The Unlocked Mind Woodshop
No home is complete without a place where things can be repaired, modified or built. The Unlocked Mind Woodshop is really a combination woodshop, metal shop and electronics laboratory. When I am not busy writing and illustrating childrens books, I am usually busy in the shop, making things to sell, repairing found things, or modifying things. In this part of the site, I share some of the more unusual shop projects that have been made.
Warning: This information is for entertainment purposes only. Unless you are experienced in the industrial arts, e.g. woodshop, metalshop, electric shop, or in most cases, a combination of all three, do not try these projects at home.
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Make your own shopping cart go kart.htm
Making Rubber Rats look real.htm
DIY Coin Dryer.htm
Router sled / planer -- use an ordinary router to plane warped and uneven wood, or plane glued up assemblies to make them flat and ready to use as material or in other projects.
Save money by making your own clock dials when building new clocks or restoring old ones.
Build our automobile themed air cleaner to clean the air in your shop. If you are a car buff, you can even make it look like an old fashioned carburator!
Lathe shield -- The lathe is a damgerous machine, so having a 1/2" think polycarbonate shield is a must when using the lathe, especially when using it to make crazy things like I do.
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