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Doctor Who / Tardis Wall Hangings

Doctor Who is one of my favorite shows, it’s campy, sweet, action packed, and fun. With that I mind, I decided to try making some wall hangings using the iconic Tardis (Police Box) and some fun quotes from the show…. Continue Reading →

Funko Pop Wonder Woman Display Shelf

My wife is a huge fan of Wonder Woman, and collects Wonder Woman related things. I decided to build her a display shelf for her Funko Pop Vinyl Figurines. I designed it in Illustrator, then cut it out on the… Continue Reading →

Nativity Set with the X-carve

With Christmas just around the corner, I thought it would be fun to make a nativity set with my CNC machine. I set up each layer with a tab of the same length, so they could be glued together. If… Continue Reading →

Leather and Wood Pen / Pencil Case using an X-Carve

I made a leather and wood pencil pouch using my x-carve, leather scraps, and thumbtacks. It turned out pretty well and the new owner loves it. Check out the video below: I learned a couple of things in the build… Continue Reading →

Carving a Fox Trivet / Cutting Board with an X-Carve CNC Machine

I recently purchased an X-Carve CNC machine; this was one of my first projects. I used Easel and Adobe Illustrator to create the design. Watch the video here: Tools Used: V-Groove Router Bit – http://amzn.to/2DqeLVb 1/8 inch Upcut Router Bit… Continue Reading →

Harry Potter Deathly Hallows Lamp

I started this project about 6 months ago, but time got away from me, and I didn’t make any progress for quite a while. I finally finished it and it turned out better than I imagined it would. It currently… Continue Reading →

Building a Children’s Climbing Wall

I built a climbing wall for my kids this past week out of an old piece of vinyl fencing and some leftover pressure treated 2×6’s and 2×8’s. I had a bunch of handholds that had been laying around for a… Continue Reading →

Field Notebook / Sketchbook

I collaborated with another YouTube creator and made a sketchbook for her. It was fun to do, and she loves it, so win-win. We both did a video, me of the creation of the notebook, and her of using it…. Continue Reading →

Fun with a Glowforge

I had the opportunity to use a Glowforge recently. It was so much fun, and opened up a world of possibilities. Watch for more videos using the Glowforge, there will definitely be more to come. If you have any ideas… Continue Reading →

UGears Wooden Dynamometer Model Assembly

I received a gift from my wife for Christmas, A UGears Dynamometer model. I used to make a bunch of plastic models as a kid, but haven’t done a wooden model before. It was nice to not use glue. It… Continue Reading →

Putting up the Christmas Tree (Time Lapse)

My kids decided to take it upon themselves to put up (and decorate) the Christmas tree this past weekend. So, while I was outside tinkering, they got the job done. I set the camera to 5 second interval time lapse,… Continue Reading →

Super Mario Brothers Brick Table

My youngest son wanted a bedside table, and my oldest wanted to make a Super Mario Brick Lamp. So I decided to combine the two, and came up with this. The basic measurements are 16x16x16 for the block, and 16×18… Continue Reading →

Wooden Marble Track

I was recently commissioned to make a wooden marble track for a friend’s grandchildren. It was constructed out of oak with babinga accents. It was a lot of fun to make, and I had several ideas on how to make… Continue Reading →

Rustic Picture Frame / Shadow Box

A co-worker of mine collects fossils and was looking for something to display some Megaladon (pre-historic shark) teeth. I had some old lumber laying around, and decided to make him a rustic frame using glass from an old picture frame,… Continue Reading →

Building a Garden Storage Shed

Once upon a time, I had a 3 car garage. I could work in my garage without moving cars anything else. It was awesome. Currently, my two car garage (which only fits one car) is also my workshop, so I… Continue Reading →

Rustic Napkin Rings

With the holidays just around the corner, I thought it would be fun to make some rustic napkin rings for Thanksgiving Dinner and other holiday festivities. They are super simple, though boring through the branch pieces can be a bit… Continue Reading →

Neckerchief Slides (and Drill Press Lathe)

My two boys are always losing their cub scout neckerchief slides, so I decided to make them some new ones. It was a fun project, but one takeaway was — I need a lathe. Any recommendations? Also, I need to… Continue Reading →

Exotic Wood Shopping on Hawaii Trip

On the trip to Hawaii, I also stopped over at a native/exotic wood store, Aloha Woods, (http://alohawoods.com) and shipped home some fun specimens to use in later projects. I hope you enjoy the video, please comment, like and subscribe to… Continue Reading →

Hawaiian Vacation

I recently had the opportunity to visit Hawaii with my wife, my siblings, their spouses and my mom. No kids. To put it simply, it was amazing! We took a cruise around the islands, and saw many beautiful vistas and… Continue Reading →

DEWALT DW734 Benchtop Thickness Planer Unboxing and First Use

I recently purchased a new tool for my woodworking hobby. The DeWalt DW734 thickness planer. I have gathered several waterbed frames (2×10 and 2×12’s). They are finished with paint, stain, and/or polyurethane. Using a belt sander tends to create heat… Continue Reading →

Vintage Fire Extinguisher to Lamp

I found an old fire extinguisher in my grandfather’s garage after he passed away, and decided to turn it into a lamp. The whole project took around 12-14 hours, but it was worth it in the end. Below are the… Continue Reading →

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