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Christmas Gifts #1: Toy Machine Shed 2017 Planning/Brainstorming

12-04-2017 10:27 PM by HandyHousewife | 2 comments »

What do you buy for the farming addicted tween who has every farm implement/tractor/combine under the sun? Nothing. You make him a machine shed for all of his toys. This year, instead of trying to figure out what to buy my eldest son, I decided to try my hand at making him something. He’s been hoarding boxes for years to use as sheds for his farm toys, and this year I decided that I’m tired of the motley assortment of cardboard boxes lying around with tractors in them, so I’...

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Last Second Christmas Project - Wooden Soap Dishes

12-23-2014 04:48 PM by Chris McDowell | 7 comments »

I made 10 wooden soap dishes for a relative. I used cedar from a scrap 4×4 post. These are easy to make as Christmas gifts or to sell at craft shows or on Etsy. I’ve seen people sell tons of these on Etsy for 4 or 5 bucks a piece. I would not recommend using cedar as it’s very brittle and very soft, which makes it almost impossible to make these without blemishes. I used poplar a couple of years ago and those have held up just fine. You have to cut the grooves so that ...

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Checkerboard Project #2: Framed

11-30-2012 03:22 AM by Retsof | 0 comments »

I had a long day volunteering at my daughter’s school, so I didn’t get to put in much time on the project today. I did manage to cut the frame for the checkerboard from the rest of the White Ash that I used for the lighter squares. It’s amazing how diverse the grain looks considering it all came from the same single 5”W x 12’L board. It would have been nice if it was all like the curly sections. Some of the straighter grained sections look kind of boring by...

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