Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Making a CNC Serving Tray - An Inventables Easel and X-Carve Project

My wife requested that I make her a large Serving Tray to put on the ottoman of our new living room furniture.  This was a perfect project for the Inventables X-Carve CNC Machine.  Watch my video showing how I designed the project in the free Easel software and carved it on the X-Carve.


Anyone can create a FREE Easel account and design CNC projects, even if you don't have a CNC machine!  CLICK HERE to create your account and begin designing.  If you design a project, I would love to see it.  In Easel, click the File menu and choose Share, then click the Shared With Link option.  Copy the link and Save, then email the link to me at thecarmichaelworkshop@gmail.com.  I will review all projects submitted by June 6, 2018 and pick a few to carve out and ship back to the designers.  This is gonna be fun!


Do you have a CNC machine?  If so, click here to open my Easel project and carve one of these yourself!  The Serving Tray turned out great and my wife loves it!  It's made from ambrosia maple and hardwood plywood.  Wanna use regular tools?  Then, click here to download my FREE PDF Cutting Template for this project.  It's 21.5" square and just the right size for a large pizza!

CNC Serving Tray by The Carmichael Workshop

CNC Serving Tray by The Carmichael Workshop

CNC Serving Tray by The Carmichael Workshop


Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Make a Wooden Wind Spinner!

I made a wooden Wind Spinner to hang on our front porch.  This is an easy Spring/Summer woodworking project that you can make in one day.  I tested it using the free WindPro18 18" Shop Fan that NewAir sent me.  Check out the video below.


If you need a good shop fan, check out the NewAir WindPro18 18" Wall Fan and get 15% OFF with promo code STEVE.  This fan has 3 speeds and puts out a lot of air for a nice cool breeze in the shop.  It can be mounted on a wall or ceiling to save floor space and it is quiet enough to have a regular conversation.  It easily made my Wind Spinner spin from about 15 feet away.  It comes with some mounting hardware and a pull chain extension, but I had to make my own Van Halen striped pull chain.

NewAir WindPro18 Industrial Wall Fan

The weather is finally warming up here in Georgia, so I put the Wind Spinner outside under our front porch.  It is fun to watch it twirl and the neighbors love it too!  Now go make one yourself and impress the neighborhood, but don't be surprised if you are asked to make some more!

Wind Spinner by The Carmichael Workshop

Tools:  Saw, Drill, Wrenches

Supplies:  36" 1/4-20 threaded rod, about 68 sticks 1/2" x 3/4" x 10", 2 Nylock Nuts, 2 Washers, Wood Finish, #1 Fishing Barrel Swivel, Paint


Sunday, April 1, 2018

Live Edge River Table (Must See Woodworking Project)

For this year's April Fools video, I made this Live Edge River Table using hydrogen and oxygen.  It is unlike any other river table that you've seen before.  Check out my video of this project below and I hope you get a laugh or two out of it!


Here is a close-up picture of my Live Edge River Table.  It's awesome!

Live Edge River Table

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Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Foo Fighters Album Artwork for Makers Rock 2018

I reproduced the Foo Fighters' "The Colour and the Shape" album cover out of wood for the 2018 Makers Rock Album Art Collaboration on YouTube!  Check out my video and enter my giveaway for a chance to win this artwork.  Don't forget to look up the other participants' videos and giveaways too!



Here is a picture of the album artwork I created next to the original cover.  I think I got pretty close.  This was a fun project to make and I can't wait to do another album next year.  If you are interested in the next Makers Rock event, keep an eye on the Makers Rock Website for updates.

The Carmichael Workshop Makers Rock Foo Fighters Album Art

Enter for a chance to win this album artwork in the Rafflecopter widget below (for USA residents ages 18 and older only).  The deadline to enter is March 24, 2018 at 11:59pm Pacific time.  A winner will be selected on March 25th and automatically displayed in the Rafflecopter widget below.  Good luck!

UPDATE:  Congratulations to Brian P for winning the artwork!  Thanks to all who entered!  I made a natural wood version of the cover for myself.  Here is a picture of it...



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