Always nice to see project ideas. Yet, to make a living while woodworking all projects need to be scaled up so that one can actually earn enough to survive and compete against the flood of Chinese imports and others. Substitute products made from plastic, metal or wood are a common place and normally cheaper due to mass production and human rights violations. Politicians don’t care about the disappearance of many of America’s Cottage Industries and most consumers don’t care as well.

The beauty of this project lies in the simplicity. All you need are 3 pieces of wood of your choice (though we must admit natural hardwoods will look incredible), sanding block, clamps, wood glue and finishing product. The hardest step of the whole tutorial is measuring – as always, measure 9 times, cut once! You wouldn’t want to finish your project and then realize it doesn’t have enough space to fit your DVD player, would you?


General Tools 861 EZ Pro Dovetailer 2 Dovetail Jig is the all-in-one answer to producing strong, precise dovetail joints with ease right out-of-the-box. Using only the jig and a handheld or table router, both professionals and novices can make half-blind or through dovetail joints including box joints. The self-aligning design ensures that both ends of the dovetail joint match up evenly every time, and new table router control knobs promise comfortable and accurate use. THE DOVETAILER is fully portable, includes a 1/2″ dovetail router bit and features sturdy machined aluminum construction along with integrated clamps for precise attachment to the work piece. It is perfect for furniture building, cabinet making and other carpentry projects.Self-aligning design ensures that both ends of the dovetail joint match up every time


What is the one thing every woodworker needs? Yes, a workbench. Now that you have or at least I am assuming you have worked on so many woodworking projects, you are close to becoming a professional woodworker. You now probably owe yourself a nice woodworking bench. You should also know that a true woodworker never buys his bench from the market, but always builds one himself. But before you start this project, you should know what a workbench is.
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This is one of those things that you never know you need unless you have one. This amazing wooden sofa sleeve works perfectly on either or both sides of a sofa set. It gives your sofa a nice look. The sleeve can also be modified to include a cup holder, mobile holder, etc. You can easily find this item on any online furniture store, but an even better idea is to build one. This way, you can make a sofa sleeve design that you actually like and make space for cup and other things.
Just as a bit of an aside, I’m fairly new to woodworking and I’ve been looking into some CNC routers for cutting for these projects. I came across something interesting. The guy on this page claims to have put together a homemade CNC router for less than $300. I’m curious to know what you think about it. If you’ve never heard of it and don’t have an opinion, then no problem; I thought I’d ask anyway.
Dremel tools are known for their reliable performance, incredible versatility, and exceptional comfort. The Dremel 4000 builds on that tradition with a more responsive and comfortable design, as well as added features that reflect users’ most asked-for improvements. It’s ideal for carving, engraving, routing, grinding, sanding, cutting, cleaning, polishing, and more. The Dremel 4000’s improved motor delivers smooth performance at all speeds from 5,000 to 35,000 RPM, and electronic feedback circuitry maintains a constant tool speed under load. Its slim, ergonomic body provides a 360-degree grip zone in every position for improved precision, while a variable-speed slide allows for both fast speed adjustment and consistency at your selected speed. A strategically placed on/off switch won’t interfere with the grip during use.
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