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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.

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In our previous blog covering the introduction of Paulownia Woodwe had several inspirational examples by some very talented woodworkers.  In this follow-up blog, we will cover the “How-To” on building the Japanese-style Toolbox we showed you from that article with our product manager, George Snyder.  This ultra-feather weight wood is the key factor in using Paulownia for this build.  The box with shelves, weighs less than 8 lbs, making it an amazingly lightweight yet strong toolbox, despite loading it with various tools when completed.In our previous blog covering the introduction of Paulownia Wood, we had several inspirational examples by some very talented woodworkers.  In this follow-up blog, we will cover the “How-To” on building the Japanese-style Toolbox we showed you from that article with our product manager, George Snyder.  This ultra-feather weight wood is the key factor in using Paulownia for this build.  The box with shelves, weighs less than 8 lbs, making it an amazingly lightweight yet strong toolbox, despite loading it with various tools when completed.

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Let’s begin with the MILESCRAFT TurnLock SignCrafter Sign Making Jig, Woodcraft Item #146219.  You can create professional horizontal signs in no time at all.  The ready to use kit includes templates, clamps, template guide bushing and carbide-tipped router bit. “Easy-To-Use” self-spacing templates ensure consistent signs every time with no measuring.

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