Succulent Holder Dec13

Succulent Holder

Plants are supposed to brighten the office, so I made a succulent holder with some of my other favorite plants, maple, walnut, mahogany and...

Easy Pen Holder Dec02

Easy Pen Holder

After a recent cutting board build, I had a beautiful maple cutoff that I couldn’t bring myself to throw out.  Due to its small size and irregular grain pattern, it wasn’t useful for many other projects but I did manage to find two small walnut pieces that mated nicely with it....

Sapele Coin Rack Nov02

Sapele Coin Rack

Now that I’m 100% civilian, it’s time to show off some the shiny things I’ve collected during my time in the service. While most challenge coins are circular, many that I’ve received over the years are uniquely shaped, such as the Alamo-shaped “Alamo...

Around the World Board Oct23

Around the World Boa...

I don’t know what I’m going to do with this board. Display? Cheese? Wherever it ends up, it’s going to be a handsome addition to the kitchen. There’s oak, teak, sapele, walnut, wenge, cherry, maple in this one. Here’s the before and after from a simple mineral...

Scrap Shockwave Oct15

Scrap Shockwave

I did some art. The scrap shockwave: my statement piece built from cutoffs. It’s about 3/4” thick and composed of 17 different species!...

Walnut Stool Oct11

Walnut Stool

This was a really fun project that’ll definitely get some good use around the house.  I didn’t have any particular design or plan in mind and sorta just went with it as I started cutting.  Cutting compound miters without pre-planning was a challenge, but it all worked out well in...

Shukai San Jose 2017 Oct09

Shukai San Jose 2017

Last weekend, San Jose’s Japantown was host to the Shukai car meetup. Unlike many other car shows which award prizes in various classes of vehicles, this event was more of a show-and-tell of car owners and enthusiasts. This year Shukai had an impressive assortment of German supercars,...

A-maze-ing puzzle Aug29

A-maze-ing puzzle

… I’ll see myself...

Charger Storage Aug19

Charger Storage

As you’ve noticed by now I have lots of gadgets, and that means lots of chargers and battery packs to keep them running.  But the counter near the outlet is always a mess, so something had to be done.  This storage solution is built from a solid block of walnut with a thin maple trim....

Badge Holder Aug13

Badge Holder

I’ve collected a good number of badges over the years from various security conference and Maker Faires, and for months they’ve lived in a drawer out of sight. With a small investment of some square bend hooks and leftover maple plank, I created an elegant display for my badge and...

Honeycombs Aug03

Honeycombs

I enjoy the look of contrasting hardwoods and recently I’ve discovered the beauty of inlays in cutting boards. This designed was inspired by some geometric designs I saw recently on the web. I have quite of bit of thin exotic hardwood planks and I thought it would be a great look to...

Army “A” Cutting Board Jul31

Army “A”...

I make a lot of cutting boards throughout the year and my go-to style is a 1.5″ endgrain: it’s easy on the knives and looks great. In this latest project, I added a bit of automation to create in inlay of my college logo in the upper left corner of the board. Using a 1/8″...