How To Make A Super Mario Mushroom Birdhouse

 
 
Making a Super Mario Bros Mushroom Birdhouse turned from a log. This build was a lot of fun and I think it will make a geeky addition to my garden!


Getting the last coat of lacquer
This was turned from a pear tree that came down in a storm a couple winters back. It is easy wood to work with and turned easy. The trick was hollowing out the base.

How To Make A Wooden Rope Puzzle



I made a run of these two ring puzzles about three years ago, and they were quite popular as gifts. The joy is, once you know the secret, you want to watch others labor over it. Turns out we're all sickos....


How to Make Vintage Dart




A dart board was hanging in my house since before I could remember. It was my fathers, and it was so well used that he had rotated the numbers a few times to keep twenty wedge from looking ragged.


Filling the Void

I had two really cool projects for last week! Flipping awesome ideas that jumped into my head and wouldn't let me go. I love it when that happens, and I even had a head start on Thursday night plus a ton of free time on Friday to make it all happen!

So I made a silly video with the intention of uploading something of substance the next morning...


Just as a side note, this is now my most disliked video EVER! :)

Ice Cream Pint Lock



They say that necessity is the mother of invention and while I don't claim to have invented the idea of a pint lock, this is the first one I've ever seen out of the wood. In addition I love how outrageous it looks with that giant old school padlock on it!