Friday, March 22, 2013

I'm Making Something This Weekend

Come hell, high water or something truly nasty, I will be making something this weekend.

Friday - Establish What it is That I Will be Building
Here is a link to a site that appears to have good step-by-step instructions on how to build things:

A coat hanger or a shoe rack would work well at my place.

I do not really need a desk but this one is really well built.  I like that it appears to have plenty of leg room and a nice clean, flat surface:

Most likely whatever I build will not be nearly as cool as this guy's machines:

Look, a Working Archimedes Screw!

Saturday - Get to Home Depot / Lowe's if Need be and Build The Thing!

Sunday - Post Results or Progress on my Clean Sheets and Dirty Girls blog (CS&DG)

This is a really aggressive schedule given that I have other things I do as well.  Keep your fingers crossed for me.

Plan B
Visit San Diego MakerPlace and check out their
4 axis CNC mill 
manual mill
metal lathe
pipe notcher
brake (16 gauge)
planishing hammer
English wheel
TIG welder
gas welder
MIG welder
shear (16 gauge)
metal belt sander
horizontal band saw
metal and wood bandsaw
permitted paint booth
wood belt sander
3D printer (abs plastic)
Corner Notcher
Shrinker/ Stretcher
35 Ton Press Brake
Grinder/ Polisher
metal and wood drill presses
Saw Stop table saw
15" planer
miter saw
panel saw
cnc router with vacuum table
assorted hand tools
integral sawdust management
VIC Engrave
Corel Software Suite
EagleCAD, Rhino
Fritzing, Alibre
Mach3, V CArve Pro
Cut 3D, SketchUp
Buzz 2 Stitches
Arduino, PCB 123
large format laser cutters
laser engravers

function generator
variable power supplies
soldering irons
large format vinyl cutter
industrial sewing machine
6 needle embroidery machine
large format inkjet printer
CNC router
sand blasting cabinet
free wireless internet service
conference room w/projector
4 color silk screen and dryer
and much more...


  1. Best of luck making this man, have faith in you that it'll go well and hopefully I'm right!

  2. Wow! Good luck on the project! I'm sure you will do an awesome job! You seem handy!

    Also, Thanks so much for your kind words on my blog on Friday!

Holly Foxen Wells


  3. Good luck on the project! I'm all kinds of handy, and I can do a lot of things, but I'm not so good with the woodworking.

  4. Good luck on making "something". Keep us posted as to how it turns out.

  5. Enjoy your making. Sounds like a great challenge whatever it will be. Awesome video too.

  6. I built a desk once. Well, more like I put one together that I got at Walmart. I don't think that's what you mean however. The way things are going, my next desk will probably be made of Styrofoam.