Author Archives: woodenmint

About woodenmint

Woodenmint is a platform for capturing various wood working as a hobby, do-it-yourself things around the house that I undertake, wish to undertake, undertake but never finish, so on and so forth. I might occasionally go off-topic. Being based in India, I will focus primarily from that perspective.

Design to influence user behavior

Recently, I came across the concept of using design to influence how a particular thing is used, how a particular area is managed and so on. Some good writing is on wikipedia and Dan Lockton website; particularly the architectural lens … Continue reading

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Non-Wood: DIY Car AC Coil Cleaning

In recent times, I noticed a few things about how my car’s AC was not performing as well as it could. Some of the problems were: – During a long drive with AC on full speed, I suddenly found no … Continue reading

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DIY: Serving tray to Soap dish in three (w)hole steps

Step 1: Buy Service tray. Step 2: Drill a few holes. Step 3: Start using it. Sometimes even the most basic DIY can give you a certain satisfaction which is hard to describe. On one hand you think about the … Continue reading

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A handmade Table Light for a gift

Being buried up to my neck in work means there is no time or energy currently left for any new DIY project. However, I have as yet not documented completely the project that I introduced in my earlier post where … Continue reading

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Wood n Paper Floor Lamp

Here’s my latest attempt in the DIY world. A wooden floor lamp with Paper Cover. The result is a bit of a saving grace because I learned a lot of things which work  and which don’t in this project. For … Continue reading

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Wood Staining using Tea

I started work on a table-top lamp shade. I intend to make it with wood exposed on the top while the sides are covered using paper. The wood that I used for making the frame of the lamp is no-name … Continue reading

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Tools first or results first: the cycle seems to have started

Ever since I became interested in woodworking as a hobby (which is not very old, just to point out), I scourged the net for more information. Sadly, there are only few wood working enthusiasts based in India and hence the … Continue reading

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