Impossible nail-through-wood trick

Although many children take woodworking (or “shop”) classes in high school, few continue to hone that skill once they’ve graduated. Knowing how to hammer in a nail is handy, but it’s not something most adults do on a day-to-day basis. That’s why it might be surprising for people when they realize what insanely cool stuff can be done with wood, like this. (Mind=blown.)

January 7, 2015
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How To Fix Dents in Wooden Floors & Furniture

Many years ago a teacher told me that you could steam out a dent in a piece of wood (one where the wood fibers had been compressed, not a where they had been removed) using a wet rag and an iron. This technique was meant for unfinished wood, but unfortunately, most of the wood we deal with in our homes has some sort of finish on it. With some research…

December 29, 2014
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Chuck: A Flexible Wooden Bookshelf

Chuck is a shelving system which was created inspired by the idea to create individually flexible room by Natascha Harra-Frischkorn. At first glance a simple wooden wall shelf, at closer inspection a shelving system made up of flexible wooden planks that is adapting to the objects it preserves and displays. Chuck consists of six wooden planks with two stainless steel locking collars placed at the ends. Chuck allows to experience intermediate…

December 26, 2014
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Legally blind father builds coffee table for his daughter using a special tree

Climbing trees is a part of childhood I’ll always miss. It was difficult, and sometimes dangerous, but it was always fun. There was one tree I always loved climbing. No matter how many different times or ways I would climb it, it never got old or boring. A redditor called crazy_plant_lady, had to say goodbye to her childhood climbing tree. Her father, who is legally blind, wanted to make something…

November 29, 2014
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The biggest wooden bowl

November 17, 2014

The largest turned wooden bowl measured 4.01 m (13.15 ft) in diameter and 1.03 m (3.37 ft) from base to rim. The bowl was made by Peter Andres and Werner Rumplmayr in Gurtis, Austria on 4 September 2005. The enormous cost of a giant lathe brought the idea to use a tractor as woodturning lathe. 

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Wooden VW Beetle made by Bosnian Pensioner

A Bosnian pensioner has made a wooden Volkswagen Beetle.  Momir Bojic, 71 years old man, created the car from over 50,000 separate pieces of oak. The avid VW Beetle fan worked on his labour of love for more than two years. He covered the bodywork of a regular Beetle in thousands of oak tiles, each one of which required no fewer than 23 separate procedures. Mr Bojic made all of…

November 8, 2014
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Top 10 woodworking tips

Reusable sanding blocks Make your own reusable sanding block Here’s how to make your own reusable sanding blocks. Cut six blocks from scrap 3/4-in.plywood for each sandpaper grit you commonly use. Make them 2-1/2 in. x 4-3/4 in. Spray adhesive on both a square of cork tile and each block. Stick a block to the cork and cut the cork flush with a utility knife. Then spray adhesive on a…

October 26, 2014
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Bygone era of logging

October 25, 2014

Logging’s roots in America stretch back to the early 1600s. Ever since the arrival of settlers in Jamestown in 1607, lumber has been essential to the North American economy. Today, the logging trade is an enormous global business, and it continues to be driven by ambitious workers willing to take on one of the world’s most dangerous jobs.

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