Last night I wanted to make knives, but my belt sander is too loud. Instead I made this. It is a turned and carved cup in pincherry. This is my second cup ever and I must say it turned out better than the last one. An important focus for me here was to make the… 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


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


In my last post I talked about upgrading my 3d printer to use a better hotend with interchangeable nozzles. Since then I have broken and fixed my printer again. First the break. The new hotend has one of those pipe fitting clamp things that grabs on to the bowden tube (the tube the filament runs… Read More


Let’s get this out of the way: 3D printers are awesome. I have had mine for about a year and a half and it has let me build fun and crazy things like my homemade keyboard. But 3d printers are obnoxiously slow. It makes sense; it’s the world’s tiniest glue gun putting down layer after… Read More


The other day I finally figured out how to sharpen my hook knife and so I took a shot at making a spoon. In the end it turned out a little bit leaky. In this process I realized that I needed a decent carving knife for the outside. So that’s what I made. First I… Read More


On its way Today I put the karambit into the mail. It is on its way to the (hopefully happy) owner. Before the knife was ready to ship I needed to make a case for it. Instead of a traditional leather sheath I decided to go with a wooden case. I borrowed a little bit… Read More


Today I trekked to home depot where I bought a 12-foot long 8-inch by 1-inch pine board. This board would become a toolbox. The Japanese style toolbox is a versatile form. I first encountered it in Toshio Odate’s, Japanese Woodworking Tools, their spirit and use. I already use one of these toolboxes all the time… Read More


I wanted to build a left-handed gaming keyboard, mostly to see if I could. Here’s what it looks like: Constraints There actually are already one-handed gaming keyboards on the market. They range from the $130 setups from reputable brands to $25 no-name Chinese gadgets. It was important to me to: build this myself spend less… Read More