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  • Build a Wood Box Storage System

    Who doesn’t need some box storage in their shop? And who doesn’t feel like their shop could be better organized? We all seem to accumulate a bit of clutter at times, and sometimes we have to admit that we spend more time looking for things in our shop than actually building our projects. Here we…

  • Make a Clock From a Vinyl Record

    Have you ever wanted to make a clock in your shop but couldn’t come up with a creative idea to set your clock apart? Here’s an idea for you, provided that you have access to a CNC machine. If you want to make a clock on a CNC, how about starting with a vinyl LP…

  • Laying Out a Three-Legged Stool

    There comes a time in every woodworker’s project career to make a three-legged stool, and if you want to be one of the cool kids, you will want to make the seat from a natural edge slab. Why three legs and not four, you might ask? Well, with natural edge slabs, it’s difficult to get…

  • Barnboard Quilt Project

    Barnboard quilts are VERY fun projects. The idea is to make a wooden representation of a traditional quilt square. Historically, some people think that hanging a barn quilt on a building will bring good luck and prosperity. This is a great woodworking project. The Design There are lots of options for a barnboard quilt design.…

  • Making a 3-Point Bowl

    Have you ever seen a bowl that has a rim with three pointy tips rather than a contiguous round shape? This is commonly referred to as a three-point bowl, and many experienced woodturners are perplexed when asked to guess how one would make such a bowl. By its appearance, one might guess that you would…

  • Accenting Wood with Tinted Epoxy

    There is growing popularity around working with slab wood and making big, bold table tops with this material. That generally means dealing with imperfections that you will invariably find in the slab by filling wood cracks with epoxy. Epoxy is a great material for filling voids because it provides an attractive surface that can be…

  • Make a Planter Box

    How to Make a Planter Box

    Here’s a great way to green up your patio, backyard, deck or any other outdoor space. Build a couple of these planter boxes, and a potted plant, and you can place the box anywhere you want. Here’s a warning; plan on making a bunch of these. When people see them, EVERYONE will want one. This…

  • DIY Bottle Opener Handle

    DIY Bottle Opener Handle

    This is such a fun project, and it’s something that lots of people will like. That means it’s a great gift, or it’s something you can make and sell to help monetize your woodworking hobby. Inlay One of the distinctive features of the handle is what looks like a very complex inlay. Once the handle…

  • How to Make a Magnetic Chalkboard

    Who doesn’t have use for a new chalkboard? Whether you are going to set it up in your shop to keep track of the new tools that you need, or if you plan to donate it to your church or child’s school, a new chalkboard will come in quite handy. As an added bonus, wouldn’t…

  • How to Build a Cedar Planter Box

    When spring hits, it’s time to get those outdoor plants going so let WWGOA show you how to build a cedar planter box. It’s a lot of fun to plant flowers or veggies (and it’s a great thing to do with kids) and it’s even more fun when you’re putting them in a planter that…