Pipe Clamp Bench Vise

I built this workbench in 2013 and the one thing it’s always been lacking was a vise. It’s never had a vise of any kind attached… and I decided to change that. I do more woodworking than anything, so I didn’t want a big metalworking vise. I wanted something flush with the top that could hold workpieces securely. Simple.

Now, a search around YouTube will find loads of homemade vise ideas. Many of them, like the John Heinz vise (which is great BTW) are way more complicated than what I need… but, a few … Continue reading

Anybody Out There?

Hello friends!

It’s been well over a year since I last spoke with you… and that needs to change. I’m kicking the dust off this place soon (like, today) and you’ll start seeing more of me around here. As my life settles down into more of a routine, I’m finding more time to devote to projects again, and I can’t wait to share.

If you are here because of board games, great. The thing is, I’m not really a game designer anymore. I haven’t been for quite a while. That’s part of the reason why the site went through an overhaul a year ago. I’d love for you to stick around even though I’m not going to be posting board … Continue reading

Winter Solstice Holiday Card

This year, I want to send out some holiday cards to special people that have supported me in 2016. I could go with “Happy Holidays” or “Happy New Years” but instead, decided to design my own. Celebrate this year’s Winter Solstice on Dec 21st with my by spreading Solstice cheer.

 

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I’m releasing this design as public domain. Do whatever you want with it. Here are some files if you want to order standard greeting cards, or print your own fold-able cards at home!

Winter Solstice Card – 5.5″x4″

 

Winter Solstice Card – 7″x5″

Winter … Continue reading

How to Make a Soundboard

How to Make a Soundboard – YouTube

Every day, I record a show in my shop called The Daily Shed. I wanted a way to add some “live” sound effects, as well as play viewer messages during the live show. Using the Adafruit Audio FX sound board and an old pair of computer speakers, I put together a vintage-looking sound board. My goal was to make it look like a mid-century piece of lab equipment. I think I accomplished that goal.

This soundboard uses the Adafruit Audio FX to store and play the sounds. From the speaker unit, I use the speakers, amplifier, controls, and speaker grills. I had to un-solder some components of the amplifier in order to … Continue reading

The Daily Shed – On Patreon

I’ve decided to open a Patreon account. I’ve been doing The Daily Shed for 4 months now and I feel like I have contributed something to the world worth being proud of. So, I buried my pried, and started a Patreon to ask for help.

Support Me On Patreon – YouTube

I received my first 2 Patrons before I even announced the page, and that made me pretty great. Knowing that you care enough to support me is a huge motivating factor in continuing to do what I do.

THANK YOU!!!
-Chevee

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