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Turn a bought door into a fold-down worktable. Table Saw Sawmill Jig. Plans. Projects for children. Groomsmen Gifts - Beer Caddies. Rick's Scrollsaw. Maker Bench: an open source, CNC workbench for everyone. Sometimes, it makes sense not to rush an idea.

Maker Bench: an open source, CNC workbench for everyone

We’ve found that’s especially true when you need other people’s help to make it happen. Earlier this year, we had an idea, and we thought it was a pretty good one... but we weren’t sure. (That ever happen to you?) Our idea was a customizable workbench for any kind of project. Stick chair project page 1. Stick chair project Preface Author: Les Kenny History unknown.

Stick chair project page 1

I first made a couple of these chairs some six or seven years ago after obtaining a rough plan from a friend who used to make them in his spare time - not only for around his own house but as gifts for his friends and relatives. He got the plans by measuring off a chair that his father had made but has no idea where his father got the original plans. The chair doesn't appear to have a common name.

Anyway, let's re-visit the project, dust off the old sketch plans and build another. How to make a seesaw with a sliding seat. Seesaw with adjustable sliding seats Introduction This seesaw has adjustable seats that are able to slide along the seesaw beam making it possible to balance a couple of riders of different weights.

How to make a seesaw with a sliding seat

The seats can be moved and locked in place at points along the beam simply with a standard pad bolt. Introduction and Measurements explained. Folding picnic table made solely out of 2x4 lumber Folding picnic table in both picnic table mode and bench mode Navigation: Jump to any page of this project via the ' Table of Contents' menu on the right-hand side, or below if you are viewing on a mobile device.

Introduction and Measurements explained

Related projects: Two-in-one folding bench and picnic tables How to build a picnic table that folds down to a single bench seat. Made solely out of 2x4 lumber, this is a more simplified version. This is my fifth version of the very popular folding picnic table projects. This model also has an optional 'clip-on' piece that adds to the height of the backrest when the unit is in bench mode. Scissors extending work light. This article contributed by Ron Walters Make all the slats you will need for the project plus a few extra in case of breakage or warping.

Scissors extending work light

The slats in this project are 15-1/2" long x 1-1/2" wide x 3/8" thick cut from a piece of 2x4. I used 5/8" dowel. Construct a simple two-pin drilling jig, which will allow you to drill all of the holes with one setup. Cut the pins a little long. Make sure the holes in the moving slats are smooth and all slats move smoothly on the pins when assembled. A bolt and star knob is used to squeeze a C-shaped link at the end of the scissors, allowing the angle of the light to be adjusted. Threaded metal insert in the next clamp, allows for side to side swiveling and locking. The light fixture I originally intended to use did not have one of these ball joints.

Metal fender washers and screws are used to retain and center the guiding dowels at the ends of the scissors and allow for disassembly. Other projects by Ronald Walters: See also: More projects by Ron Walters. Bi-Fold Hide-a-Door. Meisel Hardware Specialties. How to Build a Murphy Bed. Like many homeowners, I converted a small bedroom into a home office. It’s a trade-off that makes sense, except when we have visitors and must give up our bed. In my search for bed that wouldn't take up space I found a solution that isn’t new at all — a murphy bed. It’s an ingenious piece of furniture that combines the comfort of a standard mattress with the appearance of a closet or cabinet that is less than 18 in. deep.

You can customize most designs to fit your home’s décor, adding trim, matching bookcases or even built-in lighting. The bed’s name is attributed to William L. Diy platform bed with storage. Build a Full Storage (Captains) Bed. How to build a platform storage bed for under $200. Bed size. Single size bed Bed size refers to the dimensions of a mattress and the names by which standard sizes are called.

Bed size

Beds themselves vary widely in size according to the size of the frame and degree of ornamentation but are sold according to the size of mattress they take. 'Free Woodworking Plans' Blog. Free Woodworking Plans On The Internet ! Frame-Miter Sled Plans. PLANS FOR A FRAME (flat) MITER SLED This page contains plans for the frame-miter table saw sled I use for cutting frame-mitered ring segments.

Frame-Miter Sled Plans

I use sleds for cutting segments because they can quickly cut perfect segments that require almost no sanding. I usually cut segments for either 8-sided rings or 12-sided rings, depending on bowl diameter, so I designed the sled with a stationary fence, i.e., non-adjustable for angle. I made two fences, one fence for cutting 8-sided segments and another fence for cutting 12-sided ring segments. Swapping fences takes less than a minute. Click on any photo to enlarge it. My sleds are made from 1/2" Baltic birch plywood. Making a Tumbling Block Cribbage Board - by WoodMosaics. I will start this blog the same way I started the one on making a Lazy Susan.

Making a Tumbling Block Cribbage Board - by WoodMosaics

Now before I get started on this little demonstration of how I do it, let me caution you on a couple things. IF you try anything like this, take the plate that your saw blade comes up through and close that hole completely up with a thin piece of wood. Make sure it is even with the top, with no gaps and no lips to catch the pieces. You want it smooth. Then with a “Hollow ground plywood blade” come up from the bottom so you have no gap between the blade and the wood.

You will be working close to the blade in some steps so you don’t want a big gap next to the blade. Now if you want a closer look at anything in any of these pictures, you can click on the picture, it will take you right to the picture on my Flickr site, then click on the “All Sizes” at the top of the picture in the “Actions” box, it will make it bigger and bigger, or smaller if you want. Carport Project page 1. How to build a basic free-standing carport.

Carport Project page 1

Introduction This single carport is 6000mm (20ft) long by 3000mm (10ft) wide. It is the most basic of carports. Because each site is different, and individual preferences vary, we have given options for post installation and options for bracing. The frame is made of wood. These plans make no allowances for extreme conditions. Check with your Local Authority to see what plans, permits, consents etc may be required to erect such a structure. Wood sizes and measurements The measurements throughout this project are given in both Metric (mm) and Standard/Imperial inches. Arched Wooden Bridge project - page 1. I made this garden bridge in March 2002 and it is still standing strong today.

Arched Wooden Bridge project - page 1

The free plans and instructions for this project were first posted on the BuildEazy website on the 23rd April 2002. Since then, the online format has been changed a couple of times to suit evolving website design - but the original instructive in essence is pretty much as it was. Introduction, navigation & wood sizes This bridge spans 2100 mm (7ft) and is 680 mm (27") wide.

Not only will it become a feature in your garden, but it is strong enough to serve a practical purpose as well. Navigation Jump around the pages via the 'Table of Contents' in the right-hand sidebar or jump to individual steps via the 'thumbnail pictures' directly to the right. Wood sizes The measurements throughout this project are given in both Metric (mm) and Standard/Imperial inches. 90 mm x 45 mm means wood that is 90 millimetres wide by 45 millimetres thick. Note: To view all available $5 downloadable plans click here.