Tag Archives: build

How to Emboss Leather, Create a Sheet Metal Bender, How Much Linn’s Shop Cost to Build & More

Steel Bender

Wicked! Laura Kampf builds a contraption to help her bend sheet metal into curves of different radii:

How to Glue Perfect Miters

As a bonus tip within this trick for gluing long miters, the Samurai Carpenter demonstrates an excellent way to glue miters of any size without getting squeeze-out glue-lines marring the very corners:

The Miracle Latch

Ron Paulk tells a story illustrating how this ingenious little device saved him a lot of work. It’s a great example of how whomever invented this really knew his or her industry and invented something small but brilliant:

Durable Outdoor Finish

If you’ve got something made of wood that needs a tough, low-maintenance finish, you might want to consider marine-grade finishing products. Here the Wood Whisperer demonstrates:

How Much Did it Cost to Build the Shop?

Linn from Darbin Orvar runs down a bunch of small projects she’s been working on, then delves into a Q&A where she reveals how much it cost to build her shop out:

Leather Box Embossing Experiment

Ben Uyeda pays homage to a certain space smuggler, and his eventual captor, as he experiments with embossing leather using a vacuum bag:


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How to Build a Modern Stool, Create a 3-Way Portable Bandsaw Holder, Apply a Durable Outdoor Finish & More

Porta-Bandsaw Stand

Whoa. Using a CNC plasma cutter, Jimmy DiResta designs and builds an effective 3-way portable bandsaw stand:

DIY or Pay Somebody to Do It?

Matthias Wandel answers the classic question here by inventing a series of experimental contraptions to help him refinish a floor. Some very interesting trial-and-error here:

How to Make a Simple End Table

A speedy build with humble materials: Izzy Swan taks on the “2×4 Challenge,” where you’re meant to produce something useful using only a pair of 2x4s as raw material.

Hourglass Time-Out Stool

A funny project for parents, maybe not so funny for kids: Izzy makes a time-out stool with an integrated hourglass to denote the time length of punishment.

Building a Modern Stool

April Wilkerson’s in the UK this week, building a modern-style stool designed by Rhiannon from J Smith Woodwork:

How to Make a Ravioli Rolling Pin

Like Bob Clagett, I had no idea how raviolis were made using a specialized rolling pin. Here he demonstrates:

Wood Turned Plum Bowl

An experiment three years in the making, Frank Howarth has a lot of problem-solving to do on his way to turning a rather unusual-looking object:


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How to Build a Modern Stool, Create a 3-Way Portable Bandsaw Holder, Apply a Durable Outdoor Finish & More

Porta-Bandsaw Stand

Whoa. Using a CNC plasma cutter, Jimmy DiResta designs and builds an effective 3-way portable bandsaw stand:

DIY or Pay Somebody to Do It?

Matthias Wandel answers the classic question here by inventing a series of experimental contraptions to help him refinish a floor. Some very interesting trial-and-error here:

How to Make a Simple End Table

A speedy build with humble materials: Izzy Swan taks on the “2×4 Challenge,” where you’re meant to produce something useful using only a pair of 2x4s as raw material.

Hourglass Time-Out Stool

A funny project for parents, maybe not so funny for kids: Izzy makes a time-out stool with an integrated hourglass to denote the time length of punishment.

Building a Modern Stool

April Wilkerson’s in the UK this week, building a modern-style stool designed by Rhiannon from J Smith Woodwork:

How to Make a Ravioli Rolling Pin

Like Bob Clagett, I had no idea how raviolis were made using a specialized rolling pin. Here he demonstrates:

Wood Turned Plum Bowl

An experiment three years in the making, Frank Howarth has a lot of problem-solving to do on his way to turning a rather unusual-looking object:


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How to Build a Modern Stool, Create a 3-Way Portable Bandsaw Holder, Apply a Durable Outdoor Finish & More

Porta-Bandsaw Stand

Whoa. Using a CNC plasma cutter, Jimmy DiResta designs and builds an effective 3-way portable bandsaw stand:

DIY or Pay Somebody to Do It?

Matthias Wandel answers the classic question here by inventing a series of experimental contraptions to help him refinish a floor. Some very interesting trial-and-error here:

How to Make a Simple End Table

A speedy build with humble materials: Izzy Swan taks on the “2×4 Challenge,” where you’re meant to produce something useful using only a pair of 2x4s as raw material.

