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Serving Trays

Serving Trays

I recently decided that I needed to make some more small scale projects, both to do them because they are sort of traditional projects and because it can be easier to sell a $45 serving tray than a $3,000 table or desk. These were also a good way to start getting my...

Recent Projects

Inktober 2019

Every October is declared 'Inktober', a month of daily drawing primarily using ink as a medium. In the past I drew all the time, everything from doodles to full on art pieces. But it has been a long time since I have been serious about it. Inktober 2019 has provided...

Antique Dashboard Clock Rebuild

Dad brought over this clock that he got at either Sun & Fun or AirVenture a few years ago. When he picked it up it was a non-working, sort of filthy, but cool, old clock. Knowing that I love clocks (and watches) and that I had some watch repair training, he left...

Rustic Bathroom Holders

You see these things all over Pinterest, cast iron pipe room fixtures for towel racks, lighting, random things to hit your head on, and so on. My office is one of those extremely eclectic places that is part fishing lodge, part steampunk submarine, part comic book...

VF-1 Veritech Model Rebuild

I was a huge model builder growing up. A lot of us 70s/80s kids were. But as I got older I had less time for the hobby and eventually put everything in boxes when we started moving around the country. And this did not help my models survive since they were mostly just...

Maple Countertop

I built this countertop out hard maple for a client. I struggled a bit with this one because the boards were cut very close to the final length before they even got to me. Add to that the client did not want to see any bow ties in the top to help limit any future...

Pine Workbench

It was time for a new workbench out in the shop. Instead of slapping something together in a couple of hours and moving on, I decided this would be a good time to continue to improve my skills at laying out mortise and tenons and building without the use of screws. I...

Custom Barn Style Doors

Recently one of my neighbors finished building his house. Unfortunately for him, he changed his mind about the doors he wanted to use after all the framing was done and sheetrock hung. This left him with door openings that no standard door would cover so...