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  • Tablet and Smartphone Charging Station

    This great project that will give you a charge! It’s an attractive wall hung cabinet that brings all of your handheld devices together in one place to charge. Bruce Kieffer will walk you through the details for building one of your own.

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  • How to Build a Bat House

    Why a Bat House? I have bats in my belfry. Well, actually, they’re in my barn where I store my lumber and I’d like to get them out. Although my initial research was aimed at getting rid of the bats, I ended up building them a house. Here’s why: I discovered that many of my… Read more »

  • Build a Three Legged Stool

    This three legged stool is a woodworking project that you can complete in no time. Made from contrasting woods (cherry, walnut and maple in this case) it’ll be an attractive and useful addition to any room. Skills required You’ll need to be able to cut a perfect circle for the seat of your three legged… Read more »

  • Dovetail Drawer Assembly Clamping Blocks

    Half blind dovetailed drawers are great, but clamping the joints properly can be challenging. Using clamping blocks that apply pressure exactly where the dovetail pins and tails join is crucial. These simple-to-make clamping blocks do the trick. I’ll show you how to make a batch with just a few machine setups. Once you’re done you’ll… Read more »

  • Making Picture Frames Without Using Miters

    Making picture frames is a great way to take advantage of your woodworking skills and, as you make them and give them away, your friends will love you for it. They’re a great gift. If you’ve struggled with making picture frames (or haven’t even tried it) because the prospect of cutting miters makes smoke come… Read more »

  • How to Make a Turned Wood Lidded Box

    This turned lidded box has the power to make your sweetheart smile on Valentine’s Day, or any other day for that matter. Small is beautiful. That’s because this intermediate level turning project can be done in an afternoon at a cost that can be next to nothing. If you have some rescued firewood or off-cuts… Read more »

  • Wooden Keepsake Box

    How to Make a Wooden Keepsake Box

    If you’re looking for a special box for special items, you’ll love our wooden keepsake box plans. This is a great woodworking project that includes box joints and an-easy-to-make inlay in the lid. Even if you know nothing about creating inlays, you’ll have no problem crafting the inlay for this project. Our step-by-step plans provide… Read more »

  • How to Make a Box Joint Jig

    How to Make a Box Joint Jig

    Box joints are a wonderful combination of form and function. They look great, especially when made with contrasting materials and, with their significant surface area for glue, are very strong. Our shop-made table saw box joint jig is simple to make and easy to use. In all likelihood you have enough scrap in your shop… Read more »

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    Box Joint Jig Video: How to Make a Box Joint Jig/Finger Joint Jig for a Tablesaw

    Box joints, also called finger joints, are a great way to join corners on a box. Not only do they add a significant amount of strength, they also look great. Especially when the box joint is made from contrasting materials. The table saw, equipped with a dado head, provides a great way to make box… Read more »

  • How to Make a Dibble

    How to Make a Dibble for Gardening Using a Lathe

    If you, or someone you know, dabbles in gardening, you need to learn how to make a dibble for the dabbler. A dibble is used for planting; it’s very helpful for producing a hole for a bulb or seed, and getting the hole just the right depth. Lathe work Learning how to make a dibble… Read more »