Hourglass Time-Out Stool

A funny project for parents, maybe not so funny for kids: Izzy makes a time-out stool with an integrated hourglass to denote the time length of punishment.

Building a Modern Stool

April Wilkerson’s in the UK this week, building a modern-style stool designed by Rhiannon from J Smith Woodwork:

How to Make a Ravioli Rolling Pin

Like Bob Clagett, I had no idea how raviolis were made using a specialized rolling pin. Here he demonstrates:

Wood Turned Plum Bowl

An experiment three years in the making, Frank Howarth has a lot of problem-solving to do on his way to turning a rather unusual-looking object:


Core77

How to Build a Modern Stool, Create a 3-Way Portable Bandsaw Holder, Apply a Durable Outdoor Finish & More

Porta-Bandsaw Stand

Whoa. Using a CNC plasma cutter, Jimmy DiResta designs and builds an effective 3-way portable bandsaw stand:

DIY or Pay Somebody to Do It?

Matthias Wandel answers the classic question here by inventing a series of experimental contraptions to help him refinish a floor. Some very interesting trial-and-error here:

How to Make a Simple End Table

A speedy build with humble materials: Izzy Swan taks on the “2×4 Challenge,” where you’re meant to produce something useful using only a pair of 2x4s as raw material.

Hourglass Time-Out Stool

A funny project for parents, maybe not so funny for kids: Izzy makes a time-out stool with an integrated hourglass to denote the time length of punishment.

Building a Modern Stool

April Wilkerson’s in the UK this week, building a modern-style stool designed by Rhiannon from J Smith Woodwork:

How to Make a Ravioli Rolling Pin

Like Bob Clagett, I had no idea how raviolis were made using a specialized rolling pin. Here he demonstrates:

Wood Turned Plum Bowl

An experiment three years in the making, Frank Howarth has a lot of problem-solving to do on his way to turning a rather unusual-looking object:


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How to Build a One-Legged Cabinet, a Throwing Star Fidget Spinner, Infuse Golden Veins Into Concrete & More

MakerSpace Cabinet w/ Dovetail & Secret Drawers

Linn from Darbin Orvar builds out a useful storage cabinet with a bunch of flat, wide drawers, then uses up some dead space at the bottom for a secret compartment:

Building Vanity Cabinets

Sandra Powell cranks out the carcase for a custom dual-sink vanity cabinet:

Laura´s Unrideable Beastbike

It’s always fun watching Laura Kampf build one of her bicycle experiments, even if this one turns out to be unrideable:

Turning a Failed Project Into a New Technique

When a concrete slab accidentally cracks, Jessie Uyeda uses it as an opportunity to experiment with giving it the kintsugi treatment. (“Kintsugi,” literally “golden joinery” in Japanese, is often applied to broken pottery to both recognize and beautify the damage.)

DIY Concrete and Gold Table

Jessie’s brother Ben modifies the technique slightly, figuring out a simple, controlled way to induce the “crack:”

Making A Steel Shuriken Fidget Spinner

John Heisz is full of surprises this week. Number one: I didn’t think he’d ever make something like a throwing star fidget spinner. Number two: I had no idea what kind of music he’d be into, but I didn’t think it’d be this!

Designing and Building A One Legged Cabinet

Chris Salomone embarks on an interesting furniture design experiment, and I give the results a thumbs-up:

Making a Stained Glass Hourglass

From Dustin Penner, this is definitely one of the more unusual materials and resultant object we’ve seen in the Makers Roundup:


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How to Build a One-Legged Cabinet, a Throwing Star Fidget Spinner, Infuse Golden Veins Into Concrete & More

MakerSpace Cabinet w/ Dovetail & Secret Drawers

Linn from Darbin Orvar builds out a useful storage cabinet with a bunch of flat, wide drawers, then uses up some dead space at the bottom for a secret compartment:

Building Vanity Cabinets

Sandra Powell cranks out the carcase for a custom dual-sink vanity cabinet:

Laura´s Unrideable Beastbike

It’s always fun watching Laura Kampf build one of her bicycle experiments, even if this one turns out to be unrideable:

Turning a Failed Project Into a New Technique

When a concrete slab accidentally cracks, Jessie Uyeda uses it as an opportunity to experiment with giving it the kintsugi treatment. (“Kintsugi,” literally “golden joinery” in Japanese, is often applied to broken pottery to both recognize and beautify the damage.)

