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Attach your router to a board. Pin it down on one end. Making precise curves and circles is a little more complex than that, but not much.
This decorative candle holder is the perfect centerpiece for your holiday dinners. It’s also a creative use for those special pieces of scrap wood that you’ve been hoarding.
All of the hardware for the tealight candle centerpiece is available at most hardware stores and home centers.
This tabletop workcenter can be customized for any number of hobbies. It offers multiple options for storage and organization of materials and tools.
To finish the hobby box, I started by detaching the swing-out trays and removing the drawers. The entire hobby station was then given multiple coats of spray lacquer.
Open glass shelves, a series of drawers and compartments, and a concealed tray provide the perfect place to store and display any collection of treasures or keepsakes.
The tempered glass shelves were custom cut by a local glass supplier. Two coats of spray lacquer were applied to the finished cabinet.
Based on a 19th-century design, this horse swings back and forth on bent steel rods that you fashion in your own shop. It offers plenty of woodworking challenges, as well.
All of the milk paint used on the rocking horse is made by General Finishes. The body of the rocking horse was painted with “Queenstown gray.” I then used a simple sponge technique to apply two lighter tones of gray called “driftwood” and “seagull gray” to give the body its dappled appearance. The hooves used “lamp black.” The saddle is “dark chocolate” and the base is painted with “brick red.”
All of the hand saws for this article were purchased from Lie- Nielsen. Saws are also available from Lee Valley, Tools for Working Wood, and other specialty saw makers and retailers.