The Death of Rats has been guarding our home against supernatural incursions around Halloween for a few years now, but I finally got around to redoing it with a skeleton and a light show of its own. Let me show you how I made it, so that you can make your own – or something […]
While the “Garden Gnomes” are enough to repel your basic zombie attack, they fail when the undead come in force. So to keep our house, our brains and, apparently, our cookies safe, I need to enhance our protections – with a tree! Enter the Gigatorch! Remember to be Inspired, and keep reading if you want […]
This is the first video in a series about the Rauhnächte, those nights “between years”, i.e. around new year. Where I live, these nights were said to have special properties. Learn what they were, and how to score a lump of gold from the devil (but don’t get your hopes up) in this video. Enjoy, […]
You can never have enough Christmas decoration, right? There is a technique called “Reifendrehen” that involves a lathe, but you can use the basic principle to make a bunch of similar pieces on your table saw as well to produce mass ornaments. Watch the video to see how it works, and read on for some […]
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 […]
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 […]
In order to make something that would be eligible for the Challenge Tree contest, I show you how to make a simple tealight holder. Keep watching, though. I said simple, not boring. Enjoy, and remember to be Inspired!
Recently, Chris Pine made a wall holder for his Galileo thermometer. His video reminded me of our own such device that was gathering dust on a shelf. Inspired, I wanted to make one myself, and put a little spin on it – or, shall we say, take a hands-on approach. Enjoy, and remember to be Inspired!