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Step By Step Illustrated Wooden Boat Plans
My fascination with boats began as a very young child. My father would take me out to harbor, and I would watch the boats bringing in the catch of the day. It all seemed so magically to me as I think back to my childhood. As my love of all things...
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ROTATING WEATHER STATION
This was one of those projects that took longer to complete than it should have due to a few construction mishaps along the way. In this case, the lid had to be redesigned a few times but in the end I believe the final version works much better...
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Wooden Easel
This wooden easel is a perfect way to display posters, and informational items as well as drawings and paintings. It also makes a great teaching aide for presentations. The magnetic dry-erase board facilitates learning in a colorful way. The...
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About Joints
There are many ways of fastening pieces of wood together, some are purely functional such as butt joints, while others such as dovetails are functional as well as decorative. To add additional strength or appeal two or more types of joints are...
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Adapting Patterns
Converting a line drawing to a scroll saw pattern
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All-Wooden Wind Generator
This page is all about a rather silly, quick project where in about 1 day I built a small wind generator using the following items, and nothing else....
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Antique Finishes
This article provides useful tips on caring for and cleaning antique futniture finishes.
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Artist Easel
This artist easel can be used for both outdoor painting or for displaying artwork in the living room. It can be folded away easily in a cupboard, and will fit into a car to transport to your favourite painting location. The steps for making this...
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Artist Easel
These artist easel plans are an ideal project if you have a need for an easel or if you simple want a quality easel to display a piece of artwork. Recently, I had a need for an artist’s easel when I purchased a historic newspaper for my...
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Artist's Easel
Earlier this year I was vaguely considering purchasing an artist's easel, but a very cursory look in the local art shop soon put a stop to this idea: easels are expensive! Quite why they cost so much is beyond me as they are a very simple...
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Assembly Blocks
Sometimes you almost need a third hand to assemble a project. Especially working with large pieces of plywood. To help me keep the pieces aligned, I use assembly blocks made from scrap. I made these blocks from medium density fiberboard (MDF)...
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