Instructables: exploring - workshop - plywood - featured Thu, 23 Oct 2014 02:09:28 PDT BLOX v1.01 Plywood Minecraft Figures for Haloween (or whenever!)
Plywood Minecraft Figures for Haloween (or whenever!) - More DIY How To Projects]]> Niedner Modelled after the games mobs they are 1 inch to one pixel in a simple resolution. So the creeper stands 24" tall and the Zombie 32" tall. Perfect for children to enjoy on Halloween or any time really.Very basic instructions follow. There are details in the video, more in the pictured details. Th...
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Thu, 16 Oct 2014 22:30:26 PDT
Easy Garage Storage and Bench
Easy Garage Storage and Bench - More DIY How To Projects]]> marcjoli This instructable will show how to build a cheap and simple garage storage and workbench out of plywood that will allow you to store all of your tools or gear safely while doubling as a great work bench surface.This is my first instructable so please be nice but also leave comments to tell me what y...
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Wed, 8 Oct 2014 20:37:23 PDT
Spruce up your shop: install a wood floor
Spruce up your shop: install a wood floor - More DIY How To Projects]]> warehouse32 For quite some time now I've been dreaming of having a dedicated space to be my woodworking shop. Now that I have a garage I can finally make it happen! I've been wanting to customize it from the ground up, literally. The first major change will be adding a plywood floor to go over top of the existi...
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Tue, 7 Oct 2014 10:04:50 PDT
Marvelous money boxes
Marvelous money boxes - More DIY How To Projects]]> petachock I wanted to make a couple of money boxes for my kids and had a marvel poster spare so decided I'd make a comic clad money box for them each. They will get £1 a week and 20 pence a day, with the day one being an incentive to behave......well I'm hoping anyway (they are 5 and 7 by the way and not grow...
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Sat, 13 Sep 2014 14:00:58 PDT
Make a Rune Blade
Make a Rune Blade - More DIY How To Projects]]> Dominic Bender There is a plywood warrior in most of us, and this is the best way I know to arm it. This rune blade is meant to come in someqhere between forged and grown. The intention is for the blade to look organic-metallic, and I plan to embed this into another project of mine, when I get the time. For now, I...
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Sun, 31 Aug 2014 15:02:22 PDT
Fixing Saggy Drawers
Fixing Saggy Drawers - More DIY How To Projects]]> ProfMuggs Sagging drawers are incredibly frustrating to me. When I put something away in a drawer, I don't want to worry about how heavy it is, but a lot of furniture comes with flimsy hardboard bottoms in the drawers. You can ignore it until the problem eventually destroys the furniture, or you can repair it...
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Mon, 25 Aug 2014 09:25:57 PDT
Low-Cost Standing Workbench - No Screws Needed!
Low-Cost Standing Workbench - No Screws Needed! - More DIY How To Projects]]> FabricateIO When we upgraded our electronics bench setup, we wanted a new table that was cheap and incredibly easy to assemble (and disassemble / transport for moving).Our solution? Turn two 4'x8' sheets of 23/32" plywood into a slot-assembly, no-screws-needed project bench, that can be assembled and disassembl...
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Sun, 17 Aug 2014 09:53:52 PDT
The Drill Bit Rack
The Drill Bit Rack - More DIY How To Projects]]> -BALES- Drill Bits ... you know I love them ... especially Forstner bits. What I don't love is sorting through a pile of bits to find the one I need/want/desire.Do you have one of these tray things on your drill press? If so, what is in it? Mine is pretty useless as a beer ... I mean cup holder. I'd say...

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Tue, 12 Aug 2014 12:16:42 PDT
The Chisel Storage Rack
The Chisel Storage Rack - More DIY How To Projects]]> -BALES- Nothing says "class" like hand tools ... unless we're talking about my sweet tuxedo T-shirt worn in the workshop, but that is reserved for special projects.I decided it was time to step it up a bit and get fancy with some wood chisels. They aren't top of the line ... they probably aren't even middl...

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Wed, 6 Aug 2014 10:46:57 PDT
DIY Baby Bed
DIY Baby Bed - More DIY How To Projects]]> russian_desman Once upon the time I decided to make the bed for my newborn son. At first I bought the mattress in local baby store (the part I am unable to make myself). The mattress size is 40 x 90 cm. (All sizes will be given in centimeters, you can always divide them by 2.54 to convert them into inches). Also I...
