07th Mar 2017

Wooden Whistle

I have fond memories from childhood of making a whistle out of a branch from a tree. When summer comes I’ll make one and post it here but in the...

25th Feb 2017

Violin Rack

Rob showed me this cool violin rack concept so we decided to make some for fun. I’ve drawn it up and have a couple problems to work on. I will make...

18th Feb 2017

Towers of Hanoi

Here’s something fun! I made the oak one about 20 years ago for a fun summer project. I just made a quick one up from some local pine and maple....

30th Jan 2017

Wood Doorstops

Check out these door stops I made from local wood.

08th Oct 2016

Name Tags

As a tool library volunteer I’m making some name tags for the other volunteers. I decided to get Jonathan involved with his new CNC machine. Also there are a bunch...

01st Oct 2016

Bamboo Parol Lantern

Here’s a 24″ bamboo Parol Lantern Frame. This is made from 3/32″ bamboo from bamboo blinds! I’m very pleased as it is very rigid. DIY Bamboo Parol Lantern Here’s how...

27th Sep 2016

Wood Coasters

Jonathan bought a 3040 CNC machine with a 350W DC spindle. He’s already a machinist but I’m familiar with this particular machine class so I I’ve been showing him some software tool-chain...

19th Jul 2016

Custom Cutting Boards

A quick and affordable to make a unique gift is to laser engrave a cutting board. Check out these examples that I made for friends.  

05th Jun 2016

Ottawa’s Wood Earrings Maker

This has proven to be a lot of fun. We have lots of wood on hand and are starting to try experiments. I kick started the project by picking five...

02nd Jun 2016

Earring Stand

I’ve been making a lot of earrings and necklaces so I need some stands for them. Here are some of my experiments so far.

29th Apr 2016

Recovered Wood Clock

This wood is from Michael’s hydroponic vegetables in Smiths Falls. It was on that project for many years and then it was used for a cart for the CNC613 project....

06th Mar 2016

Wooden Business Cards

One of the perks of a laser or other CNC cutter is cool business cards! I’ve been using wood for my business cards. Exotic hardwood has been cool but oddly...

29th Feb 2016

Wood Gears

I was asked to make some gears in plywood. I made them in three layers out of different colors of wood. I used oak and maple ply. They came out...

29th Feb 2016

Wood Clock

I helped Gina make this clock by mounting the clock spindle. I used the CNC613 machine to pocket out the back. The face was lasered and the back was wood-burned.

29th Feb 2016

CD Holder

I was asking Dave to not throw out any CD spindles at work since I can use them. Minutes later he handed me this flat pack CD holder from hardboard...

29th Oct 2015

Pew Pew! It’s Halloween

For handing stuff out to kids, I don’t like candy so like to make small toys. In the past I’ve made rubber band planes. What to do this year? Perhaps this rubber...

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