Here is one of the newest projects. I’ve been wanting to make something new and I’ve also wanted to teach my kids how to play Settlers of Catan. After looking at some of the custom boards, I decided to give it a shot and make my own.
Boredom + Scrap Wood = Planters
I decided to create some simple planters and grow a few veggies for around the house. I’ve never really grown plants before, so I am not sure how long these little things are going to stay alive, but so far, things have been going good. I had to thin the herd a little and make room for others to grow because I went a little crazy with the seeds. Things seem to be coming along pretty good though and all of the plants finally seem to start growing faster. We shall see towards the end of this season… hopefully there will be something to show for.
I just finished building my router table insert for combined workbench. The process was fairly simple. I used a jigsaw to cut the insert hole, and then used a router to create an inset pocket on the top to hold the Bench Dog router plate. To make sure that it was flush, I used the plate to set the depth of the router bit before cutting it out. The fence is still on the way, and I will need to create a pocket for the router bit. I decided to go with extruded aluminum from [8020.net](https://8020.net/shop/2040-s.html#). I will stack two of them and bore a hole through them so that I can mount that to the table surface and pivot on the right side. This will allow me to secure it from the other side, then open and close the fence as needed for cuts.
Here is another project that was cut on the CNC table. This was two pieces of plywood, glued together and cut. Once completed, the edges were smoothed, then it was painted and hung.
The final product looks better than that last image.
Finally knocked the dust off of the CNC table and started working again. One of my first projects was to create a simple sign for my daughters upcoming birthday. Here is the “One” sign result.