Efforts in Frugality

Creative money saving projects

Episode 1

Work on the pool table begins...

Part 1:

I discuss some background, design thoughts, and begin initial milling and construction.

Part 2:

Initial contruction continues

Episode 2

Work on the pool table continues...

Part 1:

Pool table build; the work on the base continues by having fun with vaneers, laminations and tapers.

Part 2:

Some extensive dado work and the frame gets glued up.


Episode 3

Work on the pool table continues...

Part 1:

The base gets completed by adding a subframe.

Part 2:

Fun with finish!


Episode 4.0

Drill Resurrection!

I replace the brushes and rebuild the battery packs on a Dewalt DW927 cordless 12V drill.


Episode 4.1

Fireplace Fan Mod!

I add a speed control to my fireplace fan to save some money on the electric bill and quiet the house down a bit.


Episode 5

Work on the pool table continues...

Fun with rails!


Episode 6

Work on the pool table continues...

I complete the rail assemblies.


Episode 7

Work on the pool table completes! Yay!

Part 1:

Time to cover the rails in fabric and level and seam the slate.

Part 2:

I complete the table by covering the bed with Simonis cloth and final assembly details.

Episode 8

An outboard motor repair

Episode 9

Build and electric guitar.

Video Episodes:

Fun, fun and more fun!