Due to the huge amount of primitive craft plans and patterns available, this main category for these items. Both free and fee plans are listed so check the Link Type for what you are looking for. All of the listings involve the use of of some wood in making the project.
For the cost of a mason jar and a dollars worth of wood, this candy dispenser is so simple to make and can be made so quickly that you could probably sell them for less than ten dollars at craft shows. Watch them fly off your display! Sawbuck projects! Cut it out from scrap wood you probably have in your workshop. Beginner skill level.
A six board stand that you can quickly assemble to display quilts or blankets. Or even place over a heat vent on the floor and hang your coat and mitts! Paint as you like or leave it natural. Beginner skill level.
This was my first pattern, made when I was just learning to use a coping saw and bit and brace and was too small to reach the top of the workbench! Cut from 3/4 inch pine. Round over all edges and leave natural or stain as desired. Stain is better than paint because the gun can be stained again when it gets nicked and dented. Beginner skill level using a scrollsaw.
This is a simple to make toy that is great fun. The blade assembly is placed in the launcher - the end of an 18 inch piece of strong twine is inserted in the blade dowel and the string is wound around the dowel by turning the blades clockwise. Hold the launcher away from you face and give the twine a sharp pull. The helicopter will leave the launcher and fly up, up and away!This is a 1 page pattern. Be sure to print all parts and join together to get the full size pattern. Resize to suit your needs. Beginner skill level using a scroll saw should be able to accomplish this project easily.
Use these fish with our Fishing Boy #05-WP-171 or they can be used alone by mounting on a board as a wall decoration for folk art projects. Colours are suggestions and you may paint them bright colours to make a Koi or Goldfish, or other species. Beginner skill level.
Sawbuck projects! Cut it out from scrap wood you probably have in your workshop. Most plaque shapes can be made into slanted book shelfs, just like our whale of a tale book shelf. Beginner skill level.
This pattern could be used to display a fox or coyote. Paint like shown, or paint all black and then detail the lines a white/grey to provide details. This is a 5 page pattern. Be sure to print all parts and join together to get the full size pattern. Beginner skill level using a jig saw or scroll saw should be able to accomplish this project easily.
These mini-shapes can be used in country style craft projects. This page will deal mainly with detailing these small shapes. Of course, they may be decoratively painted if you have the skill, but there are other useful techniques too. Try dipping the pieces in stain and then painting a single detail such as a heart or design over the stain. Dip the pieces in a wash (thinned paint that is opaque similar to stain) and paint detail lines or use a permanent ink felt pen or paint pen. Try an antique finish by painting the plaque a light color and when dry, lightly wipe with a dark stain to age the paint. See the patterns for more options. Beginner skill level.
Sawbuck projects! Cut it out from scrap wood you probably have in your workshop. Whether you use them for identifying your street address, or paint them bright colors to add to your childs room decor, you can count on this design to make you a few bucks at craft shows. Beginner skill level.
Sawbuck projects! Cut it out from scrap wood you probably have in your workshop. You only have to reach into the oven once and touch your arm on the hot metal to prove how valuable this little tool can be. Beginner skill level.
Sawbucks projects! Using the smallest of scrap wood pieces. This playing card box can be made to hold one or two decks. Most decks are 2-1/4 inches wide but check your cards before starting. Beginner skill level.
Mother Duck points the way. Make multiple baby ducks! Use on trails and pathways to point the way for trail walkers. Paint as you like or all black as a silhouette. Beginner skill level. Two sizes of drawings for each duck included.
A pattern set of playhouse furniture that can be used for any playhouse but this could also go with the Townhouse plan R-FCP-WPCPC91K. Includes the wall and floor panels for the Townhouse, as well as a Dining Table, Fern Stand, Headboard, Footboard, Phonograph, Armoire, Bassinet, Victorian Woman, Victorian Man, Parlor Chair, Nightstand, Hanger, Dining Chair, Fireplace in stone and tile, Jelly Cabinet, Lingerie Chest, Antique Trunk, Vanity, Cat, Library Bookcase, Plant Stand, Sofa and Hall Tree.
We have found that this particular house is very popular with the Red Squirrels in our yard. We always put out a couple just so the Squirrels will leave the other birdhouses alone and not chew the entrance holes to enlarge them. Finches and some Sparrows prefer a 2 inch diameter entrance hole 4 inch to 5 inch above the floor and a body cavity of approx. 6 x 6 x 6 inch high. This Barn shaped roof may be adapted to fit the materials you have on hand. Resize to suit your needs. Beginner skill level.
Sawbucks projects! Using the smallest of scrap wood pieces. These two pages continue the bandsaw box technique to include logs rather than glued-up blocks of finished lumber. The wood must be dry and free of cracks for best results! Intermediate skill level.
This is an updated version of an old folk toy. Still a lot of fun for kids and adults too. The astronaut goes up with alternate pulls. Pull the string tight and falls back down. Scrap wood is all you need! Easily scale the pattern on your printer to make the size you want. A perfect beginner project for scouting, guides and 4H Club woodworking projects.
Layering is simply breaking down some of the detail lines on a plaque into separate pieces and assembling the pieces with glue to form the entire project. This Rocking Horse is an obvious example, but the technique may be used to decorate or improve many other designs too.
Weathervanes are simple to make and are quite popular. Use as wall decorations,appliques or add a dowel and base for a free-standing project. Rooster and Arrow (assemble with glue) may be 1/2 or 3/4 inch stock. If you use 3/4 inch stock, try carving or rounding the edges to take away some of the thickness. Beginner skill level.
This is an excellent stand for collectible plates or to display a photo frame or artwork on your desk or shelf. Scrap wood is all you need! The pattern is drawn full size and you can always reduce or enlarge the pattern to resize your stand. Easily scale the pattern on your printer to make the size you want. A perfect beginner project for scouting, guides and 4H Club woodworking projects.
Weathervanes are very popular as wall decorations and as free standing decorations when added to a dowel and base. We try to increase the appeal by using weathervanes as racks for hats, pot, holders, keys, dish towels, cups, etc. by adding pegs, cup hooks or L-hooks to the arrow or spaced around the Rooster body.
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