Dovetailed Keepsake Box

This box will provide you with plenty of practice with dovetail joints. This box will provide you with plenty of practice with dovetail joints. You’ll get to hone your sawing skills with through dovetails on the box’s front. Have fun with the half-blind dovetails on...

Jewelry Chest

Finely crafted details and a bookmatched veneer top make this jewelry chest a real gem. When you first look at this jewelry chest it’s hard to know where to focus your attention. The elegant veneered lid opens to reveal a beveled mirror and a divided tray. Below...

Contoured Keepsake Box

Great-looking veneer and hardwood plus a few interesting woodworking techniques add up to a memorable project. Splined miters and contoured sides are the focal points of this beautiful box. The hinged lid not only has an interesting profile but it features a veneered...

Sliding Lid Boxes

Finger joint boxes aren’t too common anymore. But they are still strong attractive and can be built quickly and easily. Before plastic and cardboard people stored and carried things in wooden boxes. The smaller of these boxes were often joined with finger...

Pinhole Camera

If you’d like to practice your woodworking skills and take a trip back to a simpler age this pinhole camera kit will provide both. When this project article was written it was done as a look back to a simpler time in photography. Since that date in 1999...

Heirloom Music Box

It’s not often that you can build an heirloom project in such a short time. Especially one that sounds as good as it looks. A lot of craftsmen have a music box on their woodworking bucket list. The pleasant sounds of a music box can calm crying babies and...

Fish Whirligig

Here’s a great opportunity to take a detour from the ordinary and dip your toes in the whimsical waters of folk-art projects. Energy from the wind is directed along the shaft to open and close the mouth of the fish and move the tail from side to side. Bearings seated...

Ribbon Handle Box

This imaginative design not only makes a wonderful gift it’s also a great way to build your woodworking skills. Building boxes is a fundamental woodworking skill. After all the techniques used to build a box are also key to many furniture projects. And when you...

Sculpted Wood Vase

Have a prized piece of wood you’re looking to use? You can make this vase with just a few cuts at the band saw. This vase design is a great way to use a few of those special pieces of wood you may have squirreled away over the years waiting for the right...

Routed Bowls

You can make great-looking wood bowls without turning or carving. A template and simple router accessories make it easy. The greatest challenge to making bowls with a router is figuring out a way to make a deep enough cut to form the inside of the bowl. But the simple...