Woodworking

CNC Woodworking: Lotus Bowl Design

This is an animation rendering of a concept bowl that I designed from scratch. I’m hoping to try to make one once my shop is completed, but some of the edges may be a bit... [read more]
Woodworking

Exterior Siding & Roofing – Truckee Workshop Part 12

After wrapping the house the next step was to get it sealed for winter. Check out the previous post where I did that work: Wrapping the Workshop. The roofers came and put on the roof... [read more]
Woodworking

Exterior Prep and Wrap – Truckee Workshop Part 11

In the last post I wrote about how me and the crew got the building semi-roofed; the OSB sheathing covered most stuff and would keep out most rain. It did rain a bit and test... [read more]
Woodworking

Ceiling and Roof Construction – Truckee Workshop Part 10

In the last post I talked about how we go the steel posts and main beam installed for my garage/shop project. I was working really hard to get the roof on and keep everything dry,... [read more]
Woodworking

Steel Posts and the Ridge Beam Install – Truckee Workshop Part 9

The outer shell of the structure went up pretty quickly, and it was soon time to get the main ridge beam installed and begin roof sheathing. My plans called for two steel posts supporting three... [read more]
Woodworking

Framing a Woodshop – The Truckee Workshop Part 8

Once the wood was delivered it was go time for construction. I needed to get it roofed before winter started rolling in, and the pre-framed walls gave me a pretty good head start, but this... [read more]
Woodworking

Wood Package Delivery – The Truckee Workshop Part 7

The slab was done and it was now time to get the wood package from Pacific Modern Homes Inc (PMHI) via my dealer California Precut Homes (CPH). Once my plans were approved by the county... [read more]
Woodworking

Making a Workshop Slab Foundation – The Truckee Workshop Part 6

In the previous post I talked about excavation. Jump back there if you missed it, or check out all the posts for my Workshop Project 2021. Once the digging was done the guys from Bobby... [read more]
Woodworking

Excavation – The Truckee Workshop Garage Part 5

I hired Bobby Jones Concrete to do both my excavation and concrete foundation. Initially I had contacted them to just do the concrete, but they mentioned they also did digging. It was easier for me... [read more]
Woodworking

Site Prep – The Truckee Workshop Garage Part 4

At this point I was waiting for my permit application to be reviewed, but I could start doing some general site preparation. The site had a huge pile of construction wood from when the house... [read more]
Woodworking

The Overall Process – The Truckee Workshop Garage Part 3

Check out my previous article where I discussed how I got plans for my workshop. I want to go back a bit and discuss the overall top level process for getting an owner-builder permit. When... [read more]
Woodworking

Getting Plans – The Truckee Workshop Garage – Part 2

Previously, I discussed some of the initial workshop layout in part 1. The Truckee area gets a lot of snow which limits the construction season. This greatly affected my decision on how to get the... [read more]
Woodworking

Workshop and Woodshop Design – The Truckee Workshop Garage – Part 1

We live near Lake Tahoe, California in a town called Truckee. When we bought the house it didn’t have a garage, and I was perfectly fine with that. I knew I wanted to have a... [read more]
Woodworking

Pt1: Timber Framed Greenhouse Design

I’ve been fascinated with timber framing since I learned about the concept about a year ago. We have a lot of trees on our property and I’m planning on building a greenhouse utilizing traditional timber... [read more]
Woodworking

Secret Locking Batman Dark Knight Box

What’s up CNC woodworkers! This is a batman themed “Dark Knight” box made on my CNC router. The lid fits perfectly on top of the box and has a secret latching mechanism activated by magnets... [read more]
Woodworking

Ep 4: CNC Woodworking – Making an Epoxy Drip Bowl in the Shop

The is the final episode in my tutorial series on how to create a bowl on a CNC machine. This isn’t just a basic bowl, but has some cool 3D drips milled into the top... [read more]
Woodworking

Ep 3: CNC Woodworking – CAM / Tool Path Design in Fusion 360

This is episode three on how to design an epoxy drip bowl in Fusion 360 for the purposes of creating it out in wood on a CNC machine. I walk through how to create a... [read more]
Woodworking

Ep 2: How to Design an Epoxy Drip Bowl for CNC Woodworking – Stock / Mold Design in Fusion 360

This is episode two on how to design an epoxy drip bowl in Fusion 360 for the purposes of creating it out in wood on a CNC machine. If you missed it, go back and... [read more]
Woodworking

Ep 1: How to Design an Epoxy Drip Bowl in Fusion 360 for CNC Woodworking – CAD Design

I decided to do a tutorial series demonstrating a lot of the techniques I use to make a wood drip bowl on my CNC machine. In the above video I discuss all the steps I... [read more]
Woodworking

Purple Epoxy Butterfly Bowl – CNC Woodworking

This project idea started out with WiseBond epoxy asking if I wanted to try out some of their new color shifting mica powders. I’m part of their affiliate program, which allows me to get a... [read more]
Woodworking

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]
DIY Home Remodeling, 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 – CNC Woodworking

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 – CNC Woodworking

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 – CNC Woodworking

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 – CNC Woodworking

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 – CNC Woodworking

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

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