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Today we’re proud to annouce our “Day 18” winner in the 25 Days of Fuego give away: Chris Slingluff.

Chris’ project: “In my shed/workshop my wife has an old oval kitchen table which she uses as a gardening table. The table however it is too deep (it’s difficult to reach the far side when potting stuff) and does not make good use of the space being oval. I am going to make a replacement gardening table for her this winter. The table will be a scaled down version of my work bench. I intend to have a little trap door in the top so that she can open it and sweep trash of soil back down in the bucket she can store below it. I will be cutting some shelves as she needs a place to store all her pots, soils, tools, etc. I will also be constructing some 4 wheel dollies so that she can keep her spare dirt in large pots beneath the table that she will be able to wheel where she needs.”

Congrats, Chris, a project idea that makes it a better home and garden plus gives you an excuse to be out in the shop, well done!

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 post your winter project on the day 19 winner.


6 Responses to 25 Days of Fuego: Day 18 Winner — Another Chance to Win

  1. Jeff says:

    We just moved into a new house this year. I’ve never done a great deal of work around the house, but I’m discovering it’s fun (and a lot cheaper than hiring someone). New crown molding? Can do, with a little help. Garage shelving and worktables? It’s a snap. My next project is custom storage shelving and maybe a cabinet for our mudroom. My wife and I have gotten tired of having boxes litter the floor there since our move, and it seems like a workable next step in my progression into handiness.

    Unfortunately, though, my only circular saw is a hand-me-down from my father (did I mention I’m still putting together my workshop?). While it cuts straight once I bought a new carbon-tipped blade, it’s probably as old as I am and is starting to give up the ghost. I’ve been looking for a new circular saw before tackling this project but we’re still a bit financially stretched after buying presents for the kids, making this offer a godsend.

  2. 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. They also don’t have room for all of our books. I have been tasked with making adult appropriate (and tall) bookshelves for the office and living room.

    One of my close friends came up with great plans for bookshelves made of 1×10 pine. However, to cut 1×10 pine requires a real saw. I made some shelves in college using a jigsaw. It was a MISERABLE experience. The bookshelves are all 7 feet tall, and made out of 1×10 wood. They look very nice when painted to coordinate in whichever room they reside.

  3. Jake says:

    Well, I had been posting projects that were fun, but now I’ve got one with importance:

    We were hanging christmas lights and I was standing on the retaining wall beside the garage. Hmm, this wood looks questionable I thought: http://www.flickr.com/photos/84649987@N00/sets/72157594429221282/ I grabbed it and sure enough it broke apart in my hands. So this has become my next project, replacing that sill before we get a lot more rain and water works its way down and into the garage wall. I’m sure the Feugo will aid in this and many other project at “this old house.”

    At least this one I can’t blame on the previous homeowners unlike the questionable telephone wiring, cramming fiberglass batting into drafty holes rather than sealing them, or the stairway railing that pulled out of the drywall this weekend. Not that the Feugo would help with those, just needed to get that off my chest. 😛

  4. Brad Huffman says:

    I’ve recently inherited some of my late grandfather’s primary woodworking tools. Lots of memories come along with these things, and they need proper stands and storage areas to be put to good use. I’ve borrowed my dad’s circular saw to knock out a stand for the jigsaw (I’ll post a pic tomorrow – camera is at work), but the table saw and wood lathe are still waiting for their new homes. I’d use the saw for bulding those stands as well as storage for the various parts that go along with them (blades, fences, jigs, gouges, etc.). Also need to renovate the garage a bit to add more storage for wood for the various projects that I’ll be getting myself into. Never used a lathe before, so I’ve checked with the local Woodcraft store, and I’m going to attend their intro to bowl turning class after the 1st of the year. Thanks for the consideration.

  5. Stephen Heil says:

    I’ve got a tired old Craftsman circular that I bought as my first power tool about 22 years ago. The bearings sound like a coffee grinder. I need to build-out some storage shelving in my garage and could realy use this Feuego saw.
    Thanks again,
    — Steve

  6. Ed says:

    For a long time I’ve wanted to do some kind of project where I could get my son involved but I could never get him interested in building anything. My wife and I recently came up with the idea to build a miniature golf course in our backyard. Why not install fake grass since the real stuff won’t grow. Before you know it my son and I were drawing up a layout and plans for the holes and it’s coming together great. What we’re missing though are those structures that give the holes their charm. I’m talking about the tiny buildings, and bridges, and don’t forget the all important windmill. I mean, what kind of miniature golf course would it be without a windmill? So now our project is growing a bit beyond our original scope and I’m not sure a handsaw is going to survive the rest of the journey. Either way I’m sure we’ll still contintue to have a blast.