Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'light'

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Completing my LED light makeover 1260 watts for $52 complete...

06-24-2020 06:50 PM by Craftsman on the lake | 5 comments »

This picture just shows 5 of the 7 fixtures that are up. .Long ago I put up recessed hung ceiling light fixtures, and boxed them in for lighting in my shop. I’ve posted about this in the past and some changes since then. I’ve finally finished an upgrade…. Lots of time these days so it got to completion.I’m posting about this because it was a very inexpensive alternative for a lot of really good lighting at minimal cost and thought someone else might like the method ...

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Drill Press Light

02-07-2020 09:50 AM by George_SA | 4 comments »

Drill Press upgrade I made. When you get older you need additional help. I installed a light using a downlight fitting with a LED bulb in a can which is the perfect fit. The only cost was the LED bulb at about $2 US (R30 in South Africa) as I had all the other stuff... .I made an adjustable arm from some flat bar that I also had lying around. .And while I was busy with lighting I also installed a 20wat LED tube light in my shop. Makes a HUGE difference. I should have done that a LONG...

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Adding LED Lights to Your Tools

02-11-2019 07:13 PM by Matt Snyder | 7 comments »

Having good focused lights is essential on many tools and often your shop lights just don’t cut it. Adding an LED light on an adjustable neck is cheap and easy and, with a little modification, you won’t have to use up any more outlets. I bought four of these lights on Amazon for $10 each They have a magnetic base so they can attach to your tools and give you the light you need where you need it. Modifying them to use your tool’s power is fairly simple. First cut off the plug a...

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11-18-2017 05:08 PM by Craftsman on the lake | 3 comments »

Picked up from Craigslist today in the FREE section: 15 hung ceiling recessed florescent lights. Four footers, four bulbs each. A guy took them out of a store he was hired to renovate. I already have some up in the shop. Put them up years ago. With the diffusers they provide great light. You can run them either two or four bulbs. I screw them to the ceiling and cut some strips of sanded 3/4” plywood and build a box right around them. These lights don’t hum or flicker as they&#...

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Easy to Install Shop Lights

04-27-2016 04:47 PM by A Slice of Wood Workshop | 2 comments »

Lighting is very important in any shop. Sometimes you don’t want to hardwire a light in or don’t exactly know how, but need that extra light somewhere. Here I show you an easy to install light.

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Twin Trundle Bed #4: Trundle and 36" Slides

10-30-2013 04:38 PM by pintodeluxe | 5 comments »

Here is the cherry trundle bed I am working on.-----The trundle box is built like a giant drawer, with dovetailed corners and a 3/4” plywood base. -----Since the base is 3/4” plywood, the dado cannot be concealed behind the dovetail.-----I filled the dado with some dovetail test cuts. The slides will conceal this area once installed. -----Here the trundle box has been coated with clear shellac, which adds almost no color to the poplar frame.-----Six casters are added to the b...

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Twin Trundle Bed #3: Bed Bolts and Decking Support

10-25-2013 05:59 PM by pintodeluxe | 1 comment »

Here is the trundle bed I am working on.-----I marked the location for both the 1-3/8” face hole, and the 3/8” end grain hole before drilling. This bed bolt kit is from Rockler and it is quite a slick system. It provides an extremely strong and stable joint, with no visible fasteners. -----After both holes have been drilled, I insert 3/8” dowel centers. Then I reassemble the bed to dimple the location of the threaded inserts in the leg posts. -----The threaded insert ...

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Twin Trundle Bed #2: Side Rails

10-21-2013 03:45 PM by pintodeluxe | 3 comments »

Here is the trundle bed we are working on.-----The last details on the headboard were the top caps, and some decorative tenons. -----One side of the bed has a frame and panel assembly. It features solid cherry panels, which are recessed for a subtle reveal. -----The assembly features haunched tenons for a sturdy connection. -----Test fitting the frame and panel assembly.-----The rails hang on large tenons, and will be secured with concealed bed bolts. I layout the tenons in such a way th...

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Twin Trundle Bed #1: Footboard, Headboard

10-16-2013 05:56 PM by pintodeluxe | 7 comments »

The current project is a twin-over-twin trundle bed for my son. -----The bed is made from cherry, and the footboard came together quickly. -----Footboard details…-----Now the headboard is coming together. It features frame and panel construction with solid cherry panels. -----The headboard features a shelf and gently arched stiles. -----The legs are hollow to store the low voltage transformer, and pass the cord neatly to the outlet. The legs are oversized to make room for the shel...

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Cubic Container Project

10-14-2013 02:24 PM by Josh Hall | 1 comment »

This blog post is about the first step of my first project about designing and making a cubic container which represents our personality and how we want to be perceived. please click the link to read many thanks Josh Hall

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