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18 Quart Tub Garage Storage Rack

As a part of my ongoing quest to organize the garage, I built a storage rack/cabinet that holds 10 18-quart Sterilite tubs.  They are just the right size to hold one type of material: small electronics, sandpaper, home wiring, etc.

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Rustic Dining Room Table, Version 2

When my wife and I moved into our new house, there was a spot that was perfect for a large dining room table.  I assured my wife that I could make it “really quickly” and for cheap.  10 months later,

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Rustic Dining Room Table, Version 1

A friend texted one night if I had a saw that could cut 45 angles and if I could help him make a new table for his wife in their new home.  I offered to help and we went to the

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Making a Reloading Bench for a Hornady Lock-n-Load Press

I first started reloading using an old, rickety workbench.  Although it worked, to keep the press from bouncing around and spilling powder, I had to keep a firm grip on the front of it.  The best solution was to build

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5 Gallon Bucket Thien Baffle Dust Collector

My original dust collector was just an old shop vacuum.  The filter clogged regularly so I made a cyclone separator out of sheet metal and some old buckets.  This worked well enough except I didn’t engineer the lid for the

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Kreg Mini DIY Jig

A much cheaper way to cut pocket holes with a Kreg Mini jig.

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Floating Nightstands with Box Miters

My sister called me and told me that their new bed had pull-out drawers built into the bottom.  To not block the drawers, she wanted some kind of nightstand that floated above them and sent me three pictures of ideas

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Home LED Lighting Nerd-Fest

Making an energy-efficient house as cost-effective as possible. The full spreadsheet in all its glory is here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1FvSf6zxc9v2ucQ7ymf_zEcIRFE4ckS6JlMHY0qF1ue4/edit

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