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A fish ladder. Keep stacking until all your pieces are used, then cap with one of the "sandwiches."

A cleaning rule. A damp rag over the end of a 6" rule is handy to get in between the pieces for glue cleanup.

brads home. You'll have to tilt your square slightly to register it against the first long piece as you find the placement of the second long piece. Repeat until all the single pieces are used up. Try to avoid too much glue squeeze-out - and if (when) you do get squeeze-out, wrap a damp rag around a 6" steel rule to get in between the pieces and clean it up while the glue is still wet. The final piece (the head or tail, depending on how you look at it), is simply glued in place,

then the entire piece is clamped until the glue is dry.

Choose Your Animal

Now trace the fish pattern (or whatever shape you like) on top, and cut it out with a jigsaw. Clean up the cuts with sandpaper, drill a hole for eyes (and hanging), and you're done. PW

Megan is managing editor of this magazine. E-mail her at megan.fitzpatrick@fwmedia.com.

Megan is managing editor of this magazine. E-mail her at megan.fitzpatrick@fwmedia.com.

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FiSH STiCKS TRIVET

Fish sticks

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MATERiAL

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Cross pieces

V2

2

8

Red oak

□ 10

"Spine" spacers

V2

2

2V4

Red oak

Jigsaw to shape. To keep yourself from having to do too much end-grain sanding (not fun), use a good jigsaw blade to cut down on blow out. (We recommend Bosch "Xtra-clean for Wood" blades.)

About This Column

Our "I Can Do That" column features projects that can be completed by any woodworker with a modest (but decent) kit of tools in less than two days of shop time, and using raw materials that are available at any home center. we offer a free online manual in pDF format that explains all the tools and shows you how to perform the basic operations in a step-by-step format. You'll learn to rip with a jigsaw, crosscut with a miter saw and drill straight with the help of our manual.

Visit iCan doThatextras.com

an jsdo That

to download the free manual.

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