Pocket Screw joinery is a quick and easy woodworking joint that comes in handy in many projects. The best way to describe the pocket screw joint is as an enhanced version of the traditional butt joint. Here, a screw is added to the butt joint via a pocket hole drilled into one of the pieces. The screw essentially acts as the clamping force that keeps the butt joint together.
My niece’s daughter loves her dolls. Not only does she spend a lot of time lugging them around wherever she goes, she also has a daycare and school room at home where she can keep an eye on them. One day, I was going through my stockpile of lumber and dug out an old solid maple desk top I had salvaged for use on a rainy day. Although it wasn’t raining on the day I decided to do something with it, I was able to build this doll pendulum cradle with no other materials than the donor desk top. Follow along and see the transformation.
In prehistoric times, toys existed to keep cave-kids busy and entertained. In prehistoric times, parents first experienced stubbing their toes on scattered toys. In order to keep toys stored and organized, toy boxes eventually made their way into caves and homes. Often big enough to hold a child's wordly possessions, toy boxes became a common piece of furniture found in most children's bedrooms.
Many books have been written on the art of product pricing, but one element of pricing that is difficult to quantify is the level at which a product price can influence certain human perceptions and behaviors.
How much actual or perceived quality, value and uptick in social standing can a price have on a buyer, is something that can often be observed but not necessarily measured.
Premium priced products such as luxury automobiles and watches often have a loyal following of customers willing to pay those higher prices. Onlookers often perceive these customers as connoisseurs, leaders, discerning and successful to name a few.
While building your projects, there is always a sense of satisfaction if you manage to use some of your cut-offs from previous projects into your current masterpiece. There is something about using your lumber to the last inch that gives you the sense that you got your money's worth from that lumber purchase.
At times, you will likely also find yourself gazing at your cut-off bin thinking of projects that could benefit from this ever-accumulating stash of remnants.