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Turning a Cement Pen (no lathe)

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I was challenged to turn some pens without the use of the lathe — a way to challenge myself because this is a pretty specialty tool that isn’t in everyone’s shop. A drill press however is a staple in any woodshop. Turning pens made from cement, genius right? My original idea was just to pull the aggregate out of concrete …

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Cement USB Hub

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This is part of the USB Hub Challenge. Check out Giaco Whatever’s channel – this all started with his Cement USB Hub build on the Make Magazine channel. There was a lot of animosity in response to that video, so a bunch of us decided to get together and turn it into something positive. Be sure to check out the …

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Concrete & Upcycled Glass Lamps

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There is another studio next door to me that is a glass blowing shop. Sometimes they will throw away their scrap colored glass, so that’s how I was able to find this stuff in the dumpster. The lighting used is an RGB LED flood light. See the link below for the product I used. Both of these are able to …

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The Facet Table

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Don’t worry my irritable devotees, full build video forthcoming! There were too many worthy adversaries in the challenge that I didn’t make the cut. That’s good news for you though, here is the teaser for your viewing pleasure, young chap. The cabinet is made from 3/4″ poplar plywood with 1/4″ oak plywood on the back. The drawers use the same …