Bamboo grows fast, is free material for a dome framework. It might be possible to suspend a tent skin or mosquito netting inside, or pull a stretch cloth over the outside and shoot foam. Tools: a pocket knife and string. The following instructions were prepared by R. Buckminster Fuller.
My approach to cutting the slots started out the same as my old technique. After marking out the shape of the slot, I drilled the two end holes on my drill press. A simple fence helped me keep the holes lined up. But from that point on, I did things differently by using this router jig.
Practical information to help you build your own simple treehouse, safely and with the minimum hassle.
What is really nice about this worktable is that it can be assembled or taken apart in less than a minute, then stacked flat against a wall for storage. Plus, to build it, all you need is a single sheet of plywood and two small scraps.
I use a shop-made splitter that is built into my throat opening insert. It also has the advantage of being a zero-clearance insert, narrow pieces can not fall down between the blade and the opening in the insert. Here is how I made mine.
At $3 a pop, you can put one of these self-supporting photo frames on your gift list.
One of the great joys of telescope making is grinding your own mirror. Now days it is easier to buy finished mirrors than grinding kits to make them. Still grinding your own mirror is a key skill that makes you a real telescope maker. To do it, you need a mirror grinding stand.
Sometimes what you need is a quick telescope mount that you can make from readily available, inexpensive materials in one weekend. No fancy machined parts. No mail order stuff that takes two weeks to not get there. Just go down to the local home center, buy a few things, scrounge some scrap materials, and build it today.
The computer workstation has become the desk of the millennium. By building our version you will not only pocket big savings, you will also have a strong, sturdy workstation for years to come.
Hide those unsightly trash cans from the curb with the trash can corral.