DIY Ceiling Mounted Projector Bracket Made from PVC

February 23, 2015 by  
Filed under build, featured, Made From PVC, Maker DIY

This is a video of how I made a simple ceiling mounted projector bracket out of PVC pipe.

I purchased an inexpensive Sharper Image Wonderwall projector on ebay and I wanted an easy and inexpensive way to mount it.  I rounded up the pvc parts I had in my garage and came up with this projector bracket.  The Wonderwall projector is very light, if  you have a heavy projector I would not recomend trying something like this.

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Link to watch video on youtube.

An excel file with links to buy the parts at Menards is attached below.

projector parts list

parts list

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Use a PVC pipe cutter to cut PVC pipe to correct lengths.

 

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Slide the 2 4.25″ pieces into the tee fitting. Do not glue them, this is where the bracket pivots.

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Glue the 4 elbow fittings to the pipes.  In this situation I used super glue to glue all the joints as I do not care if the joints leak, I only care they are bonded well.

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Screw the projector bracket into the ceiling.  Take care to find a stud or ceiling beam, drywall and most ceiling panels will not support the weight of a projector. Also make sure you are not screwing into wires, pipes, ducts or anything else in the ceiling.

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I used cable ties to attch the projector to my pvc bracket.

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How to Make Beeswax Wood Finish

January 31, 2015 by  
Filed under build, featured, Refinish/Remodel, Woodworking

In this video I show how I make a beeswax paste finish for my woodworking projects using beeswax and olive oil.

The ingredients I use are-

1 Cup of extra virgin olive oil

1 oz stick of beeswax (link to Amazon)

1 microwave safe container, (I use a jar that used to have Wylers Chicken Bullion Cubes) (link to Amazon)

http://youtu.be/W-K-GTPJkw8

beeswax_intro

 

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How to Cut Wooden Wheels with a Drill Press and Hole Saw

January 27, 2015 by  
Filed under featured, Toys, Toys and Games, Woodworking

In this video I go over making wooden wheels with a drill press.

These wheels are the kind I use for the toys in the How to Make Wooden Farm Toys Book.

And for the toys on the downloadable plans page.

How to make wooden wheels
First I use a forstner bit to make an inset for the center. This is cosmetic, the forstner bit should be smaller than the final diamter of the wheel you are cutting.

Forstner_center

I cut out the wheel with a hole saw, the hole saw size should be about 1/4″ bigger than the size of wheel you want to cut out.  This is because the hole saw is sized for its outside diameter and the wheel you cut will be the inside diameter.  Take care to drill safely and slowly and follow all the manufacturer recommendations for your tools and equipment.

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After the wheel is cut on the hole saw it is very rough.  I run a quarter inch bolt through the wheel so I can chuck the wheel in the drill press for sanding.

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I finish my toy wheels using a beeswax/oil finish or just a cutting board/mineral oil finish.

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The wheels are attached to the toy using axle pegs I purchase from Amazon or other craft part sources like craftparts.com.

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Lego Ninjago Hover Hunter 70720 Build Review

December 18, 2014 by  
Filed under build, Lego Builds, Toys and Games

The video of our build and review of the Lego Ninjago Hover Hunter 70720 .

The intro is the first stop motion footage I have ever made, so please forgive the shadows and movement flaws.

I purchased the Hover Hunter 70720 at a Fleet Farm store (http://www.fleetfarm.com/detail/lego-ninjago-hover-hunter-set/0000000208307).

The Hover Hunter 70720 is also available at Amazon. (Affiliate link)

MUSIC
The Messenger- Silent Partner

SOFTWARE
Video effects/editing- Blender
Photo editing- Gimp
Audio- Audacity

“http://youtu.be/05CKqQxsua4”

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Lego Decorating the Tree 40058 -Build Review with Funny Intro

December 17, 2014 by  
Filed under Christmas, Holidays, Lego Builds, Toys and Games

Show Notes available at justbuildstuff.com
The video of our build and review of the Lego Decorating the Tree 40058.

Set was purchase from Toys R’ Us for $9.99 http://www.toysrus.com/product/index.jsp?productId=37611766&prodFindSrc=search&cp=

Also available at Amazon (affiliate link)

“http://youtu.be/ZB4sGuePXTY”


MUSIC
Up on the Housetop- E’s Jammy Jams

SOFTWARE
Video effects/editing- Blender
Photo editing- Gimp
Audio- Audacity

Decorating_the_tree_title Decorating_the_tree_bag

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