Over The Sink Cutting Board

This particular cutting board was designed and created out of Amy’s need for exactly what it does. So, I guess it wasn’t really a need, we just thought a cutting board overlapping one side of the sink would be handy. She also threw in the idea of having a cutout in …

Adam West Batman Art and Pattern

I’ve had this project that I’ve wanted to make for some time now. It involves making scroll saw art of all the iterations of Batman that have graced screens across the world – well at least the ones of which I know. I understand that there are possibly two others …

DIY Halloween Pumpkin Yard Decoration

It’s that time of year again – HALLOWEEN! This year we wanted to make something a little different for the spookiest season of the year. We decided to make a DIY Halloween Pumpkin – well… three pumpkins. And they are terrified, or slightly concerned. You be the judge. Get The …

Make A Simple Wishing Well

Over time we have amassed a decent amount of scrap wood. Some from pallets, some from junk piles, and some from other projects that had seen their end. Believe it or not… this is the first project that we’ve ever done that contained pallet wood, at least to this extent. …

Ocean Themed Bathroom Wall Art

We wanted to add some color to the bathroom that we recently remodeled. In our minds there were two options available; go to the store and buy some decor or make it ourselves. We opted for making it ourselves and came up with this bathroom wall art piece. In fact, …

Grandpa’s Workshop Wood Sign

We made this wood sign to hang up in Grandpa’s Workshop. It’s a super simple design and was a lot of fun to make. One of the reasons we made it was to try out the routing technique we used in the video. Also, any excuse we can find to …

Music Themed Shelf with Free Scroll Saw Pattern

The music themed shelf was made to hang on the wall beside my video/audio editing area. It hangs on the wall near my guitars, but was actually designed to hold our cameras. It is a very simple design and can be made quite easily on the scroll saw. What we used: …

Guitar Repair | Fix and Repaint

​I purchased this cheap Rogue guitar for my son roughly 5 years ago at a garage sale or something of the like. Guitar must not have been his thing, because he tore it up pretty good. My goal with this project was to restore or fix the guitar and take …

7 Amazing Cross Patterns – Scroll Saw & Stencil

The scroll saw is probably one of our favorite tools in the shop. It’s simple to use, not very loud and using it is almost therapeutic at times. One of our other favorite things to do is design. Designing patterns is something we’ve been doing for some time now and …

DIY American Flag Star Garden Sign

We love to decorate our flowerbeds and gardens with things that we make. Wood ornaments or yard stakes are a great way to do that all year round or for certain holidays and occasions. The DIY American Flag Yard Stake is something that we had wanted to make for some …

DIY Heart made from Paper, Resin and MDF

Making this heart wall art was really just a culmination of a few different things going on at once. One, we wanted to experiment a little more with coating paper transfers with resin and two; Valentine’s Day is right around the corner so we thought – why not? If you …

Wood Hair Brush that is Great For Storage

The idea behind the wood hair brush project was to give Amy a place to store her hair ties and maybe some other small items. The bulk of the hair brush is made of walnut and the “bristles” are made from a dowel. This is a fairly easy project and …

Batman Shelf – A fun comic themed shelf

In our house, we all love DC comics; mostly Batman. We thought it would be cool to make a Batman shelf where the Bat symbol served as the support brackets for the shelf. Not only does it look pretty sweet, it’s actually pretty practical – and boy oh boy, is …

Coffee Wall Art – Make Your Own

The world runs on coffee, right? We think so and so do millions of other people. We thought we would show our love for coffee by creating a simple piece of coffee wall art. This is an incredibly easy project to make, especially if you have a scroll saw or …

Catapult Game – Catapult Battle Toy DIY

Simple games are often the most fun and this catapult game has proven to be just that. We wanted to create a game that took a little skill, was easy to make and could be easily replicated. All three categories have been checked for this toy. We have had a …

Make A Teddy Bear out of Yarn

Who doesn’t love teddy bears? You loved them as a kid, your kids love them. They’re innocent, fun and an all around great toy or decoration. You can make a teddy bear tons of different ways, but one of our favorite ways to make them is with yarn; or more specifically, …

