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Woodworking Gift Tips from The Shop Monkey

December 11, 2010 1 comment

Our friend Tom Iovino over at Tom’s Workbench is once again featured in the December/January issue of Wood Magazine.  This month’s article is titled “Living in the Present – Keep your sanity during the holidays”.  What a great article on making woodworking gifts!  Keep reading below…

Tom "The Shop Monkey" Iovino is back - are you living in the present?

The article can only be read by purchasing the current issue of Wood Magazine, they don’t offer it online for free for some time.  However, here are the three key tips Tom covers in the article:

  1. Start Early
  2. Build it Small
  3. Stick to the Known

You need to buy the magazine to see what else Tom has to say but I couldn’t agree with him more!  However, with only 2 weeks to go until Christmas you might be in a pinch to start early this year.  At this point you should build something small and stick to techniques and tools that you are familiar with.  At Eagle America we have some great project suggestions for you:

  1. Make Holiday Bowls and Trays – they are very quick and easy to make, the perfect mass-production weekend project.  We have the router bits and router templates you need to get the job done right the first time.
  2. Make Hardwood Signs – Help your loved ones personalize their woodshops, homes or offices.  Again, we have the router bits and router jig you need to get it done now.
  3. Make Beautiful Keepsake Boxes – A project that lets your loved ones keep their jewelry or other keepsakes protected.  We have the router bits and box making accessories that you need to make that box beautiful…and even to help it sing.

Time is short, stop reading this blog post and click over to Eagle America today.  Pick a project, get your supplies…and get to work!

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