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    50. Square Keepsake Box

    One of the most interesting parts of woodworking is box making. I love building wooden boxes. They are beautiful. This wooden keepsake box can be used to store candies or coins. You can leave it on your desktop or in front of your television in the living room. Alternatively, you can simple leave it for show in your living room, because it is just beautiful in its own right. Buy this item

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    48. Band Saw Box

    I have been procrastinating making a band saw box for the first time, because I have doubts about the concept of making a box entirely with the bandsaw. Anyway, here you go, a band saw box. Although I anticipated the imperfections of making a band saw box due to the cutting procedures, it turned out that you can fit the drawer nicely for a reason that you would not know if you never take time to actually make it.

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    51. Router Bit Wall Cabinet

    So far I did all the shop improvements quick and dirty. I don’t have time for them, because I have been assigned higher priority to Etsy projects as well as craft projects. They all look ugly but workable, though. Now that the Etsy project is well ahead of my schedule, I have more time for shop improvement. This time round I can be more delicate. Some projects will be brand new. Some could be a replacement of the old one with more aesthetic look. Bit by bit, the shop will get more beautiful over time.

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    47. Cloning MUJI horse bench

    The MUJI horse bench is just beautiful and minimal. It also a great exercise to practice making angled tenons and mortises. For these reasons, I would not hesitate to build one. The angled tenons were not easy to make. Before this, I haven’t had any chance too build even a straight tenon, which is quite strange, since tenons are so common a wood joinery. The fact that I had to make it angled makes the process even tougher. In the first trial, I failed utterly. Feeling despair, I scraped the project. I did no woodworking a few days after that. Then, I decided to give it another try. This time…

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    46. Reading Lamp from the movie IT

    I saw this library lamp in the movie IT. It captivated me. First of all, it looked vintage. Secondly, it was just beautiful, simple and minimal. I had an unused aquarium lamp. So it is also a great opportunity to reuse it. The only components I could not produce internally were the four rounded posts. I don’t have a woodturning capability for sure. So I bought them from Bangpo. I learned quite a few about fitting from this project because the LED lamp had to be mounted onto the wood. I decided to make it simple. It might not look very professional, but it worked just fine.

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    45. Thor Mallet

    A superhero’s calling… So far all of my projects involved primarily cutting rectangular shapes. This Thor Mallet project was the first time concerned with curves, particular the shape of the handle. It was done mostly with the band saw. It’s so impressive to see a stock of wood going through the process and gradually becoming a mallet. It’s like a magic.

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    44. Scrap wood project

    Woodworkers are left with a lot of scrap woods. Some can be reused, some cannot. I have a lot of long, slim scrap woods in my shop. There are not many use of them due to their slim shape. Once in a while, we need to get rid of them. Rather than throwing away, they are perfect for making trays. A lot of trays. The only disadvantage is you need to invest more plywood to make the tray bottom. But I reckoned it is worth it. Plywoods are cheaper than rigid maple.

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    43. Business Card Case version 2

    A business card storage case with a lid has been done previously. But I have come to realized that the lid is not necessary. As such the new version has been created as an improvement. This case has two layers of wood, walnut and maple. It was a little complicated because each layer has to be thin. Some techniques were developed to slice the wood thinly. I have learned quite a lot from this project.