In a hotel for a while, what can I make?

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01-09-2016 04:24 PM

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Hi all;

So I am in the process of starting a new job. The company is relocating me and they have put me up in a hotel for a few weeks. I still want to woodwork while I am here. I only have a Dremel with me, but I do have access to a big box store for small items. Can you think of any little projects I can make to entertain my time while I locate a place to stay and setup my woodshop? Thanks!


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#1 posted 01-09-2016 04:29 PM

spoon carving

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#2 posted 01-09-2016 04:41 PM

I’m a model builder which is how I got may start into woodworking (at the age of 17) and occasionally I still build a model. When I went through a divorce back in the very early 1980s and had to live in a borrowed basement and then an apartment for a short while I reverted to model building to keep my sanity. Wonderful therapy! Nothing needed but a building board and a small box of tools and glue. Here are some links that may help.


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#3 posted 01-09-2016 04:48 PM

Anything you want . . . in Sketchup.

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#4 posted 01-09-2016 05:01 PM

This guy does lots of great things wiht little space:

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#5 posted 01-09-2016 05:45 PM

Anything you want . . . in Sketchup.

- CharlesA

nice ;) and true.

I second the spoon idea nor some small carvings.

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#6 posted 01-09-2016 09:56 PM

Doll furniture. When you’re home again, build a dollhouse.

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#7 posted 01-09-2016 10:09 PM

“In a hotel for a while, what can I make?”

Hundred bucks an hour? Ha.

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#8 posted 01-09-2016 10:57 PM

Charles beat me to it – I was going to say the same.

And if you do not already know how to use Sketchup, now is the perfect time to learn.

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