Reclaimed Oak and Cherry Cigar Box

Posted by Jeffrey Burke

I went out of town to visit an old buddy last weekend and needed a way to safely transport a few stogies with me. I used some scrap cherry and scrap reclaimed oak i had laying around and began building. The Box may be a big large for most cigars but it holds cigars that are about 6″ and 1″ in diameter. I went ahead and CNC carved my new logo for The Rusted Nail just to see how it looks as well. Sealed with Danish oil and ready to go.

Beer Openers

Posted by Matthew Lumbard

A few bottle openers I made with just a table saw, Router and air nailer. took me about and hour and a half to cut and put together 1 of the box catchers ones. The one with the mason jar took a little bit longer because I am not that experienced with the router. Then like my other projects it’s off to the paint department AKA mom. She painted the different logos on the openers.

Medal display

Posted by Ben Jones

Hi, my name is Ben and I’m from the UK.

I recently got into woodwork and this is my first project that I’m happy with, it’s a gift to my wife for her running medals,which is her new hobby, it’s made from part of my kids old bunk bed, it’s not perfect but I’m pleased with it

Sturdiest Stacking Sawhorses Ever

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Stacking Sawhorses. You just need seven 2×4’s.

There are about one million different ways to make a sawhorse. I’ve designed and built about four types myself! But each time I build a pair and start using them, I discover things that need improvement.

Here’s why I like this design: it’s simple to build, but elegant. It’s sturdy, but fairly lightweight. The only lumber needed to build the pair are seven 2×4’s. And best of all, they stack easily.

Stacking sawhorses made with 2x4's

A single sawhorse provides support for cutting boards. You can clamp the work piece to the top for even more support.

For a bigger work surface, drop a plywood board across two sawhorses.

Sawhorses have also become very popular in office and live/work spaces as cool inexpensive makeshift desks. In this case, I suggest building the stacking sawhorses and take the time to sand them down nice and smooth and either paint, stain, or finish them. A double thickness of ¾” plywood will be perfect for a desktop and I would screw it onto the sawhorses.

Building the stacking sawhorses

First, cut out all eight legs. Four will have 22.5° bevels on each end, and four will have 22.5° bevels on one end and 45° bevels on the opposite ends.

Arrange the legs so that one 45° bevel meets up with the face side on the other board. Make sure all the angles are facing the correct way.

Use glue and 2-1/2″ screws to connect the legs.

Align the legs by setting the cross braces on the ground and squaring up the top piece.

Screw the top and cross braces in place.

With the sawhorse tipped on its side, line up a board, draw a line where it meets with the front braces, and cut it out.

Screw these end braces into place, driving the screws into the legs.

Stacking Sawhorse Plans

Waddle Ducky

Posted by Brendan Butcher

Brendan From Namibia, with project 5, Scarp pine and curtain dowel, and a lick of paint with rubber from an old tyre inner tube for feet.

for a cute waddle duck, learnt the long way that the hole for the axle needs to be larger than normal to allow for the waddle action. fun and quick project done after hours as a destress, making sawdust can be so soothing.


Memorial Flag Display

Posted by Chris Hinterman

My best friend Steve, a Vietnam Vet, recently lost his battle with cancer. His wife allowed me the privilege of building a display box for his flag. Steve and I spent many an hour in the workshop building things together. He was with me in spirit as I completed this project. It’s built out of red oak and stained to match the bookshelves and cases he had built for their home. A brass plate is on order to be attached to the base. The two sections are separated by a couple ebony keys from an old piano in honor of Steve’s love for music.