Rolling cabinet

On the rare occasion that I decide to make some (amateur) music, I head to the garage. For the longest time, I was using an old desk but this was taking up too much space. In our never-ending quest to tidy the garage, we donated it to a local goodwill store but that left me with needing something to store my recording equipment. It had to be more compact than a desk and I wanted something mobile too.

So, I put together a rolling cabinet using 3/4″ plywood with a couple of shelves and a couple of drawers. It gave me the excuse I needed to get out  the air compressor and brad nailer that I got for Christmas. So, only 7 months later and it’s finally being put to use.

What I learned from using it is that rectifying mistakes with brad nails is harder than with screws but it’s a cool tool to use 🙂

Speaker stand

With the opening of a new Living Spaces close by, we were tempted to get a new couch to replace our 15-year-old leather recliners. Multi-piece sectionals are the rage now but that complicates how we place the speakers for our surround system. Our old couch was a 2-seater and that meant we could put the rear speakers either side of it on the floor. They came in very handy for resting cups and stuff. The new couch is L-shaped and that means we can’t put one of the speakers at the side of it. So, time for another project. This time I built a speaker stand.

I learned how not to hold a handheld router so I only got 1 stand built. The mistake I made with that is in the video.

I’m not going to leave the wood bare, I plan to stain it a much darker colour.

LED light panel

I help build the sets for my daughter’s high school productions twice a year and it’s become a “tradition” that I have a little project for a specific part of the set that I build myself.

This year, the musical was “Little Shop of Horrors” and there’s a scene in the dentist’s office where Orin Scrivello ( the dentist ) shows Seymour an example of a neglected mouth on an X-ray image. I decided I was going to build a simple LED light panel to use with that X-ray.

It’s been a while since I recorded a build project and somehow managed to confuse record with stop so didn’t catch everything. However, I managed to salvage the footage I had and here’s the result: