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Welcome to Be Inspired with Dominic, a.k.a. Dominic’s Woodworks. This site is meant to inspire you to go out into your workshop, set up a shop or get some basic tools and work on your kitchen table (I know I have in the past). Have a look around! Check out my Tea Light Holders and […]

Turned Christmas Tree Tealight Holder – Adventure in the Workshop

Christmas is a great time for making things. So what better reason to introduce my olders daughter to the lathe in this newest Adventure in the Workshop? She makes a Christmas Tree Tealight Holder from walnut. Her patience for sanding is not the best, but as she says, this way you know you made it […]

Table Saw – Tool Basics

The table saw is the centerpiece of most woodworking shops, at least in the opinion of many table saw owners. There are many things you can do with it, and if you are doing furniture on a regular basis there is probably no reasonable way to avoid getting one. Welcome to the second article in […]

Rolling Stamp from an old Garden Clog or Shoe

rolling stamp for footprints

Give your old garden shoes new life and pretty up letters, invitations, and drawings with this rolling stamp. In this video, I make one that leaves behind tiny footprints, akin to a gnome toppling over your inkpot and running over that important paper you were writing. Enjoy, please share the video, and remember to be […]

Tool Basics – If I had the tools…

Welcome to Tool Basics, the series about what your tools can do – and what you can do with your tools. If you watch some of the more prominent makers doing their thing on YouTube (or elsewhere for that matter), you are bound to find comments along the lines of “I could do that if […]

Storage Boxes from Scrap – Quick & Dirty

Today I share with you a technique to make multi-compartment trays or even shadow boxes from scrap pieces. With a slight modification, you can also make single storage boxes in large numbers for all your shop organization needs. And if you go that extra mile, you can turn what starts out as a shop project […]

Animate inanimate Things – Cthulhu-Wand

Animated Wand

I know it looks like I made another magic wand, but with good reason. I use it to showcase a very simple technique that you can use to animate things, i.e. make them move. And even better, you do not need microcontrollers, servos or electricity for it – springs and string are all that is required. […]

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