A little slice of nature


Misc. Projects, Science

Lately I’ve been wanting to bring a little slice of nature to my workspace. Nature always inspires me, and it’s important to try to stay connected to it in anyway we can in this modern world. The obvious solution is of course a houseplant or two, and indeed I do have a couple of those […]

April 6, 2018

Garden Fence


Misc. Projects

We recently decided to section of a portion of our yard along an outside fence, in order to create a garden area that would keep the pets out. I considered many different options, but each had major drawbacks. Commercial garden fencing is expensive, and didn’t seem sturdy enough for what we wanted. Most are designed […]

July 8, 2016

Simple plant stand


Misc. Projects

After recently looking around for an inexpensive plant stand with no success, I had the idea for this simple project. It’s made from a single¬†8-foot¬†piece of 1×8 western red cedar, and a few cedar pickets. From start to finish it took less than 2 hours to complete, and cost well under $20. The construction is […]

July 8, 2016

Kayak trailer


Misc. Projects

I’ve tried several ways of easily transporting kayaks over the years, and encountered several frustrations, particularly with those that involved tying them to the roof of a vehicle. For the last two years or so I’ve settled on using a small utility trailer, which has worked out reasonably well. However, the trailer isn’t quite wide […]

June 24, 2016

Latest knife build


Misc. Projects

It’s been a long time since I posted anything, but it’s not from a lack of projects to report on, and I wanted to share the latest for any who might come across it. In particular, to share a few things I learned from working with some new materials. This is a classic drop point […]

January 9, 2015

Knife build


Misc. Projects

My interest in custom knife making was sparked when a good friend gave me an unfinished project he had started years ago, and never completed. It’s a beautiful Damascus steel hunting knife with an ironwood handle, and sadly remains unfinished. I have, however, done a fair amount of work on it, and found the process […]

December 30, 2013

Desk clock


Misc. Projects

As a long time Mac enthusiast, I’ve always had an appreciation for the iconic design of Apple hardware, which was the inspiration for a recent project. The idea first started when I saw a wall clock a co-worker had made from the case of an old Airport Extreme. After seeing it, I started keeping my […]

July 19, 2013