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Build a ship in a bottle

Something about a ship in a bottle doesn’t seem to fit. Oh, that’s it — the ship! Learn the secret to create your own ship in a bottle.

How to make twig pencils

twig-200x148Twig pencils are fun, easy and cheap to make. And the expressions on your friends’ faces when you start scribbling with a stick will be writetious!

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

You can make this fun wooden dispenser for jelly beans, gumballs or any other hard candy that will fit in it.

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.

Make a whistle

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

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.
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