Duplo / Lego Coffee Table

July 29th, 2015 No comments


I finished the coffee table I’ve been working on for the basement this morning! A rustic arts and crafts style with a bit of Asian / Greene & Greene influence. Made out of black walnut.

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Android powered wall mounted media/photo frame

June 30th, 2015 No comments

Cord path

A couple years ago I got a Google Nexus 7. Back when I had an iPhone 5 the bigger screen was awesome for reading and browsing. Since my phone screens have got larger I’ve hardly touched the Nexus 7 and it was just sitting unused.
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Hock Tools 5″ Chef’s Knife Kit

August 21st, 2014 No comments


At Woodworking In America last year. Ron Hock’s wife Linda convinced me I NEEDED to get their new knife kit. There is no shortage of knifes in my kitchen and I kind of have a minor obsession with chef’s knives, but I have always wanted to do some knife making and this seems a good way to dip my toe in the waters.

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Canton Brewing Company Beer Brewing Mashing Fork / Rake

June 28th, 2014 1 comment


Canton Brewing Company cares enough about their brewing process and supporting local craftsman that they hired me to hand make them traditional mashing forks for use in their beer production. If they care this much about the details of their tools I can’t wait to try their brews! Read more…

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Digging out the old video gear

April 14th, 2014 No comments

I want to do a video of my next woodworking project and I realized I haven’t shot video with anything but a cell phone in years. I dug though all the old gear and cobbled together a setup that should work better with a tripod etc…

Mostly this video was just a test of equipment and seeing what kind of color correcting and resolution tinkering I would have to do if I used both video from the DVcam and my phone. After editing etc it looks like the best I can produce is widescreen 480p video out of that camera… nothing great but unless you are watching it on a huge monitor it’s decent enough. Guess I need to to keep an eye on ebay to see if I can grab a camera capable of more modern video formats.

Coming soon…. making a chef’s knife with a Hock blade.

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