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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. 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. Introduction This is a fun project. In simply involves cutting all the pieces (sticks) to length, drilling holes through all the pieces at the given points, and then threading wire through the holes to tie all the pieces together.

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. This allows even a parent to have a balanced ride with their child. Note: You can purchase this plan in downloadable PDF file, print friendly and in clean copy (free of ads) for only $5.00. 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. Folding picnic table with back-rest clip-on The 'clip-on' actually adds somewhat to back comfort and (depending on taste) gives the bench more appeal. I have tried to make this project as easy as possible, taking feedback into consideration. To view all available $5 downloadable plans click here The size of the thing. 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. Bi-Fold Hide-a-Door. If you can build a set of book shelves ...

Bi-Fold Hide-a-Door

Or you know someone who can, you can build a Murphy Door - the amazing Bi-fold Hide-a-Door. Replaces your old door or passageway ... This is an attractive "bi-fold bookcase" that glides smoothly out of the way with a light tug on one of the center pilasters. It's an excellent way to utilize unused space for display or storage, and it neatly hides unattractive rooms, such as laundry rooms, closets and pantries.

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. Diy platform bed with storage. Build a Full Storage (Captains) Bed. Preparation Instructions: Fill any holes with wood filler (overfill) and let dry.

Build a Full Storage (Captains) Bed

Start sanding with coarse sandpaper and work your way to fine. Vacuum with a soft bristled brush. For paint grade, prime and apply multiple coats of paint. I always paint the insides first, then the outsides and finally the trim. 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. 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. 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. The wood used for this project can be either sawn (rough sawn) or dressed (gauged, surfaced, smooth finish). Arched Wooden Bridge project - page 1. I made this garden bridge in March 2002 and it is still standing strong today. 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.