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  • 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 invariable 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…

  • Making Inset Drawer Fronts: How to Find the Perfect Fit

    Building a dresser is a great project to take on, with lots of skills to master. One of the aspects of building a dresser that many woodworkers find intimidating is to build inset drawer fronts, which can be a distinctive accent to a dresser or cabinet project. There are a couple reasons that inset drawer…

  • How to Construct a Bandsaw Box

    Bandsaw boxes are easy to make, but you need to follow a few rules of the road. It’s very important that you use the right blade, and that you make the cuts in the correct sequence. This story lays out the bandsaw box project for you, start to finish. Bandsaw Box Project Use a good…

  • Making Drawer Pulls from Aluminum

    Making cabinet drawers is a critical part of a project, and the final product should provide a great example of the maker’s craftsmanship. Drawer pulls are a great focal point in a project to provide a unique accent and personalize the drawer, setting it apart as a special functional piece of art. Sure, there are…

  • DIY Bed to Bench Project

    This turned out to be one of the most unique projects I’ve ever done. A customer wanted me to turn her husband’s forty year old childhood bed into a bench. I had no idea what she was talking about, but a little poking around on the web showed me that this is a fairly common…