by Josh on November 21, 2009 · 2 comments

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What do a dog,  a snake, and a chinchilla have in common?  They’re featured among the delightfully woeful finalists in the DIY Drama Contest sponsored by True Value Hardware. I have certainly had my share of unwelcome drama during my own house projects, and reading the DIY Drama finalists provoked plenty of humorous familiarity and sympathetic […]


DIY Detergent, Lego Cake, Eagle

by Josh on October 21, 2009 · 3 comments

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Battling a cold and preparing for my oldest son’s sixth birthday, my do-it-yourself projects took a little different form this past weekend. DIY Laundry Detergent I have read a few blog posts lately about people making their own laundry soap, and with my detergent running low, I decided to give it a try.  There are […]


My Sacrificial Cutting Table

by Josh on January 28, 2009 · 0 comments

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As I mentioned in my DeWalt Tracksaw review, I made a sacrificial cutting table to use with the saw.  The purpose of the table is to allow the material being cut to be fully supported while the cut is made into the sacrificial top.  This should help avoid kickback and reduce tearout.  My table is […]