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Friday, November 28, 2014

Announcing the all new WWMM web site!

The new WWMM home is finally here! 



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 This is the final post here and will soon redirect to the For Mere Mortals portal.





Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Mere Mini: Make this oven rack puller in 30 minutes | Amex EveryDay




Running out of time to make gifts for the holidays? This oven rack puller is a fun woodworking project you can crank out in about 30 minutes. These are so quick and easy, you can make a bunch! I made mine out of a piece of scrap cedar.
Download a free cutting template here.
This video is part of the Amex EveryDay campaign and #HowToTuesday.
 

Friday, November 21, 2014

Make this wooden pull-cart and building blocks



Classic fun!

This set of blocks and cart is the perfect gift for any toddler. It helps them learn colors, shapes, counting, sorting and provides them with hours of open-ended play.

Big thank-you to Randy Sharp who has been making these for a while now and sent me his plans. It's based it on a similar set his 85-year-old neighbor received as a child. Some toys are timeless.






If you don't have any young children to make this for, you might consider making these for sale. Once you have your tools set up for each procedure, making a dozen is easy and quick, Each set is probably around $5 worth of materials and I can imagine selling a set for $50. Retro, non-electronic toys are very popular.

Auction

You can bid on this project here. 100% of your winning bid goes to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, granting wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions.

Plans

WWMM Pull cart & building blocks (pdf)
SketchUp file
Randy's original plans