We live in a world of stainless steel spoons. They are perfectly stamped, easy to clean, and easy to use. Like any good tool you forget your spoon in favor of your soup (or ice cream, if you prefer). So why am I carving spoons? Here’s the thing, most of the spoons in the world… Read More


I recently made my first traveler’s notebook. These are sometimes called ‘midori notebooks’ but I think that’s a trademarked name. The main component here is the leather cover. The idea is that you create a leather wrap with elastic cord, so you can add and replace individual signatures. This one is made of bison leather… Read More


My most recent project is a bit more difficult to show. Instead of using steel tools to make wood a different shape, this one is all in bits and bytes. I wanted a simpler way to share links to this blog, so I bought another domain (I know, this hobby is getting expensive). After much… Read More


Do you remember this xkcd password comic? Well I love it. This is such a good idea that I wrote a script to do this. Disclaimer: I am no security expert; I am just a nerd. Do your own research and make your own decisions. This info is provided for entertainment only. If you choose… Read More


This is a mini muddler: for making short drinks. What is a muddler? A bartender’s tool for crushing leaves and berries so the juices can escape into your glass. Big brother muddler: for muddling or beating up intruders. Baseball bat muddler, for home runs. Carved muddler for hipsters, Or anyone who likes facets. Emergency muddler… Read More


Today I opened a package that I had forgotten that I had ordered. It was a $0.76 mini chip amp from China. I wanted to test it, so I searched to see if I had any free drivers. Lo and behold I had a busted laptop from my brother’s college days. A few minutes with… Read More


I finally finished setting up my shop last night and posted the wallets I have been making recently. Let me talk about my goals with selling things here: I want to fund future projects. I spend a lot of my discretionary money on tools and supplies so that I can realize a vision. That gets… Read More


I have enjoyed making coffee scoops lately. These are short and sweet compared to many of my projects. They have a beginning, middle, and end without much extra anywhere. In short, they are fun. Left is walnut, the roundest of the scoops. The middle two are hawthorn that my dad cut from the woods in… Read More


Perhaps one of the things I miss most from childhood is the deep-seated belief that everything can be fixed. This picture shows two girls, drawn by the 3-year-old. She tells me that the one on the right has been bitten by a crocodile. According to the story, the girl went into the crocodile’s ocean and… Read More