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Sat, 2 Aug 2014 12:48:18 PDT
Ratchet Strap Chair
Ratchet Strap Chair - More DIY How To Projects]]> JON-A-TRON This chair is made from a 1/2 sheet of plywood, uses no glue or fasteners, and is held together by a single ratchet strap. I made this chair because I was interested in the forces at play to make a chair stand up: the different parts in tension and compression that make up the structure. It's also p...

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Thu, 31 Jul 2014 14:01:17 PDT
The 1lb Boxed Screw Storage Rack
The 1lb Boxed Screw Storage Rack - More DIY How To Projects]]> -BALES- Does this cluttered shelf look familiar? You probably have at least one. Maybe it's house paint, or the dreaded spray paint stored 14 rows deep, or as in my case, boxed screws and nails. Whatever the item, the one you want, is of course in the back ... and probably on the bottom. It never fails!...

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Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:52:38 PDT
Community Lightboxes
Community Lightboxes - More DIY How To Projects]]> katrinaspade These lightboxes were created for a community "pop-up" in Holyoke, MA. We installed them during the day and as night fell, people wrote their thoughts and dreams for their city on the translucent faces of the boxes, then turned on the light inside. Simple Plywood Frames We made boxes using 1/2" ...
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Fri, 23 May 2014 10:15:10 PDT
Wooden Crate with Lid
Wooden Crate with Lid - More DIY How To Projects]]> lighteningdrake Before I truly figured out Kickstarter, I didn't realize that "add-ons" were something you could get by just adding more money to the pledge. So when I kicked (? can we make that official?) a project for a Kubb set, I didn't get the carry tote bag. But that's ok! It gave me the chance to build ...
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Thu, 8 May 2014 07:14:47 PDT
Steampunk Desk Lamp kludge77 Steampunk desk lamp. Brazilian cherry, plywood and pipe cobbled together for a little industrial illumination. Finished with wipe on poly, hammered grey spray paint and little bit of metal nonsense cobbled together from my shed... I added some gears and bits from carriage bolts and electrical fitti...
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Sun, 4 May 2014 20:13:44 PDT
Simple, Elegant Toddler Bed
Simple, Elegant Toddler Bed - More DIY How To Projects]]> solobo With two sheets of plywood and a handful of screws, you can make a pretty nice little toddler bed. This design fits a crib mattress (about 52" long), which will last the average toddler well into elementary school. My toddler just turned two. He's too big for a crib, but a twin-sized bed takes up to...
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Mon, 5 May 2014 05:52:26 PDT
6 Tips for cutting curves on a bandsaw
6 Tips for cutting curves on a bandsaw - More DIY How To Projects]]> ADintheStudio Cutting complex parts with tight curves safely and accurately on a bandsaw can be challenging, but is fairly easy with some practice, a properly tuned-up bandsaw, and a couple special tips and tricks... enjoy! What you need: - A bandsaw - A thin blade (1/4" recommended) - Drawing of your c...
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Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:39:11 PDT
Piggy Coffee Table - CNC Router
Piggy Coffee Table - CNC Router - More DIY How To Projects]]> alepalan As a furniture designer + maker I like to be surrounded by beautiful furniture. When I joined Instructables as an Artist in Residence at Pier 9 we had recently moved to a new office space that had no “lounging” space except for a sofa. We really needed a coffee table to go in front so I decided to...
By: alepalan

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Fri, 25 Apr 2014 12:51:36 PDT
Maker Station: The Portable Reconfigurable Work Station for all Makers
Maker Station: The Portable Reconfigurable Work Station for all Makers - More DIY How To Projects]]> Matt2 Silver When I started this project I wanted to build a work station that I could use for a variety of projects and that I could take with me when I do demonstrations.  I also wanted something that wouldn't be flimsy and something with a lot of utility in terms of usable surfaces and storage options.  After...
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Thu, 10 Apr 2014 11:10:19 PDT
CAF - the coffee table that moves with you
CAF - the coffee table that moves with you - More DIY How To Projects]]> xbremer CAF is the coffee table that moves with you, converting quickly from a coffee table to a three-drawer box 4.5" tall to store and move all the little books, papers, and pencils that don't have a box of their own. The table can be made entirely out of one 4ft x 8ft piece of plywood 1/2" thick, with c...
