DIY Kitchen Remodel Cost – How Much?

Last year I started the ultimate DIY kitchen remodel. I wanted it to be a high end kitchen built with quality materials. So many kitchens these days are made from cheap flimsy junk without any... [read more]
Project Hutchinson, Woodworking

Epoxy Business Cards for the Redwood Monkey Workshop

I thought it would be fun to make some business cards for my epoxy woodworking by using epoxy and wood! (That was a mouthful!) And a quick plug: Redwood Monkey Workshop     These started... [read more]
Woodworking

Epoxy Business Card Holders Available!

The Redwood Monkey Workshop has a large quantity of hand made business card holders. Spalted oak sustainably harvested from the Santa Cruz mountains and some blue tinted epoxy. Available at the Redwood Monkey Workshop.
Woodworking

FermentationTracker – Tracking Beer Fermentation with a Tilt

I’ve been brewing beer for the past few years, and it is a lot of fun. As a programmer, I want to play around with code to track data. One of the things that frustrated... [read more]
Beer, Cocoa, Coding

Spalted Oak Wood River Placemats

First, some photos, because these things are really cool.       I made these by taking a piece of wide (~1”) spalted oak from my property and re-sawing it in half on my band... [read more]
Woodworking

Wood and Blue Epoxy Art Block

Another cool epoxy art project that I made a few weeks ago. I sold this one to a friend, but I will have some more at the Redwood Monkey Workshop at some point in the... [read more]
Woodworking
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Epoxy Business Card Holder

I’m still working on making small woodworking products to sell at the Redwood Monkey Workshop. This is one of the more recent items: a basic business card holder. Nothing fancy about it — just a... [read more]
Woodworking

Engraved Blue Epoxy Fern on Oak

This piece is for sale, and is available at the Redwood Monkey Workshop — Fern Engraved Wood Wall Art in Blue Epoxy.  This is a unique image that I made and engraved on the piece of... [read more]
Woodworking

Making the Blue River Spalted Oak Coffee Table

Let me go into a few details on how I made this coffee table. I’ve had it in the works for quite a while.   The process of making it started over a year ago... [read more]
Woodworking

Blue River Spalted Oak Coffee Table

  I’ve made a few coffee tables over the years, but this is the most gorgeous one yet! This is one of my first tries at making a “river table”. I wanted it to have... [read more]
Woodworking

Introducing the Redwood Monkey Workshop

I’m pleased to announce an official shop for my woodworking products and artwork! The Redwood Monkey Workshop is now open for business.    The site is made using WordPress and Woocommerce in PHP. I constructed a... [read more]
Woodworking

Making a “Waterfall Box” with Epoxy

I recently posted a bunch of pictures about my latest “Waterfall River Box”. Here are a few behind the scenes pictures on how I made this box. First off, this box is for sale over... [read more]
Woodworking
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Spalted Oak Blue River Box

  I’m really excited how this box turned out. The top and sides have some blue tinted epoxy to generate a river that flows around the box. Made from spalted oak that fell down from... [read more]
Woodworking

Woodworking: Redwood Tree Epoxy Wall Art – Blue

  This piece came out amazing. It is finished with an epoxy clear coat over the entire piece to give it a high gloss. It is sold!  
Woodworking

Woodworking: Redwood Tree Epoxy Wall Art – Green Trees

Redwood trees engraved in oak wood and filled with green epoxy. These pieces are already sold!
Woodworking

Woodworking: Redwood Tree Epoxy Wall Art

I’ve been experimenting with some epoxy wall art. This is a redwood tree that I engraved on some spalted oak, and applied a satin oil finish. This one is currently for sale ($80, plus shipping).... [read more]
Woodworking

“The Verge” Blatantly Violates Copyright Laws for Profit

Update: I got the Verge to remove my footage from their video. — The Verge recently posted an article and video about electrified classic cars.  https://www.theverge.com/2019/8/1/20747528/electric-porsche-912-vintage-restoration-tesla-car-vehicle-ev If you visit the site you are blasted with a... [read more]
Electric Bug, Other Stuff

