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Today we’re proud to annouce our “Day 11” winner in the 25 Days of Fuego give away: Dean in Des Moines.

Dean’s project: “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.”


Congrats, Dean, From the photo you posted it looks like you’ve got some great projects lined up to make the rear of the house a better place to be. It takes a true toolmonger to do winter projects outside in the middle of Iowa!

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 12 winner post!


10 Responses to 25 Days of Fuego: Day 11 Winner — Another Chance to Win

  1. deckhand says:

    This winter I plan to install new floors (prefinished hardwood) throughout my entire house (3000 square feet of living space)
    Unfortunately, my house has aspenite sub-flooring which does not hold nails worth a damn.
    Therefore I have to cut and fit sheets of 1/2″ plywood over top of the existing sub-floor, screwed into the floor joists.
    This entails more finicky cuts than I care to contemplate. The compact and lightweight Fuego saw would be a great time and energy saver.

  2. 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.

  3. Shane Biornstad says:

    My wife and I recently purchased a digital projector for our home theatre. It works great and we’ve been enjoying movies on a crisp, 12-foot screen for the past several months. We’ve even been able to pipe in surround sound using our component stereo system. Unfortunately, the projector must be set up on the coffee table, but the stereo is across the room. In order to make the setup work, we end up having to drape cords and wires acress the whole room. Because of the current less-than-convenient constraints on our viewing pleasure, we end up watching fewer movies than we would like to. The solution is this coffee table, [link], (ignore the television (how old fashioned!!)) which would work perfectly to support the projector, but also the stereo. I want to build the coffee table over the course of this dark, cold, Northern Nevada winter. The fuego will be just what I need.

  4. 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. 🙂

  5. 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

  6. 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.

  7. Thanks for the tool! I don’t know that I’m half the toolmonger you think I am. I would never undertake such a project were it necessary. There are many projects more fun than roofing. Rest assured, this tool will have a good home with regular exercise and a healthy diet of fir.

  8. Ahem. correction …were it *not* necessary.

  9. Jake says:

    My first project which could *really* use the Feugo would be to build a workbench so I have something to work off of for my other projects. It would be similar to this one . It will have the trough in the rear so tools can go below the level of the top – perfect for moving stuff around on the bench without pushing tools off. I would mount my vise on the left side so I could hold the unclamped side of stock while cutting with my right hand. I considered mounting a power strip to plug tools into but if I put an outlet or two into the skirt I’d have a really clean look and a cord to plug into the wall. I’m also going to extend the top from the side skirt for easier clamping.

    Once I complete that, I’m going to start work on my entertainment center design. I modeled that as part of a university class and would really like to see it to completion. I designed it specifically to fit our current space and hold all the electronics we’ve got right now. Videos and DVDs will be hidden behind the paneled doors. The Feugo would be for ripping stock, but if Santa’s pockets aren’t deep enough it may be standing in for some table saw work as well.

    Then before winter is over, the Feugo would help to get a start on a multibay compost bin. Something to keep the neighborhood wildlife out of the kitchen scraps. It would be a couple box frames covered with mesh wire. The front doors would be removable for easy shoveling. More than one bay means we can add to one side while the other is “brewing” for the garden.

  10. Jake says:

    Looks like I dorked up the link, but the description tells the tale I think.