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King Kong Is Up In Salt Lake City!

I have been hot-gluing his hairy fabric shell together all day, and his trapezius muscles are looking good so far. What do you think of the profile?   We moved him out of hiding to take on the over-the-fence challenge. Will we break our necks? Let's find out when we try to lift him up… Continue reading King Kong Is Up In Salt Lake City!

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Newest Updates on DO9’s King Kong Halloween Build

Today was a productive day! We got Kong's head basically finalized last night and added to the Empire State Building today. Check out the progress!     I snipped out these spire additions from the last styrofoam sheet we got (for free!) and painted them in the darker grey color.  This is going to define… Continue reading Newest Updates on DO9’s King Kong Halloween Build

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Building King Kong for the Empire State Building: Halloween 2017

So here's what we're going for with our top-of-the-ESB Kong idea. That, mixed with a bit of Kong from the 20's-era Jack Black rendition of the movie. Let's see where we get with this!   Ok, so you have to start somewhere...we blocked in a cardboard base and added some wood so we can attach… Continue reading Building King Kong for the Empire State Building: Halloween 2017

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Halloween 2017 Progress

So, does anyone know what the theme is yet this year? Leave your guess in the comments! We're all done building with wood, or at least for the main structure. Now we need a spire!   I asked my neighbors Johnny and Elva (who run the bike business, "The Bike Lady") for some old bent… Continue reading Halloween 2017 Progress

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Floating Shelf Hanging Instructions

If you have purchased one of our floating shelves, here is a PDF with the instructions on how to hang it in your living space. Make sure to choose the correct link, either for your plastic anchors or metal anchors. Metal Anchor Floating Shelf Instructions Floating Shelf Hanging Instructions for Plastic Anchors Please feel free… Continue reading Floating Shelf Hanging Instructions

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How to Build a Frame Loom, Best In Class!

Weave twice as fast with twice the uniformity and half the effort with DO9's SUPER FRAME LOOM! Please send us your build photos so we can post them and give you credit!! GET YOUR FULL 20 PAGE PLANS HERE!Paired together with the previous iteration of this loom, the beater bar/spacing bar makes it a complete… Continue reading How to Build a Frame Loom, Best In Class!

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DIY Build Your Own Shower

A totally doable project for the home owner! "Doable," but perhaps not "fast." Watch the video below for an overview, and read on for more detailed direction.   So what we're looking at here is just a set drain pipe and a basic opening for where the shower will go.  The dotted yellow line is… Continue reading DIY Build Your Own Shower

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DIY Sawdust Collector

Making an efficient dust collector is not difficult and doesn't even take very long to do! The only thing that you'll really need is a blower motor of some sort.  The one pictured in this post was given to me, but a shop vac motor or even a leaf blower will do just as nice… Continue reading DIY Sawdust Collector

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How To Make A Cutting Board

Cut out 1" X 1" sticks with your table saw. Any wood works, but the harder the wood, the better the result for a cutting board. This cutting board is made from an apricot tree.  The smaller branches are a bit darker, so I'm using a lot of that stock. Lay out your design.  I reset… Continue reading How To Make A Cutting Board

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French Parlor Doors, Part 1

Project Prep Once again, we are working on a semi-major, structural building project in our house. Now that the fireplace is complete, we are adding parlor doors to the coved entryway between the dining room and the entry/living room. We purchased the French doors from a souvenir shop down the street for $100. They are stained… Continue reading French Parlor Doors, Part 1