Was walking through Home Depot a couple of weeks ago and ran across a remote controlled lamp outlet--an idea hit and I bought the outlet and got a contactor. Already had a electric junction box and some power cord and other odds and ends on hand. Gutted the remote outlet and stripped out anything not needed and wired everything together. Works great without any issues..
Small engine shop in town just got in their shipment of large riding mowers. I was able to get some of the shipping crates. The bottom skids were six boards 5' long and four boards 7' long so fairly easy to take apart and not a ton of nails. Don't know what kind of wood but some type of hardwood. Kinda looks like popular.
I doubled up the 2x4's for the legs after running thru the plane and notched for the rails. Used 3/4 plywood for the top and doubled it on the outside of the frame. Cut the trim from the 2x4's as well.
Salt and Pepper grinders.. I usually put The stuff I make at the guild....These didn't make it pass the wife.....have to make more anyway, people been asking when I was going to start making these...BTW these are turned from Lace Wood...
Picked up a nice walnut crotch on the cheap and made a jewelry box. Lid frame and interior dividers are curly maple. Carcase is hard maple with walnut trim. Finished using shellac. Drawer pull is a finger relief from the underside. Box measures approximately 12½" w x 10¼" d x 7½" t.
I just completed my first attempt at making real household furniture. I have always liked the Mission Style so I tackled making a queen size bed. This was my first attempt at mortise and tenon joinery. After much practice and set up time I got the hang of it; 22 in total! I used solid oak, again a first for me. I learned early on it will burn if you are not quick enough on the saws. I also discovered I have a moderate allergy to oak so protection became a must early on. Good ol' Norm Abrams was on my mind throughout the project. I recalled all his TV how to show; where he talked us through the various woodworking techniques. Glad I watched, and learned!