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February 2019 — personalized wooden boxes RSS




Carrying plywood by yourself is a pain.

Carrying plywood by yourself is a pain. Here’s a helper that allows you to roll it around instead. Just clamp this caddy to the board’s edge, tip the sheet down onto the wheels and off you go. The caddy will fit plywood that’s 1/2″ to 3/4″ thick. Its sides aren’t glued together—they just slide on bolts. I put 7″ lawn mower wheels on my caddy so I can roll it over an uneven driveway or my yard when I’m unloading plywood from my truck. Large wheels are ideal for a shop floor, too, because they roll easier than small wheels. Of course, you can use wheels of almost any size. To make the caddy, temporarily nail together its three parts,...

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52 Boxes In 52 Weeks

SATURDAY, JUNE 30, 2018 Review: 52 Boxes In 52 Weeks, By Matt Kenney 52 Boxes In 52 Weeks, The Taunton Press, $24.95, 224pp, May, 2018Full disclosure: I was given a copy of this book by the publisher for review.This is a wonderful design book by Fine Woodworking senior editor Matt Kenney. It's the result of a challenge he set for himself to practice his design skills: design and build a small box every week for a year.The boxes are largely simple in construction, using a limited set of techniques, since the construction process was not the main point of the exercise. Instead, he explores a wide range of shape, proportion, materials, and decoration.The idea is that like any other skill,...

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source of enjoyment and satisfaction

WOOD TURNING – A SOURCE OF ENJOYMENT AND SATISFACTION I am not what some term a “production” wood turner.  This simply means, to me, that I do not derive my living wage from this activity.  More likely, I spend a good deal of my wage to support my habit by purchasing tools and materials.  Instead, I do this sort of work because I enjoy it.  Completing a pen or bowl that looks and feels good makes me feel good, it creates a sense of happiness inside my being.  And, I hope, some of that happiness and satisfaction transfers to whoever uses or owns one of the items I have made   TURNED ITEMS FOR SENTIMENT, NOT PROFIT If you are...

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