Folding Adjustable Sawhorse #141

Sawhorse

Folding Adjustable Sawhorse

$1.00 Plan

I was surfing the internet looking for a folding adjustable sawhorse that I could store easily. I found several, however I couldn’t find one that I could  adjust to make it usable at a variety of machines. Everyone can use a sawhorse in their shop.

Not finding exactly what I was looking for I decided to design my own. Something that was easy and quick to build and had all of the features that I was looking for.

With the dimensions I have provided the sawhorse will adjust from 33 – 38” in half inch increments and folds up to under six inches so will hang on the wall when not in use. However by lengthening or shortening the legs you can change the overall height to whatever suits your needs. The project is very simple to construct. The only somewhat tricky part are adding the wedges in the lifting posts to secure the adjustable top plate. I have provided the the dimensions in inches and millimeters. I’m sure you will find a use for this handy addition in your shop.

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Mini BEE Incubator ($1.00 Donation)

Basic Bee IncubatorThis version of the BEE Incubator series is a mini version of the Luxury Bee Condo. Based on the condo plan it has all of the parts reduced in size to make it easier & less expensive to build. The cost of this Mini BEE Incubator plan is $1.00 US. One hundred percent (100%) of every sale will be donated to “The BEE Cause“. The BEE Cause is an organization doing their best to solve our decline in BEE population

Bees are critical to food security

Two-thirds of the food crops humans eat everyday require bees and other pollinators to successfully produce a crop. However- the health and productivity of honeybees, bumble bees, and other pollinators are in great peril, and populations are dwindling worldwide.

The most important thing is to build at least one and help the declining bee population. Bees play a huge part in natures pollination process. So you are not only helping the environment you are going to benefit with a more fruitful garden. If you don’t want to be bothered making the hibernation tubes may be purchase at most hardware and specialty stores. The other alternative is to go to “The BEE Cause” and make a personal donation.

Support the cause and help our bees with this simple plan!

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Basic BEE Incubator ($1.00 Donation)

Basic Bee Incubator

Basic BEE Incubator:

This Basic BEE Incubator is the second in the bee house series. The first house is a fairly complicated build whereas this simplified version will be much easier to build. However it will still provide a safe place for bees to flourish. This is a simple mitered box with a removable front panel for fall cleaning. It contains a variety of tube sizes to attract several different types of bees. The front panel sits ¾” away from the housing tubes so predators cannot reach the nesting tubes.

I will donate 100% of all BEE Incubator sales to The Bee Cause an organization helping to save or pollinators.

Bees are critical to food security

Two-thirds of the food crops humans eat everyday require bees and other pollinators to successfully produce a crop. However the health and productivity of honeybees, bumble bees, and other pollinators are in great peril, and populations are dwindling worldwide.

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Although honey bee losses have been linked to multiple factors, a strong and growing body of scientific evidence has shown that the use of neonicotinoid pesticides are a major contributing factor to bee decline.

The “Let It Bee” campaign calls for dramatic changes in commercial landscaping and domestic gardening to create safe habitat to protect the diversity of wild bees. It also calls on citizen scientists to help deliver census data for bumble bees through the first annual Great Canadian Bumble Bee Count.

No matter what shape or style of breeding station you build it will help with our declining bee population.

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BEE Condo Incubator ($1.00 Donation)

Bee Condo

BEE CONDO INCUBATOR

Insect pollinators contribute $29 billion to U.S. farm income

Bees and other insects that pollinate plants in the United States have suffered in recent decades from mites, pesticides, pathogens, land development and habitat fragmentation. Nevertheless, production of insect-pollinated crops has mostly increased this century. Now, new research shows that insect pollinators’ value to farmers may be hard to replace.

Bees are amazing and so beneficial, unfortunately they are decreasing in numbers. They are so important to our agricultural system, everyone should help them multiply and survive. Build some sort of house today. Your gardens will thank you.

This bee condo plan is a very elaborate and there is no need to go to this extreme. There are all kinds of structures that are simpler to construct, just search the web and you will find all kinds of ideas.

I will donate 100% of all BEE Incubator sales to The Bee Cause an organization helping to save or pollinators.

Bees are critical to food security

Two-thirds of the food crops humans eat everyday require bees and other pollinators to successfully produce a crop. However the health and productivity of honeybees, bumble bees, and other pollinators are in great peril, and populations are dwindling worldwide.

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Although honey bee losses have been linked to multiple factors, a strong and growing body of scientific evidence has shown that the use of neonicotinoid pesticides are a major contributing factor to bee decline.

The “Let It Bee” campaign calls for dramatic changes in commercial landscaping and domestic gardening to create safe habitat to protect the diversity of wild bees. It also calls on citizen scientists to help deliver census data for bumble bees through the first annual Great Canadian Bumble Bee Count.

No matter what shape or style of breeding station you build it will help with our declining bee population.

Maintenance and building ideas to attract a variety of bees is also available at the following resources

The Gardening Coach or the Panda Organization are just a couple

If you decide to build this one, great, have fun. The important thing is to build a new bee abode.

