Garage make over

Discussion in 'Spamalot - nsfw' started by Chemosh, Sep 2, 2019.

  1. Chemosh

    Chemosh TZT Addict

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    So, not a full make over, but I got a ton of tools today for my home. Got

    Miter saw
    Table saw plus table
    Jig saw
    Wet/dry vac
    Air compressor
    Router
    Orbital sander

    Anyone know any fun starter projects or cool things I can try and fail to make
     
  2. AgelessDrifter

    AgelessDrifter TZT Neckbeard Lord

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    Make a banjo
     
  3. Arogarn

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    Get a dado blade for your table saw and start working on box joints. You can make some cool little boxes that people like to use for TTRPG dice boxes and dice trays. I'm trying to collect some power tools to set up a mini workshop to make some of these as well as other projects, I have about half of what's on your list.
     
  4. Utumno

    Utumno Administrator Staff Member

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    Look, we know why you got all the power tools. Don't try to use us as an alibi when they find the chopped up bodies. We're on to you.
     
  5. Sear

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    make a bartop arcade cab https://www.instructables.com/id/2-Player-Bartop-Arcade-Machine-Powered-by-Pi/

    most of it is using the table/mitre saw, and then a router along the edges. maybe the jigsaw too

    might be a little advanced with the curved cuts but it would probably be a good project to get you used to what you can and can't do with each tool

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    also if u use MDF I would be sure to wear a respirator mask. any type of wood cutting/sanding dust is not something you want to be breathing in
     
  6. Chemosh

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    Should I ship the arcade box to Texas after im done?
     
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  7. Agrul

    Agrul TZT Neckbeard Lord

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    if you dont make me an arcade box i will be very sad and call you unfortunate names chemosh
     
  8. Chemosh

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    I'll see what I can do, however an Arcade box seems pretty low on my priority list. Right now my garage is a wreck and pretty much has been for several years with kids stuff laying around in it and just being lazy. We're planning on getting a dumpster delivered and will just dump everything we can in it to free up a lot of real-estate in the garage. Once that's done I think I can start working on projects. Another reason I'm wanting to do this is to keep me away from my local pub. I've been drinking way to much lately in life and have what seems to be 2 modes. Drinking heavily, or wanting to drink. I can go a few days here and there w/o a beer, but I always start craving them and when I drink, I can't have 1-2, it always ends up being like 5+. I figure if I can channel the master woodsman in me (if there is any), I can save a buck or two in the bar and make some cool crap for around the house.

    Ideas for projects are:
    - Build new fence (I got 220 linear feet of fence to build)
    - Build things to organize garage. I'm thinking my first project will probably be a peg board so I can hang some tools on.
    - Get a toolbox. Right now, all my tools pretty much just lay on a table I made or are in a drill bag. Once I have a real spot for them, I'll be able to stay a lot more organized.
    - Build a new cutting board for kitchen
    - Build a few end-tables for living room.
    - Advanced: Build some wooden blinds. I'm thinking of some smaller ones up by the front door to see how difficult it is. Then once, I've mastered this, start slowly adding them to each room.
    ...
    - Build arcade top
     
  9. AgelessDrifter

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    Build a kegerator for your nice new garage
     
  10. Agrul

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    build a second garage & hide your old garage in it
     
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