Inspiration

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    almost 2 years ago

    As you all know by now, I recently received an early Christmas present in the form of a Craftsman 1/2 hp 12" x 16" Midi Lathe (https://club.craftsman.com/discussions/1376). Today I decided I'd better open it up since the box looked like it went through the Gulf War!

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    almost 2 years ago

    DIY little office closet .. I had this closet in my kitchen that was just crammed with junk. I wanted to save some space and take away the desk that was already sitting in my kitchen. So I came up with the idea to build it tiny office within the closet. I also like to try to recycle some materials from leftover projects.My instructions are kind of vague because I'm new to this. But I'm sure you will get the idea. Hope this helps someone.

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    almost 2 years ago

    After several estimates averaging $3500 for chain link came in to have our back yard fenced. We decided to take on the task of building a Dog Pen on part of our yard for our two dogs. Taking in account our big dog likes to climb fences, we had to have a 6ft high fence, and the location we picked is right outside our garage back door so we can clean mud & snow off them during winter. The original decking has stairs to the basement walk out, that gave us concerns of the dogs falling in the winter and breaking something to do both our senior dogs. So I relocated the railing from the landing to block the steep steps and built a ramp off the landing. Next Spring I am planning to refurbish the steps and add another get there for human use. With the uses of 4x4x10, 1x6x10; 12; 16, and 6’x50’ welded fencing the cost was about $564.00 for materials and $60.00 for a post hole digger. 4 hours labor for post with 2 people, 6 hours labor for fencing and rail touch tweaking. A savings of $2876 off estimates is not too bad. I know your saying why not go with a prefab kennel, well those were going to cost about $339.00 for a 5' x 6' x 10' prefab, and with the area being on slope it would of look like it was falling. My Pen is 36’ x 17’ x 6’, and it looks like part of the decking.

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    almost 2 years ago

    Turn a custom razor and shave brush handle using the Craftsman Lathe! Add a screw-on safety razor head and a silver tip badger hair brush knot for a cool, old school look. Make the tools that make your face look great!

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    almost 2 years ago

    My dad and I set out to build a camping bed for the back of my fiancée's SUV. Here, I documented the process of putting it together with him, along with the finished build in the SUV.

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    almost 2 years ago

    I hate to admit it, but, there are certain things I can get complacent about but normally, car care isn't one of those things! I guess it's that old adage, if it ain't broke, don't fix it, rule took over as opposed to a regular maintenance schedule. My bad. So, why did I decide to take on the tune-up on the Wrangler? Gas mileage, pure and simple. When we first bout the Wrangler back in 2011 she was getting close to 19 mpg on the highway. Lately, the mileage has been reduced to around 16 mpg and there was a little hitch in her git along once in a while. With that, I figured that since she just rolled over the 100k mark on the odometer, it was probably time to do something. Glad I did.

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