Dominic's Woodworks

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Be Inspired!

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 […]

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. […]

Tintin Rocket LED Lamp – Fly me to the Moon!

If you ever read the Tintin story “Destination Moon”, chances are that the iconic rocket design with its slender curves and the bright colors stuck in your mind just like it did for me. When it was time to make a LED-based project for a challenge (hosted by HolzwurmTom), I decided to pay homage to […]

Tanis Wheel of Fortune – a Sketch

Tanis is a podcast about a strange place and even stranger events, with mystery and Lovecraftian undertones. When I binged the first seasons in my shop, walking the short distance back to the house in the dark was an interesting experience. While I would recommend listening to Tanis if you are a fan of the […]

Chess Pieces on the Spindle Sander

chess pieces in a spindle sander showdown

I have long since wanted to make chess pieces in one way or another. Then, when Meyer Maschinenhandel approached me and asked whether I had an idea to showcase one of their spindle sanders (the Record Power BBS2). I had just the right piece in mind – 32 pieces, to be exact. Using a square […]

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