Try Every Day #6 When your name is Chevee, you often get asked this conversation starter “what kind of car do you drive?” followed by a little grin. Right now… a 2010 Ford Focus. I’ve never really cared about cars. My dad was a major classic car guy. He tried […]

What I drive // Try Every Day

Try Every Day #5 This is my camera. A Canon EOS M3 with the kit lens, a polarizing filter, and a collapsible hood. I’ve been staring down the barrel of this camera for almost 4 years and sharing my thoughts, desires, failures, and musings… every single weekday. This camera has […]

My camera // Try Every Day

Try Every Day #4 For most of my life, I’ve been obsessed with the fedora. It probably started with Indiana Jones, but the iconic hat became a part of my identity. People knew me as the hat guy. I shared that love with my girl’s grandfather. He and I would […]

I used to wear a fedora // Try Every Day

Try Every Day #3 Guess what, I already missed a day. Not a big surprise, but also not without reason. I’ve been on the couch sick since Friday night. It’s not been great for me emotionally, so Em and I have been playing Lego Harry Potter. We fully completed both […]

My view this weekend // Try Every Day

Try Every Day #2 Coffee has been part of my life since I can remember. My mother always had instant coffee around. So did my grandma. Grandpa liked percolated coffee. I looked up to them and wanted to try this thing they all seemed to love. I can remember being […]

Coffee // Try Every Day

Somewhere along the way, I forgot to explore new things. I forgot that failure was always an option. I forgot that learning starts with being BAD at something. I forgot to try. Recently, someone very near and dear to me has been encouraging me to try. She’s pushed me past […]

Try Every Day

I recently bought a new bed from Amazon. I couldn’t be happier with my purchase. The mattress is amazing and the frame is attractive (and adequate.) When I bought it, the frame options scaled from about $100 – $500 based on how much custom stuff you want. I decided that […]

Custom Heaboard With Built-In Nightlight

I’ve been wanting to do some custom sign work for a while now. My mom is a crafty person and does a lot of craft shows throughout the year… I thought having the ability to make custom signs like these could expand her capabilities. I also thought it could be […]

Sign Making With 3D Printed Letters

I’ve never really been great with the hand tools. When I was a young maker, in my dad’s garage, I had access to tools. Mostly just carpentry tools, but a few power tools like a drill and grinder. The hacksaw and claw-hammer were my best friends and I made all […]

Upcycled Marking Knife

I built this workbench in 2013 and the one thing it’s always been lacking was a vise. It’s never had a vise of any kind attached… and I decided to change that. I do more woodworking than anything, so I didn’t want a big metalworking vise. I wanted something flush […]

Pipe Clamp Bench Vise

Hello friends! It’s been well over a year since I last spoke with you… and that needs to change. I’m kicking the dust off this place soon (like, today) and you’ll start seeing more of me around here. As my life settles down into more of a routine, I’m finding […]

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