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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 →

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 →

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 →

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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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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