DIY Canned Good Storage Rack

DIY Canned Good Storage Rack

This easy-to-build canned good storage rack holds more than 144 cans and could be built for around $30 in a single weekend. New cans are loaded from the top and roll back, where they drop to the lower level and then roll forward.  Older cans are taken from the bottom...
Ryobi Lithium-ion Pole Saw

Ryobi Lithium-ion Pole Saw

I admit it, I can be a bit of a tool snob.  Or at least, I should say that once I have a bad experience with a brand, I tend to avoid it for a long time.  I haven’t had much experience with Ryobi in years since I helped a friend frame out his basement and we had...
Tool Review: Keter Portable Work Station

Tool Review: Keter Portable Work Station

The Keter Portable Work Station is a mobile work station with an integrated clamping area. The table is rated for 1000 lbs and can be set up in seconds thanks to an interesting quick-opening system.  Pushing buttons on both sides buttons allows the legs to swing down,...
Bar Table

Bar Table

This was my first attempt at creating a butcher block look.  All told, I think I spent more money on gorilla glue than I did on the pine 2x6s I...
Dining Room Table

Dining Room Table

This table was built with a mix of off-the-shelf items from the home improvement store.  The top is covered with pre-finished flooring and the legs are newel posts used for staircases.    ...
Storage Bench

Storage Bench

I see the Campbell Hausfeld project calendar shows March as upholstery month.  While a sewing machine isn’t exactly a standard tool in my workshop, I do have a quick weekend project that does involve upholstery – this storage bench below. Like many of my...
Air Tools: Not Just a Luxury

Air Tools: Not Just a Luxury

I have a confession to make.  Ever since I received the Campbell Hausfeld air compressor, I have viewed it as a sort of luxury item.  I really didn’t think I absolutely needed to have a big compressor.  While it does outperform my old pancake compressor in...
An ‘Emergency’ Woodworking Project

An ‘Emergency’ Woodworking Project

As I mentioned in my last post, I had an “emergency” woodworking project come up.  A family member needed a custom-built TV stand ready for Thanksgiving.  The piece needed to fit very specific dimensions and needed to be stained to match two bookcase towers that will...
My Motto – Shoot It and Glue It

My Motto – Shoot It and Glue It

Much to my disappointment, I haven’t had much of an opportunity to play with the new Campbell Hausfeld air compressor recently. A very busy work schedule at a new job, combined with a looming birthday party at my house, left little time for playing around in the...
Hey Guys, Watch This…A Die Grinder Love Story

Hey Guys, Watch This…A Die Grinder Love Story

Another week with the Campbell Hausfeld air compressor and my experiences continue to be positive.  A few weeks ago I mentioned my intention to begin testing some air tools.  After convincing my wife that buying more air tools would allow more projects around the...