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  • Man building a grill caddy

    A Smokin’ Hot Grill Caddy

    Like to BBQ? Then you’ll want to build this BBQ caddy that organizes all of the utensils and supplies you’ll want at your side when you are doing your magic on the grill.

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  • cascading shelf

    Cascading Corner Shelf

    This shelving project can add beauty to any corner as well as house your favorite collectibles. The alternating shelf directions seem to cascade their way down the corner creating a lightness and playfulness that make it a piece of art as well. I first saw a project similar to this one years ago and then…

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  • Simple table

    A Super Simple Table

    If you’re looking for a cool last minute gift, or just a great project, this table is for you. Incredibly, it can be made it about one hour!

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  • Building a cajon drum

    How to Build a Cajon Drum Like a Pro

    Cajon drums produce a professional percussion sound and are easy to build in a typical hobbyist woodworking shop. Joe Cruz is a professional Cajon builder and provides the basic information needed to build one including a scaled drawing. The Cajon (pronounced ka-hone’) is a wooden percussion instrument that is simple to make, can be played…

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  • Making an Electric Guitar - Part 3

    Making an Electric Guitar: Part 3

    Ginny’s guitar is done! In this wrap up video you can hear the guitar’s “voice,” see the completed instrument, and hear Ginny’s advice for aspiring young guitar builders. If you haven’t already, be sure to catch parts 1 and 2 of this three-part series. Related Videos: Making An Electric Guitar: Part 1 Making An Electric…

  • Making an Electric Guitar - Part 2

    Making an Electric Guitar: Part 2

    Ginny’s journey in guitar building continues as she moves forward with the electric guitar she’s making for her boyfriend. Get caught up on her progress. Related Videos: Making An Electric Guitar: Part 1 Making An Electric Guitar: Part 3

  • Making Your Own Sawhorse Desk - Woodworking Project

    Make Your Own Sawhorse Desk

    You probably already have sawhorses in the shop. How about adding them to your house? They make a very cool base for a desk. The joinery is elegantly simple. This video will also teach you some great techniques for adding solid wood banding to man-made materials to make the desk top. It’s time to mount up!

  • Wooden bottle openers

    Make a Bottle Opener that Pops

    Does your bottle opener lack pizzazz? This clever opener features contrasting strips of woods, a curvaceous shape, and uses a coin as the bottle opening mechanism. As an added bonus, an embedded magnet catches the cap after removing it from the bottle.

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  • Lathe Project - Make a Coffee Scoop

    Lathe Project: Make a Coffee Scoop

    Any coffee lover will appreciate this project; a custom turned coffee scoop. The turning process is pretty straight forward, but there are some tricks in mounting the blank and fastening the scoop to the wooden handle. Decaf or regular, this scoop will help keep your coffee habit satisfied.

  • How To Make a Ring Box

    A Beautiful Ring Box

    Small boxes make perfect holiday gifts. Here’s one that’s a cinch to build and costs virtually nothing. I call it a ring box, but it could hold anything: candy, dried herbs, small shells—whatever you fancy. When I’ve given these boxes to friends, the first thing they say is that it’s amazingly light. (That’s because it’s…

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