Author Archives: Ryan

About Ryan

Ryan is currently a National Research Council Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Air Force Research Laboratory. His research area includes Prognostic Health Management of Electronics. For more information please visit: www.rdlowe.com

Baby Chair

The idea for this project came from my brother-in-law. Making child size furniture is quick, easy, and a good way to use up a few scrap pieces of wood. Making the chair was the easy part. Making the chair safe … Continue reading

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Philco Transistor Radio Hacked into Smart Phone Speakers

For a number of years a 1942 Philco transistor radio was stored by a family member due to its assumed significance to a family friend. When it turned out that the radio was not historically important, and had been bought … Continue reading

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Farmhouse Bed

This project describes the fabrication of a bed frame for a queen sized bed. The plans were based on the famous Anna White farmhouse bed (plans), which were in turn a knock off of the Create and Barrel farmhouse bed. … Continue reading

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Cross Cut Sled for the Table Saw

A cross cut sled allows you to make safer, cleaner, and more accurate cuts on the table saw. Using scrap plywood that I had in my shop I finally built myself a cross cut sled. The most important part of … Continue reading

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Pregnancy Time Lapse

250 days worth of around the clock work to bring a baby into the world summarized into 30 seconds. Notice the growing hair as well as the belly.

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Edith’s Cipher

A few days before my daughter was born I sat down to write her a short note wishing her luck in her upcoming life. I framed the message in a picture frame so that it can hang in her room … Continue reading

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Over the Counter Kitchen Radio

This project used the Si470x FM radio receiver and an ardurino to make an over the counter kitchen radio. These parts had been purchased for a different build that unfortunately met a premature end.

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Standing Herb Garden

This post describes a standing herb garden that I built. It was inspired by a combination of a 2×4 workbench and a raised garden bed made of cedar fence planks. Essentially the project is a large planter box placed on … Continue reading

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French Fit Tool Tray

After building my new toolbox, I needed to protect my tools from rolling around into each other and potentially damaging one another. I created a few quick and dirty tool tray holders using scrap plywood and a scroll saw.

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Craftsman Style Mantle Clock

Issue number 199 of Woodsmith magazine featured a craftsman style mantle clock that was the perfect project for practicing a number of woodworking techniques on a relatively small scale project.

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