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Gifts #2: Gift of a Child's Rocking Chair for my Great Grandaughter

05-14-2019 11:49 AM by Jim Jakosh | 15 comments »

This is a gift to my great granddaughter from LJ Doug Scott. Thank you very much, Doug. This is a beautifully designed and crafted chair. As you can see McKinlee is very happy with it!! She did not want to leave it! Cheers, Jim

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Gift Projects #2: Making Cutting Boards Out Of a Single Peice of Solid Wood

05-17-2018 06:05 PM by ScottBelleri | 0 comments »

I made these paddle-style cutting boards out of solid 6/4” maple. This is thick enough that they shouldn’t warp, and they can be sanded down a number of times. It is called a paddle-style cutting board because its handle makes it look a bit like a paddle. The handle makes it easy to carry and hang, and also gives it a unique character. Sugar maple is an ideal wood for cutting boards because it is hard, but not so hard that it will dull your knives. Really, the only import...

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Christmas Gifts #3: Finished Toy Machine Shed! Christmas 2017

12-26-2017 09:44 PM by HandyHousewife | 3 comments »

Whew! We made it, just in the nick of time! 10 minutes to midnight on Christmas Eve we put the last touchup paint on it in preparation for the big day. Spoiler: The boy LOVED it! :-) Details: Roof and floor: 1/4” plywood Trim: 1/4” thick poplar that I sawed strips about the thickness of a popsicle stick with the bandsaw and glued on. Walls: 1/2” thick plywood. 5 tiny hinges for the roof, wish they were white, but too lazy and not enough time to paint them. ...

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Santa's helpers and other elves.

12-15-2017 11:28 AM by EricTwice | 1 comment »

Things have gotten crazy here, but this is normal for the Christmas season. First we get the big projects that must be done before the holiday entertainment happens. (2 bathrooms, 5 kitchen modifications, 2 dining-room tables and repair a set of chairs) Next we have the special Christmas gifts, (a cane, a walking stick, a doll bed, 2 closets modified, a custom bench seat, and they keep coming in) Then there are the things my wife has asked me to make, (spoons, cutting boards, pen and...

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Scofield Study Bible Box Christmas Gift #2: Preparing The Stock

11-29-2016 03:13 PM by Zabinsky | 1 comment »

Since I just so happen to have the exact bible on hand that I plan to give, I took some quick measurements and estimated the box size. The final dimensions should be 10” long by 7” wide and 2 3/4” tall. I started out by cutting down the lumber to approximately 11” strips and ripped them to 3” long. The picture in the previous posting was what I started with and the picture below is the near end result of the pieces. My planer has brand new blades in it and ...

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Scofield Study Bible Box Christmas Gift #1: Starting Out

11-29-2016 02:47 PM by Zabinsky | 1 comment »

Being my first project on here and my woodworking skills are rather limited, bare with me as I post bits and pieces and try to make sense of it for you all. Christmas is coming upon us quickly and as usual, I am in a rush to figure out gifts for the family. Being a holiday that society forgot the real meaning of… my wife and I decided to give the family a Scofield Study Bible to help reinstate the true purpose of the day. Of course, no worthy book is complete without a proper cont...

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Craft Show Project: Make a Drink Tote

10-08-2016 06:45 PM by A Slice of Wood Workshop | 0 comments »

These make a great gift and also can easily be batch made for craft shows. Total cost for this build was $20. Check it out, share, and subscribe!

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Woodworking on a Half-Shoestring #67: The Practical Woodworker: vol 1 - 4

04-13-2016 01:55 AM by technoslick | 8 comments »

My gift to myself arrived today, right on my birthday. Great timing. Now I have a lot of reading to do.

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LJ friends and gifts. #28: Memories of summer birthday and a few gifts that still make me smile

02-23-2016 06:25 PM by mafe | 11 comments »

Memories of summer birthdayand a few gifts that still make me smile This summer in the end of June I held my birthday at the workshop.As you can see I was spoiled by some of the guests. One of the guests were my friend Flemming, he is the reason I have a collection of pocket knifes now, yes it’s true he gave me so many during the last couple of years that I became a collector without even knowing it. ;-)This day was no different, Flemming brought several knifes and a bottle of Jac...

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LJ friends and gifts. #27: Japanese, Russian, Danish teapot lid, life is a miracle.

07-13-2015 08:52 PM by mafe | 19 comments »

Japanese, Russian, Danish teapot lidlife is a miracle Some time back I got a unexpected mail from Russia, a man wrote me that his wife’s teapot got a broken lid and that he would love if I could make her a new. I don’t know the man who wrote me, I don’t know his wife, I have never been to Russia, in fact my grandfather was a soldier, in command of a cold war base in Denmark, to keep us protected against the danger from Russia, during the cold war years. So yes nothi...

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