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12 Gauge Shotgun Shell Key Chain

12 Gauge Key RingHere is my latest project.  A 12 Gauge Shotgun Shell Key Chain.  I bought a kit from Woodcraft which contained an inner tube, a Brass end cap and the Brass base including the hardware for the key ring.  Continue reading

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Snowman Duck Call

Snowman Duck CallSo I’ve been home a lot for the holidays and have time to waste doing what ever.  The other day I decided to play with my lathe.  I was trying to decide between making a Snowman Christmas Ornament or a new Duck call.  As you can see I ended up with a combination of the two a Snowman Duck Call. Continue reading

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Wrecking Ball Christmas Ornament

Miley Cyrus -Wrecking BallEvery year I try to make a new handmade Christmas tree ornament that is related to the latest trends or fads.  This year it was a Miley Cyrus Wrecking Ball ornament.  This looks better in the picture then it does in real life. Continue reading

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Google Birdhouse

Google Bird House1I have been a little bored lately and decided that I wanted to make something fun but easy.  Somehow I settled on a Birdhouse.  So I looked through a pile of old plans as well as doing an image search for “funny birdhouses” and eventually stumbled upon an image of a birdhouse shaped like a Google Map icon. Continue reading

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Trunk-or-Treat

Trunk-or-TreatI attended my first ever Trunk-or-Treat event last night.  For those of you that don’t know what Trunk-or-Treat is I’ll explain.   Trunk-or-Treat is a Halloween related event in which people gather together in a large parking lot with their cars.  They open their trunks/hatches up and decorate them for Halloween.  In addition, they pass candy out to little kids. Continue reading

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Slingshots – Some Kids Just Never Grow Up

Grand Pops Homemade SlingshotI was reliving my childhood today and decided to make myself a slingshot.  It all started when I found an old inner tube in the garage.  A piece of scrap wood, about five minutes of work and I had myself a old fashion slingshot.  Continue reading

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You Sunk My Battleship

Hat RackIn honor of the upcoming Memorial Day Celebration I decided to post a simple project I made a few years ago for my Father in law.  He served in the US Marine Corps in Korea and worked for many years at the Philadelphia Navy Yard.  He started collecting hats from the ships he worked on which led to any Navy ships and has amounted to over 100 hats. Continue reading

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Stranded on the John

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Here is a neat little sculpture I made in high school shop class.  Once we learned how to braze we needed to come up with a project to make.  Everybody was making Ninja Stars and Tightrope balancing men (I’ll see about posting pictures of each in a future post) out of horseshoe nails.  Well I decided I wanted to make something a little more whimsical.  A man sitting on a toilet reading a newspaper.  Continue reading

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Raise The Titanic

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I was playing around in the shop last week and decided to make this Titanic door stop based on an idea I got on the web.  It was a fun little project to make.  I made it completely out of scrapes of wood I had laying around.  I had no real pattern to go by as I started out with a scrape of 1″ stock about 2″ wide x 5″ long.  Continue reading

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Egg-Bot

Egg-Bot

I recently decided to sell my Egg-Bot.  I purchased it about 2 or 3 years ago from Evil Mad Scientist and couldn’t wait to use it.  I had this brilliant idea that I was going to use it to make and sell customized Beer Pong balls.  Great idea at the time.  It was fairly easy to put together so I had it up and running fairly quickly.  The software required is Inscape which is an open source vector editor.  Also very easy to use and free.  It took a little fiddling around to get images to come out proportionally on a rounded surface.  There are several tutorials available online to help in this area.  Needless to say I went thru a couple dozen eggs before I got some graphics that looked good.  Unfortunately I did not take any picture of what I made.  My favorite was putting nutritional information on an egg.  Below is an example of what it looked like. Continue reading

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