I ripped my leather tool belt.  This is how I fixed it with the tools and materials I already had in my shop.
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How to Build a Privacy Fence -Part 2

Tips and tricks on installing the boards on a privacy fence.
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How to Build a Fence - Part 1

Learn the tip & tricks that helped me build a privacy fence.
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Craft for Kids - Introduction to Woodworking

Kids love using the hammer and a nail, punch or screw driver to emboss a design into a scrap piece of wood.

This craft is good for a range of ages from little preschool kids to big children. 3 years old and up.

Download a simple outline drawing of a flag. Search for "flag coloring image" and tons of images should appear. Size it to the width of your board keeping the correct proportions. We used an old piece of 3 inch baseboard trim so I resized the image width to 3 inches and printed the template.

I cut the wood to the correct length, sanded the edges and taped the pattern to the wood. I then let the kids hammer away.

The project can be finished with paint, markers, color pencils, or crayons. 

This design works great any time of the year. But is extra special as a Canada Day project. Happy Canada Day to all our fellow Canadian Makers.

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Easy Fix for Sticky Drawers

Cheap and easy fix for wood drawers that are sticky or hard to open and close. Lubricate the wood runners and drawers with wax. No sanding required. Works great for old wooded kitchen cabinets and drawers and antique wood dresser drawers. This is how I fixed my drawers.

Optimize Layout of Parts on Sheet Materials

Want an easy way to layout your parts to optimize the use and expense of sheet materials?  In this video: I show you how to add parts, add supply materials, easily create a cutting diagram using free easy to use software.  Print out your shopping list of materials, parts list, and cutting diagram.  The program works both metric and imperial units.

Download the free software called Cut List here.

Get the FOG OFF! Your Furniture

The internet is full of suggestions for removing a heat stain from furniture. Everything from rubbing combinations of toothpaste, baking soda, salt, olive oil, vinegar, petroleum jelly and even mayonnaise.  But do they work?

There are a lot of suggestions that the fixes don't work or that it makes the problem worst!  I wanted to try an easy method first without refinishing the tabletop.

In this video I document the easy DIY solution I tried to remove the mark from the finish.  Can you make the problem worse? YES! I almost did.  Watch the video!!

This method may not work for all wood finishes but it worked for me.  If this solution works for you please click the like button and leave a comment.  And if it doesn't work for you let us know in the comments as well.

Make Airplane Birthday Party Favors

Party favors for a planes themed birthday party.  Have the kids paint their airplane at the party.

Custom Carnival Game

This video shows the design details my my custom made carnival game.  I made this game for a local Dentist who sponsored our school.

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