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Bicycle Box

I have a bicycle. I’m trying to use it more for my errands when I can, whether that’s picking up food at a local restaurant, getting groceries, or grabbing something at the hardware store. I have panniers on my bicycle already, but sometimes things don’t fit neatly in them, e.g. take-away boxes get turned sideways […]

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Sander Stand Repair

Long ago, I bought an oscillating spindle sander. It has been quite useful in my various projects, and to increase its convenience, I created a stand for it. The stand includes several simple drawers to hold sanding-related supplies, and at the base it has swivel casters to allow me to move it around my tiny […]

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Turning Some Pens

Back on the lathe with a Tree Revenge project. I mentioned before that a tree fell on the house of a friend of mine, and they saved me a slice of the tree. I have taken that small round of wood and I intend to make a variety of souvenirs from the corpse of the […]

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Rolling Library Ladder

I made a rolling library ladder. Here’s how. First up is the stock prep. I did my best to pick out boards with minimal defects, but there were a few places with knots and other imperfections that I decided to fill with epoxy for a smoother finish. While the epoxy was curing, I set out […]

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Router Bit Storage

While cleaning up the shop, I realized that all of my router bits are in these big bulky cases and containers. That’s great for keeping them from bouncing into each other and getting dull, but it’s not great from an organizational/space saving points of view. I’ve had an entry on my to-do list for a […]