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DIY PVC Grow Light Stand. Regarding grow light systems, there are many options available to you, at different sizes and styles.

DIY PVC Grow Light Stand

Unfortunately, most of these can come with a steep cost. The ones I researched online were in the neighborhood of $150-200 or higher. While these were of pretty good quality, it made me look for more inexpensive options. So I offer you a basic DIY grow light stand made entirely of PVC (with required metal hardware). I was able to build one of these for less than $60, including the light fixture itself. This design's measurements will yield a grow light stand that supports a 4-foot (48") wide fluorescent shoplight fixture. The list of things you'll need: • 48" Fluorescent twin-bulb shoplight fixture with recommended bulbs (1) . • 10-foot length of 1 1/4" (1.25) PVC tubing (2) • Two 2-foot (24") pieces of 1" PVC tubing (3) Wall Mount Marble Track. Building A Stave Drum. In the pictures, a complete shell, with circle for roundness, a close up from the only seam I sanded a bit to see if it is tight.

Building A Stave Drum

(The ones next to this one are still rough and not exactly same height, and therefore look like they are not tight, but they are). last one shows two staves with the routerbits I used. I think there are better choices on bits, but I have these and this looks promising I think. My thoughts on this one are that a round edge doesn't need the 100% accuracy that you need with anglecutting. Round is round and will fitt by nature, always. If the diameter is bigger as the thickness of the wood you are able to set the staves in any angle (to an limit offcourse, but ya know) you like.

Randyb: That's a cool idea Koko. Segment calculator. Diy Tutorial: Pallet Half-moon Cradle. Best Spinning Wheel Supplies. Woodworking. New on Our Blog: Setting Up Factory Blade Guard Systems (Editor's Note: Join us every day for new posts from the web's best woodworkers. You can check out our past content on our new blog page.) When set up properly, factory blade guards are easy to use and offer another level of protection for the operator. Frustration with factory table saw blade guards is uncomfortably common today.

Unfortunately, new woodworkers hear or read misleading remarks labeling factory blade guards as "dangerous" or "worthless" and some within another generation of woodworkers take potentially debilitating chances in a hobby meant to be fun. Making sure that the splitter/riving knife itself is flat is important. Naturally, the truth about factory blade guard / splitter assemblies lies somewhere closer to the middle of the road. Splitter/Riving Knife Setup The splitter/riving knife must be centered on the blade, not "cheated" to one side or the other.

First, be sure that the splitter/riving knife is flat.


Woodworking calculators. Lathe work. Plans. Garden Projects. Whittling. Website. Making Wood Quilt Blocks - by WoodMosaics. First of all you have to determine what shape you will need that you can make accurately and repeatedly.

Making Wood Quilt Blocks - by WoodMosaics

This is where my jigs come in. I was to poor to buy several miter gauges so I made mine out of angle iron and bar stock. I made them set close to a certain angle, adjustable just a little. This first picture shows the back side of one of my jigs on the saw. This one is set at 45° like 4 of my jigs are; (Now on any of these pictures if you want to see something closer just click on the picture and it will take you to my Flickr site at that picture. Now you can make something to go on your miter gauge that comes with your table saw and get it adjusted to cut a particular piece. Let’s start off with that. After you have the angle set on the miter gauge exactly you will need to set the stop so the piece will be as long as it is wide, whatever you decide those measurements to be. To cut the diamond, you just keep sliding the strip right on in to the stop each time you make a cut. This; Jeff Branch Woodworking. Many woodworkers attempt to understand the powerful 3D modeling software called SketchUp.

And many woodworkers get extremely frustrated with SketchUp because it’s capabilities are so vast, it is hard to learn on your own. I know because I was one of those woodworkers. Over the last few years, I’ve been determined to learn SketchUp and I have learned a lot, but not all of what I learned has been helpful. Some of the techniques I taught myself are more like bad habits. Until recently, I never had any real training with the software; all of what I had learned was on my own.

Manmadediy. I spend quite a bit of time setting up for projects on the tools.


It’s amazing how much time it takes to make a few simple yet complex cuts. For the type of cuts that happen often, it makes sense to make a few go-to jigs to help with those annoying set-ups. One of my favorite places to find jigs and other ideas is This massive encyclopedia is a great place to browse for ideas or search for specific items that you may find a need for.

Here are three jigs for the table saw that will likely get used the second they’re done: 1. Welcome to Your Online Workshop! @ ~ woodworking community. Woodworking videos and projects. Woodworking for Mere Mortals. Liutaio Mottola Lutherie Information Website.

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