DIY Concrete and Gold Table

Jessie’s brother Ben modifies the technique slightly, figuring out a simple, controlled way to induce the “crack:”

Making A Steel Shuriken Fidget Spinner

John Heisz is full of surprises this week. Number one: I didn’t think he’d ever make something like a throwing star fidget spinner. Number two: I had no idea what kind of music he’d be into, but I didn’t think it’d be this!

Designing and Building A One Legged Cabinet

Chris Salomone embarks on an interesting furniture design experiment, and I give the results a thumbs-up:

Making a Stained Glass Hourglass

From Dustin Penner, this is definitely one of the more unusual materials and resultant object we’ve seen in the Makers Roundup:


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How to Build a One-Legged Cabinet, a Throwing Star Fidget Spinner, Infuse Golden Veins Into Concrete & More

MakerSpace Cabinet w/ Dovetail & Secret Drawers

Linn from Darbin Orvar builds out a useful storage cabinet with a bunch of flat, wide drawers, then uses up some dead space at the bottom for a secret compartment:

Building Vanity Cabinets

Sandra Powell cranks out the carcase for a custom dual-sink vanity cabinet:

Laura´s Unrideable Beastbike

It’s always fun watching Laura Kampf build one of her bicycle experiments, even if this one turns out to be unrideable:

Turning a Failed Project Into a New Technique

When a concrete slab accidentally cracks, Jessie Uyeda uses it as an opportunity to experiment with giving it the kintsugi treatment. (“Kintsugi,” literally “golden joinery” in Japanese, is often applied to broken pottery to both recognize and beautify the damage.)

DIY Concrete and Gold Table

Jessie’s brother Ben modifies the technique slightly, figuring out a simple, controlled way to induce the “crack:”

Making A Steel Shuriken Fidget Spinner

John Heisz is full of surprises this week. Number one: I didn’t think he’d ever make something like a throwing star fidget spinner. Number two: I had no idea what kind of music he’d be into, but I didn’t think it’d be this!

Designing and Building A One Legged Cabinet

Chris Salomone embarks on an interesting furniture design experiment, and I give the results a thumbs-up:

Making a Stained Glass Hourglass

From Dustin Penner, this is definitely one of the more unusual materials and resultant object we’ve seen in the Makers Roundup:


Core77

How to Build a One-Legged Cabinet, a Throwing Star Fidget Spinner, Infuse Golden Veins Into Concrete & More

MakerSpace Cabinet w/ Dovetail & Secret Drawers

Linn from Darbin Orvar builds out a useful storage cabinet with a bunch of flat, wide drawers, then uses up some dead space at the bottom for a secret compartment:

Building Vanity Cabinets

Sandra Powell cranks out the carcase for a custom dual-sink vanity cabinet:

Laura´s Unrideable Beastbike

It’s always fun watching Laura Kampf build one of her bicycle experiments, even if this one turns out to be unrideable:

Turning a Failed Project Into a New Technique

When a concrete slab accidentally cracks, Jessie Uyeda uses it as an opportunity to experiment with giving it the kintsugi treatment. (“Kintsugi,” literally “golden joinery” in Japanese, is often applied to broken pottery to both recognize and beautify the damage.)

DIY Concrete and Gold Table

Jessie’s brother Ben modifies the technique slightly, figuring out a simple, controlled way to induce the “crack:”

Making A Steel Shuriken Fidget Spinner

John Heisz is full of surprises this week. Number one: I didn’t think he’d ever make something like a throwing star fidget spinner. Number two: I had no idea what kind of music he’d be into, but I didn’t think it’d be this!

