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Today's project is the Weighted Companion Cube from Portal, and in honor of the fact that Portal 2 is on it's way I would like to present you with my instructable on how to make a Weighted Companion Cube. For this project you will need a somewhat moderate skill at carpentry and a significant amount of familiarity with your Tablesaw, Router, and a chisel.
****WORD OF CAUTION AND DISCLAIMER********
This project puts you in very close proximity to a lot of sharp blades etc. Proper safety measures as well as safety equipment should be observed and worn at ALL times. Basically, if you lose a finger it's on you. So here we go.
10" or greater Table Saw
Router with a 45 degree chamfer bit (I prefer Diablo myself but you pick)
Shaper Table with a v-groove bit
5/8" Hair pin nailer (check Harbor Freight tools it's indispensible if you are a carpenter!)
1 piece of 2'X4'X1/2" Medium Density Fiberboard (MDF)
1 Piece of 2'X4'X1/4" Medium Density Fiberboard (MDF)