How to Make a Vacuum Chamber

August 4, 2016

Why a vacuum chamber? Vacuum chambers can be used for many things but three primary uses come to mind: stabilizing wood, degassing silicone and Awesome experiments. There are many other uses but the only three […]

Burnt Up Necklace Display

June 14, 2016

A friend of the family runs an Etsy shop called Lily and Maze and was getting ready to do a local craft fair a while back. She asked if I could make her a necklace display, […]

Monkey Moment #03 – Handscrew Vise

June 9, 2016

Need to do some hand tool work but don’t have a proper work bench and vise? Out steps the wooden handscrew clamp to save the day! I’ve always coveted those with a traditional workbench and it has […]

Make a Tapering Jig

May 27, 2016

Every now and then I run into a cut that should be done with a tapering jig but since I’ve never had one, I generally get it done with some creative clamping. I finally ordered […]

How to Inlay Metal

April 29, 2016

Some projects require a little something extra whether it’s a metal bracket to strengthen a joint or something to cover-up an unsightly mistake. If you ever find yourself in one of those situations, consider inlaying […]

Shop Tour 2016

April 14, 2016

I’ve been in my new home and shop for almost a year and a half now and have been wanting to put out a shop tour since I got things somewhat sorted out. It kept getting […]

Slide Away Table with Counterweights

April 7, 2016

When I had an opportunity to get the X-Carve from Inventables, it was a no brainer that I needed to go for the 1000mm version. Of course I needed the extra size for the large projects and […]

Mesquite Firewood Navigator Rollerball Pen

March 24, 2016

Last September my friend and I purchased a used lathe that came with tons of turning tools as well as boxes and bags of miscellaneous turning related kits and accessories. Since then I’ve only put it to […]

Monkey Moment #01 – Giant Moving Cart

March 3, 2016

Welcome to the inaugural post of the short format Monkey Moment series. I’ve been wanting to do a “quick tip” type of series for a long time and just haven’t gotten it done. I’ve actually shot […]

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