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Industrial Steel Frame & Butcherblock Wood Desk

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This build is made possible by Waterlox tung oil finish, find out more HERE It’s been a few years since I’ve done any serious metal working projects so it’s great to be back! The legs are welded from some really beefy 3×1.5 tube steel for some substantial looking legs, plus some rebar X cross braces, mostly for ascetics and to …

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Reclaimed Living Walls

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This square living wall piece was made entirely from reclaimed materials. The main frame is made from reclaimed pine wall paneling and the front frame is made from pallet wood with pine kerf accent strips. It hangs up on the wall with some simple D ring hardware. This set of 4 was made as part of a display for the …

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Transparent Table Saw

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Alright, I am super happy with this thing. So simple but it looks so cool! The table saw insert was made from 3/8″ acrylic I found in the dumpster where probably half of my projects start out. I’m just saving this as a zero clearance insert and will use the stock one for angled cuts. Note that I am very …

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Inspirational Living Wall Frames

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Nothing to see here, just one of those tacky wall pieces ;). I wasn’t expecting much from these but I was pleasantly surprised with the outcome. All the different texture, shapes, and colors actually make these really fun to look at. The main frame is made from pallet wood with a 1/4″ plywood backer-board. Letters were cut on the CNC …

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Rustic Wall Crates (made from 50 year old Apple Bins!)

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These wall crates were built to hold little knickknacks on the wall with a cool rustic display. They were built by reclaiming some wood from some old 50+ year old apple bins that had been decommissioned at an apple orchard in MA that a viewer of mine runs. There is some awesome cherry hidden under there!! I’ll definitely be planning …

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Turning a Wavy Ash Bowl in Quebec

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I visited Pat Lap (from the Le PicBois channel) in Qu√©bec last month and we got to spend some time in his shop! I turned this live edge bowl/hat out of a piece of ash that was the other half of a log from the video he did with Sterokroma. I can’t believe I got to work on the Frankenslathe!! …

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Cherry Carpenter’s Toolbox Urn

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This box is an urn for my grandfather who died this past month at the age of 82. He was a cabinet maker by trade and did the full range of carpentry and woodworking. The only safety warnings that will ever resonate with me came from him, I picture his 9 fingers every time I go to use a saw. …

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Giant 16″ Disk Sander for the Lathe

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Homemade 16″ disk sander for my lathe, 2 tools in 1! The sanding disk is made from doubled up 3/4″ plywood mounted to a face plate. The table is made from 3/4″ plywood too mounted square to the disk. It attached to the lathe bed using 4 bolts at the location where an extension bed usually mounts, although I’ll probably …

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Segmented Cherry Urns

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This urn was turned from cherry and purpleheart (finished with tung oil) for my grandfather who just died at the age of 94. He just now started slowing down and just left the world peacefully which was fitting for such a empathetic, persevering, and influential man. He’s one of the hardest working people I was lucky enough to know. For …

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Turning a Cement Pen (no lathe)

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I was challenged to turn some pens without the use of the lathe — a way to challenge myself because this is a pretty specialty tool that isn’t in everyone’s shop. A drill press however is a staple in any woodshop. Turning pens made from cement, genius right? My original idea was just to pull the aggregate out of concrete …

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Upcycled Glass Lamps With Mason Jar

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There is another studio next door to me that is a glass blowing shop. Sometimes they will throw away their scrap colored glass, so I picked this stuff out of the dumpster. My first lamp made from aluminum & concrete, while being really cool and well received, had a few design flaws I wanted to address in version 2.0 (weight, …

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Reclaimed Wood & Plastic Medicine Cabinets

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Bathroom medicine cabinets made almost entirely from reclaimed materials. It’s a very unique design I came up with that has a small display window in the center and uses a weaved panel in the door. The H shaped pattern in the door run perpendicular to the shelves inside the cabinet. The main frame is made from salvaged pine which used …