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Make a whistle

whistle-200x148Make a whistle that you can use to signal, play a tune or just show off your carving skills.

Use nature to make great gifts

walnut-photo_main.jpgMother’s Day is coming up. Show your mom just how great she is by making her a gift inspired by Mother Nature herself! Topped off with a homemade card, it will be a present Mom will never forget.

How to make a camera-phone stabilizer

stabilizer-200x148To take great smartphone photos, you need to hold your phone steady. This simple, easy-to-build smartphone stabilizer is one way to make sure your cellphone photos and videos will be shake-free.

How to build a pet-bowl stand

petbowl-200x148Step-by-step directions for building a raised pet-bowl stand to provide a comfortable place for your dog or cat to eat and drink.

Make a paracord watchband or bracelet

paracord-200x148A paracord watchband makes a great gift or can be used as a survival tool. Unraveled, it provides about 10 feet of handy paracord for fixing tent lines or tying together broken gear. You can even use the line inside the cord for fishing line.

How to make a twig table

twigtable-200x148Twig, or bent willow, furniture was popular in the United States and England during the 19th century. With a few tools and some twigs and branches, you can make this durable rustic table today.

Build a secret-code wheel

cipherwheel-200x148Writing secret messages is easy with this cipher wheel. It scrambles the alphabet so nobody can read your message except your buddy with an identical wheel.

Make a candy dispenser

candy-200x148You can make this dispenser for jelly beans, gumballs or any other hard candy that will fit in it.

Build and fly a box kite

kite-200x148You can make this kite with easy-to-find materials from your hardware or craft store. Lightweight materials will help it soar, even in a mild breeze.

How to Make a Duct Tape Wallet

Duct tape comes in 2-inch-wide rolls and is available in many colors. Use some to make this handy wallet that will last for years.

Three fun electronics projects

Make a doorknob touch detector, a quick-draw game and a super-sensitive current detector with parts you can get a local stores.

Make a ring toss game

This ring toss game is perfect for a picnic, Scout meeting or just while hanging out with friends and family.
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