Thursday, 16 July, 2020
The DIYer's Combo Deal - Save $9.90
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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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DIY Floating Bed

A template was cutout of a scrap piece of wood and used with a router to cut the recesses for the slats to sit in. The slats were also cut to the required length at this point.

Surround/Headboard: The headboard and surround are simply lengths of plank joined using a lap joint.

Headboard

DIY Floating Bed

I used a table saw to cut multiple slits to the correct depth.

DIY Floating Bed

I then chiseled the majority of the material away.

DIY Floating Bed

A router was setup to finish the cut off.

DIY Floating Bed

The lap joint was tested and adjust to get a nice fit. On the bottom plank I cut a 5° bevel along the bottom edge. Glue was applied and the two planks clamped together to dry.

Surround

DIY Floating Bed

Cut to the correct width using a circular saw.

DIY Floating Bed

The mitre saw with the depth stop engaged was then used to cut multiple passes which were the tidied up with a chisel.

DIY Floating Bed

The lap joint was tested and adjust to get a nice fit.

DIY Floating Bed

Recesses and slots were routed in for the headboard supports and side attachments.

DIY Floating Bed

The surround was glued and clamped together.

DIY Floating Bed

Finishing: All the parts were given a final sand down and then finished with Danish Oil to maintain a natural look.

With all the parts made we’re now ready to assemble!!

DIY Floating Bed

Assembly:  The tubing I used for the pins (34mm dia.) was left over from my previous scaffold shelving project, so I started assembly by cutting the pins, 12 are needed. The arms can now be assembled to the base structure. Time to get rigging…

DIY Floating Bed

I started with the ‘side arms’, connecting opposite arms together. The cable, with a turnbuckle inserted into the midpoint, is looped around the top pin of each arm and clamped. I wrapped electrical tape around the end as well.

DIY Floating Bed

I used a slat to set the correct width the arms are meant to be apart and tightened the turnbuckle to set this width.

DIY Floating Bed

The front and back are are now rigged in the same way. At this point, the 3 sets of arms will be able to rock side to side, so we now need to rig down to the base.

DIY Floating Bed

Rigging from the top pin of each arm is connected down to the end of the base stands. The arms can now be locked into a static structure by tightening the turnbuckles on apposing sides, until the level bubbles in the middle!

DIY Floating Bed

With the arms set we can now add the slat mounts to each side of the frame. These simple sit into the cut-out at the top of the side arms.

DIY Floating Bed

The surround is then lifted into place. Its sit on the flat portion at the top of the arms. I then placed the slats into the mounting points.

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