I started creating my main escape gear measured it to have 30 teeth and made a jig to help. Sure enough, 29 teeth.. Damn it! Math is hard!

Both of my grandfathers were darn good carpenters, and my father is too though he wont much admit it. Well apparently I do alright myself!

I decided to try my hand at becoming a hobby luthier (a maker of stringed instruments) and make myself something to play..    I went back and forth considering all the options and decided that for my first instrument I'd like to make a Mandolin.  

Black Toddy Coconut Palm Pen Something I used to do years ago, and have started to do again was making pens. Wood turning is a lot of fun and you can create some very pretty pens if you take the time. Here is an example of one I made - click for full image;