Teams of makers are invited to enter the Makerspace Contest on Instructables.com to win some of the $50,000 worth of prizes donated by Woodcraft, Epilog Laser, Ultimaker, Dremel, and Digi-Key Electronics. The online contest opened June 1 and will close end of day Aug. 31, 2017.
Take a new direction in Mother’s Day gifting this year, and check out two projects from Black Dog Salvage, a Woodcraft partner that specializes in the reclamation, repurposing and resale of architectural, commercial, and industrial elements and fixtures. The Roanoke, Virginia-based company has its own DIY-TV show – Salvage Dawgs – and also creates custom pieces from salvaged items.
Winter can be such a challenge when it comes to keeping the kids busy and engaged. Why not make them a new toy or game? If you don’t have children or grandchildren, or nieces and nephews of your own, you can make something to donate to a shelter or even to sell at an online auction site.
Making Christmas decorations is a great way to get into the holiday spirit, but it’s also a very effective way to make use out of small or awkward sized scrap wood that’s cluttering up the shop or just being thrown away. Even old, worn out and broken decorations that have been cast aside can be given new life by adding them as accents to these projects.