Here is a new and exciting aspect of wood turning, similar to traditional style turning except for gaps left between each segment. Step-by-step instructions and color photographs illustrate a basic vase project that can be completed in a weekend. You won’t need any special turning equipment or tools other than an easily constructed jig. Wood…


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PVC pipe is cheap, versatile, durable and simple to work with, making it the perfect material for projects in the home, farm, garden or workshop. Long-time homesteader Charles Sanders has come up with 101 projects that can be constructed from PVC piping, including a small-scale greenhouse, hanging planters, livestock or pet feeders, gutter cleaners and…


HOUSEKEEPING 101Accidental Housewife (n): an individual who manages the household unexpectedly, unintentionally, by default, or by chance, with minimal skills, a glass of wine, and little interest in mastering her/his domain.Once upon a time lived the 1950s housewife who joyfully followed her domestic duties. Todays housewife is anything but traditional, yet some things never change:…


Hone Your Woodworking Skills One Box at a TimeWhen it comes to great woodworking projects, it’s hard to beat boxes. Using a minimal amount of materials, you can craft wonderful gifts or items for sale. And it’s a great opportunity to use those pieces of special wood you’ve been hoarding. The real trick to successful…