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Detail Shot - Captain America

Captain America & Iron Man Lath Art

There’s a folk art that was especially popular in the New England states called “Lath Art.” Basically, these folk artists would take strips of lath from lath and plaster walls and make pictures out of them. They sometimes will also recycle old lobster traps for the same purpose. Typically, the pictures were rural or nautical […]

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Fallout Bottle Openers

Here is a fun project.  A buddy of mine really likes the Fallout game.  So I thought I’d make a Fallout themed bottle opener with cap catcher.  I decided I’d do a Vault Boy image on the bottle opener and distress it so it looks like it made it through the apocalypse. I used a […]

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Deadpool Scroll Saw Portrait

I started live streaming from my workshop on Twitch in their creative channel.  Twitch is a video game live streaming service where like-minded folks gather to chat and watch each other play games.  Not too long ago, they opened up a creative channel where Twitch members can show the stuff they make.  They do all […]

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Tea Holder

Tea Holder

My wife and I are tea drinkers.  We’re not obsessive about tea.  But we do enjoy 3-4 cups of tea each week.  Instead of keeping bags of our favorite tea in an ugly cardboard box, I made this tea caddy.  I used a cedar fence board. I cut all of the pieces at the table […]

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Finished Storm Trooper

Storm Trooper Art

Here is a fun little project I did in honor of the new Star Wars movie.  I found this stencil on the internet and brought it into Inkscape.  I used the Trace Bitmap tool and saved the SVG.  I imported it into Easel and cut it out.  I did a shallow cut of 1/16″.  It […]

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XCarve CNC Assembly

I’ve been wanting a CNC Router ever since the CarveWright came out a number of years ago from Craftsman. I was really excited about the possibilities it would add to my workshop. Unfortunately, the CarveWright had awful reviews. So I bided my time until another consumer-grade CNC hit the market. The XCarve from Inventables came […]

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