Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Friday, November 13, 2015
This easy snowman gift box also doubles as a decoration. It is super simple to make, using two coffee cans and white duck tape. Last year my parents made a couple for us. This year I made my own. To make this you will need
Sunday, October 18, 2015
I wanted to make a candy bowl for trick or treat that looked like a spooky heart was beating under the candy. I hope the younger kids find it spookyand not too scary. I’m sure the teenagers with no
Saturday, October 3, 2015
Steve Ramsey of Woodworking for Mere Mortals has started a charity called Makers Care (http://makerscare.org). All proceeds go to the Make a Wish Foundation, who grants wishes to very sick children. One of the largest expenses in wish granting is air fare. They have a fundraising drive that includes making an airplane out of any material, and posting it on the Makers Care site. Steve is donating $5 for each submission. This is my submission. I encourage you to make your own and post
Saturday, September 19, 2015
Tuesday, September 8, 2015
I lack work space in my garage, and every horizontal surface becomes a place to stash things. This leaves my table saw and router table covered with tools and parts, and even used as an additional work bench.
In order to make my place begin to resemble a real shop, I made a workbench along the wall.
I purchased a sheet of 23/32 plywood from the blue box store. I had them cut it in half so it would fit
Friday, August 7, 2015
I saw a keepsake box in the October 2014 issue of WOOD magazine. This is a somewhat simplified version of their box. I like the somewhat modified box joint joinery. I make me almost look like a real woodworker.
I cut some 1/2 inch poplar to the rough lengths of the sides. I added a miter gauge extension and set
Sunday, July 12, 2015
Tuesday, June 2, 2015
I made a “bandsaw” box without a bandsaw a couple of months ago. Recently, I purchased a small banchtop bandsaw. I decided to try to make an actual bandsaw box, albeit limited by the saw's modest
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
A few weeks ago, a driver lost control of their car an ended up crashing through my backyard fence (no injuries). I decided to make a stand for some planters so they will be out of reach of the rabbits
Saturday, March 28, 2015
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
My daughter needed a small portable clothing rack for a dance competition. Make this one out of PVC pipe and fittings in an hour for about $10. Don't use glue and you can take it apart for storage