How To Make Wood Guitar Picks

Make Wood Guitar Picks For some time now I have wanted to make a wood guitar pick. Not for any particular reason other than wanting to see if I could and if it would work. The answer to the first question is, yes I can, and the answer to the …

Paper Image to Wood or Any Other Surface

Image To Wood We love creating handmade gifts for people that are important in our lives. This year was a new one for us. Our son has been dating a girl for about 6 months and this was the first birthday of hers that we were able to give her …

Band Saw Box – Retro Style How To

Retro Band Saw Box Sometimes we are our own worst enemies; challenging ourselves to try new processes that we’ve never tried before. The Retro Band Saw Box is a prime example of how we sometimes throw a stick in our own spokes. It’s not that we didn’t enjoy making it; …

Star Wars Scroll Saw Project – Luke Skywalker

Star Wars Scroll Saw | Luke Skywalker A Star Wars scroll saw project is something we’ve wanted to do for some time now, but we weren’t really sure what to do. We knew we wanted to do something different. We wanted to do a scene from one of the movies. And …

Make A Simple Plywood Computer Desk

A while back we rearranged some stuff in our “office” and I needed throw out this tiny store bought desk that I had been using for years. I needed a bigger work space most of all. I wanted to build my own desk, but I wanted to do it as …

New York City Skyline – LED Wall Sign

On the heels of another project we recently did, we thought it would be cool to do another backlit LED project. The first project we did utilized the LEDs shining through the negative area of an image to create a lit silhouette of the image that had been cut out. …

Make A Dragon Egg – Game of Thrones Inspired

This project comes on the heels of our last layered MDF project in which we made a skull. The design of the skull was not our own and was more of a practice piece. That being said, we decided to take our love of dragons and Game of Thrones and …

Making Wood Pliers – Scroll Saw Pattern

We thought it would be cool to see if we could make a set of wooden pliers. Of course, they aren’t practical for really anything but decoration, but they were a lot of fun to make and a fun designing challenge. We made the pattern using Inkscape and a reference …

Make a 3D Skull – 123D Make and MDF

We have been playing around lately with making 3D sculptures using 123D Make to make sliced objects that can then be cut out on thin sheets of MDF and reformed to make something 3 dimensional. It is something we are experimenting with and this 3D skull was our first attempt …

Hat and Key Rack made from 2×4

We made this incredibly simple hat, key and sunglasses combination rack so we could store all of those items right by the front door. It makes it easy to grab on the way out the door and it was really easy to make. All it took was some hooks and …

Make A Martian Manhunter Emblem

The Martian Manhunter emblem / logo is the last emblem we will be making for the Justice League / DC wall we’ve been working on for the past few months. Much like the Aquaman emblem we made a few weeks ago, this one is also very simple, at least as …

Dragon Scroll Saw Wood Art Pattern

Thanks for checking out our Dragon scroll saw project. It’s a really cool stacked layered design that is pretty easy to cut and assemble. Below you will find a video of the process for cutting out the pattern and assembly as well as a link to the pattern itself. If you …

Zombie Hand Candy Bowl – Halloween DIY

There are a lot of reasons why we wanted to make a zombie hand, not the least of which was because it will be Halloween soon. We also wanted to try our hand at lifecasting and working with plaster and alignate. There were flaws in both the mold and the …

Making A Shattered Batarang Mirror

Making a batarang is something we have wanted to do for a while. We weren’t sure what we would do with it though. After some brainstorming, we decided it would be kind of cool if it looked like it had been thrown at something or like it was stuck in …

Welcome Scroll Saw Pattern

Thanks for checking out our “Welcome Scroll Saw Pattern”. Below you will find a video of the process for cutting out the pattern as well as a link to the pattern itself. If you choose to make something with this pattern, please let us know about it. We would love …

Make an Aquaman Emblem

The Aquaman emblem/logo is yet another addition to the DC/Justice League portion of our superhero wall. The Aquaman emblem is admittedly a very simplistic and some might even say boring addition to the wall, but one that is most necessary considering the theme. This symbol, like all of the others …

Make A Simple DIY Wood Box or Case

We wanted to make a really simple decorative box or case for a nutcracker set we found at a barn sale this summer. This is the first box or case that we have ever made so it was definitely a learning experience. It is made from walnut and some old …

