I found my self in need of a small router table to clean up edges of some small parts. I have a pretty nice Porter Cable 890 Series router and adjustable base already and wanted to be able to make use of it for these smaller parts. How hard could it be to build a router table? I didn’t want to spend upwards of $100 for a piece of junk and it turns out a decent table can be built for far less. I think the total bill of materials came out to be around $20.00 including hardware. I also wanted something that would take little or no room to store.
Sometime around May 2004 we decided we were going to get chickens. We decided to build out own coop. I researched several designs online but wanted something that wouldn’t stick out and would blend in with the existing shed it was going to be placed near. I made some measurements of where it would be placed and got to work sketching out what I wanted for a coop. I refined the design and came up with how it would be framed on paper.
Over the last week or two I have posted several household repair items to Thingiverse.com Many of these items are trivial small designs but their value to me has really been adding up. I have saved a bunch of money by being able to repair items with pennies of plastic and a few minutes of time: