Sometimes things on your todo list just get pushed back and back. While building the DeWalt Scooter. I needed to repair a lot of wires and make new connections. I wanted to solder them and I did. What I quickly found out. I need a third hand to hold the wires together. Also had a hard time keeping all the item at one station. I fix these issue today. The Soldering station has a third hand also stores the soldering iron and the solder all in one place.
While at the woodworking show in Indianapolis. My wife and I seen several mobility scooter at the venue. While holding all the stuff I bought and trying to find somewhere to sit to eat, one of these carts com rolling through with his products and a his food. I thought to myself that would be perfect for a place like this. So the next day, more out of curiosity then anything I looked on Craigslist for a mobility cart. I found a listing for $25.00, after reading the description I came to the conclusion that this cart worked and the owner just didn’t know how to fix the wiring. The owner just wanted to get rid of it. So I went after it. hints to the beginning of the build.
Pete and Eric Murphy from IsoTunes was nice enough to give me a set of noise cancellation earbuds. I have been using them for about two weeks now and I really enjoy them. I have notice a few things like the weight and balance. The don’t hang to one side or the other. It also keeps my phone out of the shop elements, because I don’t have to use the phone to mute or take a call. This has sold me on the product along with the great sound and hearing protection. Let me tell ya, if you didn’t use protection before or not much at all, after a day of using these you will realize how loud your machines are. I want you to enjoy them as well. Lets do a give away.
I have been on the fence for a while about adding a second channel to YouTube. I have decided to pull the trigger. I though it might be better in the long run to have it and not need it, then need it and not have it. This will free up the main channel for just projects. This will get to my core audience a more one on one experience and let me do anything I want on the second channel, be more myself.
I sometimes check out Pintest just to get some inspiration. I came across a cool business card holder. It uses a large marble as a weight to hold the card in place. It works from a small slope that the marble rolls on and hold the card in place. I took it just a pitch further and adjusted the dimensions to fit my logo sticker.
There are times I get asked what camera equipment, what software, and what tools I use. I thought this might be a way to refer anyone who ask and give you a better idea of what kind of equipment I like to use. Of coarse I have some updates to do and other tools. The list below is a good start to my collection and will continue to add to this list and refer anyone who ask about what I use to this list. All the link are added and some tools has been updated sense I’ve purchased them. I provided the updated tool link, but have no experience with the newer version.
Was asked to made a picture frame that folds up as a room divider, or Shoji Screen. This was a fun build I would have done a few thing different if I did another one. I would assembled the rails and styles together, then used a rabbet bit and router. The only reason I didn’t do it this time was the rails are not the same thickness and would have been difficult to line the router bit. After the project I think it would have been easier then the rout I took. In the end the project still worked out and the customer, my brother, was still pleased. The Shoji Screen sits in his photography studio. Studio 58 in Cincinnati. Check it out on FB.
Fun Fact: Dodecahedron dice or 12 sided die. Each face is a regular pentagon. The sum of the numbers on opposite faces is usually 13. Why did I tell you this? Well, I’m a big enough man to admit when I messed up and It’s not the end of the world. The project still looks great, but this one little detail might be the dumbest thing ever. I had this idea for a clock using 12 sided dice for the numbers. Kind of brings me back to the D&D days. (Dungeon and Dragons). I planned the build and had the idea to make a 6 sided board, you know like a one side of the die, place the dice in the right orientation, light it up and done,right? Can you see my mistake? 6 sided is a Hexagon not a Pentagon. Can you say Dumb A**. The back board should have been a 5 sided board, pentagon. Oh well. Lets get into this.
Near the beginning of the school year my daughter started band, she playing the alto saxophone, the same instrument I played when I was in school. I had this idea to make a music stand. The back board was going look like sheet music. Well my first attempt failed and was unable to find a good way to do it. So I decide to finish the back part of it and create wall art instead. Here’s how it came out, a Scroll Saw project.
A motor was given to me, after looking up the specs on the motor it was perfect for a 12″ disc sander. This whole project was made for scrap plywood lying around the shop. Only having to buy a few things for this build it was well worth the time invested.
The rocking chair that i’v build is a replica of my grandparents chair. This chair has been in the family for a long time, 40yrs at least. This has a whole new set of challenges for me. I have never build any kind of, what I would call, fine furniture. I have been planning to build this for about ten years. 2016 Easter the family was at my mom’s house and we got to talking about it. I decided to just bring it home. Once I did that I dug right in. Thank to Bob Lee for donating the lumber for this project