Saturday, April 22, 2017

Making a Shadow Box Display Case for a US Army Veteran's Cane

This week I had the honor of making a Shadow Box Display Case for a cane that belonged to a United States Army P.O.W.


This project was made from Poplar with Western Red Cedar splines.  I cut a rabbet on one side of each board to accept the 1/4" plywood back.  I also cut a groove on the other side of each board to accept the front clear acrylic panel.


This U.S. Army Veteran was a Staff Sergeant, so I added a stripes emblem made from Poplar and Walnut.


The family provided me some information to make a small plaque for the display case.  I used my Inventables X-Carve to carve the plaque.  It does a much better job at carving letters than I ever could.  I sprayed the plaque with a few coats of lacquer, then sprayed flat black paint into the letters.  I wiped off the surface paint with mineral spirits and sanded any remaining paint off, then sprayed a few more coats of lacquer to seal it.


I found the perfect U.S Army fabric for the background at Walmart of all places, and attached it with spray adhesive.  I attached a picture hanging wire to the back for easy hanging.  There is room for the family to add pictures or other items into the shadow box.  This was a fun and inspirational project.  Thank you Mr. Perkins for your service!




Saturday, April 15, 2017

Polkadot Paddle of Love

I received a custom order for a Polkadot Paddle.  Apparently custom wooden paddles are a thing!  This was a quick and easy project that I was able to make and ship in just two days.   Check out the video!


The paddle is 5.5" wide and 24" long.  If you or someone you know would love to have a Polkadot Paddle, click here to download my free template!

The Carmichael Worikshop Polkadot Paddle

Friday, March 24, 2017

Makers Rock Van Halen II Album Artwork and Giveaway!

Makers Rock is back!  This time the theme was 1960's and 70's album artwork and I recreated the cover for Van Halen II.  Check out the video below and then scroll down on this page to enter my giveaway to win it!


I am giving away the wooden Van Halen II album artwork with stand.  The real vinyl album is NOT included, because I will be needing that this Summer!


Enter the Giveaway Below Using Facebook or Email!

This giveaway is for legal residents 18 and older in the USA ONLY (sorry International friends).  You must enter before 11:59pm Pacific on March 30th, because I'm drawing a winner randomly on March 31st.  The random winner will display automatically in this Rafflecopter widget thingy and I will notify the winner by email.  The winner will have 48 hours to respond before I move on and select a different winner.  Good luck and rock on!


Click here to watch all of the Makers Rock 2017 Album Art videos!

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Makers Rock 2017 Announcement!

Makers Rock is back!  On Friday, March 24th, watch YouTube for 1960's and 70's album art project videos from several makers.  Watch this video for more info and subscribe to all of the channels below so you don't miss any of them.  Oh yeah, we are giving them away too!


Makers Rock 2017 Participants:
Click here catch up on last year's 2016 Makers Rock event!