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I’ve had some old bed frames and an old bent up tool stand cluttering the floor of my shop for a couple months now.  I’ve also be desperately needing a utility cart in the shop that i can load up with all the project specific tools and materials I need.  I decided to kill two birds with one stone (don’t kill birds with stones) and make a cart out of the old metal frames.

My wife and I recently decided to try our hand at container (Bucket) gardening, and we thought it would be nice to have a cart that can be moved around the yard into ideal locations from season to season.

Been thinking about this one awhile, and after getting to meet Jimmy DiResta at Maker Faire (Bay Area 2016) I was finally inspired to get it done.   The pick is an old screwdriver, the handle is an old motorcycle chain, and the clasp is a shackle bolt.  I’m amazed at how useful it actually is.  I found myself using it even before it was finished being built, and when close it still works as a screw driver.

This is just a time lapse of the new bed i built. There was way to much footage to warrant a detailed editing, but i thought I would upload it as a time lapse just incase anyone was interested.

The entire bed was made from construction & fencing lumber.

Music by: Jesse Warren – Miles Above You: Shared Under Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY):

I got sick of replacing the expensive and short lived bulbs for our existing kitchen cabinet lighting. I decided to roll my own since i could do it much cheaper than the commercial options, get way more features, and a custom fit.

The base is just .5″ mdf cut into 2.5″ strips with 45deg cuts half way through the material ~3/8th from the edge.  Then I removed the sharp inner corner to prevent tear out when inserting the the cover. I use the router to carve out a pocket in the back to house the wiring.

I used a Colored LED kit ( so i could setup custom warm or cool tones, and they will be great for parties, and holidays etc. They can be cut about every 2″ and the wiring just involves attaching all the same colored wire together.

The white plastic cover is an LED diffuser sheet i got from Tap Plastics ( but anything thin should work. Since this very low heat even paper might be acceptable if you cant find a suitable plastic.


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