First Skydive

First Skydive

January 30, 2018

My cousin and I get together a few times a year to have some fun. Our latest idea was to jump out of a plane. We started by booking a spot with skydiveFargo. Upon arriving at their hangar at the airport we started by signing a lot of waivers. Next we watched a safety video. … Read More

Race Review: Lutsen 99er 2016

Race Review: Lutsen 99er 2016

January 27, 2018

I have made two previous attempts at completing the Maah Daah Hey 100 and was unsuccessful. I figured it was time to try a different 100 miler so I signed up for the Lutsen 99er. I used to live in Minnesota and was excited to get back there for a race. Northern Minnesota along Lake … Read More

Table saw cabinet with mobile base and dust collection: Part 3

Table saw cabinet with mobile base and dust collection: Part 3

January 14, 2018

On the first post I covered construction of the lower cabinet. The second post discussed building a base. On the final post I will need to attach the lower cabinet to the base, install a dust port, and paint everything. Step 21. Grab your combination square and get the lower cabinet centered on the base. … Read More

Table saw cabinet with mobile base and dust collection: Part 2

Table saw cabinet with mobile base and dust collection: Part 2

January 14, 2018

On the previous post I built the vertical cabinet portion. The next portion will address the base. I have some scrap pine and 1/2 plywood scrap so this will be the materials I will use. Step 10. Joint 2 edges of some SPF 2x4s. Run through planer to even thickness. Step 11. I wanted my … Read More

Table saw cabinet with mobile base and dust collection: Part 1

Table saw cabinet with mobile base and dust collection: Part 1

January 14, 2018

Since I got a new table saw, I figured I should add a few changes to it that I would like. I was doing some browsing online for a contractor saw cabinet/mobile base and found lots of interesting designs. I found one on Lumberjocks that really caught my eye. You can check out the original … Read More

Sort of New Table Saw

Sort of New Table Saw

December 26, 2017

I have been using my dad’s table saw for the last couple of years. It is a ryobi 10″ job site saw. I have been able to use it for a number of projects, but it has several limitations. These types of saws are meant for rougher projects such as construction. It is limited by … Read More

Building a shed: Part 10

Building a shed: Part 10

December 26, 2017

On the last post I talked about building and mounting the decorative brackets. This shed is almost done! Step 19: I built the shed on the flattest place in my yard, but it is still slightly sloping. This leaves the front of the shed too high up to comfortably get in and out. This means … Read More

Building a shed: Part 9

Building a shed: Part 9

December 26, 2017

In my previous post I discussed building and installing the doors. Step 18: Decorative brackets need to be made that fit under the soffit on the front of the shed. 3 in total are required per the plans. They are basically three layers sandwiched together. I started by running an edge and face of a … Read More

Building a shed: Part 8

Building a shed: Part 8

December 4, 2017

In the previous post I discussed trimming the shed. Step 17: Custom doors need to be built for this shed. The plans are to replicate the shed shown in their picture which is partially made of cedar. I am changing things up a bit so that the shed matches our house and did things differently. … Read More