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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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Refinishing the Family Dresser Set

This project documents the process of refinishing a clothes dresser. As purchased, circa 1948, these dressers were stained, and at some point in the 70’s were painted over. Therefore the refinishing process included stripping the paint, sanding down the bare wood, staining, … Continue reading

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Tool Box Prototype

For a while now I have felt that my ability to organize my tools left something to be desired. After looking through Jim Stack’s “Building the Perfect Tool Chest” I had a rough idea about the type of tool box I … Continue reading

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Glider Chair Clean Up

While on one of my morning walks, I discovered a glider chair sitting on the side of the road destined for the garbage truck. The chair was filthy, but the glider was very smooth and robust. I have long been … Continue reading

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Table Saw Cover (sourced from an old BBQ cover)

In elementary school we were taught that plains Indians used every part of a buffalo they killed. This project is about applying the same concept to our old BBQ grill cover.  Our grill cover was acquired second hand from my in-laws when we purchased a … Continue reading

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