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Making Wooden Boxes – Quick and Easy

April 21, 2011 1 comment

Today’s post is a quick and easy read, inspired by a post on http://www.KimbertonWoodworks.com titled “A Simple Oak Box“.

Photo courtesy of Wilton Marburger

In his quick post Wilton shows you an oak box that he made using one of our old Router Box Joint Jigs.  He said, “this project was just plain shop fun.”  Well done Wilton, we agree!  Box making is one of the easiest ways for you to make someone a gift (hint, hint – Mother’s Day is only a couple of weeks away…better get to work!).  Here are some suggestions on how you can quickly and easily make beautiful, clean, sturdy boxes:

Use our Ultimate Box Joint Jig on your router table or table saw to easily make 1/4″, 3/8″ or 1/2″ box joints.  This is a woodshop  accessory that no woodworker should be without!

Get yourself a good Box Joint Blade Set for your table saw.  We have options from Oshlun and Freud, both will provide you with excellent, clean cuts and will make your life a lot easier.

Use our Eagle America or PriceCutter Box Side Router Bits to give your custom boxes a gorgeous, distinctive look and design.  See our Build-A-Box Value Packages for extra savings. That’s it for this post, but click over to our Box Making Supplies category to see even more options such as our new Spline Jig, Music Box Movements, Box Making books and more.

Make Woodworking Projects for Mother’s Day

April 14, 2011 Leave a comment

Just a quick reminder for you that Mother’s Day is fast approaching.  This year it is on Sunday, May 8th so you better get cracking on making her something special.  You are a woodworker, this is your chance to shine!  Use your router bits, saw blades, Kreg jig, sandpaper, wood glue and finishing supplies to make Mom feel loved.  Looking for some project ideas?  We’ve got them!  Click here for a few, we have the ideas and the tools for you to get the job done right.

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!

Woodworkers Are Hard To Shop For

November 23, 2010 Leave a comment

As you know, woodworkers are very hard to shop for and that is more evident at this time of year.  So do you trust your family to get you the right router bit you need?  Do you think they know that you need a new dado set for your table saw or that a Kreg pocket hole jig will really make you smile?  If not, then we have two suggestions for you.

We have put together a comprehensive list of Great Gift Ideas for Woodworkers.  This special category includes many of our most popular items categorized by price:  Gifts under $25, Gifts under $50, Gifts under $100 and for those of you who have been very nice this year, Gifts over $100.  You can easily send a link to this special category to your friends and family, or you could take it one more step.

You can click over to our site and create your own woodworking tool wish list.  Once you have added items to your list on our site you can easily email it to those close to you, or you can print it and hang it on the fridge as a subtle hint.  So with Christmas fast approaching, get to work on making sure you get the right woodworking tools under the tree…as opposed to another ugly tie or new pair of socks!

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