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Political Party Puzzles

Political Party Puzzles

By Jim Sweet   Democrat? Republican? Show your support for your favorite political party with these whimsical Woodimal puzzles.   A Woodimal puzzle usually spells the name of the animal it represents. This unique set honors the Republican and Democratic parties instead. On the patterns, the dotted lines are for painting […]

by January 20, 2016 Patterns, Projects
Cutting Boards: A Perfect Hostess Gift

Cutting Boards: A Perfect Hostess Gift

By Dayle and Jeff Taylor An attractive cutting board made from beautiful hardwood  always makes a welcome gift. Not only can you change the shape of the board, personalize it by cutting or inlaying a design into the cutting board. Add a wildlife scene for a nature lover. Cut in […]

by December 22, 2015 Projects
Making a Pinewood Derby Track

Making a Pinewood Derby Track

Work out the kinks on your gravity-powered racer before the big day In the Pinewood Derby-Style Race Cars 2014 special issue, the experts suggest racing and tweaking your car before the race. Below is a short article on how to make your own racetrack. Attachments: • Building your own test […]

by November 25, 2015 How To, Patterns, Projects
VW Bug Pinewood Derby Car

VW Bug Pinewood Derby Car

In the Pinewood Derby Style Race Cars 2014 Special Issue, Jon Deck demonstrates how to create a car that looks like a classic VW Bug. Attached below are the patterns you can transfer to decal paper to make your car even more realistic. Attachments: Decals

by November 25, 2015 How To, Patterns, Projects
Thanksgiving Turkey

Thanksgiving Turkey

Scroll a quick and easy table decoration By John A. Nelson What is Thanksgiving without a turkey? Not only can your family can enjoy this one all season, but you don’t have to worry about burning it! Older kids can help cut the turkey and little ones can add color […]

by November 5, 2015 How To, Patterns, Projects
If I Only Had a Brain

If I Only Had a Brain

An elegant drive mechanism powers this “punny” monster music box By John W. Hutchinson Photos and illustrations by John W. Hutchinson

by July 14, 2015 Projects
Casserole Trivets

Casserole Trivets

Use longer blanks to make larger trivets By Ron Forsyth When I was having dinner with a neighbor one night, she served a casserole hot from the oven. To protect the table, she positioned two trivets side by side, which inspired me to make trivets large enough to hold a […]

by July 14, 2015 Projects
Scrolled Yarn Bowl

Scrolled Yarn Bowl

Make your own bowl press and angle guide to speed up the construction process If you only make layered ring bowls or baskets on occasion, you can probably get by using clamps and scrap wood. But, a bowl press makes the whole assembly process a lot easier. Here are a […]

by April 14, 2014 How To, Projects
Making a Tropical Fish Box: Making the Stacked-Ring Box

Making a Tropical Fish Box: Making the Stacked-Ring Box

Mosaic lid embellishes a standard stacked-ring hardwood box In Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts Summer 2013 (Issue 51), L. Kim Braa demonstrated how to create a mosaic-type lid for a scroll saw box. We’ve included detailed instructions below to create the stacked-ring box. SSW51 | Creative Wooden Boxes | Fresh Designs […]

by April 8, 2013 How To, Projects
Outdoor Occasional Table

Outdoor Occasional Table

Use angled cuts to create an interesting table for your deck In the Backyard DIY Projects special issue (available here), our editors put together a host of outdoor projects. Unfortunately, we ran out of space, so we decided to include the article on making this flashy and functional table as […]

by March 11, 2013 How To, Projects