Designing and Building A One Legged Cabinet

Chris Salomone embarks on an interesting furniture design experiment, and I give the results a thumbs-up:

Making a Stained Glass Hourglass

From Dustin Penner, this is definitely one of the more unusual materials and resultant object we’ve seen in the Makers Roundup:


Core77

How to Build a One-Legged Cabinet, a Throwing Star Fidget Spinner, Infuse Golden Veins Into Concrete & More

MakerSpace Cabinet w/ Dovetail & Secret Drawers

Linn from Darbin Orvar builds out a useful storage cabinet with a bunch of flat, wide drawers, then uses up some dead space at the bottom for a secret compartment:

Building Vanity Cabinets

Sandra Powell cranks out the carcase for a custom dual-sink vanity cabinet:

Laura´s Unrideable Beastbike

It’s always fun watching Laura Kampf build one of her bicycle experiments, even if this one turns out to be unrideable:

Turning a Failed Project Into a New Technique

When a concrete slab accidentally cracks, Jessie Uyeda uses it as an opportunity to experiment with giving it the kintsugi treatment. (“Kintsugi,” literally “golden joinery” in Japanese, is often applied to broken pottery to both recognize and beautify the damage.)

DIY Concrete and Gold Table

Jessie’s brother Ben modifies the technique slightly, figuring out a simple, controlled way to induce the “crack:”

Making A Steel Shuriken Fidget Spinner

John Heisz is full of surprises this week. Number one: I didn’t think he’d ever make something like a throwing star fidget spinner. Number two: I had no idea what kind of music he’d be into, but I didn’t think it’d be this!

Designing and Building A One Legged Cabinet

Chris Salomone embarks on an interesting furniture design experiment, and I give the results a thumbs-up:

Making a Stained Glass Hourglass

From Dustin Penner, this is definitely one of the more unusual materials and resultant object we’ve seen in the Makers Roundup:


Core77

How to Build a One-Legged Cabinet, a Throwing Star Fidget Spinner, Infuse Golden Veins Into Concrete & More

MakerSpace Cabinet w/ Dovetail & Secret Drawers

Linn from Darbin Orvar builds out a useful storage cabinet with a bunch of flat, wide drawers, then uses up some dead space at the bottom for a secret compartment:

Building Vanity Cabinets

Sandra Powell cranks out the carcase for a custom dual-sink vanity cabinet:

Laura´s Unrideable Beastbike

It’s always fun watching Laura Kampf build one of her bicycle experiments, even if this one turns out to be unrideable:

Turning a Failed Project Into a New Technique

When a concrete slab accidentally cracks, Jessie Uyeda uses it as an opportunity to experiment with giving it the kintsugi treatment. (“Kintsugi,” literally “golden joinery” in Japanese, is often applied to broken pottery to both recognize and beautify the damage.)

DIY Concrete and Gold Table

Jessie’s brother Ben modifies the technique slightly, figuring out a simple, controlled way to induce the “crack:”

Making A Steel Shuriken Fidget Spinner

John Heisz is full of surprises this week. Number one: I didn’t think he’d ever make something like a throwing star fidget spinner. Number two: I had no idea what kind of music he’d be into, but I didn’t think it’d be this!

Designing and Building A One Legged Cabinet

Chris Salomone embarks on an interesting furniture design experiment, and I give the results a thumbs-up:

Making a Stained Glass Hourglass

From Dustin Penner, this is definitely one of the more unusual materials and resultant object we’ve seen in the Makers Roundup:


Core77

How to Build a One-Legged Cabinet, a Throwing Star Fidget Spinner, Infuse Golden Veins Into Concrete & More

MakerSpace Cabinet w/ Dovetail & Secret Drawers

Linn from Darbin Orvar builds out a useful storage cabinet with a bunch of flat, wide drawers, then uses up some dead space at the bottom for a secret compartment:

Building Vanity Cabinets

Sandra Powell cranks out the carcase for a custom dual-sink vanity cabinet:

Laura´s Unrideable Beastbike

It’s always fun watching Laura Kampf build one of her bicycle experiments, even if this one turns out to be unrideable:

Turning a Failed Project Into a New Technique

When a concrete slab accidentally cracks, Jessie Uyeda uses it as an opportunity to experiment with giving it the kintsugi treatment. (“Kintsugi,” literally “golden joinery” in Japanese, is often applied to broken pottery to both recognize and beautify the damage.)

DIY Concrete and Gold Table

Jessie’s brother Ben modifies the technique slightly, figuring out a simple, controlled way to induce the “crack:”

Making A Steel Shuriken Fidget Spinner

John Heisz is full of surprises this week. Number one: I didn’t think he’d ever make something like a throwing star fidget spinner. Number two: I had no idea what kind of music he’d be into, but I didn’t think it’d be this!