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Sun, 6 Apr 2014 18:36:07 PDT
1940s Radio Bar
1940s Radio Bar - More DIY How To Projects]]> vugenti I will show you how to take an antique 1940s radio and turn it into a personal mini bar. This project was a lot of fun. It did take up many weekends but it was well worth the time and effort.   Gutting & Cutting First things first, you need to completely gut out the radio. Luckily all of the ...
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Wed, 2 Apr 2014 16:03:18 PDT
Narrow transformable spiral step stool from scrap wood
Narrow transformable spiral step stool from scrap wood - More DIY How To Projects]]> dalegribble this was created for a specific purpose. I needed a narrow step stool for our bathroom. It also had to be three year old proof. making the legs I wanted this to be simple but with a twist. making the legs round seemed to be both. There are 9 that are 1 1/2" diameter by 6 1/2", 14 1/2", & 22 1/2"...
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Thu, 20 Mar 2014 19:23:15 PDT
Laptop lap stand
Laptop lap stand - More DIY How To Projects]]> foradoescritorio Inspired by a project seen on pinterest, i decided to create a laptop lap stand that had to no only hold my laptop (of course) but also hold my iphone on a reading position and have room for a wireless mouse or maybe an external HD.Available in portuguese at Find the wo...
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Tue, 18 Feb 2014 09:30:34 PST
Turning a plywood bracelet - PIP Fool4peppers Creating a bracelet from cabinet grade plywood. Video has two angle view of most of the turning.
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Sun, 9 Mar 2014 15:59:00 PDT
Bent Plywood Speakers
Bent Plywood Speakers - More DIY How To Projects]]> clockworkfish Hello, my name is Dave and I'm an audiophile. I love an awesome set of speakers or headphones. In fact I love them enough that I spent an entire summer building them while interning in Chicago, at Specimen Products. These are the same people that make all of Andrew Bird's speakers and various o...
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Mon, 3 Mar 2014 13:53:01 PST
Secret Compartment Plywood Lamp
Secret Compartment Plywood Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> delno So the real purpose of this Instructable is to demonstrate how to put secret compartments in plywood. I wanted to prove the concept and see how far I could take it, so I made a lamp using four different compartment styles, and added a secret stash lightbulb and keychain to go along with it. The des...
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Mon, 3 Feb 2014 13:04:21 PST
Plywood Go Getas!
Plywood Go Getas! - More DIY How To Projects]]> az√ľkiBEAN These are Geta slippers. They're different cos they're made of plywood, with replaceable wooden Has (teeth)! Over time, the stilts on the bottom (Ha) wear down. So that you won't have to throw away the whole pair, I've made these to be tough, with replaceable Ha so you can enjoy them indefinitely. T...
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Sun, 29 Dec 2013 08:34:16 PST
The Clamping Squares
The Clamping Squares - More DIY How To Projects]]> -BALES- If I was a superhero, my weakness would be glueups. Thankfully, those aren't really needed in the crime fighting business ... yet. Maybe I don't plan ahead. Maybe I'm too impatient and just desire instant gratification. Maybe I'm just not that good at woodworking. I'm not sure, but tons of people a...

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Mon, 16 Dec 2013 20:38:50 PST
Plywood coaster loaf
Plywood coaster loaf - More DIY How To Projects]]> jmc75 I've used this 'loaf' method to crank out numerous coaster sets for easy cheap gifts or craft fair inventory.  Making them out of plywood is the cheapest source of material and still gives you an interesting enough end product.  The basic concept is laminating a stack of plywood discs together into ...
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Sat, 14 Dec 2013 23:53:21 PST
Plywood beer crate
Plywood beer crate - More DIY How To Projects]]> makendo I found myself with a left over half sheet of 5/8" exterior ply from a rebuild of my front deck, and used it to make 3 beer crates, each holding 24 bottles. This is a fun, easy project that makes a good gift (more on that later). Tools and materials You need about 1/6 of a full sheet of 5/8" plyw...
