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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. If you are interested in purchasing a Glowforge for yourself,… Continue Reading →

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 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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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