Projects

Inlay Earrings

Inlay Earrings

By Theresa Ekdom These inlay earrings are an ideal way to use up the scraps of hardwood left after cutting your Christmas ornaments. You can cut several in a day as gifts for family, friends, or yourself! Start by stacking two contrasting colors of hardwood together by running a bead […]

by February 9, 2016 How To, Patterns, Projects
Filigree Heart Frame

Filigree Heart Frame

By John A. Nelson Cut by David Penman With Valentine’s Day on the way, this graceful heart frame is a perfect way to show your significant other that you are thinking about them. The frame is beautiful when cut from an exotic hardwood. For youngsters, it can be cut from […]

by February 9, 2016 How To, Patterns, Projects
Filigree Fretwork Hearts

Filigree Fretwork Hearts

Delicate designs make great Valentine’s Day decorations By Alison Tanner You still have time to make these beautiful fretwork designs inspired by intricate Battenberg lace for Valentine’s Day. The fretwork hearts make perfect decorations for Valentine’s Day. To make paper hearts, stack colored paper between two pieces of scrap plywood […]

by February 4, 2016 How To, Patterns, Projects
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