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Laptop Storage Tower
Scrapwood project to make a quick and simple project to store laptops in the office
Shut-The-Box Game
More than just a classic party game, this is also a Skill Building project that includes: Piston-Fit nested boxes, Learning to apply Veneer, Gluing in a Suede playing surface, and more!
Not Your Basic Coasters
Start with carefully choosing, sorting, and arranging scrap wood, and end with several sets of stunning coaster sets
Hexagon Coasters The Easy Way
Hexagons look tricky, but here is a quick and easy way to make them. (And I just wanted to make some cool looking coasters.)
Wood Jack-o-Lanterns
Never touch pumpkin guts again. (also, a fun little Halloween craft that can be made with just a few common power tools)
For the climber who wants to improve their finger strength
Ender3 V2
My first real print from my new 3D printer, which I think demonstrates what these printers are great at.
Laptop Stand
When using a laptop at a desk, a laptop stand really helps with the viewing and other ergonomics. Here's my simple design.
File Cabinet Organizer Boxes
I don't file much paper, so some sliding tray boxes make the filecabinet more useful
Osage Orange Bleeds
A story about what I found when I tried using Osage Orange to make Spatulas
Acetone Toner Xfer
How to use a laser printout and acetone to label my projects
Double Picture Frame
Building a Frame Within A Frame requires a bit of extra care but makes for an interesting project
Simple Stepstool Project
A fun and quick beginner oriented project that you can make in an hour with just a few tools.
How I Apply Polyurethane To Cherry
A Deep Dive into my foam brush finishing method.
Mid Century Modern Tray
Classic and Elegant, and also a great beginner's project
How To Enhance Your Picture Frames
Don't just frame a picture, enhance it!
Colourful Trivets
Make these beautiful by using exotic scrap wood
Making a CNC carving from a Pin
I wanted to make a large CNC carving, but I only had a pin, not a digital source file
Fabric and Epoxy Artwork
Combining quilting squares with epoxy resin in an artistic collage, framed with cherry
Monitor Stand
A routed recess, pencil groove, are two unique features
Beach Chairs
Comfortable and Classy, these are at home at the beach, festival, or campground
From Halogen to LED
Converting an arched floor lamp to be LED: An Experiment!
Reclaimed Desk Fan
Take an old computer fan and wrap it in wood and work a little magic to make this compact reclaimed desk fan!
Pliers Rack Experiment
For my wife's jewellry making tools. Sometimes basic and simple is the best approach!
Fan Hack Job
I decided to fix it instead of toss it. Beauty was neither the goal nor the result
Framing The Splatter
Saving something from the trash and framing it for the wall
Epoxy And Cookie Experiment
Playing around with a tree slice
Tabletop Easel
A Simple project, excellent for the beginner, which I took up a notch with some creative finishing
Mobile Cafe Cart
A challenging massive half-lap joint was the trickiest part of this fun project
Mid Century Modern Tray
My OLDEST woodworking project makes a great beginner or kids project
Lazy Susan
It looks simple, but there are a couple tricky bits that help it turn out the best
"Mirror" Image Cutting Boards
How small design decisions can make a big impact
Sienna Sliding Door Fix
Replacing the sliding door hinge is actually quite easy. You can do it!
LED lighting update
It's been almost two years since this experiment started
Canoe Paddle Door Decoration
It's not exactly a Christmas Wreath but we like it.
End Grain Coasters
A Random Layout and Contrasting Woods, make these a step above ordinary coasters
Spaceman Spiff Picture Frame
A Retro-Modern Curved frame using some wood with wild grain
Van Centre Console
I designed something smaller than the factory console, but it has more storage, and is more useful!
Better DIY on-camera mic mount
Making a simple extendible friction-fit mic mount for my homemade video microphone.
100 Year old barnboard shelf
Sometimes the story is more interesting than the project: A memento for a friend, from a piece of their family barn
DIY Wooden Thumb Drive
Make a custom wooden case for a USB thumb drive
Dice Tower
This one comes with a tray that it nests in, and is see through so you can see the dice tumble!
Walking Desk
A desk designed to fit around a treadmill, so you can walk while you work
Heirloom Push Toy
An Intricate Heirloom that will be cherished for years -- and makes a bit of a racket. (Plans Available)
T8 vs T8 LEDs
Comparing some new plug-and-play T8 LED bulbs to regular fluorescent T8 bulbs
Barbecue Platter
It's Not A Cutting Board! (But it does use many similar techniques...)
Custom Laminated Canoe Paddle
Just because I'm going to bang it on rocks, doesn't mean it can't be beautiful!
