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Today we’re proud to annouce our “Day 12” winner in the 25 Days of Fuego give away: Raelx.

Raelx’s project: “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. 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.”

Congrats, Raelx, From the photos you posted it looks as if your gonna have an airborne winter up in Connecticut!

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 13 winner post!


10 Responses to 25 Days of Fuego: Day 12 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,sigh!)
    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. John says:

    My woodworking shop is almost complete and the current project is installing a fixed dust collection system. The problem is that 6-inch PVC or HVAC ducting has gotten quite expensive! I’ve decided to build the ducting out of wood or melamine coated particleboard. They will be rectangular ducts and I’m definitely going to need a nice saw to do the job! I think it will be a real money saver and a fun project as well!

  3. Gene D. says:

    On Monday night, we discovered that our roof leaks above the living room in our house. Upon further inspection in the attic and on the roof, we found a very bad patch job done before we bought the house a year ago. A contractor friend of ours estimated that a professionally done job will cost around $4000. Unfortuately, we don’t have that kind of money lying around, so I will have to do the job myself. The job will include replacing some of the existing plywood that has been ruined by the slow melting of our last snow as well as adding a new piece of plywood on the roof to change the roofline enough to prevent snow and water from standing in the existing valley. Not even having a jigsaw to make the cuts on the roof, the Fuego would REALLY come in handy.

  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. Brad Huffman says:

    Man… Read yesterdays comments and I knew tha indoor bike ramps was gonna be hard to beat.

    My grandfather passed away over the summer. Growing up a military brat caused me to miss the opportunities to spend a lot of time with him, but the chances that I did get were always centered around one particular place… his workshop. The man could build anything. Wood. Metal. Glass. Name a material. He could work with it. He was especially adept at making us grandkids toys and puzzles to play with while the adults visited. As I got older, I was allowed to help and even use some of the tools. I can remember several projects put together while belly up to his old bench.

    After his passing, I spent some time around the house helping my grandmother get things in order. When not busy with anything in particular, I could be found in his shop pretty much just sitting there trying to find the memories of times spent with him. My families travels limited those memories, but they were there. I’d see his wood lathe and remember the wheels he turned for a toy truck that we made. His scroll saw and remember the puzzle pieces he’d cut for me. Then it hit me. These tools were my memories. They were my grandfather. I shared this realization with my father and grandmother, and expressed my the tools stay in the family.

    Fast forward to this Thanksgiving holiday… Mom and dad headed back up to Syracuse to spend it with the family. Upon returning, my dad called me to come by the house. He had a few things for me. Pa’s tools. There was the lathe. The table saw. The scroll saw. He told me that my grandmother wanted me to have them, and to be sure to put them to good use.

    This is where the Fuego comes in. To me, these tools need both a proper shop and proper stands to be put to good use. I’ve got basic hand tools, a cordless drill, and a decent bench to start with. I’d like to build some nice stands for the tools as well as some additional storage for my garage to make it a more suitable workshop. Hopefully from there, I can put them to good use, and start making memories with my kids (and their kids to come).

  6. Quentin says:

    I really want to complete my shop so that I can start producing (or rather learn 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 headboard
    – a side table
    – a shoe rack
    – a jewelery box
    – a serving tray
    – an armoire
    – shelves in the basement
    – and I’m sure there are about 10 more projects that I have forgotten about

    Please help me put a smile on my wife’s face!

  7. 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.

  8. 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 will have a trough in the rear so tools can go below the top surface- perfect for moving stuff around on the bench without pushing tools off. I would mount a wood 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. Just look at my workspace waiting for the bench.

    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 wood slats removable for easy shoveling. More than one bay means we can add to one side while the other is “brewing” for the garden.

  9. Jimmy says:

    Christmas is coming very soon and I have a special project I’d like to work on for my two year old son. He loves Thomas the Tank Engine and for his gift this year I’d like to make him a train table for his trains and track sets to keep them off the floor. He’s been a good boy this year so he has his end of the bargain taken care of. Dad, on the other hand, hasn’t done much wood work since high school. I am motivated to get the job done but I really don’t have any tools for a job like this. I’d love to use the RIGID saw to get started on my boy’s train table!

  10. 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.