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Mon, 9 Dec 2013 08:54:43 PST
Bike Hanger Shelf terielise This shelf was made from plywood. The design was based on this one... Steps: Measure cut glue  screw drill  hang glue screw Steps and materials are shown in picture form.  I plan to fill the screw holes with...
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Sun, 1 Dec 2013 00:13:52 PST
Desk-height Cabinet made with CNC Router
Desk-height Cabinet made with CNC Router - More DIY How To Projects]]> dogtooth Another piece made with my blind mortice and pocket screw construction method.  This cabinet is desktop height (29") and is sized to accommodate most printers.    This was originally designed for office use as a printer stand/cabinet, but I feel that the dimensions and look of the piece make it suit...
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Mon, 11 Nov 2013 13:05:28 PST
Homemade Wood Lectern Podium
Homemade Wood Lectern Podium - More DIY How To Projects]]> eu4euh This is  a wood lectern I put together for my sister-in-law. She wanted one for her classroom. It's made from one 4'x8' piece of oak veneered plywood, 3/4" thick. I have done a few wood based instructables and am an amateur , at best. But , I try to focus on making an idea come to form, from incepti...
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Wed, 9 Oct 2013 11:40:29 PDT
From Crate to Cut | Installing a Laser Cutter.
From Crate to Cut | Installing a Laser Cutter. - More DIY How To Projects]]> SilverJimny Recently I designed and built the LittleBox, a DIY Laser Cut Raspberry Pi Powered PC. One major factor in its cost was having the parts laser-cut by a third party, so I began the hunt for a laser cutter of my own.... Research! Before I jumped in and bought a machine I spent some time looking at ...
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Mon, 7 Oct 2013 14:15:57 PDT
Ramified Armchair - bending plywood
Ramified Armchair - bending plywood - More DIY How To Projects]]> alepalan I always wanted to make a bent plywood chair so I went ahead and made this prototype. I used compression mold to curve the plywood and a water based resin glue to put the bendy ply together. I decided to make a simple design that would be broken down into 7 different pieces: • Front leg (x2) • Back...
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Wed, 18 Sep 2013 02:16:27 PDT
Box Bed
Box Bed - More DIY How To Projects]]> wholman Beds are problem for the nomad: too big to move, and too expensive to leave behind. By default, many of us end up with a box spring on the floor, down in the dust bunnies and lost crumbs. Putting the mattress on the ground also eats up a lot of square footage in a cramped apartment, taking away an o...
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Fri, 6 Sep 2013 19:37:24 PDT
Create your own Y-Parametric table - More artistic furnishings!
Create your own Y-Parametric table - More artistic furnishings! - More DIY How To Projects]]> ohmdaddy This is my second single sheet plywood furniture instructable! If you missed the first, the Fishbone chair, please check it out! This too I made at the Techshop! This was another instance of me scouring through the internet late at night, and saw something that caught my eye! A piece by Krystian Kwi...
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Sun, 18 Aug 2013 17:41:50 PDT
Pirate Fire Truck Loft Bed
Pirate Fire Truck Loft Bed - More DIY How To Projects]]> cchalmers My son is obsessed with fire trucks... and pirates. When it came time to think about a new bed for him, we naturally wanted to make something that would support make-believe play about both! We considered paint schemes and patterns that were more realistic, but finally decided to go with something m...
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Mon, 12 Aug 2013 12:30:43 PDT
Make your own fishbone chair out of a single sheet of plywood! A work of art for your home
Make your own fishbone chair out of a single sheet of plywood! A work of art for your home - More DIY How To Projects]]> ohmdaddy You can now DOWNLOAD THE SHOPBOT FILE from Etsy One of my first projects at the TechShop San Francisco was to use the ShopBot Alpha. It started off with me wanting to make some single sheet plywood furniture, but I had no clue where to start.. After some exhaustive internet researching, I couldn't ...
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Thu, 1 Aug 2013 02:15:08 PDT
A well FIGured Bucket
A well FIGured Bucket - More DIY How To Projects]]> Bremauntz Some of my wife's fondest memories came from her Grandmother's back yard; filling her apron with figs. She was thrilled to find our new home came complete with a fig tree. I made this bucket for her and her purple thumb. It has an upholstered lid which doubles as a kneeler. As this bucket is also us...
