Late for Christmas (as is on brand) but still a viable decoration option, I give you the giant porch candles! They replaced the Death of Rats as our front porch decoration this Christmas. I especially like how those wax drippings came out. And on top of it all, these porch… Continue Reading Giant Porch Candles
I started this project years ago and finally got around to finishing it. These garden snakes can be made from scraps or cheap slats, and designed in a number of ways to fit whatever you want to see worm its way through your garden or porch. Check them out and… Continue Reading Garden Snakes – Segmented Garden Decoration
Recently I got to wonder what happens to forgotten tin cans. Will they develop into a proper civilisation if left to their own devices for too long? Or congeal into a single being bent on revenge and retribution? In this video, I try to give the “monster in a can”… Continue Reading Monster in a Can – the First of its Kind
How to deal with drywall holes in style might sound like an odd question. You cover them up with putty or a drywall patch, right? No, because there are more decorative ways than that. Elevate them to a design element, and a conversation starter to boot! Check out the video… Continue Reading How to deal with Drywall Holes in Style
Christmas is a great time for making things. So what better reason to introduce my oldest daughter to the lathe in this newest Adventure in the Workshop? She makes a Christmas Tree Tealight Holder from walnut. Her patience for sanding is not the best, but as she says, this way you know you made it yourself.Continue Reading Turned Christmas Tree Tealight Holder
The Death of Rats has been guarding our home against supernatural incursions around Halloween for a few years now, but I finally got around to redoing it with a skeleton and a light show of its own. Let me show you how I made it, so that you can make your own – or something completely different! Please share this with your friends, and remember to be Inspired!Continue Reading Death of Rats – a larger-than-life Discworld Decoration
While Garden Gnomes are enough to repel your basic zombie attack, they fail when the undead come in force. So to keep our house, our brains and, apparently, our cookies safe, I need to enhance our protections – with a tree! Enter the Gigatorch!
The oak-heart sprang from a subtle remark from my wife with the added incentive of missing Valentine’s Day, even though we do not celebrate the later. If you enjoy my videos I would ask you to share them, as this would help me out a lot! If you enjoyed this project, please… Continue Reading Oak-Heart Tree – Simple Picture Frame
I made this to go on my beehouse come spring, and it is based on an exhibit at a local museum. As the patron saint of beekeepers, St. Ambrose will probably not improve my beekeeping game, but at least it gave my lathe a chance to run off on me. Enjoy,… Continue Reading St. Ambrose Figurine for my Beehouse
This is the first video in a series about the Rauhnächte, those nights “between years”, i.e. around new year. Where I live, these nights were said to have special properties. Learn what they were, and how to score a lump of gold from the devil (but don’t get your hopes up) in this video. Enjoy, and remember to be Inspired!