Wooden Phone Stand

  Posted on November 13, 2016   ·   1 min read   ·   #woodworking 

Phone stands are something that seem a little unnecessary, but once you have one then you’ll wonder how your desk lived without one. I’m a firm believer in having a dedicated place for everything as a solution to keep things tidy, so making a phone stand for my desk at work just made sense. I started off on Google to look for existing designs I could imitate, but most fell short of not fitting my aesthetic needs.

Making Do With a Bargain Bin Bandsaw

  Posted on October 22, 2016   ·   3 min read   ·   #woodworking 

I’ve always wanted a bandsaw. Being able to cut wood, plastics, etc. quickly and with flexibility has been a dream in my home shop. When I found an ad on Craigslist for a portable bandsaw for $50, I just couldn’t resist. The main caveat was that it was missing a table, but that wasn’t a big enough issue to turn me away from this killer deal. Fresh off Craigslist in its table-naked glory.

New Workshop + Plywood Bench Stool

  Posted on June 1, 2016   ·   2 min read   ·   #woodworking 

My family moved into a new house, meaning that we finally have an actual garage instead of a measly carport. But what this really means is that I get a chance to claim space to set up an actual workshop! First project was naturally a workbench, which I put together using 2x4’s and a 3⁄4” MDF board for the work surface (see above). Second project was a bench stool, as shown in the following images below.

Boo-Boo with the Bamboo Bike

  Posted on December 18, 2015   ·   4 min read   ·   #woodworking 

As you probably already know, I made a bamboo bike which I’m very proud of. However, what you probably don’t know is that I made some mistakes in the process. The photo above shows the result of one of these progress speedbumps, and yes, I did indeed cry the day I had to cut those tubes out. I started this project in November 2013 but failed to finish due splitting bamboo.