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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 (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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  • Jewelry Box Plans

    Jewelry Box Plans

    Even costume jewelry shines when it’s housed in an elegant, handcrafted jewelry box. That’s what makes this jewelry box project ideal for any collection. Made of maple for it’s beauty and durability, the box features a lock for security and a convenient lift-out tray. Utilizing all straight cuts and simple joinery techniques, the jewelry box…

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  • Lawyer's bookcase

    Lawyer’s Bookcase Plans

    As common in law offices today as they were 100 years ago, traditional lawyer’s bookcases are designed for storing expensive law books. Traditionally made of oak, the style is characterized by individual stacking compartments, or cases, fronted by glass doors. Use our lawyer’s bookcase plans to make your new project easy. The doors allow for…

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  • Linen closet

    Linen Closet Plans

    Anyone who’s ever grappled with the problem of home storage will agree that you can never have too much. But no matter how much closet space you have, there’s one thing you can’t change: a closet stays in one place. This country-style pine linen closet features three large shelves on top, two shelves below and…

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  • Wooden Ice Box

    One-Door Ice Box Plans

    Start building your own ice box today with our DIY project plans. There was a time when an ice box like this could be found in almost every home. Although refrigerators have rendered them obsolete, antique oak ice boxes remain popular with collectors, even though they’re usually expensive and hard to find. This DIY woodworking…

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  • Pie safe

    Pie Safe Plans

    You don’t have to be an antiques collector or even a baker to appreciate this do-it-yourself version of a classic pie safe. It features three shelves behind a single door, and its convenient size and simple styling make it a good match for almost any decor. The pie safe measures about 40 inches tall by…

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