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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 →

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 →

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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 →

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 →

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 →

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