It is that time of the year again – I have too much scrap wood. To make Christmas a good excuse to get rid of some, I give you the Scrap Tree – and a present for you that you
will have to can make yourself! Find the template for it here! Enjoy, and remember to be Inspired!
It is my experience that bandsaw blades are meant to break – and like any other consumable they most definitly are. Here I use some old blades to make a device that will hopefully help me remove the dirt and crud that gathers at the bottom of beeswax in order to clean it up. Enjoy, and remember to be Inspired!
This is the first episode of a new series that I am doing, called “Adventures in the Workshop”, in which I try to teach my daughter Nina about the workshop and the tools I use frequently. But before we can dive into it propery, we needed to discuss safety. After all, I want my daughter to remain in one piece, and I imagine that you will feel the same about any kids you might want to introduce to the marvelous world of making. Enjoy, let us know what you think, and remember to be Inspired!
“It is so important to give back” is a common theme in thriving communities, and I believe that the woodworking community is one of those. In that spirit, you will find a list of tools and general workshop stuff in this post that I found I do not need anymore.
There is something magic about magic, and there is something weirdly relaxing about the Seventies, at least for those of us who have not actually lived there. Let me know what you think about this wand, and what the wizard (or witch) that used it would have looked like! Enjoy, and remember to be Inspired!
In the vein of many a video game inspired project (which reminds me to upload the “What have I done” on that subject), I give you the Skeleton Key, an item from Skyrim that served as an arcane master key. I have not quite gotten it to work yet, but I believe I am almost there… Watch how I made it and share it if you liked it! Enjoy, and remember to be Inspired!
This project started out as me turning a lidded box for this colorful indian spice mix that is supposed to help your digestion. It did help my turning skills, and to help whoever uses it to their helping I added a hidden feature to the central spire. Let me tell you, it has been hard resisting to make this any more clickbaity than it already is. Please share this project, enjoy, and remember to be Inspired!
Dust collection is a big topic in the shop these days, and so it should be. But some tools do not play well with a dust collector, and the lathe is on the top of that list with all those pesky shavings flying this way and that. So I came up with a solution that did not quite live up to my expectations, but even though I stopped using it, I give you – the lathe shroud. Let me know if you find some use for this in your shop! And as always, remember to be Inspired!
An air blower gun paired with a compressor in your shop is a great way to remove dust and debris, be it from a workpiece or a workbench. But while the looped hoses that are available offer some advantages, mostly in terms of reach, tidyness is not one of them. Fix that with a simple holder that allows you to put the loops in their place. And on top of that this can be made from scraps and in very little time. Enjoy, and remember to be Inspired!
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You probably know that I love the Plants vs. Zombies games, and so it might not come as a surprise that I wanted to make something based on them. After a long wait, the time has finally come – garden gnomes that are also plants! And not gnomes at all. Let me know what you think! Also, please share it with anyone you know who has a Zombie infestation in their back yard. Enjoy, and remember to be Inspired!