The Spark The original woodworking workbench at Fox.Build was more of a table than a workbench. It had a plywood top that was sagging on both ends and it took up a majority of the floorspace in the woodshop. It didn’t have any of the features commonly found in a woodworking bench such as vises […]
The Spark We had a member request that we get a router lift, and also had member requests for a different router table configuration. The current router table was too tall once you clamped it to a workbench. So, we decided to get a router lift and mount it on the wing of the tablesaw. […]
Member Chris created a stunning textile art quilt. Many hours and many fabric scraps came together to create an art piece worthy of its inspiration.
The Spark Sally wanted a pencil bag for her backpack, then went on to make gifts, and a gift bag for Mother’s Day The Things Supplies/Materials Cotton fabric pieces, less than 1/4 yard each Fusible interfacing Zippers Thread Tools Used Cutting Table & Mat Rotary Cutter Iron & Ironing Board Brother sewing machine The Process […]
The Spark: I asked for a thermal camera sensor for my birthday so I could analyze electronic circuit hot-spots and also check my house for leaks. After getting this Thermal Camera I decided to build a case and write firmware to control it. The Things: MLX90640 Thermal Camera board Teensy microcontroller Custom made circuit board […]
The Spark: Our original clamp storage was very inconvenient and made it hard to get to the clamp you needed. The Things: Plywood or pressboard 4 casters 3/4″ long wood screws Tablesaw 1-3/8 forstner bit Drill press Brad nailer The Process Step 1 Identify the Problem Our original pipe clamp storage consisted of throwing them […]
The Spark: The dust collector in the woodshop had several issues. It was difficult to empty, top heavy (which made it challenging to move), and it used floorspace we could use for something else. The Things: Small garbage can Piece of plywood to cover the can 3/8″ Rubber gas line Silicone glue Polyurethane HDPE plastic […]
Fox.Build is building a benchtop metal shop, so an anvil is a must! See how we built one.
Moving to our new location presented a LOT of opportunities for making! The wood shop and the metal shop in particular spawned more ideas than we could handle!