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Sanding Disc Organizer #120

Sanding Disc Organizer #120

Sanding Disc Organizer

 

Sanding Disc Organizer

 

Recently while working on a project I was sorting through my sanding discs and realized there had to be a better way to organize my discs to save time and better control of available grits.

I wanted a holder that attached to the wall to save valuable drawer space, keep them sorted by grit and also I could tell at a glance if I was getting low on a particular grid.

The result is this swiveling stand that hangs on the wall where each holder swings out of the way of the shelf above it making for easy access. The holders of the sanding disc organizer swing 70 degrees to the right or left of center.

This particular sanding disc holder was designed for 5” sanding pads with an eight-hole pattern but it can easily be modified to suit whatever discs you use in your shop.

To simplify the construction I have included a cutting template for the curved sanding disc holders. If you use a six inch random orbital sander or one that uses a 5-hole disc, your dowel post drilling pattern will have to vary to match your sanding discs.

A fun weekend project that will definitely get a lot of use in my shop.

Happy Woodworking!

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Elegant Accent Table #020

Elegant
Long flowing curves makes this a beautiful addition to anyone’s home

  Elegant Accent Table

 

If you are looking for a fine quality piece of furniture this is the plan for you. The table is usually found in an entrance way or a living room but will look great wherever you use it.

There are only six unique components to be constructed of a hardwood of your choice. Of course there are multiples of several of them. The joinery is mortise and tenon, some of them stepped to interlock with the opposing tenon.

Every piece within the table is curved, even the edge on the top is curved so the eye follows a smooth flowing transition from top to bottom.

There is an optional inlay shown in the top and the front faces of the legs and make from a contrasting wood species which just adds even more class to the table.

Because of the large number of curves in this table I have provided templates for all of the curves. The templates just have to be copied and enlarged until the scale matches 1:1 then you can create your set of working router guides directly from the photocopies.

This is a challenging skill building project but one that will be appreciated for years to come.

Happy Woodworking!  

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Custom Design Service Available

Do you have a special project in mind? I will work with you to develop a workable plan. The cost is totally dependent on the complexity of the project. 

A custom design (plan) starts as low as:  $25.00

A typical project plan can take two hours or three days to prepare, however you will only be charged for the actual drawing time. A written estimate will be provided and approved by you prior to any design work commencing.

In order to keep your costs lower and if you agree when the plan is complete it will become the property of 3dwoodworkingplans.com and may eventually be posted to this website.

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Contact: woodchuck@3dwoodworkingplans.com or wood-chuck@sympatico.ca or use the contact form on the website.

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Last Man Standing Game #096

Last Man Standing Game

 

Last Man Standing Game

The Last Man Standing game consists of a playing area with 15 holes. Anyone of the holes can be left empty to begin the game. The player then continues by jumping their peg over an adjacent peg in any direction into an empty hole, continuing to jump over an adjacent peg until they can no longer make a move. You can only jump one peg at a time but never over an empty hole. To add a little more difficulty you can set a time limit for each player to make their move. The game provides great family fun or just a good time waster 🙂

The playing surface consists of two main pieces the top and a base that has a storage compartment for the pegs when not in use. I made one for each of the families that were coming for Christmas to take home and enjoy. Once you get setup you can batch these games out in a very short time frame.

I have included a drilling layout sheet for the to make your construction easier



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Box Joint Jig w/ Micro Adjust #094

Box Joint Jig

Adjustable Box Joint Jig

Each time I build a project that requires box (finger) joints I scab together a quick jig and have at it. I guess I have been lucky as it works out most of the time however I found out that sometimes you just have to be accurate especially with wide panels.

My last project required a box joint on 12 ¾ “sides. My test pieces worked out fine so I went ahead and cut the work-pieces. Unfortunately my test pieces were only about 3 ½ “wide. When I fit the 12” boards they started out great but by the end they were out and did not line up. The moral of this story is jig accuracy is vital over a long span.

So I designed this jig with micro adjust capabilities now I can dial in the exact width between the cut and the registration key, down to thousands of an inch.

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Bat House Plan #088

Bat House

The Bat House:

Bats are a great natural control for pesky mosquitoes and this bat house will help to attract them to your backyard oasis. This weekend project will help you enjoy your backyard during the warm summer months. These little creatures consume several times their body weight in mosquitoes every night. I have shown their home in wood tones, however they really should be painted black (bats enjoy a very warm abode). Mount your mosquito catcher house on a sunny wall high up on a wall to keep them toasty while they rest during the day.

The critter house has dividers inside and will hold approximately 200 bats There is also a ventilation slot across the rear to allow some fresh air in. I have had two bat houses up and occupied for the last 10 summers and very seldom see a bat. If you provide a home for them it will stop them trying to find an access in to your attic and there by solving another common problem. Forget the store bought bug zappers build your own and lower the mosquito population in your backyard.

Enjoy natures bug zapper!

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