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Fri, 19 Apr 2013 11:04:50 PDT
Adjustable Hanging Garage Storage System
Adjustable Hanging Garage Storage System - More DIY How To Projects]]> HibbityDibbity I've lived my entire life in the southeastern US, where a garage is not considered a necessity for most homes.  So I'd never lived in a house with a garage until my wife and I bought our current home in 2009.  Now, I love my garage.  I LOVE IT.  My garage and I have a good thing going.  And then, ou...
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Tue, 9 Apr 2013 13:55:20 PDT
Shoe Bench made with CNC Router and Laser
Shoe Bench made with CNC Router and Laser - More DIY How To Projects]]> dogtooth Here is a shoe storage bench for an entryway.  It was cut from 3/4, 1/2 and 1/8 inch plywood with a CNC router and laser cutter. The goal of this design was a rigid, light  bench.  It must also be strong enough to stand on, and have  good ventilation properties for the shoes.  The person requesting...
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Wed, 27 Mar 2013 16:16:37 PDT
Modular bookshelf
Modular bookshelf - More DIY How To Projects]]> Luegg I wanted to build a good-looking and practical bookshelf for our new apartement. Since the apartement is on the top floor, the ceiling is angular and the bookshelf had to be fitted to the wall. I decided to design it in a modular way, so it can easily be adapted to different circumstances. It took s...
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Sun, 3 Mar 2013 08:41:17 PST
Do-It-Yourself Oak Bar Build
Do-It-Yourself Oak Bar Build - More DIY How To Projects]]> LGProspects This all started for me as a joke to my wife. We purchased our home about six months ago and in the back of the house is a open room which has the wood stove. I figured a bar would be awesome. I started this design in my head and with some small sketches on a piece of paper and many hours of visual...
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Sun, 10 Feb 2013 19:53:16 PST
Flat-Pack X-Mas Tree
Flat-Pack X-Mas Tree - More DIY How To Projects]]> wholman Every year, Americans go wild for Christmas. It starts right after Halloween, as the radio stations switch to carols and classics, and then turns into a shopping frenzy the day after Thanksgiving. According to the U.S. census, it also includes cutting down about 17 million live trees for living room...
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Sun, 25 Nov 2012 15:00:01 PST
TV Lift Cabinet - Shelves
TV Lift Cabinet - Shelves - More DIY How To Projects]]> ihart Our TV Lift Cabinet listed here is still working great.   I wanted to add shelves above the lift cabinet so that when the TV is in the down position, we can see our family pictures and display our book collection.   The shelves also will serve as a place for our center channel speaker and an IR sens...
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Mon, 22 Oct 2012 11:36:56 PDT
Recycled Tire Coffee Table
Recycled Tire Coffee Table - More DIY How To Projects]]> bigern00 Repurposing my used truck tire into furniture was a great way to put a durable, used item to work for another lifetime. We haven't had a coffee table for a couple of years.  My need for one and my desire to build one met up one day while I was surfing the Internet.  I read a blurp about someone who...
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Thu, 27 Sep 2012 17:45:15 PDT
tibetan prayer-wheel made by plywood
tibetan prayer-wheel made by plywood - More DIY How To Projects]]> lighttamer n the Tibetan Buddhism you will find prayer-wheels on stupas, monasteries and other special places. Believers rotate them for praying. We build this for a friend of us, a Buddhism teacher. construction We construct the prayer-wheel with CorelDraw, The measure for the housetop and cylinder ...
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Sun, 23 Sep 2012 10:37:58 PDT
Triton - Fluorescent Lasercut Floor Lamp
Triton - Fluorescent Lasercut Floor Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> Pachicito Meet the Triton, a DIY 3-bulb fluorescent floor lamp made from lasercut wood and standard parts from Home Depot.  This set of instructions will give you all the information and files necessary to build your very own Triton.   If you want to build your own Triton but don't have a laser cutter, vote ...
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Mon, 17 Sep 2012 19:31:25 PDT
Plywood vase
Plywood vase - More DIY How To Projects]]> derwassi This vase is built by using multiple rings of multiplex (plywood) boards glued on top of each other and then turned using a lathe. What you need Some scrap multiplex boards which must be size of the maximum radius of your vase. Any saw that can make round cuts (bandsaw, jigsaw or even a scroll sa...
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Sun, 16 Sep 2012 08:26:44 PDT