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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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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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A rustic bombproof farmhouse / harvest trestle table for a family kitchen.

December 2nd, 2013 No comments
I started hunting for Windsor chairs about a year ago and it took a few months to find a used set of birdcage Windsors I was happy with on craigslist. I did a bunch of experimenting with milk-paint and then refinished them. After refinishing them I think they worked well for this project. I think I’ll have to make my own chairs for the dining room table.
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A slab top for the Japanese Workbench

May 31st, 2013 2 comments


These days my life revolves around the lastest addition to the farm, our daughter.

I spent the last few months franticly finishing some renovations so she didn’t grow up in a construction zone. Right before she was born I finally got around to finishing up my Japanese Workbench that I started over a year ago. Read more…

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Simple frames for the home.

February 7th, 2013 1 comment


Most woodworkers I meet always started the same way; you need to do a project or two around the house, so you buy a tool or two and it just escalates form there. Thats how it started for me and I’m guessing that if you are just starting out that’s how it is for you too.

One of the most basic projects that always seems to be made are frames. Whether it’s for a picture or a mirror it’s a great starter project. Personally around our house right now we have 4 rooms under renovation. One of these rooms had an old mirror with no frame that had just been glued to the wall. Water from the sink had worked itself up under it and ruined the edges of the reflective material. Additionally years of sloppy painting has left the edged looking distinctly tie-died.

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