Longway's handy dandy little itchy fixer upper

    I frequently make my own Christmas presents rather than just go out and spend a few bucks on some body.  It doesn't have to be anything fancy at all to make a hit.  Some times the project is a big one and takes a lot of time for each individual copy to be made but some times, like the case of this little item, it doesn't take long at all.  i made forty something of these a few years ago for gifts and they turned out to be one of the most popular things i ever made for any body.  I used assembly line techniques and did each operation on each part b/4 going on to the next one.  Using this technique, i guess these took me about a half hour to forty five minutes a piece to make complete, including sanding and varnishing.

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