Revealed Grain Tulip

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​Items Needed ​Ryobi 16" Scroll Saw 1"x8"x? piece of scrap pine TRANSFAST Wood Dye Powder - Coral Pink& Medium Green Ryobi Drill Dico Nyalox Flap Brushes 80, 120, 220 grits Torch  DAP Rapidfuse  Spray Adhesive  I think it's been a million years since my last blog post... yeah... sorry about that. So here is a quick and easy ...
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Meet Christie of Cfisherart

Meet Christie of Cfisherart
Christie is a very talented artist I had the pleasure of working with a few months back. I came across her plate glass paintings and was floored by them, we ended up doing a really cool collaboration followed by a giveaway.  Couple months ago I asked her, how did you get started? She took art classes at Lakeland College and opened up an Etsy s...
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Heart Attack!

Heart Attack!
DIY Valentine Heart Frame  February 14th is just around the corner and we can't think of anything better than a handmade valentine! I teamed with some very talented ladies and we are pleased to showcase the first annual Maker's Heart Attack!  The Heart Attackers & Their Projects Sarah @thecreatedhome   http://thecreatedhome.com/2...
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Valentine Heart Frame

Valentine Heart Frame
​These Spalted Sycamore Heart frames are super easy to make and sell very quickly! They feature a modular design so after Valentines Day is over you can simply remove the Revealed Grain insert  and place anything into the frame!    I wo uld like to thank my good friends Sam of DIY Huntress Adam of Lazy Guy DIY Tamar of 3x3 Custo...
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Perry Florist

Perry Florist
This live edge black walnut slab is one of my favorites!  The finish is simply food grade mineral oil and wax! Nothing fancy, just a practical easy to maintain finish that I use on all my surfaces that will be coming in contact with food. You can use this just like a regular cutting board, so what if it gets some knife marks, I am a firm belie...
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Day 13 DIY Candy Cane!

Day 13 DIY Candy Cane!
​Items Needed ​1"x4"x12" Piece of scrap pine Candy Cane Template (I just google "candy cane silhouette") 3M General Purpose Spray Adhesive  DAP Rapid Fuse Wood Adhesive Folk Art Acrylic Paint  #429 - Winter White Folk Art Acrylic Paint  #435 Napthol Crimson  Scroll Saw Drill Bandsaw Torch Nyalox Flap Brushes (40, 120, 220 g...
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Ryobi ONE+ 18-Volt Compact Radio with Bluetooth Review

Ryobi ONE+ 18-Volt Compact Radio with Bluetooth Review
Ruff and I take this thing everywhere. It has withstood some rugged abuse and continues to impress.  Details Integrated bluetooth wireless technology for ultimate versatility to stream full audio up to 30 ft. away Multi-mode selector allows the choice between FM, AM, Aux and bluetooth modes 1-Amp USB port charges most portable electronic devic...
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Rustic 4x4 Pumpkins Tutorial

Rustic 4x4 Pumpkins Tutorial
A ton of maker's fall line at one point or another carried the mega-popular 4"x4" rustic pumpkins. If you do a quick Etsy or Pinterest search for 4x4 pumpkin you'll see an array of different styles, decorative ideas and sizes. It's a no-brainer to add them to your line, they're quick, easy to make, and this style will offer a bit more appeal to you...
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Spooky Ghost DIY Tutorial

Spooky Ghost DIY Tutorial
"Spooky" is part of the limited edition Pica Line of fall decor for 2016.  As a limited run only five of each design was made they are all numbered and indexed.  If you are interested in purchasing an original you can certainly check my Etsy  to see the availability!  (Note: The version created for this tutorial is not part...
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Mulberry Ajax Picture Holder Exclusive

Mulberry Ajax Picture Holder Exclusive
​The Mulberry Picture Holder is  a limited production item sold exclusively from The Mulberry Bush Boutique in Toronto, Canada  
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Running a woodshop is and isn't hard work!

Running a woodshop is and isn't hard work! I started out building things I needed, I remodeled the living room and wanted some shelves to hold the randomness I had been collecting. Enter the shanty-2-chic sisters into my life. Someone showed me these floating ledge shelves they made and I said "I could make those in two shakes of a lambs tail" well...
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Revealed Grain

​ Revealed grain is a variant of an ancient Japanese finishing technique called "Sho Sugi Ban". There have been some folks claiming they developed the process, unless they're like a 700 year old Japanese man, I don't exactly understand why they would make claims. I stumbled upon the technique, most likely the same way they did, trying to create Sho...
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About Me

About Me
My name is Matt, I started "woodworking" at a young age. I made a CD rack in my grandfather's garage and felt I was totally ready to build a desk upon finishing. To this day I've yet to build that desk! Instead as a kid I got really good at pounding nails into trees and building shacks. As time went on life started happening and I began pursuing ot...
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