coin flask

Coin Flask – piggy bank on the lathe

I made this coin flask for a friend – and in a hurry. I hope it does not show on the finished product, but there are a couple of things that I would have done differently if I had thought I had more time. Thing is, without that deadline I might not have ever started this project. Let me know what you think, and remember to Be Inspired!

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Peanut bowl

Peanut-bowl from Cloth

In this video, I use a technique that is for all I can tell ancient to make a peanut bowl – in the shape of a peanut! There are certainly other ways to do that, but few are as simple or as versatile than what I show you. Also, let’s not forget the elephant in the room…

If you want more information, check out the Instructable that I wrote.

Please share this, and as always, remember to Be Inspired!

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Chaos Vase inspired by Kyle

If you have not seen the Chaos Vase that Kyle Toth made (as his 98th vase, no less), you should probably wait with it until after you watched my video making very roughly the same thing. Just with less awesome to it. My wife subtly expressed her liking for this piece, so it was more than obvious what I had to make for her. But apart from the whole “happy wife, happy life” thing, I learned a lot making this – and I hope you can, too!

Remember to be Inspired, and if you are, please share this post!

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Animate a Wand

Animate a Cthulhu-Wand

I know it looks like I made another magic wand, but with good reason. I use it to showcase a very simple technique that you can use to animate things, i.e. make them move. And even better, you do not need microcontrollers, servos or electricity for it – springs and string are all that is required. You can combine that with more high-tech ideas, but it is a good starting point for Halloween costumes and decoration.

Sharing this video would mean the world to me, and I greatly appreciate you supporting me this way. If you are in Instructables, you can check out the ‘ible for this project there, and maybe find answers to questions you did not even have yet (I would appreciate you liking it and following me there, too!). Thanks for watching, and remember to be Inspired! (more…)

Stackable shot glasses.

Stackable Wooden Shot Glasses – with a Dragon!

Want to turn something useful and stackable, following an easy pattern? Then the wooden shot glasses are just the thing for you (and you can ignore the dragon part, too). Beverage containers on the lathe are not that new, but these are also easy to store because they stack! And in addition to that, they can be customized in different ways and this technique will still work!

Watch the video, and read more about the planning of this and possible finishes!

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