Category Archives: Woodwork

Mahogany and Maple Pendulum Cradle

I just finished this pendulum cradle from Mahogany(basket)  and Maple (legs).   It is for my cousin’s new baby boy, Jasper.  It is colored with Watco Danish Oil (natural) and Bison Paste Wax.

This is the cradle at the hackerspace



This is Jasper.

Acrylic Word Lamps (LOGOS)

This is a lamp that I made for a friend.  I used 1/2″ acrylic sheeting.  The adhesive backing was the biggest pain to get off since the acrylic had been sitting in a garage for several years.  First I routed out the letters about 1/8″ deep.  Then I took an old chisel ( AND SAFETY GLASSES) and chipped away at the edges and inside the letters. Once the LOGOS was done, I drilled three holes in the base and glued in 10mm blue LEDs.

Wooden Ukulele Dinosaur Transformer

So, I built this a while ago and it took quite some time to think up.   I knew I wanted it be a ukulele transformer, and I knew I wanted to make it out of wood.  First I took sheets of paper and cut them into the shapes I wanted to see if they would swivel/fold right, and it took me several tries, as in multiple pieces, such as arms or legs broke, split, or didn’t fit, so I had to try again.  It is made out of wooden pegs, one brass hinge, poplar, oak, maple, and mahogany.

In the end it turned out to be a pterodactyl/ukulele transformer

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The Trumpet Lamp

This is a lamp I made out of an old trumpet.  The valves still worked, however the previous owner got married, and I needed to give him a gift, sooooo I took the trumpet and am giving it back as a lamp.  the third valve turns the lamp on and off.   GIVE ME USED UNWANTED INSTRUMENTS!  I will post a tutorial when I get the chance.  (The problem is that I gave this away, so I do not have it to film the tutorial)

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Folding Ukulele Stand

Sooo, the second attempt, but here is a folding ukulele stand I designed, cut and built.   I used 1/2″  birch plywood.    Two small hinges and then some half inch quarter round.  folds flat, then opens to hold the Uke.


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