Small size reclaimed wood BASEBALL BAT I made this bat as a birthday present for my (back then) nine years old elder son.We have no tradition of playing baseball here, but my son was exposed to it at school, and wished he had one. I had no idea what size will fit a kid, the proportions it shoul have, the types of wood usually used etc, so I did some online research. I didn’t follow the official measures strictly, but got a fair idea. It had to be manageable in terms of size and we...
Ok, started off with a Honey-do project. Tested out the repaired Makita Recipro sawzall, by cutting some MDO down to size. Worked real good. Ok, a little bit got done ON the peoject today, along with quite a lot of cussing….Trying to clamp up four pine boards to make a bottom….got a bit tricky.. I just knew that tool chest lid would come in handy…Got all the clamps tight, and set this thing aside for a day Hiding back in a corner??? Ok, I was going to use my ...
After building some regulation size Cornhole boards and they were a big hit with my friends and family I decided to build a scoreboard… My design is very similar that you see online on the likes of Pinterest ..the scoreboard consists of the following 2×4x1/2” thick sanded plywood ( ripped lengthways to give 2 panels with dimensions of 12” x 48” Materials::- 2” acrylic numbers ( 3 packs):- (2) pieces of 12” brass chain.:- (2) 2.5” brass h...
MURPHY’S DRILL PRESS TABLE EXTENSION JIG After I finished working on the drill press table and posting it on LJ’s I drilled out 30+ holes accurately for my next project. I am building a chainsaw mill bench/stand. I was pleased that I accurately drilled the holes for the carriage bolts in the supports and cross members. My next task was to pre-drill screw holes in the support bracing that will hold the cross members and supports. I stood there thinking “how am I go...
For anyone who wants to make one, here is a link to the free plans to the free plans. Scroll down to find the batmobile and download the zip file, which contains the full size patterns. First off, I pasted the patterns onto thin MDF to mark the outline. There is even enough spade for an extra wheel or two. One another project, the fenders are marked out to miss the knots on a piece of recycled pine board. Showing the outline of the two body halves. The idea is to have ...
PVC Pipe Stool with some woodworking. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UM82xM8cwf4 Even though my Youtube channel is known as ‘Wacky Wood Works’ the first line on my about page reads, “Making simple projects with wood, plastic, metal, fabric, cardboard & anything else. Simply making stuff. Most projects are made purely off the cuff and only have a general idea how it will turn out.” So basically just generally making stuff. Although wood will be my most co...
Though I was traveling on business most of the month of May and only had a couple hours to spend in my shop, I had psyched myself up to participate in the 3rd Annual Summers Woodworking 2X4 contest and for the most part am happy that I did. I bet that I almost spent as much time sorting through 2X4’s at the several local Lowes and Home Depots and purchases a half dozen of them before locating my “White Whale”. It was an absolutely perfect specimen and will be the 2X4 ...
For my entry in the Summers Woodworking Third Annual Creative 2 X 4 Contest I chose to make a plant stand which has the form of a plant! Here’s the link to the “youtube video”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BGo0_-mM1ZQ It’s the first video I’ve ever posted, in fact, the first to ever leave my recording device. Thanks for looking in and have a wonderful day all you Lumber Jocks.
Found a photo of a toy grader for sale on Etsy. Liked the style, thought I could make one myself, with a few modifications, of course. Original image found on etsy, which inspired the design. In my version, the blade is a different construction method. In a later version, I built the cab a different way as well, using dowels. This is an isometric view of the initial design. An exploded isometric view showing how the parts fit together. Plan of the parts with dimens...
I thought I would take some time to share the progress so far on my first “real” project and the one that’s really gotten me hooked on woodworking. I’ve always had an interest for making things and working with my hands and always have had a strong DIY attitude. There’s something about the satisfaction one gets when they have a task in hand and you deal with it on your own even if it’s out of your comfort zone. You get to learn new things along the way a...
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