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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 →

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.

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 →

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 →

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