Monthly Archives: October 2017

Nice build for a wooden shield

I like how the author put a small angle on the ends of the boards so the shield has a little curve to it.  Nice touch. http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Wooden-Shield/

Posted in Cheap, Misc-Life, woodworking | Leave a comment

Cool build for haunted window frame silohuettes

Basically you use a simple frame out of cardboard, and then use construction paper for the rest.  Simple but effective idea. http://www.instructables.com/id/Haunted-Window-Silohuettes/

Posted in Cheap, Misc-Life | Leave a comment

Interesting hack to get a cheap laser CNC to work with LaserWeb

Never heard of LaserWeb (I think its Opensource).  Anyways the author uses it to control a cheap laser engraver he got from china. Convert that Cheap Laser Engraver to 100% Open-Source Toolchain

Posted in Arduino, Cheap, CNC/3D-printing, Misc-Life | Leave a comment

refurb old shoes to keep them going

Basically the author is coating the tips of the shoes with flex seal to give them extended life.  Not a bad idea. http://www.instructables.com/id/Fix-Toe-Shoe-Holes-Cheap-Easy/

Posted in Cheap, Misc-Life | Leave a comment

Interesting 3D printed machine

Interesting machine.  I am trying to think of what else you could do with this.  The one thing that comes to my mind is making a saw out of it. http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Printed-Linear-Motion/

Posted in CNC/3D-printing, Misc-Life, Teaching and Learning | Leave a comment

Nice build for a flip top tool cart

I have seen some of these before.  But the author re-uses the frame of a small desk with casters for this one.  Me…I can see making something like this.  If the base is rugged enough. http://www.instructables.com/id/Flip-Top-Tool-Cart-From-Reclaimed-Desk/

Posted in Cheap, Misc-Life, Tools | Leave a comment

Hang a poster with tape, paperclips, and magnets

After painting several walls, I really like this idea.  Simple and easy to take down.  Oh and cheap. https://lifehacker.com/a-clever-trick-for-hanging-posters-on-your-wall-without-1819187556

Posted in Cheap | Leave a comment

Interesting build of taking a sawzall blade and making a knife out of it.

Interesting build overall, I like the paracord handle too.  Not so sure I would do this over just buying a knife. http://www.instructables.com/id/Knife-Out-of-a-Sawzall-Blade-no-HT/

Posted in Cheap, Misc-Life, weapons | Leave a comment

Laser cut your own featherboards

I like the build,  I think I can adapt it for CNC with a router bit too.  Feather boards are a nice way to keep wood from slipping off the saw while cutting. http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Featherboard-With-Laser-Cutter/

Posted in Tools | Leave a comment

Nice table saw sled

I like this sled build project.  I just got down building my own, but out of scraps vs alot of folks that build it with new materials.  One addition I plan to do from this build is to add in … Continue reading

Posted in Cheap, Tools | Leave a comment