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Woodresinbox2

The unusual thing about this particular box is that it’s turned from a hybrid blank. Resin casting, a means of molding acrylic material into blanks for turning, has become very popular in recent years and hybrid blanks are a big part of the trend. “Hybrid” is a term coined for combining wood and resin together to create beautiful and unique designs. 

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Childsrocker

Ready for action. The turned spindles in traditional-style rockers inspired the hole-and-slot treatment used to embellish the sides and back of this kid-sized version.

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Japanesegiftbox

It’s a tradition among Japanese woodworkers to build a box for their prized hand tools to keep them secure and close at hand. Although these utilitarian boxes tend toward very basic joinery, many feature a simple, but ingenious wedge-locking mechanism to secure the lid. Intrigued by this austere yet functional design, I set out to construct a scaled-down, modified version of these traditional boxes to house any small collection of keepsakes.

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Superservingtray small

Sometimes a small project is just the thing to fill up a little bit of shop time. It’s even better when you get the opportunity to transform some scrap stock into a nice gift or an addition to your home. This serving tray scores well on both counts. Folding legs enable the tray to sit flat on a table or have an elevated stance, as shown above. The tray’s laminate-covered bottom can easily endure spills and hot plates. And despite the small size of this project, it contains some nice joinery challenges: corners made with finger joints, and template-routed handles and curves. 

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Patina web

General Finishes has announced the winners – 214 of them – in the 2018 Design Challenge that invited entrants to express their creativity with paint and finishes. Woodcraft is one of 27 retail sponsors for the contest.

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Crafsmanimage300

His remarkably soothing voice is like a mix of a southern Bob Ross and Snoop Dogg. He’s a south Mississippi woodworker whose YouTube views have topped two million in just two short years. He goes by an anonymous persona named “The Crafsman” and his viewers can't get enough.  

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Diy farmhouse console table f015

This fun DIY project from The Navage Patch shows you how to make your own beautiful farmhouse style console table—with a touch of humor sprinkled in.

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Flag box

For those who would like to celebrate Flag Day or Independence Day by making something special, Woodcraft suggests three Instructables.com projects – two flags and a flag case.

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Final

Here is a quick and easy project for the “Dog Mom” or dog lover in your life or even yourself to honor your furry best friend! This would make a fun gift to make with the kids or grandkids. All you need is a wood blank, some paint and a cooperative pup.

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Build this simple table saw sled for your next box project. Adjustable fences make it easy to fine-tune your fingers for the perfect joint.


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