MAKE-like HOW-TOs for Home Depot?

DepotOnyxfrog wants you! “I work at a Home Depot and over the holiday shopping season we have a ‘santas workshop’ setup and I get to run all sorts of demos and classes. It’s lots of fun and I keep all my issues of Make with me for ideas but I would really like to hear and cool How-To’s you guys have that can be done with products primarily from Home Depot. I actually made a cigar box guitar last weekend. So far I haven’t been able to convince them to let me make a spud-gun but I’ve made plenty of mini-marshmallow guns =) If it wasn’t so darn cold out I would love to do a Kite Aerial Photography demo. So if anyone has any ideas I would love to hear them!” Link. I think the $14 video camera stabilizer from MAKE 01 is a good one. Post your ideas in the comments!

12 thoughts on “MAKE-like HOW-TOs for Home Depot?

  1. Awhile back there was a killer bike light project made mostly from home depot components. Perhaps not for everyone, but I was able to easily find the parts at my local HD

  2. Awhile back there was a killer bike light project made mostly from home depot components. Perhaps not for everyone, but I was able to easily find the parts at my local HD

  3. If these are suposed to be how-tos oriented toward making gifts, you could always do about how to turn a quick-and-dirty bookshelf (laminated project boards, brackets, etc) into an actually giftable bookcase (stain, trim, etc).

  4. Thanks for the ideas guys! vonSlatt: thats pretty cool, I may try that tomorrow!

    hensonkid: It doesn’t have to be making a gift, it could just be making something and showing what you can use different tools for. Either showing off what is being made or showing off what tools you use to make it is fine. If I’m not making anything I will just do fun stuff with a Dremel usually, just showing off how much you can really do with it.

    SO anything that uses any kind of powertool to make is fine, it would just be easier to not have to leave the store to get parts to make something (mainly because I don’t have to pay for anything that is used in the store =)

  5. One thing that was fun was making a robot costume from Home Depot parts.. We had a “Robot Ball” a few years back here in Columbus and a lot of the costumes (parts of mine included) were cobbled together from Home Depot stuff.

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