Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Nifty Ideas: Woodworking

Another round of fantastic nifty ideas I have discovered. You too may become inspired by these nifty things and in turn create your own. If you have any of your own nifty ideas please share them with me I'd love to learn about what is nifty to you!

I'd love to have a handmade wooden garden dibble. What a great gift for any gardener. The maker also has another excellent item a gardening paper pot maker. Brilliant! This could really help me with starting seeds next year and use up some of those newspapers we have laying about. He also has beautiful non-gardening items such as rolling pins and pepper mills.

My husband loves to make all kinds of things and often spends most of his weekend in the garage creating. After many of my weekends were spent having to help him hold large pieces of wood so he could cut them I searched for a solution. (It's hard to fix supper AND have to step outside to hold large sheets of plywood every 10 minutes.) I found a 3 Row Ball Bearing stand at Rockler (his favorite woodworking store) that serves as an excellent replacement for me. Bonus it won't fidget like I do so the cuts will be even more accurate.

Another great tool he likes is this Clamp-It corner clamp from Rockler. He is on a furniture/cabinet kick right now so this is a fantastic help in keeping those corners square. The bonus for me is not having to play a woodworking twister game with him to get the corners square as he frantically clamps together drawers or shelves.

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