How to Cast Wood in Resin

This was all made possible by James Wright who graciously bagged up some beautiful wood curls he had left over from a cutting board project and sent them our way. We decided to throw some designs into a couple of coaster molds, using the curls, just to see how they …

Make A Handsaw Weather Station

We love to go to garage or yard sales and pick through the vast array of old, used and worn out items. Once in a while we’ll find a gem in the midst of all that chaos; one that will spark an idea or bring to fruition an idea we’ve …

Make The Stargazer Viking Chair

There are a lot of different versions of the stargazer or viking chair. We fell in love with the design about a year ago and thought that we would take the time to make one (or two) of our own and add our own unique spin to them. The things you might …

Make A Tilt Out Trash Cabinet

The tilt out trash cabinet was actually a project we made for a family member that was based on a Pinterest pin that was sent to us. Rather than make it identical to what was in the pin, we decided to put our own little spin on it and try some …

Make A Screen Door from One 2×6

The whole idea behind this project was to replace an old worn out and ran down screen door. We added a little challenge to the project by limiting ourselves to making it out of a single 2×6. The results were a little better than expected and it seems to be …

Make A Green Lantern Emblem

We’ve made a few of these in the past and have steadily been adding them to what we have decided to call our “superhero wall”. We did things a bit differently this time, however, using oak as the wood and adding black paint to the inside edge of the emblem. …

Make A Simple Quilt Rack

This quilt rack was a simple project that satisfied a need more than anything and, as always, instead of buying one, it was much cheaper and also more fun to just build one. It’s made from super cheap materials, yet it’s strong and sturdy. All you’ll need is a couple …

Make A DIY Wind Spinner

We’re not exactly sure what this is called, but we really like them. We’ve seen them hanging on porches and in flower beds before. We’ve also seen them in the store, but we’ve never bought one. They are probably made out of plastic for the most part, but we thought …

Make Scrap Wood Planters

I was recently offered some scrap pine car siding. Not being one to turn down free wood, I took it. I stewed for a week or two on what I would do with it. After it was brought to my attention by my wife that we didn’t have any garden …

Make A Folding Camp Table

We love camping, but one of the things we’ve never had was a small camp table. Like many things you take camping, it needs to be easy to pack and often times, small enough as well. We came up with this design, on the fly, that makes a sturdy, yet …

How To Make A Sundial

Making a sundial is something we’ve wanted to do for a long time. As with any project we do, we wanted to make it a bit different. Rather than making it with a standard round dial plate we went with a leaf for the plate. We learned a lot along …

Make A Hanging Bird Bath

Amy has wanted to make a bird bath for some time now. She thought it would be cool to make the bath in such a way that it would be able to catch the light and be very colorful. She did this using tissue paper and resin. Hanging it from …

How To Make A Giant Slingshot

There is nothing more fun that flinging objects out of a giant slingshot. Well, a little more fun than that, is making your own. For this project we used some scrap wood, a couple of 2×4’s and an exercise band to make a giant slingshot that shoots surprisingly far. Watch …

Easy DIY Obstacle Course

Over the past few years I have helped renovate an old furniture store in our small town and turn it into an apartment complex. A lot of water lines needed to be ran through this building that holds 12 apartments. As a result, there was a lot of left over …

Make A Flash Emblem

Yet another addition to our DC/Justice League wall of emblems. This time we decided to make a Flash emblem. This one was a bit more fun, especially since our family loves the Flash show on the CW. Our kids were particularly excited for this emblem. As with most of the …

Make A Nerds Coaster

The whole idea for this project came from a family member. An aunt of ours absolutely loves Nerds candy. Her birthday was coming up soon and we thought it would be neat to cast some Nerds in resin and make a few coasters. It’s a really simple process and doesn’t …

Make DIY Vinyl Stickers

Through some trial and lots of error, we finally came up with a feasible way to make some vinyl-esque stickers. Using a combination of shipping labels and clear vinyl laminate we achieved what we think is the cheapest method with the best results. Sure, there are better ways to make …

