Jun 13 2011

Keyboard Riser Replacement

A few months ago I wrote a post about creating a keyboard riser to tilt my keyboard towards me because the feet were broken. Today Lifehacker posted a much simpler solution to my problem: using binder clips to replace keyboard feet. As soon as I …

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May 31 2011

Cube within a Cube

The other day I found a cool Instructable written by sabladask describing how to make a cube within a cube within a cube. I’ve seen wooden object inside on an object pieces carved before, but this concept was so simple I had to try it …

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May 24 2011

Shop Flood

Every couple of years or so my shop will flood. Sometimes it’s because it rains on frozen ground and water seeps between the top of the foundation and my bulkhead door, sometimes the freeze-thaw cycles dislodge some of the bulkhead foundation blocks, and sometimes it just decides to rain all weekend …

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May 17 2011

Notes From the Workshop: 20110517

Router Table Project To make it easier to find all the posts about my new router table, I’ve grouped them all under a project which you can find here or by going to the projects tab and picking the router table project. Since it’s now a project, you can also choose …

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May 13 2011

Computer Cord Management Solution

As I mentioned previously in my post about building a keyboard riser, I rearranged our family computer to make the space to add a second monitor. With such a spread out array of peripherals, there were cords everywhere. There are many ways to handle this type of clutter, …

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May 07 2011

Small Parts Storage

Hanging on the pegboard, you can see two of the systems I use for storing screws, nails, and other miscellaneous fasteners. The first is the plastic bin. In the above picture, you can see several red bins I’ve hung on the pegboard. The second is the Plano compartment style boxes. I’ve …

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Apr 26 2011

Putting The Router Table Top Together

When I left off last time, I had finished cutting the holes for the router plate. In this installment I’ll round the corners of the table, mount the T-track, and screw the two halves of the router table top together. Rounding the Corners I chose to round the …

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Apr 21 2011

Keyboard Riser

After rearranging our computer desk and getting rid of the keyboard drawer, I discovered that the feet on the keyboard that make it tilt towards you were broken. The keyboard itself slants backwards, so with the keyboard on the desk rather than under it, it’s really hard to type. To solve …

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Apr 20 2011

Cutting The Opening For The Router Plate.

After cutting the two sheets of MDF to 36″by 24″, I found the best surface and made that the top. Then I made a registration mark in the lower left hand corner of each sheet so that I started measuring from the same point on both sheets and hopefully the cuts I …

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Apr 07 2011

Planning A New Router Table

My cheap Wolfcraft router table has served me well, but it’s time to upgrade to something a little larger that can accommodate my new Rockler Router Lift FX. Rather than buy one of the pre-made router table tops, I decided that I would build a new router table …

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