Designing and Building A One Legged Cabinet

Chris Salomone embarks on an interesting furniture design experiment, and I give the results a thumbs-up:

Making a Stained Glass Hourglass

From Dustin Penner, this is definitely one of the more unusual materials and resultant object we’ve seen in the Makers Roundup:


Core77

How to Make a Passive Concrete Speaker, Build a Tabletop Workbench, Forge a Damascus Steel Chisel & More

Forging a Damascus Steel Chisel

The aptly-named Andy Steele is an enthusiastic, improbably-young-looking 21st-Century blacksmith and the latest addition to our Makers Roundup. Here he forges Damascus steel into a Japanese-style chisel for The Samurai Carpenter:

How to Make a Large Bluetooth Scoreboard

Bob Clagett walks you through how he made this Arduino-based remote-controlled scoreboard. Along the way he runs into a couple of issues and solves them on the fly:

The GluBot, and a Discount

Ron Paulk runs down his favorite glue bottle, his sponsor FastCap’s GluBot, and also offers a discount code:

Concrete Passive Speaker Cube

Linn from Darbin Orvar creates a no-electricity-required passive speaker for her phone out of concrete and wood:

Mini Tabletop Workbench

Laura Kampf builds a nifty benchtop mini workbench, complete with dog holes and a tailvise:

Drill Press Depth Stop And Key Holder

This one reminds me of prototyping class at ID school. Here John Heisz creates a more ergonomic depth stop and chuck key holder for his drill press:


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How to Make a Passive Concrete Speaker, Build a Tabletop Workbench, Forge a Damascus Steel Chisel & More

Forging a Damascus Steel Chisel

The aptly-named Andy Steele is an enthusiastic, improbably-young-looking 21st-Century blacksmith and the latest addition to our Makers Roundup. Here he forges Damascus steel into a Japanese-style chisel for The Samurai Carpenter:

How to Make a Large Bluetooth Scoreboard

Bob Clagett walks you through how he made this Arduino-based remote-controlled scoreboard. Along the way he runs into a couple of issues and solves them on the fly:

The GluBot, and a Discount

Ron Paulk runs down his favorite glue bottle, his sponsor FastCap’s GluBot, and also offers a discount code:

Concrete Passive Speaker Cube

Linn from Darbin Orvar creates a no-electricity-required passive speaker for her phone out of concrete and wood:

Mini Tabletop Workbench

Laura Kampf builds a nifty benchtop mini workbench, complete with dog holes and a tailvise:

Drill Press Depth Stop And Key Holder

This one reminds me of prototyping class at ID school. Here John Heisz creates a more ergonomic depth stop and chuck key holder for his drill press:


Core77

How to Make a Passive Concrete Speaker, Build a Tabletop Workbench, Forge a Damascus Steel Chisel & More

Forging a Damascus Steel Chisel

The aptly-named Andy Steele is an enthusiastic, improbably-young-looking 21st-Century blacksmith and the latest addition to our Makers Roundup. Here he forges Damascus steel into a Japanese-style chisel for The Samurai Carpenter:

How to Make a Large Bluetooth Scoreboard

Bob Clagett walks you through how he made this Arduino-based remote-controlled scoreboard. Along the way he runs into a couple of issues and solves them on the fly:

The GluBot, and a Discount

Ron Paulk runs down his favorite glue bottle, his sponsor FastCap’s GluBot, and also offers a discount code:

Concrete Passive Speaker Cube

Linn from Darbin Orvar creates a no-electricity-required passive speaker for her phone out of concrete and wood:

Mini Tabletop Workbench

Laura Kampf builds a nifty benchtop mini workbench, complete with dog holes and a tailvise:

Drill Press Depth Stop And Key Holder

This one reminds me of prototyping class at ID school. Here John Heisz creates a more ergonomic depth stop and chuck key holder for his drill press:


Core77

How to Make a Passive Concrete Speaker, Build a Tabletop Workbench, Forge a Damascus Steel Chisel & More

Forging a Damascus Steel Chisel

The aptly-named Andy Steele is an enthusiastic, improbably-young-looking 21st-Century blacksmith and the latest addition to our Makers Roundup. Here he forges Damascus steel into a Japanese-style chisel for The Samurai Carpenter:

