I need woodworking gift ideas!
August 12, 2008 12:44 PM Subscribe
What nice hand-made gifts can I make as a beginning-to-intermediate woodworker?
posted by WinnipegDragon to sports, hobbies, & recreation (18 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
Members of my family make very nice handmade gifts on a regular basis, and I've never had the drive to do the same before this year. In the past year I've outfitted a decent garage workshop and become quite familiar with the tools I have. So, this year I want to try my hand at making my own gifts for them this Xmas.
I have some ideas already, bird houses for my 'birder' sister and father, and a zen garden for my wife's uncle, but I'm struggling to come up with other ideas.
The tools I have available are:
- Mitre Saw
- Table Saw
- Router w/ Table
- Rotary Saw
I have an array of clamps, and hand tools as well. I'm comfortable using all these tools, and I've had some practice with staining and finishing as well.
Bonus points for smaller items that can be easily shipped since the family is somewhat scattered across the country. Links to free plans would also be very much appreciated!