DIY Drink Coasters and Holder

DIY Coasters and Holder
Here is a really easy project using just a table saw and a cross cut sled to create some really simple coasters and a holder. I used walnut for the holder and some pitch pocket cherry (gummy cherry) for the coasters.   Tools and Items Needed Tablesaw Crosscut Sled Router (optional) Sander 

DIY Wedding Cake Knife

DIY Wedding Cake Knife Curly Maple Handle | Full Tang Walnut Blade
My cousin is getting married in November and I wanted to make something a bit unique and sentimental for her. I saw Jon's work over at the The Jawn Shop  and thought, wow a wedding cake knife?! That's it thats what I am going to make her. So I reached out to him, asked for run down on what to do and the tips he shared are in the video!  C...
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Resin Molds and Website Work

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​I began work on a few resin / walnut chunky hearts. I had an interesting piece of walnut break off a log I was Turbo Planing yesterday. I cast them in Stone Coat Countertop's Casting Resin along with some of their pigments last night after the Ray Lamontange show. This morning I popped them out of the soap mold and it was ...
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My Tools for Woodworking

My Tools
​I've gotten quite a few questions about what tools I use and recommend. I wanted to create a list of the core tools and equipment I use daily. Keep in mind, there's a ton of quality equipment out there, some fits right into our budget, while others... we can dream right?!  A lot of makers will tell you  "Buy the best " or "Save...
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Epoxy Resin Color Basics

Resin Color Basics
​Epoxy resin is quickly becoming a really unique and creative outlet for woodworkers to accentuate their work. You can literally cast almost anything into the resin, fill voids, create an impervious surface... the list goes on! For this tutorial I used a brand new pigment type and company I never tried before. This was literally the first attempt w...
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Carved Arrowhead

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Tools Needed ​ Ryobi One+ Angle Grinder Ryobi Cordless Palm Sander Ryobi Jig Saw Arbortech Ball Gouge   (affiliate link) Arbortech Turbo Plane   (affiliate link) Dico Nylalox Flap Brush   (affiliate link) Old Barn Milk Paint Oil + Wax Dap Rapid Fuse Glue   (affiliate link) Twine or Synthetic Sinew 1.5" P...
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Charcuterie Board Template

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​This was one of my more successful hand-drawn shapes! I had some beautiful scrap wood leftover from a breakfast in bed tray and figured I'd try... once again at a cool shape! My board measured  12"x4"x1" before cutting out and the thumbhole was accomplished with a 1" forsner bit. The round over was just a 1/2" round over bit You can download ...
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How to Make a Knife

How to make a Knife
​ Christmas is just around the corner and my dad is really hard to shop for. He's the stereotypical "wants nothing" kind of person. He does carry a knife and I thought making some custom scales from a tree on the farm would be a really cool gift! I wanted to make a cool handle, with minimal labor and material. There are many different knife kit opt...
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How to Remove Christmas Tree Sap

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 It's that time of year when we all trek into the fields and cut down our very own tree for the holiday season. You find the perfect tree, take a sip of hot chocolate and chop that mofo down.  Then the real "fun" begins... needles everywhere, oozing sap on the carpet.. .on your clothes, hair ect. I've got an easy solution! Use mayonnaise ...
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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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Spooky Ghost DIY Tutorial

Spooky Ghost DIY Tutorial
"Spooky" is part of the limited edition Pica Line of fall decor for 2017.  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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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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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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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  

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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