Pinewood Derby Trophy

3D Printed Pinewood Derby Award

It’s pinewood derby season again! This year, both the Girl Scouts and Cub Scouts are having derbies, which makes for twice the fun. At the time of this writing, Claire had already competed in her derby, and with a little luck, she finished second of 57 racers – just .01 out of first! While the…



Swim Bike Run Hero

Swim-Bike-Run Medal and Bib Number Hanger

I got to give some great gifts for Christmas in 2017, but this was my favorite. It’s a medal hanger for my dad’s 5k and mini-tri medals and bib numbers. The picture of him was taken from an event photo, laser engraved and cut (using Michael’s new Glowforge), as were the acrylic letters at the…




ADA Vanity Build Complete

Make an ADA Compliant Vanity for Your Bathroom

There aren’t a lot of options out there for ADA compliant vanities. Most are wall-mounted, which I didn’t want. They’re also very expensive. I wanted an ADA compliant vanity that would look have legs, but still accommodate a wheelchair under it. The best part? It’s exactly what I wanted, at a fraction of the cost….




CNC Tricerotops

Fun with Dinosaurs

My son, Cooper loves few things more than dinosaurs! Playing around the other day, I downloaded a couple dinosaur skeleton puzzles and cut them on the CNC router from 1/8″ MDF. The files were far from perfect, and required touching up every dog bone joint on the model, but his excitement when they were done…




Carriage-door-test-fit

Building Huge Carriage Style Doors

On the rear of our barn, I left an 8×8 hole to provide rear access. At the time, I wasn’t sure whether I wanted to put an overhead door there, or something else. Ironically, that access has been blocked by a false wall I put in that provided no access at all. Over the course…




PVC Planter Complete

Build a PVC Planter

We were at the local hardware store, buying some flowers and gardening supplies. Mrs. Moist thought a large planter would look great in between our garage doors in our driveway. They have large ceramic planters available, but nothing that quite fit our style. So we’re off on a project – to build a planter just…