Projects

Off-road Racing Jeep

Off-road Racing Jeep

Use this clever design in a scout’s Pinewood Derby® or as a working wooden car By Troy Thorne While designing diff erent cars for my son’s Pinewood Derby scouting event, I came up with the idea of a Jeep that meets the offi cial rules for the derby. If you […]

by August 26, 2009 How To, Patterns, Projects
Gift Box Ornaments *correction

Gift Box Ornaments *correction

Layered rings create a hollow center perfect for presenting small gifts The measurement to make the angle block for the Gift Box Ornaments by Dan Van Ess were incorrect. To make the angle block, start with a 2″ x 2″ x 3″ block of wood. Measure in ¼” from the […]

by August 25, 2009 News, Projects
SpyPod

SpyPod

A decoder ring, rubber band gun, and other secret tools in one compact project that would make James Bond proud As I child I was fascinated by the gadgets that Agent 007 had at his fingertips. When my children were younger, they had their own spy toys and they inspired […]

by August 25, 2009 Projects
Carving on Fretwork Creates Lifelike Portrait

Carving on Fretwork Creates Lifelike Portrait

3D Tiger leaps from the wood I developed a new technique to bring fretwork portraits to life. This carved-fretwork technique combines traditional scrolling with basic relief-carving techniques. The combination brings the portraits to life with depth and dimension. Creating carved fretwork is not difficult. The technique enhances the fine fretwork […]

by August 25, 2009 How To, Projects, Techniques
Building a 3D Sailboat

Building a 3D Sailboat

Use shaping techniques and dowels to create this impressive wooden boat This 3D sailboat makes a spectacular centerpiece for your mantel. It is a perfect gift for the special sailor in your life. I have crafted two sailboats and four clipper ships as gifts for family members. While you don’t […]

by August 12, 2009 How To, Projects