DIY Rustic X Coffee table – Weekend Project

by on Dec.05, 2012, under Woodworking


Over the course of the last week or so I built my own coffee table. A picture of the final result is below. I spent about $80 on it. Which is built better and cheaper than the press board trash furniture that you will find in a box. In total it took about a day to complete. It wasn’t too hard of a build, probably a 4 on a difficulty scale. The plans I used for the DIY Rustic X Coffee table can be found here. The rough dimensions are 52″x27.5″. I finished it off with vinegar and steel wool to stain it and several coats of polyurethane. Next is to build end tables with outlets and usb chargers.

DIY Rustic X Coffee Table

Finished DIY Rustic X Coffee Table

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42 inch TV Raffle Benefiting MidsouthMakers

by on Dec.05, 2012, under Events, Fundraising

This is a gently used 42″ Westinghouse LCD Monitor. It has no tuner, but it does have Nearly every type of current Entertainment video connector known.
  • 1 Svideo
  • 2 Component Video
  • 1 VGA
  • 1 HDMI
  • 2 DVI

The DVI, Svideo, VGA and Component all have their own stereo audio jacks. The internal stereo speakers work well. The unit also has a small subwoofer built into it solid stand. As well as VESA mounting holes on the back if you choose to use them. A remote control is included, it’s not as gently used as the monitor but it works very well and includes not 1 but 2! count them, AAA batteries. This monitor comes with no warranty, however Remowylliams will be happy to look at it, should it fail. He has run this unit several hours with no sign of failure or problem.

Buy a raffle ticket now!

I would like to thank Remowylliams very much for donating the TV to be raffled off for the group. All money raised will go to the group.

Raffle Tickets are $10 each. You can buy a raffle ticket by seeing me in person, or by sending money via Paypal and sending me an email to let me know so I can add your tickets to the pot. We’ll be doing this raffle the same way we did the Raspberry Pi raffle at the last LAN party. The drawing will be held at the December Board meeting, you will not need to be present to win.

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Learn how to make stained glass

by on Nov.26, 2012, under Crafts, Events, Projects

After the great response we had for the last stained glass class, Rachel has decided to do two more classes in December. We’ll be creating a ~5×7 stained glass project. Participants are encouraged to bring their own Glass cutter ($5 – ebay, amazon, Hobby Lobby, etc) everything else will be provided.

We will be doing one 4 Person class as a make up to those who missed the last class on December 8th. The December 16th class will be on projects that can be done this way and it really can open the path to creativity in working with glass Sign ups are first come, first serve. If we exceed the sign ups we’ll plan another day to do this event again.

Please sign up for the classes via the following links (You do not need to have a WordPress account to sign up)

The cost for the class is $20 per person. There is a button to pay for the class on the events page in the links below.

December 8th – 1pm-5pm –
December 16th – 1pm-5pm –

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Videos of the Progress on the bubble bot

by on Nov.16, 2012, under Arduino, Arduino Projects, Electronics, Projects

Here are a couple of videos Dru made to show off the progress of his bubble bot.

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Finished Pieces From Our First Stained Glass Class

by on Nov.11, 2012, under Crafts, Projects

We had a great time today at our first stained glass class. Here are some of the panels that were completed today.

Rain’s Panel

From left to right: Jerri, Kara and Mary

We hope to have another class if there is interest for those that missed out this weekend. Rachel will come back and host another couple of classes covering the “Copper Foil” method of stained glass crafting hopefully before the end of the year.

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