Weekend Projects

Welcome to my weekends!

I have not been very good about updating my blog. Nor have I been very good about getting project done!

So I am planning on trying to list the projects I am going to work on before the weekend and then update what was able to get done on the fallowing Monday. This will hopefully keep me on track and get things done!

I hope that you stop by and see what I have been working on from time to time. And maybe even motivate you to do something on your next weekend!.




Weekend Projects – Aug 17, 2015

This is what I did this weekend!

First off, sorry about the pictures. I did not know they were not very good until today.

I finished off the charging station I need to build. I thought I had the plans in a PDF to upload, but I can’t put my hands on them. Here is the link to where I got them. “http://www.hertoolbelt.com/cordless-drill-storage-charging-station/” I did do some mods to the plans. Due to the size of my nailer, I had to cutout some of the hanger. I also wanted to use up some of my growing scrap wood collection. So I glued and planed some hardwood flooring I had to make it. Other than time it only cost me some glue, finish nails and some mineral oil. I think it turned out ok.

Charging Station
Charging Station

Charging Station
Charging Station

Charging Station
Charging Station

Charging Station
Charging Station

Charging Station
Charging Station

Charging Station
Charging Station

I also finished off these clamps. I have found a good supply of hardwood flooring (cheap!) and have been using it to make different projects. But it’s been a pain in the rear to clamp. So I’ve wanted some of these double pull clamps for some time, but they are not cheap. They run around $30 each. SO I decided I would give it a try and make my own. I had some scrap metal from another project. Well after all said and done I spent about $20 to make a set of clamps. However after looking back $30 each is not a bad price. It took the better part of a week to make these.

Clamps
Clamps

Clamps
Clamps

I’ve also started working on a new box joint jig. These plans are from WoodSmith/ShopNotes (Jigs_Plan__Jig__Box_Joint). I’ve cut most the wood to size. I am using some scrap oak that I got from a broken desk. I did spend about $8 on the hardware. But I found I did not need that as well. I already had it all. So if I would have just checked what I had it would have been free. I’ll update on my next post, next Monday!

Box Joint Jig
Box Joint Jig

 

So what did you do this weekend?