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Quiltpatterncuttingboard1

A quilter friend recently requested  a cutting board featuring a quilt pattern design. As if the challenge of incorporating a fabric-based pattern into wood wasn’t enough, I wanted to make this project an end grain cutting board. 

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Narrowdisplaycabinet1

This display cabinet may be relatively small in stature, but its design incorporates one of the pinnacles of the woodworker’s craft: hand-cut dovetail joints. For many woodworkers, the hand-cut dovetail is seen as a rite of passage, and for good reason. 

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Blackwalnutcoppervase1

Flower arrangements, whether dried or fresh, will add a bright spot to any room. But all too often the vase is overlooked. This copper and walnut vase-on-stand designed by senior editor Ken Burton is equal to whatever floral display it may present.

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Check out some projects made by our readers!

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Shootthemoon1

This simple game is as much fun today as it was when it first appeared over seventy years ago. It offers hours of entertainment without batteries or screen time. 

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Kissmastree1

Bing Crosby plays an outsized role in setting the holiday mood in my house, from our annual screening of White Christmas to his albums revolving on the turntable as the fire crackles. But I never quite understood why Bing, crooning “I’ll Be Home for Christmas,” asks that his presents be on the tree until I designed and constructed this festive little holiday piece. 

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Walnutdimpledbox1

This box started out as an experiment in playing with texture. I wasn’t sure where I was going to go with it, but I had in mind power-carving a surface of random dimples using a ball grinder in a rotary tool.

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Twofortee1

I’ve always enjoyed wooden puzzles, both making and solving them. The two puzzles shown here are easy to make, but challenging to solve.

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Displayshelf1

This small wall shelf is a bit of an anachronism. The original design comes from colonial times when small shelves like this were used to hold candles. Today, it functions as a display for turnings or other three-dimensional keepsakes. 

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Partytrays1

Whether you’re preparing a treat for your next potluck dinner or dishing up salsa and chips to eat in front of the game, you’ll find these two party trays are up to the challenge. 

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