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Today we’re proud to annouce our “Day 10” winner in the 25 Days of Fuego give away: Brian.

Brian’s project: “I consider the living room to be the command center of my house while the couch/coffee table combine to form the cockpit if you will. Some of the features will include:

  • an embedded 15″ LCD monitor and mini-computer for home automation control, web browsing, and missile launches
  • a drawer for remotes and other laser guided systems
  • a retractable foot rest/messager for after the MIG’s have bugged out
  • and landing gear for easy manueverability when space is needed for a session of Guitar Hero.”

Congrats, Brian, Good luck on the “coffee command cockpit” and we hope to see pictures of it soon!

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 11 winner post!


9 Responses to 25 Days of Fuego: Day 10 Winner — Another Chance to Win

  1. My wife is a librarian. Being a lover of books (bibliophile?), she has collected quite a few in our house, not to mention the boxes worth that I have from my masters degree.

    Currently, we’re using the amalgam of bookshelves that we collected throughout college and graduate school, but aesthetically, they’re not cutting it anymore. I have been tasked with making adult appropriate bookshelves for the office and living room.

    The bookshelves are all 7 feet tall, and made out of 1×10 wood. They will look very nice when painted to coordinate in whichever room they reside.

  2. James says:

    (Pictures of the project are available at http://www.funktronics.ca/photos/basement )

    I bought my first house 2 years ago and I’ve been using the badly finished basement as a workshop.

    The partition walls made it difficult to place tools and workstations conveniently and maneuver large workpieces. The carpet made it impossible to keep anything level. The in-ceiling lighting wasn’t bright enough, especially with the dark walls and carpet. Most of the electrical circuits were not grounded. It was a frustrating place to work in.

    Despite that, I built a storage shelf and my first workbench. My plan is to use that workbench to build a few house projects and, eventually, a better workbench.

    However, I decided to convert my basement into a *good* workshop to ease my frustration. So I rented a bin and gutted the walls, ceilings, and floor. I also removed a bunch of dangerously installed electrical circuits.

    One of the next steps is to frame my exterior walls, install new electrical circuits, and insulate. I plan on running a few 15A circuits and a 20A circuit for stationary tools. I will also install a 15A circuit in the ceiling overhead for handheld power tools, and I need to replace the circuit in my garage with one that is actually grounded so I can do work in there. (I want to learn to weld in the future)

    Unfortunately, the only circular saw I have is from a cheap 18V combo kit. It performs ok with 1-by lumber but it often has trouble with 2-by. A real framing saw will come in very handy.

    I promise to post pictures during and after the construction. 🙂

  3. Gene D. says:

    I now have 3 Winter projects that the Fuego would help me complete:

    First, right before Thanksgiving, I built and installed a rather simple countertop-height island in our kitchen for my wife using a recycled hardwood tabletop. The next phase in the project involves building a partially-enclosed storage area to go underneath the island that will contain both shelves and sliding baskets. I currently only have a table saw, so the Fuego would be perfect for doing the cutting for this phase of the project. Funds are especially tight this time of year, and the gift of the Fuego would help make this a winter project a reality, instead of one that I have to put off until next spring.

    Second is replacing some rotted siding on our house that I discovered last weekend. Currently in need of a circular saw, I believe that the Fuego would be the perfect tool for cutting out the old siding. I will be working on a ladder, so a small and light tool would be ideal.

    Third, my sons each have simple single beds that I want to convert into bunk beds. This would involve cutting some off the headboard of both beds so they will fit together nicely in an L. Then I need to build an extra footboard section to attach to the existing footboard of the top bunk for it to reach the ground. I also have to build a ladder for access to the top bunk.

  4. Mark S. says:

    This winter I intend to learn to juggle flaming chainsaws. And I figure it’s best to work my way up. The Fuego would be a great learning tool because (a) it’s already fire themed and (b) it’s blade will be shielded (although the cord will present a stimulating challenge – I’m confident I can work around it.) My proposed training regimen will also require me to set my belt sander and jigsaw ablaze, so if you could provide those as well it would be a big help.

  5. There’s rain in the forecast and that makes my winter project all the more important: my roof leaks. I need to remove some soft sheathing and create a new hole for the bathroom fan to vent to the outside. From there it’s a typical strip and reshingle. The only tools I have for this job are a drill and an old 1/4 horse craftsman saber saw. It’s going to be a long and cold job and the Fuego looks like the perfect tool.

    a link to the picture in Flickr with this project, and two others tagged.

  6. Raelx says:

    I work for a bicycle company in Connecticut and winter is fast approaching. To keep us riding thru the winter we hope to build some ramps so we can ride during the winter in our shop. This saw would be awesome for the basic construction requirements of our ramp.

    So about these ramps. I mentioned that I work for a bike company. I guess I should also mention that this is not a work related project. The company tolerates us cluttering up the shop. But we are on the hook for buying all the lumber and supplies, and we work on our own time in the evenings. Last year we built our first ramp but the person that owned the saw no longer works for us so we are down to a jig saw, not so good for ripping plywood. There are pictures of what we did last winter here http://www.pbase.com/raelx/bike_ramp_build_2-06

  7. Richard Piatek says:

    I am going to build an outdoor house for the stray cat that wound up at my rear deck this summer.
    I took “Suzie” to the clinic after I decided to adopt it ( or the other way around) to make sure I stem the cat population around here. The Vet says ” nothing I can do for this cat”. I said aghast -slightly dissappointed slightly releived- “How much longer does she have to live!” The Doc says” it’s a neutered male nothing for me to cut”!. Well . . .needless for me to say I started calling HIM Ralph.
    Anyway, I would like to build a modest outdoor home for the cat that’s insulated and maybe put in some heat tape to provide some warmth for the pretty cold northeast winters here. That RIGID saw would really come in handy -rich

  8. Chris Slingluff says:

    In our shed/workshop, my wife has a garden table. Unfortunately it is an old oval kitchen table, that does not make good use of the precious space. Now I guess my project could be just using the Fuego to square off the table 🙂 but that is not my goal for such a beautiful saw.

    I intend to build a replacement garden table for her. Along with this table I will need to construct some shelves for her to store pots, potting soil, tools, etc. I plan to start with a basic workbench design and lower it to about 3 ft. to allow her to easily stand over her pots while she fills them. I intend to add a little hole/door on the top so she can scoop or brush the dirt down into a trashcan. I have not decided whether to attach to attach the shelving or make it free standing.

    I hope to win your contest so that I may more quickly complete this winter project for her, reclaim space in my workshop and move onto something undoubtedly more spectacular for myself.

  9. Joel S. says:

    I’ve been wanting to make a quick access gun safe disguised as a regular night stand. I would make a regular nightstand that with an RFID locking mechanism that would keep kids and thieives from accessing the gun but allows instant access in case it is ever needed. My current setup has a black steel safe on top of my night stand that my wife thinks looks ugly. Having the safe integrated into the night stand would appease my wife’s aesthetic taste as well as make the safe harder to spot and steal.