Thank goodness for Moms, who are so good at saving things from our childhood. In this case, we’re talking about one of the first woodworking projects that George ever made, way back in his junior high school days. Here’s a throwback to how George got started in woodworking, leading to what he’s doing today. Although
Cut the 6-1/2-in. x 3-in. lid from the leftover board, and slice the remaining piece into 1/4-in.-thick pieces for the sides and end of the box. Glue them around the plywood floor. Cut a rabbet on three sides of the lid so it fits snugly on the box and drill a 5/8-in. hole for a finger pull. Then just add a finish and you’ve got a beautiful, useful gift. If you don’t have time to make a gift this year, offering to do something for the person. You could offer to sharpen their knives! Here’s how.
How many times have you been asked to make a picture frame for someone? Many, I bet. Here’s a great approach to making picture frames that doesn’t require any mitering, AND creates a cool accent by making pocket pocket holes the main joinery method. Hiding the pocket holes Making pocket holes is easy, and pocket
This bulldozer shares design elements with our mobile crane and excavator. For added safety, we’ve included a bonus article on tips for safer routing. Techniques that will come in handy when machining the small parts on this project.
The first bonus is the award winning “DWG/CAD Plan Viewer”. Now you don’t have to pay for overpriced CAD software. A typical CAD software like AutoCAD 2009 will cost you a whooping $950! (Amazon.com).
For the most part you would have spent hundreds of dollars or more on woodworking projects. It will take you a lot longer than you thought or you might have quit because you got your measurements all wrong!
All the free woodworking plans are in a variety of different styles making it easy to get the right style for your home. Rustic all the way to modern designs will help you get the look that would cost you thousands of dollars to buy already built.
The tree slice photo hanger you see in the background is just one example of what comes in a Makers Kit – a monthly craft box that lets your kids actually build some pretty cool stuff with their hands.
To keep your ironing gear handy but out from underfoot, make this simple ironing center in a couple of hours. All you need is a 10-ft. 1×8, a 2-ft. piece of 1×6 for the shelves and a pair of hooks to hang your ironing board.
Isn’t this amazing that instead of having to throw that old furniture piece away, you can now reuse it to build something even more beautiful? If you do not like this particular idea, there are many other re-purposeful furniture items you can build from an old dresser. Just search the internet for other DIY project ideas. Here is a link to the video tutorial that explains the same procedure in a more practical manner that you can easily follow through.
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Get perfectly, consistently spaced and centered shelf-pin holes! Economical and practical, this jig can be used on assembled or unassembled cabinetry. Re-designed handle includes two storage compartments for self-centering bits! Ideal for adding shelves to new or existing cabinets. Drills holes either 1-7/16″ or 2-1/2″ from edge. Insert shelf pin in top or bottom position to extend jig for continuous drilling. Shelving Jigs measure 20″ long Additional Self-Centering Bits available.
If your spices are jammed into a drawer with only the tops visible, this nifty rack that slips neatly into the drawer will solve the problem. And it only takes an hour to build. Make it with scraps of 1/4-in. and 1/2-in. plywood. Or build a two-tier drawer spice rack.