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Entry Level Lathe Project: Fan Pull and Keychain Charm

Entry Level Lathe Project:  Fan Pull and Keychain Charm

Learn to Use the Lathe with this Simple Woodturning Project.

Woodturning, or creating woodcrafts on a lathe, is a great hobby that is fairly inexpensive to get into. Starting out with small projects is a good way to learn all of the basic techniques of woodturning. Woodturning was first invented by the Egyptians dating back to around 1300BC. Learning this traditional style of woodworking is rewarding and fun. Use this guide for tips on getting started and creating a handmade wooden fan pull or keychain charm that you can give as a gift or use in your own home.
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How to Build a Four-Sided Box Using Hand Tools

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Learn the basics of building square boxes with hand tools.

Building a four-sided box is great practice for learning to build frames, cabinets, and shelving. Learning to make lap joints is helpful for a lot of projects, especially ones that you want to use hand tools for.

You will need to start with four small boards, cutting the lengthwise boards exactly the same length and the end boards the exact same length. Of course, you can make all four boards exactly the same for a square, as opposed to a rectangular, box.
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Spring Woodworking Projects for the Garden

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Create a Beautiful Yard and Garden with These Beginner Woodworker Project Ideas for Spring

Spring is here! The weather is so beautiful this time of year. It’s the perfect time to get outside to practice your craft. Spruce up a boring yard or garden area with a few of these handmade beginner woodworking craft ideas for the garden. We are here to inspire! We hope you enjoy these projects and learn some valuable woodworking skills at the same time.
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