Bathroom DIY Projects
Beat the winter blues with some fun and easy bathroom fix-up projects. We've gathered a few ideas for you, some of which were made using the Kreg line of woodworking tools that we carry here at Tomboy Supply.
1. Frame out the Bathroom Mirror
Revamp that bathroom mirror with some simple shelves and trim. HomeTalk has a complete set of instructions here. Talk about classing it up!
2. Inexpensive Tub Facelift
Make your bathtub look like a million bucks with this affordable bathtub facelift by Spruce and Pine. Detailed instructions can be found here.
Source: Spruce and Pine
3. DIY Side Vanity Storage Unit
Short on bathroom storage? Build a simple storage unit to conveniently hide unsightly essentials such as toilet paper and toilet brushes. Homedit.com walks us through the easy steps to customize your own here.
4. Floating Shelves
These versatile shelves would dress up any room in the house, not just the bathroom. Follow along with DIY Pete to build your own. Get the plans here.
Source: DIY Pete
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Sjobergs SJO-33459K Elite Workbench 2500
You can own your SJO-33459 for $2,395.
Designed to totally eliminate any vibration, rocking or racking, they are suitable for the most demanding professionals. For maximum strength, the top is constructed with full-length laminations of knot-free European beech. Solid beech is also used in the preassembled trestle frames, and the entire bench is treated with top-quality oil. The tops are just under 3-3/8'' thick in the middle, joined with tongue and groove joints for consistent flatness. The skirt around the edge is a sturdy 4-5/16'' in height. The two massive pre-mounted vises, made in Sweden exclusively for Sjobergs, boast a 5-3/4'' opening capacity, and slide along fully adjustable guide rails to eliminate any jaw misalignment. If you are left-handed, the front vise can be moved to the other side of the bench, and the top rotated 180°. The bench also includes four solid steel bench dogs with side springs, while double rows of dog holes permit even the toughest clamping jobs using either vise.
Features & Specifications:
March Special: SJO-99831K Workbench & DW735X Planer
Sjobergs SJO-99831K Nordic Plus 1450 Combo with Accessories Kit
DeWalt DW735X 13" 3 Knife Planer with Table Attachment
Purchase before March 31st!
SJO-99831K $699.00 (Reg. price $851)
DW735X is $599.00 (Reg. price $649)
The Sjobergs SJO-99831K Nordic Plus 1450 Combo with Accessories is a combination workbench that provides versatility for all your woodworking projects. With four standard vise locations—one on each end, and two along the front edge—the Nordic Plus is capable of securely holding almost anything. The vises can be rotated to suit left- or right-handed woodworkers, and they even can be positioned as dual front vises to hold extra-long boards for jointing, or as dual tail vises for an extended lengthwise clamping capacity of 63''.
The top is constructed from solid Scandinavian birch, while the trestle is made from Nordic pine. With a thickness of just over 1'' in the center, and a skirt of 2-3/4'', the top is very rigid. Purchasing the Combo with Accessories takes your workbench to a new level. The inclusion of the cabinet and accessories kit make it functional for doing a variety of projects while providing the storage you need to keep everything you are not using tucked away.
By using quality materials, top of the line finishes and building sturdy products the Sjobergs brand provides long-term functioning products at a price that is hard to beat!
- The Nordic 1450 Workbench, the 2 door-4 drawer Storage Cabinet, 4 Steel Bench Dogs, Holdfast, Jaw Cushions, Aluminum Jaw Protectors and the Steel Anvil. Powerful steel vise spindles can withstand up to 1300 kp of force (12748 N)
- Vises have a 4-1/2'' opening capacity
- Double rows of bench dog holes extend from all vise locations
- Trestle is also pre-drilled with dog holes
- Includes four 3/4'' round plastic/glass fiber bench dogs
Check out how this workbench can work for you here!
Another dependable woodworking tool that is a great accompaniment to your projects is the DeWalt DW735X 13" 3 Knife Planer with Table Attachment. If you are looking for a planer that can work with larger materials with ease, look no further! This planer is a step above the rest and cuts with precision and ease.
The DW735X 13" Three Knife, Two Speed Thickness Planer is powered by a 15 Amp motor to easily managing large cuts in wider materials. Three-knife cutter head with 10,000 rpm and feed speed options for 96 or 179 CPI provide optimal performance.
- Strong 15 AMP, 20,000 RPM motor (Cutterhead speed is 10,000 RPM) this planer takes on huge cuts and wide wood with no problem
- The 3 knife cutter-head gives the knife a 30% longer life and allows for a knife change to be quick and easy.
- Easily change feed speed via the two speed gear box to allow CPI at either 96 or at 170 cuts per inch
- Keep chips off the cutter head by exhausting them off the machine with the fan-assisted chip ejection vacuums
- For an extra set of knives, there are infeed and outfeed tables.
- Table Attachment
See how this planer is a step above the rest!
