11/4/13

My Sunday afternoon build – Brick Rocket Stove For $6.08

Truthfully mine did not break down into being $6.08. It was still under 10 bucks though. Caught somethings on sale at Home Depot. I bought extras(just incase) and I made more layers than the video below. It worked very well though, it was a smore making machine. I picked up a bundle of wood instead of savaging the forest floor. I just split it into strips with my Glock Field knife.

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10/19/13

One Day Builds: Adam Savage Makes Something Wonderful from Scratch

I’ve never been a BladeRunner fan or even watched the movie the entire way through but I really enjoyed this build of Adam’s. It is a gun case built from a finish plywood, brass hardware, paper covering similar that you would see on a guitar amplifier and green felt. From start to finish 7 hrs he states in the video. I envy his workshop and tool selection. Not to mention the amazing parts he keeps in stock.

I have a cigar humidor I have turned into a storage container for my Everyday Carry, EDC, tools and such. I would love to improve it a little and line it with a nice green felt. To me that seems very manly. This video kind of reignites to project, and gives me a few tips for the build and ideas on how to build it up. Watch it!

Watch Adam build, from start to finish, a stylized box to carry and display his Blade Runner Blaster prop replica. The entire project took less than one day to complete, and Adam narrates this video with commentary about his design and construction methods.

Find photos of this build and the completed box at http://www.tested.com

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10/14/13

How To Build a Cooler Stand from Pallets

http://charlesandhudson.com/how-to-build-a-cooler-stand-from-pallets/

My sister Jackie and her friend Becky recently built an awesome cooler stand from pallets that they gave to my other sister as a gift. I was amazed by the craftsmanship and detail they put into this stand and I can imagine the possibilities of painting the stand based on a team color which would make it the ultimate weekend football accessory.

Becky and Jackie have taken some step-by-step photos which are fairly easy to follow along but it will take some engineering on your part to work out the dimensions in regards to your individual cooler and the pallet lumber that you are working with.

Everything depends on the size of the ice cooler. The ice cooler that is a straight up rectangle works the best because the chest is built around the cooler rather than the ice cooler fitting the chest.

Follow this project from the photos and you’ll be on your way to cool brews from your own cooler stand.

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From the website of: Charles & Hudson