Thursday, 16 July, 2020
The DIYer's Combo Deal - Save $9.90
WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 3388 [post_author] => 638 [post_date] => 2018-04-01 17:09:40 [post_date_gmt] => 2018-04-01 07:09:40 [post_content] => Three essential tools for every handyman or woman. Includes our magnetic WristBuddy, an extendable, flexible magnetic flashlight and our three function COB headlamp!

1 - Magnetic WristBuddy:

The magnetic WristBuddy keeps everything within easy reach whether you’re under the hood, squeezing into a bathroom cabinet, up a ladder or just nailing a few 4×2’s together! Designed to hold lots of screws, nails, nuts and washers, the magnets are amply strong enough to also hold drill bits, hex keys, bolts, screwdrivers and even spanners. Made from extremely durable 1680D Oxford cloth, your WristBuddy will be with you for years to come.

2 - Magnetic, Extendable, Flexible Flashlight

  The perfect tool for finding that lost screw that rolled under your workbench or the pins that dropped onto the carpet! This bright, COB LED flashlight extends to a full 60cm (2ft), has a flexible neck and a strong magnet in the lens surround. It's also a wonderful aid for anyone with bad knees.

3 - Three Function COB LED Headlamp

How often have you wished for better lighting while doing a job? All you needed was a third hand with a flashlight, right? This tough, fully adjustable headlamp uses the latest Chip On Board LED technology for maximum performance. Set it for bright, normal or strobe function with a click of the switch. Weighing just 65 grams (2.25 oz), including the three AAA batteries, our headlamp can be worn hour after hour. And because it's both shock and water resistant, it's great for camping and fishing as well as in the home and workshop.

Special offer:

Bought separately, these three items are currently selling for a combined total of $27.40. For this week only, we have packaged all three for just $17.50 including free delivery. Please note that there is a limit of three combo packs per customer. [add_to_cart id="3388"]   [post_title] => The DIYer's Combo Deal [post_excerpt] => Three essential tools for every handyman or woman. Includes our magnetic WristBuddy, an extendable, flexible magnetic flashlight and our high-powered COB headlamp! The perfect gift for any DIYer! Maximum of three combo packs per customer. [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => the-diyers-combo-deal [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2019-03-11 00:01:10 [post_modified_gmt] => 2019-03-11 00:01:10 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://deals.thediy.market/?post_type=product&p=3388 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => product [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 11 [filter] => raw )
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Build your own floating bed

Build your own floating bed

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Base Supports

DIY Floating BedMark out part.

DIY Floating Bed

Used the mitre saw to cut the 45° angles.

For the central cut out, I first drilled holes in the corners and then used a jigsaw to cut it out.

DIY Floating Bed

Holes for the pins were the drilled out.

Spine

DIY Floating Bed

Mark out part. Cut to the correct width using a table saw.

Jigsaw used to cut the dropped down detail.

DIY Floating Bed

Holes for the pins drilled out.

DIY Floating Bed

With all the parts cutout I used a router to round over the edges and gave everything a sand down. I then did a dry assembly to check everything fitted together and adjusted the parts where necessary to ensure a good/tight fit.

DIY Floating Bed

It was then time to apply some wood adhesive, fit the parts together and clamp everything up to dry. I added some screws for good measure.

DIY Floating Bed

Arms: The first ‘Side Arm’ you cut out will become the ‘master’ that will be used to made the others, so take time to get it right.

DIY Floating Bed

Cut the planks to the correct width.

DIY Floating Bed

Mark out the part.

DIY Floating Bed

Cut out the part using the appropriate saw for each cut.

DIY Floating Bed

Drill the holes for the pins (adjust the diameter of this hole for whatever pin size you’re using).

DIY Floating Bed

With the 1st one cut-out, you can use that to quickly mark out the others and then cut them to the rough shape.

DIY Floating Bed

Next, using a router with a profiling bit the ‘master’ is used as a guide to finish off the other arms and ensure they’re all the same:

  1. Clamp the ‘master’ to the top of the ‘rough cut’ blank.
  2. Set the bearing on the bit so it will run around the ‘master’
  3. The depth on my router was maxed out so I had to do the cut in two parts, removing the ‘master’ for the 2nd cut.

DIY Floating Bed

You should now have 8 Side Arms that are identical. The only difference between Side Arms (a) and (b) is the side you route a small recess in to allow a slat to be fitted.

The arms for the front and back follow the same process…

DIY Floating Bed

The parts were next given a quick sand and the edges rounded over. Spacers were then cutout and glued between two arms, with dowels used to add strength. I inserted a metal tube while they dried to ensure the alignment was correct.

DIY Floating Bed

Slat Supports: These parts will be attached to the bed frames surround and be used to mount the slats. Two Slat Mounts need to be made, a left and a right.

DIY Floating Bed

The blanks were cut to the correct width using a circular saw with the blade set to the correct angle.

DIY Floating Bed

Recesses were again cut using the same method. Multiple cuts with the mitre saw set to the required depth and then cleaned up with a chisel.

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