Make A Wonder Woman Emblem

Our little Justice League / DC wall is coming along nicely. Thus far we’ve made a Superman and Batman emblem and thought it only made sense to do the Wonder Woman emblem next. The technique we used for this one is a bit different, however. We took a suggestion from …

Casting A Resin Tape Measure Clock

We’ve wanted to make a clock for some time now. We’ve also wanted to try molding and casting an object that was a bit bigger and more detailed so we could really test the limits of using Famowood Glaze Coat as a casting resin. The tape measure clock is the …

Make A Wood Batman Emblem

So far, this series of superhero emblems is coming along nicely, We’ve done Superman, so obviously it was time for Batman. This emblem is made almost exactly like the last one and consists of a piece of walnut and some colored resin. The batman emblem started out pretty much like …

Make A Simple End Table

We needed a couple of end tables for our living room. Rather than heading out to buy them, we decided to make them. We were going to make two matching tables, but thought that it might be kind of cool to have two different styles; similar, but different. It also …

Make A Wood Superman Emblem

The goal is to cover the wall behind my computer desk with superhero emblems, or at least cover the majority of it. I figured I would start with the Justice League’s founding members. So to kick things off, we have Superman. It turned out pretty good and I love having …

Make A Wood Coin Sorter

We’re change hoarders at heart. We love emptying our pockets into a giant jar and letting it sit for a good long while. What we don’t love is sorting or counting it. And I know, in the age of Coinstar and other various coin counters there really is no need …

Build A Computer Desk

It’s always nice to upgrade some things around your house or even your office. For some time now our computer has called a delightful little big box store particle board box of a computer desk home. We thought it was time to upgrade, so we built this simple DIY computer …

Simple DIY Storage Cabinet

Amy was in desperate need of some kind of storage cabinet for all of her crafting paraphernalia. Since I had been wanting to try a large, or larger scale pocket joinery project for quite some time, this seemed like the project to do. It’s a really simple build, lots of …

Make Hand-Drawn MDF Letters

This particular project began with an idea for a Christmas gift. Every year for Christmas we draw names out of hat at our family’s Thanksgiving get-together. The loose rule is that the gifts must be handmade. In a previous video we made a photo plaque as one gift, which was …

Wood and Acrylic Photo Plaque

For the past couple of years, for our Christmas gift exchange, we have made handmade gifts for family members whose names have been drawn from a hat. One of our sons drew our nephew. After sitting down with him and deciding what to make, we came up with the idea …

Make A DIY Broom Rack

You might not call a DIY broom rack a necessity and you could probably purchase one for just a few bucks, but where’s the fun in that. Instead, why not grab some wood, fancy it up, throw on some decorative text and a few hooks? Then you have a custom broom …

Make A Folding Photo Cube

The folding photo cube was an idea we had to make a picture frame that could be displayed in a 3D fashion as well as flat hanging surface. This is what we came up with. It’s super simple to make and works quite well. Another nice thing about this design …

Make A Simple Plywood Desk

The idea behind this desk really came from a need. For some time now we have been using a fairly long setup that resembles a desk, but was really just a metal frame with some plywood sitting on it. It served its purpose but, more often than not, really just …

DIY Coffee Mug Holder

The coffee mug holder was an idea that came about after we built our microwave/pantry cabinet. The cabinet was a bit smaller than the wire rack were using, so we ran out of room for our coffee mugs. To solve the problem we came up with the idea a filling …

Make A Wood Register Vent Cover

We replaced some register vent covers in our house about a year ago. We replaced them with these cheap plastic ones to save on money. As you can see, they didn’t last very long. So I decided I would try to make one myself out of wood. Check out the …

DIY Salt and Pepper Holder

This was another pretty simple project, and one that was really useful in our kitchen. We wanted a nice, pleasing-to-the-eye solution to store our salt and pepper shakers on the kitchen table. This salt and pepper holder is what we came up with. The whole project was made primarily of a …

Simple Table Saw Rip Fence – Overview

All in all this rip fence was a fairly simple build. It has its flaws, but it gets the job done for what I need. I used some pretty basic materials, a lot of which can be purchased for little money at your local big box home improvement store. What …