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  • Step 2: Sanding the Guitar

    Now, you must sand out any relief cuts left in the corners. As you can see, the bandsaw has left cuts in the corners that need to be sanded. For this, I used a sanding drum attached to the drill press. This is time consuming, but worth it. Once you have this all sanded down,…

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  • Step 1: Shaping the Guitar

    Shaping the Guitar is a difficult step. This will take a lot of time and will be challenging. You must obtain a Guitar body blank that can be bought at any wood specialty store. For my guitar, I just used a large piece of swamp ash, but you can also get different types of wood…

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    Chevron Pallet Mounted Hanging Mason Jar Vase

    The original vision for this project was to hang it inside above our foyer table…but in needing to take photos with better light, I moved it to the front door.  I actually really like it as an alternative to a wreath  – it’s different, cheerful and welcoming! I’ve been wanting to try a pallet project…

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    Etched Cutting Boards

    Text and images by Amy Christie for Design Mom. Tree illustrations by Eloise Renouf. As I mentioned yesterday, I’ve created a 3 part series of cool gifts you can make with a wood-burning or etching tool. Today’s project: cutting boards! (Find the first project here.) When the holiday season rolls around, I often wish I had a…

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    DIY Bath Bombs

      Looking for easy things to make and sell? Bath bombs are super popular right now, thanks to stores like Lush that sell fabulous ones. Making homemade bath bombs may look tricky, but I promise you it is not. Mix, mold and package your goods, then sell them with cute wrapping and tags.

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    DIY Prism Light Candle

    I just saw these for sale on Amazon’s new site, handmade. Beautiful scatter candles like this cast amazing shadows when lit. Make them with mason jars and glass stones from the dollar store. You will need some patience when it comes to letting the glue dry (don’t use a glue gun, as candles melt the…

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    Washi Tape Mini Wood Pallet Coasters

      Looking for easy ways to make money from home? How about making these adorable but affordable coasters that look just like tiny painted pallets? Made with only craft sticks, glue and washi tape, you can customize the look of these DIY pallet coasters and create endless possibilities. These need to be packed well, but…

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    No Sew Pillow Cover

      I saw these at a craft fair where a couple was selling them for $50 a piece. The cute colors and fun patterns just make you want to go touch them (and hopefully buy them and take them home) Check out the tutorial by Put and Pull to learn how to make these highly…

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