Woodworking: Live Edge Black Oak Box

My latest woodworking piece: Live edge california black oak wood box. Approximately 12x6x5. Made from an oak tree that fell down near my property last year. I harvested the wood myself with a chainsaw and... [read more]
Woodworking
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Woodworking: Redwood Tree Epoxy Wall Art – Blue Small Tree

    Small redwood tree in vibrant blue. Finished in a high gloss with an entire coating of epoxy. Some of the color bled to the grain, but it looks awesome! Available for purchase, contact... [read more]
Woodworking

Woodworking: Black River Box

I’ve been getting more seriously into woodworking, and starting to create some products to sell. This is one of the first pieces that I made with the intention of selling, and one of my old... [read more]
Woodworking

Concrete Countertops

Just some photos of my awesome concrete countertops!
Project Hutchinson

Epoxy Wall Art: River Runs Through It

    I’ve started dabbling in epoxy to create some art pieces. Some will be functional tables, while others will be pieces to hang on the wall. Eventually I’m going to open up a dedicated... [read more]
Woodworking

Custom Concrete Countertops – DIY Kitchen Cabinets Ep 10

This is pretty much the last episode in my DIY Kitchen Cabinet series. I make a cool custom concrete countertop. I tried to toss as many c’s in that sentence for alliteration purposes. I learned... [read more]
Project Hutchinson, Project Videos, Woodworking

Custom CNC Kitchen Soap Dish Drainer from Solid Aluminum

I’m pretty excited about this project: a custom soap dish with a redwood tree embossing!  I recently got a used Tormach PCNC 1100 and this is the first “real” project I made on it. The... [read more]
Machining, Project Hutchinson
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How to Finish Kitchen Cabinets – DIY Kitchen Cabinets Ep 9

This video shows my process for how to finish cabinets. In this episode I talk about the prep work I do before starting to spray, and then discuss the various coats that I apply to... [read more]
Project Hutchinson, Project Videos, Woodworking

Implementing [NSCell copyWithZone:] in Swift to Avoid Crashes in AppKit

Quick Summary If you add a Swift property to an NSTextFieldCell subclass and you may suddenly start getting random crashes! Implement an override of [NSCell copyWithZone:] that retains any properties to fix this: Gory Details... [read more]
Apple, Cocoa, Coding

How to Make Dovetail Drawers – DIY Kitchen Cabinets Ep 8

I’ve been pretty busy lately, but I am still working on my kitchen cabinets whenever I have time. I just finished the stage of making the drawers. My island only needs two drawers, so it... [read more]
Project Hutchinson, Project Videos, Woodworking

Apple’s iCloud Is Useless Due to Bugs

When I worked at Apple I was spoiled and got 200 GB of free iCloud storage. I never worried about dropping stuff in there because I had so much space. Now that I’m an outsider... [read more]
Apple

The Sad State of Logging Bugs for Apple

You find a bug in macOS or iOS. Something in the software isn’t working the way it should work. You decide to let Apple know, and head over to http://bugreport.apple.com and login with your Apple ID.... [read more]
Apple, Cocoa, Coding

Making Perfect Inset Cabinets – DIY Kitchen Cabinets Ep 7

Alright! Episode 7 of making custom kitchen cabinets. This is the meat of how to make inset cabinet doors. An inset door can be difficult to make, but I discuss how to start out with... [read more]
Project Hutchinson, Project Videos, Woodworking
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Attaching the Face Frame – DIY Kitchen Cabinets Ep 6

Hey everyone! Episode 6 of how to make custom kitchen cabinets by following along as I build my own. I’m using basic tools to construct some awesome looking DIY kitchen cabinets. In the last episode... [read more]
Project Hutchinson, Woodworking

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