Make it, Break it, Fix it

confessions of a backyard inventor

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Building

Shed

Replaced a retaining wall and built a shed.

Banana Planter Box

A new home for my banana tree.

Building additional shelves for shoe cupboard and installing LED illumination

Space in our house is getting a little tight and my show cupboard is already full. So I decided to make a few additional shelves to hold more shoes. Also, the light in the cupboard is minimal due to the… Continue Reading →

Fire pit

One fine day we decided to go to a junk yard and pick up some odds-n-ends and build a fire pit. We found what looks to be clothes racks. The good thing was the base was made of stainless steel…. Continue Reading →

Cat scratching post reduction/modification

Nothing special here. We had quite a large cat gym which stood around 5′ 5″. This was cut down a few weeks before this project to about 1/3 of its size. Now I am further cutting it down to just… Continue Reading →

Make and install air-conditioning cover

I had a split-system air-conditioning unit installed in my garage (see previous blog post for installation of the wiring) and during installation my neighbor complained that the external unit is unsightly and will be too noisy for them along with… Continue Reading →

Making and installing shelf for Linux router/server

This one is fairly straight-forward. Just built a shelf to get the Linux router/server out of the way and off the floor. The cabling is still a mess. I will need to fix that up and install proper conduit one… Continue Reading →

Installing mains power cable for air-con in garage

Yes. The garage gets very hot and I like my controlled climate. So I am having air-conditioning installed in my man-cave. The person installing the air-con is a friend of my father-in-law and we offered to run the cable from… Continue Reading →

Cut-off saw sliding and floating shelf

I was given a cut-off saw as a gift. The saw is very, very handy. But I have no where in the garage to put it! Because I dont use it as frequently as my other tools and most of… Continue Reading →

Network Rack

My brother had bought a bunch of networking equipment. CISCO gear. We need a rack for all this stuff. So he decided to put one together. Here is the result:

Power Generator – Part 2

Part 2 of my power generator project. Looks like this is going to be a multi-part project as it is taking longer than I thought. I am currently up to the stage of building the covering/casing for the generator. I… Continue Reading →

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