How to Make a Large Bluetooth Scoreboard

Bob Clagett walks you through how he made this Arduino-based remote-controlled scoreboard. Along the way he runs into a couple of issues and solves them on the fly:

The GluBot, and a Discount

Ron Paulk runs down his favorite glue bottle, his sponsor FastCap’s GluBot, and also offers a discount code:

Concrete Passive Speaker Cube

Linn from Darbin Orvar creates a no-electricity-required passive speaker for her phone out of concrete and wood:

Mini Tabletop Workbench

Laura Kampf builds a nifty benchtop mini workbench, complete with dog holes and a tailvise:

Drill Press Depth Stop And Key Holder

This one reminds me of prototyping class at ID school. Here John Heisz creates a more ergonomic depth stop and chuck key holder for his drill press:


Core77

How to Make a Passive Concrete Speaker, Build a Tabletop Workbench, Forge a Damascus Steel Chisel & More

Forging a Damascus Steel Chisel

The aptly-named Andy Steele is an enthusiastic, improbably-young-looking 21st-Century blacksmith and the latest addition to our Makers Roundup. Here he forges Damascus steel into a Japanese-style chisel for The Samurai Carpenter:

How to Make a Large Bluetooth Scoreboard

Bob Clagett walks you through how he made this Arduino-based remote-controlled scoreboard. Along the way he runs into a couple of issues and solves them on the fly:

The GluBot, and a Discount

Ron Paulk runs down his favorite glue bottle, his sponsor FastCap’s GluBot, and also offers a discount code:

Concrete Passive Speaker Cube

Linn from Darbin Orvar creates a no-electricity-required passive speaker for her phone out of concrete and wood:

Mini Tabletop Workbench

Laura Kampf builds a nifty benchtop mini workbench, complete with dog holes and a tailvise:

Drill Press Depth Stop And Key Holder

This one reminds me of prototyping class at ID school. Here John Heisz creates a more ergonomic depth stop and chuck key holder for his drill press:


Core77

How to Make a Passive Concrete Speaker, Build a Tabletop Workbench, Forge a Damascus Steel Chisel & More

Forging a Damascus Steel Chisel

The aptly-named Andy Steele is an enthusiastic, improbably-young-looking 21st-Century blacksmith and the latest addition to our Makers Roundup. Here he forges Damascus steel into a Japanese-style chisel for The Samurai Carpenter:

How to Make a Large Bluetooth Scoreboard

Bob Clagett walks you through how he made this Arduino-based remote-controlled scoreboard. Along the way he runs into a couple of issues and solves them on the fly:

The GluBot, and a Discount

Ron Paulk runs down his favorite glue bottle, his sponsor FastCap’s GluBot, and also offers a discount code:

Concrete Passive Speaker Cube

Linn from Darbin Orvar creates a no-electricity-required passive speaker for her phone out of concrete and wood:

Mini Tabletop Workbench

Laura Kampf builds a nifty benchtop mini workbench, complete with dog holes and a tailvise:

Drill Press Depth Stop And Key Holder

This one reminds me of prototyping class at ID school. Here John Heisz creates a more ergonomic depth stop and chuck key holder for his drill press:


Core77

How to Make a Passive Concrete Speaker, Build a Tabletop Workbench, Forge a Damascus Steel Chisel & More

Forging a Damascus Steel Chisel

The aptly-named Andy Steele is an enthusiastic, improbably-young-looking 21st-Century blacksmith and the latest addition to our Makers Roundup. Here he forges Damascus steel into a Japanese-style chisel for The Samurai Carpenter:

How to Make a Large Bluetooth Scoreboard

Bob Clagett walks you through how he made this Arduino-based remote-controlled scoreboard. Along the way he runs into a couple of issues and solves them on the fly:

The GluBot, and a Discount

Ron Paulk runs down his favorite glue bottle, his sponsor FastCap’s GluBot, and also offers a discount code:

Concrete Passive Speaker Cube

Linn from Darbin Orvar creates a no-electricity-required passive speaker for her phone out of concrete and wood:

Mini Tabletop Workbench

Laura Kampf builds a nifty benchtop mini workbench, complete with dog holes and a tailvise:

Drill Press Depth Stop And Key Holder

This one reminds me of prototyping class at ID school. Here John Heisz creates a more ergonomic depth stop and chuck key holder for his drill press:


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