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 Joinery Box in Redwood

I made a copy of my original alder batman joinery box and did it in reclaimed redwood.
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

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: 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

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

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

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

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

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

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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