes sitting on this oak rack. While we still have one combo player that will work with ...

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Woodworking on a Half-Shoestring #46: Sewing Thread Spools & Bobbins Rack: Fully Populated

07-13-2015 12:44 AM by Paul Bucalo | 10 comments »

I posted the other day a completed project I made for the wife’s birthday. She has now populated the rack, so here is what it was designed to look like in use: Note that on some of the spools there is a bobbin containing the same thread. This was the key ingredient: she wanted to keep the bobbins with the spools providing the thread and color. I wasn’t surprised to see that she doubled up on bobbins for some of them. I asked her if she would want to do this before starting ...

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Woodworking on a Half-Shoestring #41: Outdoor ACU>RITE Digital Wireless Temperature Sensor Housing (Finale)

03-31-2015 10:57 PM by Paul Bucalo | 0 comments »

Finally finished and mounted on the outside wall of the back enclosed porch. I neglected to get a completed assembly picture before mounting, so please check out the previous two parts in my blog for a complete overview. The final three pictures:- Insertion of the wireless sensor into the box. Note the wooden sensor pin. - The bottom vent plate installed. - Wall mount bracket drilled for mounting bolts and fender washers. How well is it working? It’s now in direc...

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Woodworking on a Half-Shoestring #40: Outdoor ACU>RITE Digital Wireless Temperature Sensor Housing (Part 2)

03-24-2015 05:48 PM by Paul Bucalo | 7 comments »

It was never my intent to make this build into an attractive build. Functional is the priority. It is the only reason for going through all this work for a $10.00 item. But it’s not unusual for my build ideas to become runaway trains, sometimes with no way to stop safely (enter the music of Jethro Tull’s Locomotive Breath.) My intent was to make this a 100% free pallet wood build. I have brand new pine boards and studs I could have used. With a change in design—swinging sens...

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Woodworking on a Half-Shoestring #39: Outdoor ACU>RITE Digital Wireless Temperature Sensor Housing (Part 1)

03-24-2015 02:00 AM by Paul Bucalo | 2 comments »

I posted in my previous blog entry the need to create a weather protected housing and mount for the ACU>RITE sensor, which will track outdoor ambient temperatures and transmit wirelessly to the indoor digital display. Previously we had it mounted on the enclosed porch inner wall. The temperature skew due to heat loss into the porch was tremendous, making the unit useless for our need. Because I didn’t go into the project with a clear idea of what it would end up looking like, as adju...

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