June 24, 2013
How many people remember the hall tree that I built last year? In an attempt to increase my skills in Sketchup I made a drawing of it. I put it in the download section and is available for free! Please take a moment to download it and let me know what you think.
June 21, 2013
I haven't had a chance to work on the case in the last couple of days but I was able to get to Sketchup last night and make a drawing of it. There was a definite learning curve but I'm finding that it really helps with the design process. I was able to figure out some of the dimensions much easier and even found a design element to add. I'm hoping to get some work done on it this weekend and plan on having a new vlog update tomorrow night. In the meantime I posted the sketchup file in the download section. Feel free to download it and let me know what you think!
June 19, 2013
My older son's birthday is next month and my wife suggested that I make him a travel case for his Legos. I bought him 5 lbs of Legos last year for his birthday and 2 lbs the year before that. He also has around 10 smaller kits that have all been assimilated into his collection. I had originally planned to use scraps of cedar fence post left over from the planter build but upon closer inspection that are all warped or twisted in some way so I went to Lowes and picked up some 1/2" poplar boards. I started the glue up last night and plan on working on it some more tomorrow. I have been vlogging about it on my YouTube channel and you can check it out here: http://www.youtube.com/funwithwoodworking
June 16, 2013
Like most things this video took longer than I expected and I am not 100% happy with it. Overall I think it is a good first video and I learned a lot from making it. I hope you enjoy it enough to subscribe to my channel on YouTube. I am always open to constructive criticism so please let me know what you think in the comments section.
June 14, 2013
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June 8, 2013
I would like to let everybody know that my YouTube page is now up and running! I have a couple of vlogs on there right now about the new project that I am starting and I am finishing up my first project video on the Planter Box. Feel free to take a look and make sure to hit that subscribe button!
June 6, 2013
My wife asked me to make a planter box for our front porch. I showed her the Ice Chest/Cooler box and said imagine this wider and shallower. She like the basic idea but wanted it lower to the ground and shallower. I redesigned the box to fit her wishes and came up with the planter below. I used 6 - 1 x 6 x 72 cedar fence pickets to make this planter.
I started out by setting up a stop block on my miter saw at 16".
I cut the bottoms off of all 6 pickets to use as legs. This leaves me with six 56" boards.
I then cut three of these at 39". These will be used for the sides. I ripped one board into two 2 1/2" strips. Each side will have one 5 1/2" board and one 2 1/2" board.