Useful Tips

Memory Boxes Perfect for All Ages

| Posted by Andy Griffin in Useful Tips

  Create a loving memory We live in a fast changing world, so it's vital that we learn to stop once in a while and reminisce. Life is full of beautiful experiences that we've shared with the people that we love. One great way to show appreciation for your past is to have your own memory box to store mementos. A memory box is a box where you can keep memories and keepsakes that are special to you. Since this is your own memory box, you will be able to choose the design you want and the things you put inside it. You can include things like...

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Beginner Woodworking Projects

| Posted by Andy Griffin in Useful Tips

Just Starting woodworking?   If you’ve just started woodworking, the first few projects can be daunting. You may only have a small number of tools, and do not have much experience using them. Here are some ideas for beginner projects that need few tools or specialized knowledge, and are useful items to have around.   Boxes: Boxes don’t need to be complicated. There are a number of ways to connect the sides of a box to each other. These connections, called joints, require various levels of skill. Some, like dove joints, require a certain amount of skill. Box joints, which...

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Woods to use for Woodworking

| Posted by Andy Griffin in Useful Tips

Great woods to use The first thing to know about wood is that there is no single “best” type of wood for woodworking. The most suitable wood depends on a number of factors including project type, use, and finish desired. If you are new to woodworking, check the directions for the project you are about to start. There are usually suggestions regarding the type of wood recommended for the project.   Woods are divided into two types, hard and soft. These designations refer to the type of tree, and are not a statement on the strength of the wood. Softwoods...

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Make Your Own Jewelry Box

| Posted by Andy Griffin in Useful Tips

Anyone who owns jewelry needs a place to store it. We carry an assortment of heirloom quality options in a range of sizes for different collections, and any department stores carry basic jewelry boxes. Antique stores and craft festivals are good places to shop if you want something unconventional. However, if you want to create your own unique jewelry box, it does not need to be a difficult project.   The first item that you will need is a box or other carton. This can be any container of moderate size. A cigar box or similar works perfectly. The important thing to consider is...

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