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Today we’re proud to annouce our “Day 5” winner in the 25 Days of Fuego give away: JK.

JK’s project: “I’m planning on building our precious “puppy” (85+ pounds of rott/boxer/chow) a doghouse for those times when Boris refuses to come inside. Being the megalomaniac I am, compounded by the fact that the dog is massive, My plans are more akin to building a small apartment/shed than the normal dog house. Complete with insulation and siding.”

Congrats, JK, and we hope Boris will digg his new “Lifestyles of The Huge and Furry” doghouse/puppy pad!

If you didn’t win — try again today by posting your winter project (that makes use of the Fuego) as a comment on this post for another chance to win.  (And remember, though you can only win once, you can post projects as often as you’d like.  So, if yours wasn’t selected, don’t be afraid to give us a new take on it — or maybe link in a picture!)

Contest Details [Toolmonger/RIDGID]

P.S. For another chance to win, comment with your winter project on the Day 6 winner post!


8 Responses to 25 Days of Fuego: Day 5 Winner — Another Chance to Win

  1. Quentin says:

    I’ve been lusting after completing my shop so that I can start producing (or rather learning how to produce) furniture for my wife.

    I always feel guilty when we buy a little side table, serving tray or corner hutch. Whenever we’re in the store and she sees a table she likes, I always say “I can build that” and then I never do. It’s gotten so bad now that we refer to “I can build that” as the phrase that shall not be spoken!

    So what my shop really needs is a good workbench. A Ridgid Fuego would really help me finally finish that off so I can start building what I promised my wife a long time ago, A headboard for our new bed.

  2. Blake West says:

    I really could have used this saw on the two projects I recently completed: a picnic table as a 5th anniversary gift (by request) for my wife, and an insulated shelter for a feral cat that lingers around the house. But wait! There are still two very important projects I’ve yet to finish. By Christmas, I owe my three year-old daughter a play kitchen complete with refrigerator, stove top, oven, sink, AND dishwasher. I also need to finish a new kitchen table to go with the storage bench I built a couple months ago.

    I generally use a jigsaw I got for Christmas one year for cutting plywood and thin stock. I can get pretty straight cuts with the jigsaw, but the blade often bends sideways, so I don’t get a really perpendicular cut. I use a hand saw for two-by-fours and the like. The Rigid Fuego would help me out a lot on making nice looking cabinet doors and getting everything square on the play kitchen. I think it would also help me get a clean cut for the table-top.

    My family lives in a tiny house. I don’t have a shop or a garage, just a couple saw horses, so portable tools work great for me. I sure could use a Fuego.

  3. Patrick says:

    I want to build a hidden door for my son’s bedroom or closet. You would have to pull a book to open the door. And if that goes well I’ll make one for our kitchen pantry. Depending on what the wife will let me do.

    I’ll be sure to pass along pictures when it’s complete.

    After that I want to a add an arbor to our patio, so we can hang a swing from it. It would be good to have a nice lightweight saw to work at that height.

  4. Michelle says:

    My canary, Cameron, tends to think in two dimensions. How odd, you say, that a creature capable flight derives such great joy in flying back and forth across his cage, but hardly ever up or down? Well, I can’t explain it either, but there it is. In the early morning when I’m still squinting and looking for caffeine, Cameron is joyously hurling himself back and forth across the length of his cage, pausing only to sing his “Look! The sun is back!” song and fweep! loudly for his breakfast.

    Now, this little guy has a good cage. It’s thirty inches wide– an actual flight cage. But I’m a doting featherhead mamma, and lately I’ve been thinking, what if he had a cage four feet long? Or five? What a happy healthy little birdbrain! I’m thinking I could cannibalize the existing cage for wire panels and use plywood and 1×2’s to build up a frame for the recycled panels. There could be an extra deep access panel for cleanup (no more bending and stooping and reaching and cursing) and upgrades like built-in full-spectrum lighting (on a timer, of course) and a heating element built in to the side (with a thermostat? maybe).

    But here I must sigh heavily. My poor little hack saw isn’t going to cut big pieces of plywood. My piddly little coping saw, valiant though it was during the Repair-the-Moulding Project, will not cut 2×4’s to support the new cage. But If I had a Ridgid Fuego 6 1/2″ Compact Framing Saw… why, feather-brained Cameron could have all the cage he never knew he wanted. Cage Nirvana. With birdsong.

  5. Rick says:

    My winter project is to begin putting together a workbench / storage device of sorts for my garage. I’m still in the design stage, and have yet to determine what the work surface will be, I’m exploring getting one of those ready made Formica topped counters that come in various lengths at your local Lowe Depot. Also exploring if it would be feasible for me to bend some sort of stainless steel sheets to cover the work surface – with prob plywood beneath.
    In addition to a work surface, I also want to put together some framing underneath where I can store my off-season wheels from my car. I currently have them stacked horizontally on top of each other, but I’d much prefer to have them lined up vertically underneath. I came up with a 2 x 4 cleat that will keep the tires from rolling out.

    I also want to do a shelf unit on one side where I can roll my little Harbor Freight tool chest and Roller seat under when I’m not using them, and use the shelves above for various car parts, etc.

  6. Brett says:

    My project is to screen in the deck on the back of my house. The current deck is 32 x 12. I’m going to extend it to 37′ to maximize my space. I’m going frame it out with standard door and window heights with the windows 5′ wide and a double door in the middle. Because of where the roof will meet the house, I’m going to have to remove a full size window and put in a smaller, awning window, then move the full size window to the side of the house to meet code. I’m also going to remove the decking and install tongue and groove pine flooring to keep out the flying critters. From framing, to cutting the hole in the side of the house for the full size window, to cutting the flooring, this project is right up the Fuego’s alley. I’ll post a link to pictures when it’s complete.

  7. Mel says:

    I would use the fuego saw to help out my local Habitat for humanity to get some lumber and supply racks in their warehouse. The have a store that sells donated used and new goods, but the construction area that supports the building of new homes in the area has a small space for storage that also is used for classes, meettings, and prefabrication of wall sections. I would like to make a few lumber racks and storage racks that would have some extra heavy duty casters on them so they can be moved around easily and let everything be organized and easy to find and work with. After building the racks the saw would be quite busy on assorted framing projects with Habitat to help build homes for people who need them. Btw, Habitat doesn’t give the homes away but sells them to needy folks on a no interest basis and rolls those payments directly into building more homes. I suggest if you need some practice on some projects volunteering with them is a huge help in getting some practice and education.

  8. SpaceMonkeyX says:

    I could use the Fuego quite a bit this winter on a few projects I have lined up.

    First, I’m rebuilding our built-in entertainment center, replacing the old drywall one with nice solid wood, complete with adjustable shelves and space for a widescreen TV.

    Secondly, my wife wants some new furniture, so I’m going to build a new couch, chaise lounge, and love seat for her using 1950’s woodworking plans that I picked up at a thrift store. The whole thing is going to be made out of plywood with her expert sewing skills being used on the cushions.

    All of these projects would be much easier with a Fuego on-hand rather than the old jigsaw I’ve been using up til now.