August 29, 2012

Christmas table centerpiece 2011

Table centerpiece, rumageinthegarage
Christmas is coming, without any prior warning (ha!). Because this is a DIY blog (at least partly), it is time to make an adornment matching this time (¿in August?, well, I made this last December for the Spanish version of this blog).

August 24, 2012

Halloween 2011 (Samhain 2011)

Jack O´Lantern, Samain, Samhain, Halloween pumpkin, rumageinthegarageJack O´Lantern, Samain, Samhain, Halloween pumpkin, rumageinthegarageI´ve been a month and a half waiting for Samhain time to carve the pumpkins I grew in my vegetable garden in Casa Lodeiro.
Carving and transform the pumpkins into Jack O´Lanterns is really fun, but it is a bit annoying to ruin them like that because cooked in the oven, in pumpkin cream or in marmalade they are very tasty. Well, luckily I have more pumpkins to cook. In the video I carve one of those Jack O´Lanterns.

August 23, 2012

Router tenon and mortise jigs

How to route a mortise and tenon joint,
With these jigs we can make tenon and mortise joints easy and fast. Besides once the jigs are adjusted we´ll make the joints with the minimum effort because we don´t need neither mark the tenons shape in the wooden bar heads to cut them later with hand saw nor mark the mortises shape to carve them later with the chisel.

August 19, 2012

Circular saw cross cut jig

Circular saw cross cut jig,
In this first project we will make a cross cut jig to cut strips and boards with the circular saw. It is a jig that will help us to make perfect 90º cuts without problems (we can cut at a diferent angle too) and to cut pieces to the same length fast and easy. In the pictures you can see the jig and a cutting diagram.