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A Barn for Becky

A close family friend has spent the a large portion of the past 8-10 years fighting a brain tumor. Recently her health took a turn for the worse. One of her dreams since childhood was to have a farm with… Continue Reading →

Jigsaw Puzzles Galore

One of the things I started making recently was puzzles. Puzzles seem to be the quarantine “thing to do” and while huge complex puzzles have never been my cup of tea, I have enjoyed making these smaller sized puzzles to… Continue Reading →

Laser Cut Maple Wooden Postcards

I recently tried my hand at making some postcards out of wood. They were fun to design and I made a video (below) you can watch part of the process.

Handmade Wooden Latter-Day Saint (LDS) At Home Sacrament Tray

With the outbreak of Coronavirus (CoVID-19) in early March of 2020, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints cancelled all in-person weekly church meetings. One of the ordinances that takes place during our weekly meetings is the Sacrament (Learn… Continue Reading →

Christmas Innkeeper Sign – Let Him In

My wife wanted a gift she could give to some women she works with at church, and I had some maple drawer fronts I picked up at IKEA in their as-is section. I was able to use them to carve… Continue Reading →

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 →

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