Thoughts

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Bread is scarce right now and I’ve seen posts all over the internet of people learning to make bread… so I thought I’d share one of my favorite “survival foods.” This is Bannock, a traditional Irish/European/Canadian bread that can be fried or baked. This is a type of soda bread […]

Bannock Recipe


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




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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


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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



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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 […]

Anybody Out There?


How to Make a Soundboard – YouTube Every day, I record a show in my shop called The Daily Shed. I wanted a way to add some “live” sound effects, as well as play viewer messages during the live show. Using the Adafruit Audio FX sound board and an old […]

How to Make a Soundboard


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I’ve decided to open a Patreon account. I’ve been doing The Daily Shed for 4 months now and I feel like I have contributed something to the world worth being proud of. So, I buried my pried, and started a Patreon to ask for help. Support Me On Patreon – […]

The Daily Shed – On Patreon



I love gaming conventions. I love seeing my friends. This is a short tribute to my “convention family.” We travel together to shows all over the country and sometimes, weird things happen. Friendly Faces of Origins 2016 – YouTube

Friendly Faces at Origins 2016



I needed a bench. I had some scraps. I now have a bench. Super simple build for some pleasant outdoor reading! I’ve been thinking about this one for a while. I like to sit outside with the dogs and play fetch and such, but the porch is a little too […]

Outdoor Bench