Canoe Paddle Rack
A simple little project to bring some order to your camping supplies storage.
Knockdown Guitar Stand
Building a solid Cherry guitar stand with maple accents (PLANS NOW AVAILABLE)
Build this popular European outdoor game in a weekend.
Epoxy T-Shirt Experiment
Turn a T-Shirt into a framed piece of artwork
LED strip lighting revisited
I have a better solution for using these LEDs strips as regular lights
Basic Bike Rack
A few basic tools and some construction lumber are all you need to build this.
Endless Calendar
A simple perpetual desk calendar you can build in a day
LED Lighting Experiment
Just how bright are those LED strip lights? Can they be used as regular lighting?
Hello Internet Nail and Gear Plaque
Carving and Framing the official flag of Hello Internet : nerdiness ahead!
Fan Fix Hack
It was a broken fan, but we can rebuild it! It's a total hack job, but who cares?
Nested Finger-Jointed Card Boxes
Two simple boxes nest together to provide custom storage for card games.
Tripod Topper
A custom camera mount for the top of a tripod
X-Wing Birdhouse
Take an ordinary birdhouse and redesign it to resemble the Rebel Alliance X-Wing fighter.
Stemware Storage Rack
Overhead storage for your wineglasses in this classy yet simple project
Stylish Cutting Board
Adding Curved Inserts to a cutting board to make it extra gorgeous!
Headphone Holders
Building some fun stands to hold your headphones. A fun and creative father+son project.
Plywood veneer Repair
How to quickly repair small areas of damaged veneer on your plywood projects.
Cajon (Box Drum) Build
Describes the building of a Cajon, two different ways.
Drawer Organizer/Pencil Tray
Simple project to build an organizer/pencil tray for a modern office desk, using reclaimed office chairs for wood!
iPod/iPhone Passive Speaker
Improve the sound of your iPod or iPhone with this quick, simple, and fun project
Cedar Strip Canoe Build: Part 6
Part Six : finishing up the cedar strip canoe
Cedar Strip Canoe Build: Part 5
Part 5 - almost done
Cedar Strip Canoe Build: Part 3
Part 3 of the canoe build.
Cedar Strip Canoe Build: Part 2
Part Two of the Cedar Strip Canoe Build
Cedar Strip Canoe Build: Part 1
Part one of a LARGE photo album documenting the building of a cedar strip canoe.
Interior Auto LED upgrade
Replacing ALL the interior lights in my minivan with LEDs -- no more dead batteries!
Cool Custom Beach Chairs
Build yourself some of these for the beach, camp, or cottage! (They pack flat!)
Side Grain Cutting Boards
A photo album of several different side grain cutting boards.
Tangram and Gift Box
Building a Tangram Tile set and presentation box
Cajon (Box Drum) Build
Describes the building of a Cajon, two different ways.
Picture Frames Build
Building the picture frames designed in 'Frame Design'
Designing Picture Frames
Using Sketchup in designing some picture frames.
Box Joint Trivets
Make some classy trivets out of interlocking pieces of wood.
DIY Bike Cargo Trailer
A simple inexpensive design for a Bicycle Cargo Trailer.
Build this traditional grub box, for your next canoe trip.
Magnets from Hard Drives
Have fun destroying an old Hard Drive to find two very powerful magnets.
Dado Strategy
An out of the ordinary project gives a chance to look at construction methods that makes quick work of a lot of dados.
Yarn Swift
Delight the knitter in your life with this elegantly simple project.
Canoe Paddles, Part 2
More fun with hand crafting canoe paddles. I'm getting better at this!
Canoe Paddle
A laminated hand made tool for summer paddling.
Air Rocket System
No Fireworks, No rocket fuel; Just some pipes, paper, and compressed air make for high-flying fun.
Monitor Stand
A simple ergonomic desktop support, with a splash of colour.
Microwave Stand Hack
Fit a pair of drawers into a microwave stand to reduce the clutter.
Spice Garage
A tambour door turns a basic spice rack into some elegant hidden storage in your kitchen
Serving Tray
After more than thirty years of service, it was time to replace a well used shop-class project with something new.
Bare Bones Bike Repair Stand
Some scrap wood, and a pipe clamp are all you need.
Calendar Frame
Lacewood for flair, Cork and Rare-Earth Magnets for useability, combine to make this project special.
Cutting boards
Watch out, making cutting boards is addictive.
Basic Kids Bike Rack
Bring some organization to your kids bikes storage!
Rhythm Box
Smaller than a real drum kit, and far less noisy!
1999 Michigalootapalooza
September 1999 'Galoot' gathering to make Shaker boxes