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Garage to Work Shop Conversion #6: DIY Drywall Outlet marker

07-03-2012 09:30 PM by twoblacklabs | 6 comments »

I’ve had my outlets in place for a long time. Insulation and drywall are next. My first attempt at precutting my panels for the existing outlets didn’t go so well. I didn’t want to pay $15 for a drywall marker for the next panels so I made one. 1 Gang Mud Ring, small drill bit, super glue and a few cut off brads and I’m all set! Install this (inside out) onto the existing outlet box and push the drywall against it. Connect the dots on on the drywall and C...

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Easy Bandsaw Log Cutting Method

05-03-2011 07:11 PM by stefang | 32 comments »

I recently promised to blog a jig free method for bandsawing logs into lumber. I might have called it a simple jig rather than jig free. It all depends on how you define it. Can a flat board qualify as a jig? Anyway, here is a very safe and simple method to convert your logs to lumber on your bandsaw. Keep in mind that while I’ve only shown the slicing of short logs, you can cut much longer logs with this method, but then you will probably need an infeed and outfeed table to support ...

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Building a Light Box/Light Tent #1: Building a Light Box

11-10-2008 07:12 AM by Tim Dorcas | 4 comments »

In another life, photography was my hobby. (You can check out some of my photographs here.) While I have created lots of projects that I wanted to upload, everytime I tried to take pictures of them, they would come out like crap. You can still see examples of this in my earlier projects. I initially was going to buy a light tent just to improve the quality of my projects to upload. I went to a couple of local photo shops but the least expensive kit started at $149. Walmart had a kit for$70...

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Making a dust hood for my Ridgid oscillating sander

01-12-2010 05:50 PM by SimonSKL | 17 comments »

After reading many favorable reviews of the Ridgid oscillating sander (model # EB44242) and with a 15% rebate offered by the manufacturer, I finally bought this sander as my Christmas present. The more I use it the more I like the sander. I would have given it a 5 star rating if it has better dust collection capability when the belt sander is used. The dust just got collected at the end of the belt and landed all over the floor. I thought there must be a better way to collect the dust. Here i...

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Project "V" #1: Shop Made Drum Sander Project

12-05-2008 06:39 AM by Emeralds | 32 comments »

A blog sounded like the right place for this prattle, so I submit this for anyone who is interested. The drum sander is one of those things that you know you can live without until you actually have an opportunity to use one. When I was given a demonstration by a friend at a local cabinet shop on a work piece I had been struggling with, I was instantly sold. The only real problem was finding the $1800 bucks needed to get a similar unit. Even if I could have sold my wife’s car, and replaced...

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