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Epoxy River Table Style Bathroom Vanity Cabinet

Hey epoxy woodworkers! I needed a new vanity for my upstairs bathroom, so this is what I came up with. Make one for your own house! Let’s get into the details on what you need,... [read more]
Project Hutchinson, Woodworking

Batman Dark Knight Wood Bowl – CNC Woodworking – 3D CNC Wood Carving

I thought I’d continue my bowl making and create a batman themed bowl using the dark knight logo. I machined it on my Tormach and used walnut wood, because that is the perfect dark night... [read more]
Woodworking

The River Box / Waterfall Box

Okay! I’ve made a few of these “river boxes”. My first one was back in August 2019 with the Spalted Blue River Box. Since then I’ve made a few others. I made one for my... [read more]
Woodworking

Drip Butterfly Bowls – CNC Woodworking

I made some of the initial drip butterfly bowls before the heart bowls, but I had wanted to release the heart bowl video specifically on mother’s day. These bowls are a combination of several ideas,... [read more]
Woodworking

Heart Bowls – CNC Woodworking

My dad’s wife Karen mentioned that she liked my Chaos Bowl and wanted to buy it. There’s no way that I would charge money for my immediate family members to get some of my woodworking... [read more]
Woodworking

Purple and Gold Epoxy Drip Bowls

This bowl design is an evolution of several things. The bowl shape is almost identical to the Ink and Oak Bowl, and I wanted to combine epoxy like the Chaos Bowl. But I wanted controlled... [read more]
Woodworking

Ink and Oak Bowl

This is the Ink and Oak Bowl, another shape that can’t be created on the standard wood lathe. This bowl is an evolution of the Chaos Bowl I made a while back. That bowl is... [read more]
Woodworking

Solid Redwood Butterfly Bowl

I wanted to do a version of my butterfly bowl that was solid wood. The tree itself was probably cut down when my parents built the house I grew up in; so sometime in the... [read more]
Woodworking

The Butterfly Bowl

View on YouTube: Making the Butterfly Bowl This thing is awesome! This is my first complex bowl shape. It took a lot of careful design to make sure everything would work out, and even after... [read more]
Woodworking

Photos: THE CHAOS BOWL

This bowl started out with the idea of using cracked pieces of wood. Unfortunately, it turned out pretty ugly. I didn’t quite calculate where the broken areas would show up, and it became way too... [read more]
Woodworking

Video: Translucent Wood and Epoxy Bowl: THE CHAOS BOWL

Check out the making of this bowl on my Tormach PCNC 1100. I call it the Chaos Bowl because it is chaotic with broken wood pieces. Direct YouTube Link: The Chaos Bowl.
Woodworking

Ninja Turtle Epoxy Wall Art

I did this a while ago, and forgot to post it on my site! I had it over in my Portfolio at the Redwood Monkey Workshop. Slice of California madrone CNC engraved with my Tormach.... [read more]
Woodworking

Black Epoxy and Oak Box

This box turned out fabulous. I’m very happy with it. Watch the video to see how I made it. Made from sustainably harvested black oak in the Santa Cruz mountains. The tree fell down in... [read more]
Woodworking
Is Epoxy really food safe or food grade

Is Epoxy Food Safe?

On my Epoxy Suppliers page I used to state which epoxies advertised as “food safe”. I removed this, because it is confusing. A lot of people are asking the question: “is epoxy food safe when... [read more]
Woodworking

Batman CNC Joinery Box in Redwood

I made a copy of my original alder batman joinery box and did it in reclaimed redwood. Be sure to checkout the Batman Box Dovetail CNC Joints video over on YouTube.
Woodworking

DIY Lumber to Firewood: I made a big mistake

I’ve been using my Alaskan mill to create a lot of my own lumber from trees that fell down or are dying. My neighbor had a California madrone that was dying and needed to be... [read more]
Woodworking

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

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