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Most of the other tools you need for basic metalworking, like files, a propane torch, and a tap and die set can be found at your local hardware store.
There’s a lot of great woodworking packed into this small serving tray. Best of all, it’s a project that’s a snap to knock out in a weekend — with time to spare.
The serving tray was finished with butcher block oil. Once it's applied, the tray cleans easily with soap and water. The oil needs to be reapplied occasionally to season the board and tray.
The small size and classic design of this bookcase mean it’ll fit just about any size or style of room. And the painted finish lets you use low-cost materials to build it.
The bookcase was painted with three coats of Benjamin Moore Advance Fossil (AF-65) with a satin finish. The cap and back panel were stained with a mixture of three parts ZAR Cherry Stain and one part Wood Kote Jel'd Cherry Stain, followed by two coats of spray lacquer.
You don’t have to be a newlywed to love the look of this stylish storage chest. Sturdy materials and construction make it a family heirloom for future generations.
I used Varathane's Gunstock stain to give the chest a Craftsman look. Then I sprayed on two coats of clear lacquer. I finished by glazing the chest with General Finishes Java gel stain, then another coat of lacquer to seal the glaze.
TripleWing router bits are available online directly from MLCS. Freud Quadra-Cut router bits can be purchased from several online retailers, including Amazon, Rockler, and Woodcraft.