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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 →

Dead Poet’s Society Lives

They’re poets. They’re dead. They have a society in the afterlife. True story… probably. Celebrate your favorite poets from yesteryear with this fun T-shirt. Can you name each person’s first name? Extra credit: can you name a poem by each… Continue Reading →

The Scarlet Letter T-Shirt

The Scarlet Letter is a tale from classic literature by Nathaniel Hawthorne. It tells of a three main characters in a small Puritan community that are involved in a love triangle. The daughter, Pearl ties the trio together.

Bicycle Trailer Upcycle to Wheelchair Bicycle Trailer

My oldest daughter has cerebral palsy due to a Cytomegalovirus infection while my wife was expecting. We had a bicycle trailer that we bought from a thrift store when the children were younger.  After they all grew out of it… Continue Reading →

A Tale of Two Kitties T-Shirt

The second in a series of T-Shirts based on classic literature. This one is based on Charles Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities. This is a variant on that, because — cats. Only lighter colored shirts are available due to… Continue Reading →

Quoth The Raven, Nevermore…

I have started to design some shirts based on classic literature. This is the first one, The Raven, by Edgar Allen Poe. I have a Charles Dickens’ based one coming soon. Are there any that you would like to see?… Continue Reading →

Plaid Envelopes (Free Printable)

My dad and both of my grandpas wore a lot of plaid shirts. Plaid reminds me of them. Since Father’s Day is right around the corner, I made some fun envelopes to go with a gift. Each of the 12… Continue Reading →

Rewrite the Stars (The Greatest Showman)

If you haven’t seen the movie, The Greatest Showman, you owe it to yourself to see it. It is visually amazing, and even for someone who isn’t crazy about musicals, there will be songs stuck in your head for days…. Continue Reading →

Mother’s Day Cards (Free Printable)

Mother’s Day in the United States is just around the corner. I’ve created a fun free printable that works for all ages; it comes in both pre-colored or black and white to color yourself. The printout appears as shown with… Continue Reading →

Graduation Pennant Banner (Free Printable)

It’s that time again. Graduation — whether it be college, high school or pre-school, these cute printable banners with a graduation cap make for a fun addition to the party. The printable Graduation Pennant Banner (PDF) also includes water bottle wrappers… Continue Reading →

Daisy Banner (Free Printable)

Sometimes you need some banners. Sometimes you want flowers on them. Sometimes you want choices. Sometimes you want LOTS of choices. This free printable has got you covered on all fronts. They are 8.5×11 PDF’s but you can size them… 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 →

Fantasy Sign Post

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 →

Star Wars Valentines

Some fun Valentines I made for my daughter, you can print for your loved one. Hope you enjoy them!  

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 →

New Rustic Desks From Old Waterbed Frames

I’ve had some old waterbed frames (mostly 2×8’s and 2×10’s) that I picked up from a thrift store a while back for $2 each. When our basement flooded last summer, it ruined some of the furniture, one of which was… Continue Reading →

Meal Planning Calendar

One of my wife’s biggest pet peeves is figuring out what is for dinner, just to have the kids turn up their noses. When you are one ingredient short of another amazing meal, it becomes equally frustrating. I made this… 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 →

Night-time Glow Sticks

After Halloween, the kids had some glow sticks, so I decided to do some long-exposure photographs in the evening. Despite no auto-focus and glow sticks of differing brightness, I think they turned out pretty interesting.

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 →

L Family Fall Photos

Fun photo shoot with a cute family!

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 →

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