Wooden Aluminum Keyboard

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reddit user doublecloverleaf has machined and milled his own beautiful computer keyboard from aluminum and fresh (freshly dried anyway), walnut wood.  The walnut came from a tree that his neighbors had cut down last year.  He had it milled and then dried for a year so don’t worry, it shouldn’t warp or check or crack. … Continued

3D Wooden Topographic Map of the US

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redditor noahhl has spent in his estimate, 200 hours, building this scale model of the 50 States of America out of wood.  Did I mention it’s a topographic map?  Yea, he set up his CNC machine to cut out the mountains and valleys of the states.  The 50 states are represented by 15 different wood … Continued

Wooden Pokeball

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reddit user iamhippie carved a Pokeball ring box out of some wood.  It’s a great way to propose, which, I think they did.  I suppose it worked, but hey, not everyone can be the very best.

Secret Wooden Rings

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The above looks like a tiny interesting snow globe right?  Maybe an odd shaped thing.  Well, you would be wrong.  It’s actually a ring.  A hand made wooden ring with beeswax and jewelry resin making the designs inside.  Canadian jeweler My Secret Wood has created these works of art.  The two I’m showing here are … Continued

Wooden Engineering Equipement

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Japanese woodworker Kinohaguruma makes some of the the coolest works of wooded engineering I have ever seen. Here’s the first video that introduced me to him, a wooden excavator: See how the entire thing is made of wood.  There’s a bunch of different gears, and different transmissions and gear boxes that change what is actually being … Continued

LED Log Lamp

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Yes, a 3rd lamp post this month.  Sue me.  Instructable user Trask River Productions has put together a very comprehensive 34 step instructable on how to make this really good looking Log lamp shown above.  Honestly, it looks very well made, which makes sense considering the person/company.  I’m impressed with cutting out all the wood … Continued

Oak Tree vs. Sawmill

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Spoiler, the Sawmill wins. I don’t know about you, but that was a satisfying 9 minutes…Now, just think of all the cool things you could make with that wood!

DIY Sugar Cube Maker

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This is pretty neat, if a bit useless for the average person.  Instructables user MaskMarvl has put together a quick 7 step guide to making your own sugar cubes.  Granted, it needs to use brown sugar so that it can stick together, but I’m sure you could eventually figure out the recipe for making your … Continued

Periodic Table of Wood

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I have posted quite a few different periodic tables over the years.  There was the The Periodic Table of Characters, The Periodic Table of Awesoments, but my favorite is the Actual Periodic Table.  Anyway, that’s nothing compared to this new Periodic Table: Yes, it’s a periodic table of different woods.  It doesn’t look like it … Continued

Making Plywood

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This is a pretty neat 5 minute clip.  I know what makes up plywood, but I never saw it being made.  I like the shaving the log into plys, and then rolling those plys back up into a trunk again.  Very ironic don’t you think? {reddit}