Ever need a square and you don’t have one? If you don’t need extreme precision, this will at least allow you to strike a line straighter than freehand. I was doing a project and being intentionally minimalist. I wanted to strike lines across a 1×2 to guide my eye for hand sawing. I grabbed one of my glue cards, folded in in half and presto, I had something like a square.
We seem to get a lot of those plastic cards that just get thrown away after they’ve been used. Whether it’s old gift cards or those ‘fake’ credit cards that American Express sends out, I’ve been looking for ways to at least use them for something before chucking them in the trash. With 3 of us using tracfones, we get a steady diet of the refill cards as well. [Below] Mainly I use mine to mix epoxy on or to hold a small pool of wood glue for those surgical ...
This was a fun experimental project. I attempted to use a clothing dye as a stain to see what different colors I could create while still being able to see the grain pattern. I also laminated plywood pieces together to see what effect could be made with the different layers being visible. Check out the video to see the end results!
I’m becoming increasingly aware that so few people know where their everyday things come from. I was talking a lady the otherday and realised she didn’t know that plastic’s derive from oil. It just wasn’t something she had ever thought about. When people talk about what will happen when oil runs out, they talk about petrol mostly. But they don’t seem to think about plastic. the components in their car, the circuit boards in their computer, the silicone chip that ...
Okay i’ve been asked to show how my shop vac dust deputy system works so here it is. I have the smaller ridgid shop vac from home depot under my ras inside the cabinet stuffed with insulation enough to dampen the noise but still let the motor cool and exhaust as it should. So fan no problems (-: The hose then goes to the dust deputy on the outside rear to the 5 gallon bucket it comes with, out of the top of the cyclone up towards the saws. I have it hooked into the home depot clea...
I work for a company that creates (extrudes) plastic lumber and builds outdoor furniture from it. We also sell lumber directly to consumers, however I personally am fascinated by our plastic lumber and I really want some good ideas of what to make out of it… Here’s its benefits and or options available:...Pro’s: -Extremely Durable but not rigid-endures sun / rain / salt water/ -is made from recycled products and is itself infinitely recyclable (ok, so that’s an...
O.K. I know I’m going to catch some flack on this on the LJ side. But I’m new to LJs and believe that if you limit your materials you limit your capabilities.I started playing with FRP sheeting a few years ago. You know, the stuff with the bubbly looking surface that you see in restrooms in the finer truck stops sometimes.This stuff is GREAT for some work. It’s almost indestructible, cuts well, and will just plain outlive most wood in really bad environments. I redid a laund...
I ordered a 0.3 micron replacement filter from Wynn Environmental to replace my Jet DC1100 30 micron bag. Originally I was going to make a simple review for people to benefit from my experience with the new filter I got… but since it had gotten a bit more complicated, I figured this is blog-worthy, and the ‘regular’ review will follow once I experience more the performance of the filter. Disclaimer: I have had nothing but great experience from Wynn Environmental, from ...
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