Wooden Beer Tote

As a craft beer and homebrewer I find sometimes it is a pain to carry bottles to a friend’s house or tailgate party.  Especially when homebrew requires the bottle to stay upright in order to avoid the extra yeast sludge in the bottom getting mixed into the beer.  While browsing through http://www.thingiverse.com I found quite…

The Sailboat Project – Part #4

Now that the outside is coming together, I went back to working on the inside wiring.  I found a LOT of random cut wires and wanted to make sure once I connected the battery that it wouldn’t short anything out.  However, I also found the battery was already connected.  Luckily, it wasn’t running to much…

Workshop Wednesdays – Glass Blowing

On this episode of Workshop Wednesdays we take a trip to Jason’s family glass blowing studio.  Jason and his dad have really gotten this process down.  They have made tons of vases like this so they typically have no issues making them.  The workflow between them is pretty awesome to watch because they know what…

Workshop Wednesdays – Acrylic Bottle Stopper

Episode #9 – Here is another one I forgot to post.  Sorry! During pen casting, sometimes you have left over that will not fit into the tube for the blank.  Rather than throwing that away and wasting it, Jason pours it into a spare plastic disposable cup.  Once it is full it becomes the perfect…

Workshop Wednesdays – Acrylic Pen

I forgot to make this post previously but here is the video we did the other week on Workshop Wednesdays.  We are turning an acrylic pen on the lathe and this one was really a challenge for me because I do not do much acrylic and it is a LOT less forgiving than wood. I…

The Sailboat Project – Part #3

I recently went out of town for work but when I came back I noticed Al did some fiberglass work on the boat.  Before I left we filled the crack with some thicker fiberglass filler.  Then he was able to grind it down and start the first layer of the fiberglass sheets.  Once I got…