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Making Christmas Ornaments from Maple and Bloodwood

I spent some time this past weekend making some Christmas ornaments. To begin, I started off by cutting squares of 1/8″ maple and bloodwood. I then glued them together cross grain, to create basically a 2-ply plywood that would be… Continue Reading →

Making Epoxy Resin Jewels

I made recently made my first foray into using epoxy resin. I’ve watched a bunch of YouTube videos of people using resin, and finally decided to take the plunge. It was definitely a using learning experience. Watch the video below,… Continue Reading →

Making a Table Saw Push Stick

My father-in-law is a woodworker, and has built some fun furniture for his grandchildren as well as jewelry boxes and clocks for his kids. For his birthday, I decided to make him a gift that will help him keep all… Continue Reading →

Making a Clock From a Thrift Store Vinyl Record

My nephew wanted something “Utah State” for Christmas and I wanted to do something with a vinyl record on my X-carve. It worked pretty well, though to be honest the vinyl sort of micro-shattered rather than cut.

Three Timezone Mantle Clock

While this might not be as fancy as the Weasley’s clock in Harry Potter, it is still a fun way to see what time it is where your kids are. I was commissioned to make this by a neighbor for… Continue Reading →

Cello Cheeseboard / Serving Tray

I decided to try making a “shaped” cutting board / cheese board / serving tray. I thought a fun project to try would be something with inlays, and so a cello came to mind since it has the holes where… Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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