Sunday, October 23, 2016

Makers Rock Pink Floyd Album Cover Art and Giveaway!

I recreated the album cover for Pink Floyd's The Wall using maple and walnut for the 2016 Makers Rock Album Art Collaboration with five of my YouTube friends.  Check out the video of the project below, then enter my giveaway for the album art and a DIY Speaker Kit from Rockler Woodworking and Hardware!

Here is a picture of the album art and Rocker DIY Speaker Kit bundle that will go to one winner.  Enter to win in the Rafflecopter widget below.  Thanks to Rockler for supporting our woodworking community and providing this awesome prize!

pink floyd the wall album art wood

Giveaway is open to legal residents of the 48 contiguous United States who are age 18 or older.  The deadline to enter is Friday, October 28th at 11:59PM Pacific.  The winner will be selected by random drawing on Saturday, October 29th and posted here with the Rafflecopter widget below.

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Saturday, October 15, 2016

Makers Rock Album Art Collaboration 2016

A group of us makers and woodworkers are remaking some of our favorite album covers! I'm making Pink Floyd's The Wall out of maple and walnut. We're also going to be giving them away! Check out this video for details about the Makers Rock Album Art Collaboration 2016, then watch for our projects on YouTube on Sunday, October 23rd!

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Saturday, September 24, 2016

10 Fun Scroll Saw Woodworking Projects

I challenged myself to create an eBook of 10 Fun Scroll Saw Projects that you can cut out and assemble using interlocking joints - no glue, screws, or nails required - it's that simple!  Check out my video featuring all ten projects, and if you like what you see, Click Here to purchase my eBook!

It was a fun challenge trying to design these projects with slots that just slide together to assemble the project.  I have a Dewalt DW788 Scroll Saw, but you could probably make these with a jigsaw and bandsaw as well.  Most of the projects can be made in less than an hour so they don't take much time.  I started simple with this Phone Stand made from 1/4" plywood.  It has two sides that hold your phone at different angles.

The Carmichael Workshop Phone Stand

This Tablet Stand consists of only two pieces of 1/4" plywood.  It is also two-sided for different angles.  It will hold tablets that are 7" or larger.  When making interlocking projects, it's important to measure the thickness of the wood so you know how wide to cut the slots.

The Carmichael Workshop Tablet Stand

I needed a Laptop Stand that I could knock down and put in a laptop bag.  This is made from 1/2" plywood and is sized to hold my 17.3" laptop.  It's sturdy and has lots of ventilation.  This project can be customized to fit other size laptops.

The Carmichael Workshop Laptop Stand

This Desk Clock made from 1/2" plywood would look great on any desk or mantle.  It uses a 2-3/4" Clock Shoppe Insert.  I really like the simplicity and art deco style of this design.  I suggest buying the clock part before cutting the hole so you can measure for a perfect fit.

The Carmichael Workshop Wooden Clock

The 14-inch Basket is made from 1/4" plywood and would look great as a table centerpiece.  You could also turn it upside down to use as a display stand.  This project can be glued together, as it may come apart easily depending on what you put in it.

The Carmichael Workshop Basket

Who doesn't need a drink tote for a 6-pack of soda or beer?  This project is made from both 1/4" and 1/2" plywood.  I suggest painting or finishing this one since it may get wet.  This would make a great gift with someone's favorite drink.  Speaking of which, I need to put something in mine.

The Carmichael Workshop Beer Tote

This Flashlight Lamp is made from 1/4" plywood and uses a Harbor Freight Flashlight as its light source.  Any flashlight with a 1" diameter should fit.  This design lends itself well for displaying something on the bottom shelf.

The Carmichael Workshop Flashlight Lamp

If you are old like me, you might remember playing with balsa wood airplane kits.  This Biplane will take you back to your childhood.  The fuselage is cut from 1/2" plywood, and the rest of the parts are 1/4" plywood.  It doesn't fly very well, but it looks pretty cool.  Hang it from the ceiling with some string!

A woodworking eBook wouldn't be complete without a shop project.  Make a pair of these Benchtop Sawhorses from 1/2" plywood.  They are great for raising projects off the workbench for clamping or finishing.  Take them apart and store them away when not in use.

The Carmichael Workshop Benchtop Sawhorses

This Hammerhead Shark is 3 feet long and was lots of fun to make and see it come together.  It's made from a pine 1x12, which is .75" thick.  I wanted to do a large animal project, so this is what I came up with.  Since sharks don't have legs, I made a couple of stands to hold it up.  I think it turned out pretty awesome!

The Carmichael Workshop Hammerhead Shark

Thanks for checking out my video and pictures of these projects.  If you have a scroll saw, I hope these projects inspire you to dust it off and make some stuff.  If you need help getting started, here is a link to my 10 Fun Scroll Saw Projects eBook.  Contact me if you have any questions about these projects or how to build them.

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Monday, August 8, 2016

British Phone Booth Lamp and Charger - 2x4 Woodworking Project

This project goes out to all of my UK friends and relatives!  I made a British Phone Booth Lamp and Phone Charger out of a single 8-foot 2x4 for a woodworking contest.  Check out the video below!

I made this project for our local Gwinnett Woodworkers Association's 2x4 contest.  There were lots of great entries this year.  I got 3rd place and won a gift card for Peachtree Woodworking Supply.  Below is a picture of the entries.  The amazing segmented Lighthouse woodturning won 1st place, and the folding TV Table won 2nd place!  It was great to see everyone up their game this year!!!

gwinnett woodworkers 2x4 contest

This phone booth will be easy to make if you are not limited to using a 2x4.  It's basically just a box with windows and a door cut out of it.  A scroll saw is a must for this project, but you could also make it with a CNC machine.  Click here to download my PDF cutting templates.

british phone booth lamp charger

The LED lights (affiliate link) really make the phone booth look awesome.  My initial idea was to make it just a lamp.  The phone charging station was kind of an afterthought, but it makes sense considering it does say "Telephone" on it.  You should try to make something out of a single 2x4's a fun challenge!

british phone booth lamp charger