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Basketballcuttingboard1

A cherry blank, commercially available wood balls, and dyed epoxy are the sum ingredients for a cutting board that sports lovers will crave during the NCAA March Madness and NBA playoffs. 

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Recordstorage1

We’re calling this cool cabinet a “Basic Build,” but with a few caveats. 

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Awl1

As much as I like working with high-end hand tools, my budget for them can only stretch so far. That’s why I started making some of my own tools, a passion that has grown over time. 

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Simplecutoffcart1

Finding a place for cutoffs can be a challenge for shops of any size. What starts as a neat stack quickly transforms into a messy mountain, often in the spot that’s needed for some other operation. 

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Check out some of our reader's work!

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Snowflakeornament1

Despite our best intentions, many of the “quick and easy” projects that we start in the weeks leading up to the holidays aren’t ready until next year. Here’s a project that you can wrap up in a few hours. In a good weekend, you could finish a flurry of unique gifts.

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Growingbed1

My chief complaint with many kid-aimed projects is that they are outgrown too quickly. Not wanting to spot another carefully crafted piece sitting in a basement or attic, I designed this project with serious staying power. 

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Routertrammel1

When it comes to routing circles, you need a trammel. While you can quickly make one from a simple strip of plywood, having a more durable, finely-adjustable version makes good sense if you cut more than just the occasional circle. 

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Gameboard1

In these days of smart phones and video game consoles, it’s easy to forget there are a lot of classic games out there that don’t require electricity, are lots of fun, and involve some real personal interaction. 

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Circlesandingjig1

Myriad methods abound for cutting circles. But whichever approach you take, it’s likely to require some clean-up sanding afterward. 

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