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  • 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!

  • 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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  • Making an Electric Guitar - Part 1

    Making an Electric Guitar: Part 1

    Making an electric guitar can be a fun and rewarding woodworking project. George’s daughter, Ginny, decided to make an electric guitar as a gift for her boyfriend. In part one of this series Ginny gives the background of the guitar design and how she got started on this project. Related Videos: Making An Electric Guitar:…

  • Make Your Own Magazine Storage Box

    Make Your Own Magazine Storage Box

    Time’s a wasting! Bruce Kieffer shows you how to build these great last minute gift magazine storage boxes. Make one, or make a bunch.

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  • Make a Hummingbird Feeder - Turned Woodworking Gifts

    Make a Hummingbird Feeder

    “Hey, that project is for the birds!” In this case, it really is. This hummingbird feeder is a great lathe project, and will make a great gift. It also teaches some great turning techniques, including making a jam chuck in order to mount the turning. Resource: Hummingbird Feeder Craft Supplies www.woodturnerscatalog.com (800) 551-8876

  • Homemade Walnut Knobs

    Easy Shop-Made Knobs

    Custom Knobs Create a Warm and Personal Shop Jigs are everywhere in my workspace. Taper jigs, custom sleds and even fixtures for boring holes populate my shop in alarming numbers. Single use jigs are crude, but jigs made for the long-term get special treatment. While cast plastic polycarbonate knobs are available at woodworking stores, I…

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  • hope chest plans

    Hope Chest Plans

    A perfect marriage of form and function, this traditional hope chest is as useful in the den, dining room or hall as it is in the bedroom. The project is great for extra linens, but the large storage compartment and generous drawer work just as well for games, CDs, DVDs, scarves and mittens, table linens…

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