I was at a local bookstore and saw some wooden puzzles on my way out and the Tangram Hexiamond puzzle caught my eye. Each piece can be made of up 6 equilateral triangles, and consists of 12 pieces all unique with their own names. The bar, crook, crown, sphinx, snake, yacht, chevron, signpost, lobster, hook, hexagon, and butterfly. After drawing the shapes I looked for repetitive shapes that would simplify the process. In making this…
When I was a kid, I saw spinning some contraption above his head that sounded like an aeroplane taking off. The bullroarer, rhombus, or turndun, is…
DIY enthusiasts and makers will definitely want to check out these awesome YouTubers for some crafty inspiration and entertainment. From woodworking and metalworking to…
I originally thought of turning these on the lathe but quickly gave up on that plan, as I lack the skills to do so. But I am a huge fan of modern art and minimalist objects. And started to do some research and eventually came across a set created by Lanier Graham in 1966 and fell in love with its simplicity and really enjoyed how all of the pieces fit in a tiny little box.
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.
I saw an old puzzle called “Original IQ puzzle” and figured it was simple enough that I could also build one. I bought some…
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 🙂