Wooden Wheel for Dump Truck

Our dog chewed up one of the wheels on Simon’s little dump truck that he really liked. Instead of throwing it away, I made a replacement out of wood using my hole saw and a dowel.

The new wheel is a little thicker than the original but it still spins roundy round. He was excited and played with it immediately.

Wooden Dinosaur

I made a little wooden dinosaur on my band saw. I googled for a stegosaurus outline, and printed out one of the first results, then glued that to a board to use for my cutting line. I sanded it some, softened the edges with a dremel and finished with mineral oil.

Wooden Spatula

I made a wooden spatula today with purpleheart and maple wood. I cut out some smaller blocks of similar thickness and glued them together. Afterwards, I resawed it on the bandsaw to make it a little thinner. I used the spatula Amanda liked as a template and traced it on to paper which I glued to the wooden blocks.

Next I cut out the shape on the bandsaw and sanded for awhile. I finished the spatula with mineral oil.

Old Workbench

I realized there were no pictures of my old bigger workbench. This one is 8ft long by 2ft deep and about 3 1/2ft tall. It’s definitely on the tall side, but it works for me.

Big workbench

I added some hooks to hang my frequently used power tools and ear protection from. On the left is a magnet strip which is rarely used.

Basic Plan

I started with a basic mock up on some graph paper but cut to fit as I went. The design was meant to be similar to the one we used at 10bitworks Makerspace in San Antonio except I allowed for the top piece of plywood to overhang on the sides in order to make clamping a little easier with small clamps.

10bit workbench
10bitworks Bench