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Batman Joinery – Alder Wood Box

I’m really excited about this box! It started out as a way to create unique joinery. I was playing with basic shapes: circles, squares and such. Nothing was looking quite right, and then I had... [read more]
Woodworking

CNC Shell Bowl

This is a sped up video of me making this CNC wood bowl on my Tormach PCNC 1100. Check out my last post for how to make the shell cnc bowl.
Woodworking

How to Make a Wood Shell Bowl with a CNC Machine

Hi everyone! I decided to experiment with more organic bowl shapes that can’t be created on a lathe. My last CNC wood bowl was based on a square and pyramid shape and this one is... [read more]
Woodworking

Epoxy Suppliers – Resin and Epoxy Sources and Manufacturers

What kind of epoxy should you use? What type of epoxy? I’ve been taking notes on various places to buy epoxies, and the general things that are important to people who do epoxy woodworking, such... [read more]
Woodworking

Finishing Options for River Tables & Other Epoxy/Wood Projects

I’m on a quest to find the best finish for epoxy river tables and similar products, such as my wood river placemats. No product is perfect, and here are my opinions on various options, ordered... [read more]
Woodworking

Square Wood Bowl v1

I decided to experiment with creating a CNC wood bowl. This started out by playing with some geometric shapes in Fusion 360. I was curious how steep an area I could machine with some regular... [read more]
Woodworking

Weehoo Bike Trailer Review – Is it Good For Single Track Mountain Biking?

Long story short: It is terrible for off-road and single track. Don’t buy it if that is your goal. It is fine for smooth trails without a lot of curves, and road riding. Long story:... [read more]
Adventures

Woodworking: Pine Cone Box 1

This box started out by finding a few huge pinecones that fell off a sugarpine tree in Truckee, California. I thought it would be cool to cast the pinecone in some tinted epoxy and then... [read more]
Woodworking

Woodworking Portfolio

I decided to aggregate most my woodworking projects to one portfolio page. It is not everything I have ever made, but does contain a lot of stuff from the past two years. Check it out:... [read more]
Woodworking

Woodworking: Red and Yellow Hot Lava River Box

When you use red and yellow, the river boxes become lava boxes. Mixing the colored epoxies takes more time; you have to wait until just the right time before you try to combine them. If... [read more]
Woodworking

Woodworking: Futurama Themed Cutting Board

This is a simple end grain cutting board made out of hard maple. I made a few of these to experiment with engraving and epoxy filling. It is difficult to fill the engraving without staining... [read more]
Woodworking

Black River Bar Top

  I previously wrote a post on my epoxy river table bar top, but it just focused on a video of me making it. This piece is made from a California black oak tree that... [read more]
Project Hutchinson, Woodworking

Woodworking: Blue River Box

    My friend commissioned me to make a custom box for her upcoming wedding. This is the second box I’ve made in this style, with the first one being called a “waterfall box“. I... [read more]
Woodworking

Epoxy Engraved End Grain Cutting Board

I’ve been working on making some end grain cutting boards. Apparently end grain boards are more durable than lengthwise grain boards, but I haven’t ever used one for a period of time to find out... [read more]
Woodworking

The GOOD and BAD of a DIY Kitchen Remodel: DIY Kitchen Cabinets Ep 12

I’ve had parts of my kitchen done for a while now, and it has given me enough time to reflect on what I think turned out good and what isn’t so good. I did a... [read more]
Project Hutchinson, Project Videos, Woodworking

Epoxy River Table Style Bar Top! – DIY Kitchen Cabinets Ep 11

Direct Link: Epoxy River Table Bar Top This epoxy resin bar top is really the icing on the cake for my DIY kitchen remodel! Two years ago when I started planning the kitchen I had... [read more]
Woodworking

Making Wood Epoxy River Placemats!

YouTube: Making Wood Epoxy River Placemats It’s been a little while since I’ve posted any new videos, and I’m quite excited about this one! I came up with the original idea of making a “river... [read more]
Woodworking

Photography: Lahaina Pano

Lahaina Panoramic. I took this photo from my drone while standing on the jetty rocks of the harbor. The sun was rising behind me, and had a cool effect on Molokai in the distance. The... [read more]
Photography

Photography: Maui Moon in the Blue

Photo taken on the west side of maui in Lahaina with my DSLR camera. The sun is rising far on the east side of the island creating lots of deep purples in the high level... [read more]
Photography

Photography: Palm Tree Pano

A sunset photo I took in Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii. Taken from the deck of a condo in Lahaina Shores. Enhanced with my own custom pre-sets in Adobe Lightroom Classic. Gear Used (Amazon Links) Camera Lens Also,... [read more]
Photography

Photography: Maui Moonset

  I took this photo off the deck from Lahaina Shores in Maui. It was around 7am in the morning and the sun was rising over on the east side of maui, while over on... [read more]
Photography

Photography: Ocean Receding

  Taken in Maui.  A boring composition, but I liked playing with the colors a bit. Equipment used for this shot (Amazon affiliate links): Quadcopter Drone
Photography

Photography: Maui from Sea

This is a panoramic shot of the westside of maui taken from my drone. I was a little reluctant to go a ways out in the ocean for fear of loosing the thing, and I... [read more]
Photography

Photography: Kaho’olawe in the Distance

Kaho’olawe in the Distance, as seen from Maui on the way to Lahaina. It was raining hard in the ocean right in front of that island. The army previously used this small Hawaiian island for... [read more]
Photography

Photography: Westside Maui, Before Lahaina

I took this photo using this drone. I did quite a bit of post processing in Adobe Lightroom. I shot the image with a very flat color profile and in RAW so I could manipulate it... [read more]
Photography

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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