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S18 E16: Dog Dish Stand, Gas Lantern

Nathan demonstrates a mobile CNC routing machine; Tom teaches a young woodworker how to build a dog dish stand; Heath explains different methods for wiring a portable generator to a house; Richard installs a gas lantern; Ross gives an update on an app he discussed on the show a few years ago.

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In this episode:

Nathan demonstrates a mobile CNC routing machine; Tom teaches a young woodworker how to build a dog dish stand using primarily power tools; Heath explains a few different methods for wiring a portable generator to a house; Richard travels to St. Louis to install a gas lantern on an original 1890s home in a historic neighborhood; and Ross gives an update on an app he discussed a few years ago.

How to Use a Mobile CNC Router

Nathan demonstrates a mobile CNC routing machine.

Where to find it?

Nathan demonstrated the Shaper Origin mobile CNC, which is manufactured by Shaper Tools. The tool comes with special marking tape that can be used on any surface to act as the work space for cutting.

Generation NEXT | How to Build a Dog Dish Stand

Tom teaches a young woodworker how to build a dog dish stand using primarily power tools.

Where to find it?

Tom taught Camilla to build the dog dish stand out of materials that can easily be found at any home center.

For the legs and top, Tom used 1x10” and 1x12” select pine, which can be found at home centers. He bought boards with two separate dimensions so that he didn’t have to use the table saw, which is a more advanced tool for children. To cut the boards to length, Tom had Camilla use the Kapex 120 sliding compound miter saw, which is manufactured by Festool.

To cut the holes in the legs and for the dog bowls, Tom had Camilla use a jigsaw with a fine tooth cutting blade.

To assemble the stand, Camilla used the Kreg Jig K4 pocket hole jig set, which is manufactured by Kreg Tools.

For the finish, Tom and Camilla applied a Watco Wipe-On Polyurethane with a rag, which is manufactured by Rust-oleum.

The dog dishes can be found at any pet supply store.

How to Wire a Portable Generator

Heath explains a few different methods for wiring a portable generator to a house.

Where to find it?

Heath first showed a manual transfer switch, which designates specific circuits to be powered in the event of an outage and has to be manually switched from utility power to generator power.

He also showed an interconnect switch, which wires to the main breaker panel and allows the entire panel to be energized by the generator. Both of these should only be installed by a licensed electrician and can be purchased from an electrical supply house.

Heath showed the GP6500 COSENSE portable generator, which has a built-in carbon monoxide detector and is manufactured by Generac.

How to Install a Gas Lantern

Richard travels to St. Louis to install a gas lantern on an original 1890s home in a historic neighborhood.

Where to find it?

Only licensed professionals should work on gas lines. Since Richard is licensed in Massachusetts, not Missouri, he partnered up with Spire Energy, a local gas utility in St. Louis.

The lantern Richard installed is a French Quarter copper gas lantern with a gooseneck mount, which is manufactured by Bevolo Gas and Electric Lights.

All the other materials required for the installation, including the ¼” copper gas line and the corresponding fittings can all be found at home centers and plumbing supply houses.

Expert assistance with this segment was also provided by Bach Construction, Inc. in Cedar Hill, Missouri.

Home Organization App Update

Ross gives an update on an app he discussed a few years ago.

Where to find it?

Ross recapped the home organization app by HomeServe, which is available for download on the App Store, GooglePlay, and via text message through their website.

Original Air Date: February 23, 2020 Season 18; Ep.16 23:43


Products and Services from this episode

Shaper Origin mobile CNC
Shaper Tools

Kapex 120 sliding compound miter saw
Festool

Kreg Jig K4 pocket hole jig set
Kreg Tools

Watco Wipe-On Polyurethane
Rust-oleum

GP6500 COSENSE portable generator
Generac

Spire Energy
Spire Energy

French Quarter copper gas lantern
Bevolo Gas and Electric Lights

Expert assistance
Bach Construction, Inc. in Cedar Hill, Missouri

Home organization app:

HomeServe App