DIY woodworking project: How to make a burnt wood checker board

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I call my woodworking, ‘workbench woodworking’ because I am not set up for the high-end stuff (I may be missing about 300% of the skill required too. However, I still love making things, so I try to keep them simple to match the tools I have and materials I love. … see more

A Clockwork Clement: Make a clock with found items, including inspiration

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When I set out to make a clock, it also appears I set out to make every woodworking mistake imaginable. Come along on my journey of minor calamity and you too could have a clock of your own. I’ll edit out the mistakes.  Quick Note: We are Bernzomatic Torchbearers (I … see more

Thor’s croquet set. Thunderous DIY and woodworking suprisingly satisfying

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If Thor had a croquet set, he’d have this one. Big. Bad. Burned. And ready to bring the thunder. Want one of your own—YES—here’s how I made it. I started with the mallets and the straightest, tightest grain Douglas fir 4×4 I could find at Home Depot. After cutting the … see more

Workbench woodworking projects: Wood and copper pipe bathroom towel holder

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I love woodworking projects that blend materials. This one combines wood and copper to create a bathroom towel holder. This is for a hand towel in the bathroom. To fit the space and look sufficiently sized, I cut each length of the square 6 1/2-inches. My woodworking projects—even when I’m … see more

DIY woodworking projects: Make a vase / candle holder from reclaimed lumber

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I call woodworking projects I make with regular carpentry tools ‘workbench woodworking’. I call working with 100-plus year old 3×10 lumber AWESOME! So what else would I make with honkin’ huge lumber? A flower vase, naturally. It’s diesel and the first cut is with a circular saw. This build is … see more

Pallet projects: I made this jewelry box for my daughter

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I love pallet projects. And I love my daughter, so I made this special box just for her.  My daughter is growing up. Quickly. And, newsflash: I’m not perfect, despite having a DIY website. I know, seems hard to believe (it’s hard to believe, right?). I’m divorced from my daughter’s … see more

Creating memories, using a torch, copper, and easy table top DIY

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I made the first version of this table top DIY project almost by accident. I though it looked a little Charlie Brown Christmas until it started to create some memories, then I fell in love with it. I used a Bernzomatic propane tank and BZ8250HT torch (which I love), copper … see more

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