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Gecko Inlay Video

Here is a quick time-lapse video of me cutting out and installing one of the gecko inlays in the Garden Bench build.

Etsy Shop update

Padauk Curl

Padauk Curl

I just added more padauk curl bud vases to my Etsy shop.  Check em out here – Padauk Curl Bud Vase


Work Bench

I’m going to try to start a more steady and structured peek into what’s happening on my work bench. Maybe try to do a weekly post about whats happening in and around my shop.

-Off The Bench-
Oil_box_07I’ve recently finished a box for holding DoTerra Oils. This was a fun project. It had some pretty similar design elements to other boxes I’ve made, but I tried to change it up a bit to give it a different look. It turned out really well. You can find more info about it here — DoTerra Oil Box. I plan on expanding this idea and offering boxes in a couple different price ranges, but all with customizable racks and tray.

-On The Bench-
This week I’ve been tinkering with some LED lights I bought last winter. I’ve been wanting to make a lighted sign. But with this one I was mostly just seeing how the idea would work. I made a quick wood frame with some walnut, and then used a router to cut letters into a piece of acrylic. Then I attached the LED lights to the edge of the acrylic. This make the letters glow. I backed the acrylic with a nice piece of maple. Stay tuned for a photo/video. This is when it would be great to have a CNC machine, maybe one day. I eventually want to make a double layered sign of my logo, using red lights to light up the curl, and white lights to light the letters.

-In the Ether-
What’s coming down the line? I have a garden bench commission project that it due in September. Seems like a long time off, but it will be here before I know it. I will be building a 6 foot long cedar garden bench for a local elementary school garden. Only two design elements are decided on at this point. I will be adding a plaque to the back of the bench as a memorial. It will be a carved wood sign, that I will install on the bench. The plaque itself will be made by someone else. The second element is geckos. Geckos are the school mascot and I will be inlaying a few in various places on the bench. Should be a fun project, but I need to get to designing something soon.

DoTerra Oil Box

My website and social media pages have been pretty quiet lately. Mostly because what I was working on was a gift and I couldn’t post photos as I was going. But now I can reveal my most recent project. I was asked to make a custom box to hold DoTerra essential oils. Here is what I came up with. This is a cherry wood box with bubinga wood accents. There is the link to the page about the box. – DoTerra Oil Box

Some new stock on Etsy

I added some new stock on my Etsy Shop today.  I’ve added some flower bud vases.  More styles so come so keep watching.


Stop motion video

I made a stop motion video today. It was my first shot at making a video this way.  I think it’s way more fun making a video this way than a standard video. Need to work on some more sound effects and a better camera angle and lighting. But not bad for the first go round.

Flower Bud Vase

Playing around with some flower bud vase ideas. This is the first one, made with padauk scrap.  More to come.


The boards are on Etsy

All the Mancala boards are up on my Etsy Shop now. Visit my store –


Photo shoot…now be a tiger…wood

Photographing all the boards today, but probably won’t have time to go through all the photos and upload them to Etsy until later this week.



Seamstress for a day.

Tough guy woodworker spent the day sewing drawstring bags for the mancala boards. I could find any that would fit, so I made my own. Nine boards are complete. Just need to shoot photos of each one.


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