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Monthly archive for December 2015

Failed Dovetails and Ryobi Router Table Review

Failed Dovetails and Ryobi Router Table Review

My plan was to use some reclaimed wood I had from some old shelves to make nice wood boxes. Unfortunately the wood was too old and brittle and the dove tails just broke off. I also encountered other problems with the Dovetailer II jig documentation and my Ryobi Router Table. This video is kind of a post mortem of what went wrong.

How to make Christmas Stocking Hangers

How to make Christmas Stocking Hangers

My wife often sends me “pins” on Pinterest with things she would like me to make. I don’t mind because I love to make stuff and I love having a reason to make stuff. These stocking hangers are one of those “pins” she recently sent me.

Typically, I take a look at the project once or twice and then head out to make it adding my own ideas and incorporating the tools and supplies I have on hand. These stocking hangers are similar to the original but I’ve done a few of my own things. Here is a link to the original: http://www.shanty-2-chic.com/2013/12/diy-photo-stocking-hangers.html.

These are made out of 2×6 boards and I used some scrap wood I picked up for free from a local tractor supply company. I made two of them so here was my cut list:

2 – 2×6 6 inches long

2 – 2×6 4 inches long

The 4 inch pieces are the base and the 6 inch pieces are attached vertically with pocket holes. I made my own hooks with my 3d printer (file here on thingiverse: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1185545).

Here is a video on YouTube of the full build: