I have long been a fan of Nick Offerman, since the early days where he and Jimmy DiResta built a canoe. Recently I got the chance to power read ( look at the pictures and glance at some of the words ) Nicks book called Good Clean Fun. This is a great book and I will have to circle back to it when I have a bit more time.
This was a fun and really quick build, A co-worker brought a puzzle into the office since I have been creating a handful recently.
I took one look and thought… I can make that. He called it a Cherry Tree Puzzle.
I apologize for the nonstop barking dog! I waited a week to do this video because it was previously -30c and finally warmed up to -20c and I really could not wait any longer!
After spending some time using the maker knife I am very impressed with the build quality. Everything is so well thought out.
This has to be one of my favorite things to look at. I love how Walnut has so much character.
This puzzle is actually very simple to make.
Starting off I took some stock that had a number of ugly checks and cracks down the length. After processing the wood I marked my first piece to get an estimate for now long each piece would be.
Well, it was a cold day in the shop, sitting around -10c. I wanted to build a Burr puzzle that I had come across in a store and thought it would be a fun project to recreate using some scrap walnut.
After cleaning up the boards, I cut them into strips making sure to orient the grain for stability. Cutting the new boards into sections and gluing them I ended up with a sizable end grain cutting board.
After finishing the Walnut IQ Puzzle I had a number of small tools and pencils all over the bench. It was time to make a shop pencil holder!
I saw an old puzzle called “Original IQ puzzle” and figured it was simple enough that I could also build one. I bought…
Before I worked as a programmer, I was a bike mechanic for many years. I ride about 20km a day commuting to and from work, I have ridden year-round for a few years now including those -30c days. Every year I have to replace the drive train and this year was no exception. You can see the terrible condition the chain and chainrings were in!
Last week my wife requested some wooden bowls for a market she was working. She sells custom-dyed yarn, project bags, and stitch markers. You can find her stuff here on her Etsy.
This was the first of about 5 that I made in around 2 hours, Checkout and follow me on Instagram for more up to date projects 🙂