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ONE PROJECT—AND 3 WAYS TO GIVE IT

About 30 days ago I posted the first of, what was supposed to be, a series of gift projects great for holiday giving. The snag was, 25 days ago I busted my pelvis—sort of negating the “series of gift projects” idea. Some day soon I’ll cover the “How to screw together a busted hip” project (definitely NOT a DIY thing) but for now here’s another gift project.

0-tic-tac-toe-jpegIt all got me to thinking there are 3 WAYS TO GIVE GIFTS LIKE THIS: 1) You can build the actual project and give it, 2) You can give the gift of time by offering to build the project with a kid, grandkid, friend or spouse, 3) You can give the gift of know-how by wrapping up the book in which the project first ran. All ways are good ways. Today we look at a simple TIC TAC TOE shelf featured in “Ridiculously Simple Furniture Projects.” Stay tuned for more (unless I crack the other hip.)

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A simple woodworking gift for holiday giving (#1)

Okay all ye DIYers, woodworkers, crafty people and gift makers, here is the first in a series of holiday gift project ideas for your perusal (and construction); from the pages of “Ridiculously SImple Furniture Projects.” It’s pretty straight forward—and as long as you’re gearing up to make one, you might want to think about making several. There are even printable plans at http://www.ridiculouslysimplefurniture.com/ridiculouslysimplefurniture.com/Home.html 

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HAPPY sawdusting! (And if you want a signed copy of any of my books for gift giving, just give a shout.)

“Books Say Holidays Best”; a win-win-win thing

Happy cyber-book-Monday! Workman Publishing (in conjunction with my publisher) is running a WorkmanHoliday2015_1200x900_VF promotion. If you go to the link listed below and type HOLIDAY into the promo code box you’ll get 20% off. PLUS they donate a copy of their “Good & CHeap” cookbook to a person or family in need. Sort of a win-win-win thing. The link is http://goo.gl/zRDsLc

SIMPLE HOLIDAY GIFTS ON KARE 11

Spike is gonna be on KARE 11 this Friday (Dec. 12th) at 4:00 demonstrating how to build a few simple Christmas presents including the always-entrancing “Houdini Wine Bottle Holder” and a few other projects from RIDICULOUSLY SIMPLE FURNITURE PROJECTS and THE BACKYARD HOMESTEAD BOOK OF BUILDING PROJECTS

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