Category Archive: Home Makerspace

Home #Makerspace: DIY Air Hockey Table for Under $40

This is a scaled down, fun-filled air hockey table is a perfect summer project. Two employees of Brunswick Billiards Co invented Air Hockey in the 1960s.  The game field consists of a low-friction… Continue reading

Home #Makerspace: Paper Airplane Launcher

Here’s a quick project to cut out on the scroll saw.  Scroll saws are small, cheap, versatile tools that can cut through all sorts of thin materials, such as plastics, wood, plywood and… Continue reading

Home #Makerspace: The DIY Folding Board

Some things are impossible, such as unicorns, bipartisan agreement on the greatness of bacon and getting small boys to fold their clothes.  While I didn’t do the impossible this week, I certainly made… Continue reading

Home #Makerspace: A DIY Carrom or Marbles Game Board!

This week, we built a game board which you can customize to play marbles, skittles, carrom, billiards, pool, shuffleboard, crokinole and more! My game board features two games, marbles and carrom.  Marbles has… Continue reading

Home #Makerspace: DIY Drain Pipe Regatta (or Rain Gutter Regatta)

On a hot summer day, nothing beats a cool, breezy scientific adventure.  The Drain Pipe Regatta is a great investment for a classroom or backyard exploring space, as it helps teach the basics… Continue reading

Tool Primer: Understanding Common Glues for #Maker Project

Sooner or later during a Maker project, you have to stick it together.  You need glue.  Better yet, you need the right glue.   Some glues are formulated to work best porous materials… Continue reading

Home #Makerspace: DIY Knock Hockey Set

When the ice melts from the first burst of spring, the hockey fun doesn’t have to stop. Take hockey inside with DIY Nok Hockey, a wood table-top game which makes for hours and hours of fun.

This Week in the Shop: The 2×6 #Bike Rack

This week I designed and built a quick bike rack to store my young children’s custom bikes from two 2×6’s.  You can check out the two bikes in the DIY Bike Build.  … Continue reading

Home #Makerspace: Slingshot #Scouting Project

Make a sling shot in today’s Home #Makerspace How-To article

This Week in the Shop: DIY Height Gauge

A quick jig can make the difference in a woodshop.  This height gauge helps measure and set cutting tool heights and thicknesses for rabbets, dadoes, chamfers, etc.  Since it incorporates a digital caliper,… Continue reading

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