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

Ninja Turtle Epoxy Wall Art – CNC Engraving / Woodworking

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
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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 – CNC Woodworking

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. Made with my Tormach... [read more]
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 – CNC Woodworking

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 Woodworking Shell Bowl Overview Video

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 Router / CNC Woodworking

September 2020 Update: I’ve been refining this process a lot! Be sure to check out my more complete tutorial on how I create bowls on my CNC machine: CNC Woodworking Drip Bowl Tutorial on YouTube... [read more]
Woodworking
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Epoxy Suppliers – Resin and Epoxy Sources and Manufacturers

Last updated: February 2021 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... [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 – CNC Woodworking

I decided to experiment with creating a CNC wood bowl. This is my first jump into doing some more complex shapes with a CNC router, although, I have a proper CNC machine and not just... [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
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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]
DIY Home Remodeling, 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]
DIY Home Remodeling, Project Videos, Woodworking
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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
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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

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