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How to make a rubber band boat. A hand tool project anyone can make.


&#thirteen; &#thirteen; One of many core tenets of Woodworking for Mere Mortals is that artistic individuals shouldn’t have to spend a lot of cash to make enjoyable tasks out of wood. Whereas my technique of woodworking stresses using cheap  energy instruments, I typically have viewers ask if I can make a project utilizing solely hand instruments. Making (good) tasks utterly utilizing hand instruments requires a a lot larger diploma of talent and proficiency that I’ve accrued through the […]

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Weekend Venture: Build A Craftsman Wall Cabinet


There’s all the time a spot for a wall cupboard, particularly a small one. This piece, a bit of greater than a foot large, is made from butternut, an underused, medium-toned wood that works simply. As a result of this cupboard was destined for a kitchen, I outfitted the within to accommodate spices, however the identical-sized cupboard might maintain something from pottery to small books. The cabinets, on this case, are spaced to suit off-the-rack spice bottles, […]

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Weekend Venture: A Shaker-Inspired Wall Shelf


My spouse, Colleen, sometimes asks me to construct a bit of furnishings for our residence. I might love nothing greater than to honor these requests, however there by no means appears to be time. However a dangling shelf is one venture that I figured I might end shortly. I received the inspiration from a drawing of a peg-hung Shaker shelf in Ejner Handberg’s e-book, Store Drawings of Shaker Furniture and Woodenware, Vol. II. The shelf sides in Handberg’s […]

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Woodworking Project


&#thirteen; &#thirteen; I’ve been operating for a number of years now and this yr my aim is to finish seven, half-marathon races. Each time you end a race they provide you an award medal. They’re all distinctive and a enjoyable option to keep in mind all of the races. I’ve been needing a method to show them., so I designed this rack. It was fairly straightforward to make and can maintain numerous medals! I started with the […]

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Weekend Undertaking: Build an Arts and Crafts Bookcase


Of the various qualities that assist outline the Arts and Crafts fashion, maybe probably the most obvious is simple and trustworthy joinery. Wedged joints and via-tenons present the world how a bit was made. Quartersawn white oak, the quintessential Arts and Crafts materials, was clearly the wood of selection for this bookcase. Mortise-and-tenon joinery often requires exact becoming; nevertheless, these lengthy by way of-tenons must be a bit unfastened to suit simply by way of the mortises. […]

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Project Spotlight: Making a Murphy Bed


Murphy beds have been round for a very long time. In the event you aren’t conversant in the time period, murphy beds are the type that fold up towards the wall. They beforehand gained reputation in lots of tiny huge metropolis flats and spare visitor bedrooms. They’re making a comeback lately as a area-saving, residence group development. Whereas murphy mattress kits are extensively obtainable, there’s catch—they don’t seem to be straightforward to place collectively. They arrive with […]

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