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Here's My Woodworking!
By Eddie Howard

My shop was featured in the December 2018 newsletter. It had just been completed shortly before the article was published. Since that time I have made several things.

I have liked woodworking since a very young age. I watched my Dad use his woodworking skills to build many things early on in my life and always thought it was neat to be able to take a few pieces of wood and make something with it. I compare it to assembling plastic models, which I also like to do, but with wood I make my own pieces and then assemble them.

I get a lot of enjoyment every time I'm working on a project. There's not much I'd rather be doing than building something in my shop from wood. I have a feeling of pride and accomplishment in what I have built every time I complete a project.

Although I enjoy building furniture the most, I really like making just about anything that can be made from wood, whether it be rustic or modern. I get requests for different projects plus I get a lot of ideas online. A lot of times I will see a picture of something that looks neat and I just want to make it myself even though I haven't had a request for that particular item. Most of the projects pictured were for myself, family and friends.

I never seriously considered making Cornhole boards until our Church had a need for some so I volunteered to make a couple of sets. Since that time I have made several more.

Building furniture is my favorite thing to do. I built this bench seat to go under my bedroom window.

I built the bench below for someone else.

I built this shop chest for myself since I needed something with wider and deeper drawers than what I currently had. I also built the cabinet above in the second picture.

My shop sign. Letters and blade teeth were cut with my scroll saw.

A birdhouse made out of pallet wood.

Below are a few things I made as gifts, with the use of my scrollsaw.

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