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.
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.
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!
So what did you do this weekend?