DeWalt DCF885C2 20-Volt Max Lithium-Ion Brushless Compact Impact Driver Kit
Paired with the DeWalt Gold Ferrous 14 PC. PILOT POINT® Drill Bit Set which, for a limited time comes FREE with the purchase of the DeWalt DCF885C2 20-Volt Brushless Compact Impact Driver Kit, you will be able to handle a variety of projects using tools that withstand daily jobsite wear and tear. Innovative features make it ideal for cabinetmakers, HVAC professionals, steel stud framers, and contractors who frequently perform drilling and fastening applications overhead or in tight spaces.
Although, it is lightweight enough to carry on your tool belt and forget about it, don’t be fooled, this small and lightweight tool still packs a punch to get the job done. Its durable motor delivers 2,800 RPM—up to 43 percent faster than other impact drivers. Due to the driver’s impact mechanism built inside, its smaller size and lack of kickback, this tool does not compromise on power and is growing in popularity.
Electronics have been built into the impact driver’s switch to provide maximum life for the tools and batteries by helping to protect them from overheating, overloading, and deep discharge during use. The 20-volt’s lithium-ion batteries provide up to 35 percent more run-time than existing 18-volt lithium-ion battery technology. The included charger has dual voltage capabilities, and it is compatible with both 12-volt max and 20-volt max DEWALT lithium-ion batteries. The battery charges faster than that of other models, charging in minutes, not hours.
The bright built-in LED work light above the trigger has a 20-second delay that improves visibility in dimly lit spaces. Along with its compact and ergonomic design even in hard-to-reach places, it provides light without shadows.
The impact driver is a one-handed loading 1/4-inch hex chuck that accepts and holds 1-inch bit tips for convenient fastening in tight spaces. It’s all-metal belt hook can be attached to either side of the tool, and the slim handle fits easily into users’ hands, increasing the level of comfort during the course of long jobs. Making it easier to chuck the bit, when using steel drivers all you have to do is insert the bit into the chuck – no need to pull out the collar, except when using zinc hex bits.
This tool is not only for seasoned professionals, but the casual DIY’er as it is easy to grip, load, and charge, making it both powerful and versatile for most any job.
Other Features & Benefits Include:
- 3,200 impacts per minute and 1,400 inch-pounds of max torque
- One-handed loading 1/4-inch hex chuck accepts 1-inch bit tips
- Cordless 20V Max, Compact 5.55 in, 2.8 lbs.
- (2) Lithium-ion battery packs
- Belt Hook for portability
- Contractor Bag
Tormek T-4 Water Cooled Grinding Machine
If you are looking to sharpen your tools with the precision and result of that done by a bladesmith, look no further. The Tormek T-4 uses water cooling and low RPM’s to keep the heat generation to a bare minimum. This eliminates the loss of hardness that comes along with high speed and high heat grinding. Since heat build up damages steel, the T-4 runs cool enough that every blade sharpened is cool enough to touch without a second thought.
The Tormek T-4 sharpens in seconds with accuracy! No sparks, no dust and the wheel turns slow so its not only easy to control you can do detailed work without getting off track. You can measure what angle you want and the blade comes out sharp enough for any cutting task. The water cooled, keeps the blade tempered and hands soft.
An upgrade from the T‑3 model, the T-4 brings the precision and stability to a completely new level. Vital functions like the motor and the main shaft are mounted in the zinc cast top which includes the integrated sleeves for the Universal Support. This advanced design ensures an unbeatable precision for the Universal Support, which is the foundation of the Tormek jig system.
You get a high quality machine ideal for home and hobby work which can sharpen all the common edge tools. Delivered with the Stone Grader SP-650, AngleMaster WM-200, Honing compound, DVD and the comprehensive Tormek Handbook on sharpening. Configure the T-4 with your choice of jigs according to the tools that you are choosing to sharpen. The jigs are sold separately, but can be purchased along with the T-4 on our website.
Specifications & Details:
- Dimensions: Width 230 mm (9 1/16"), Depth 200 mm (7 7/8"), Height 260 mm (10¼")
- Weight: Shipping weight 9.8 kg, Machine only 8.0 kg
- Grindstone: Tormek Original Grindstone, Aluminium oxide, 200×40 mm (8"×1 5/8") 120 rpm, torque 8.4 Nm
- Leather Honing Wheel: 145×26 mm (5¾"×1")
- Main Shaft: Stainless steel main shaft and stone hardware. EzyLock in composite.
- Housing: Zinc cast top, Impact resistant ABS plastic
- Motor: Industrial single phase, 120 W (input)
230 V, 50 Hz or 115 V, 60 Hz. Duty 30 min/hour, Maintenance free. Silent running, 54 dB. 10,000 hour life.
Purchase the Tormek T-4 Water Cooled Grinding Machine
at tomboysupply.com for $399.00 with free shipping.
See below how improved the T-4 model is over the T-3.