Here you will find my collection of project and other shop videos that I publish to my channel over on YouTube. Be sure to subscribe so you catch them as they come out!
Building Cedar Grape Trellises
My husband loves gardening and working outdoors, but because we don’t have a huge yard, we always try to find ways to optimize the space that we do have out there. One space that was being underutilized was the area on the sides of our front porch, so we decided it would be nice to put grapes in those spaces! But grapevines need a trellis to climb, right? And so, two grape trellises – one for each side of the porch – were promptly added to my honey-do-list.
Laser Cut Wedding Sign for Taylor & Brad
My good friends Taylor and Brad got married a few years ago, back in August of 2017, and I recorded the footage to eventually, just maybe, one day make a video out of. Their wedding name sign was the first one I ever made with the laser cutter and while it may have had a few imperfections, I still loved how it turned out!
Making Homemade Nutter Butters with Laser Etched Stamp
My friend Ryan and I are huge fans of Claire Saffitz over at Bon Appétit and her YouTube series, Gourmet Makes. Feeling a little inspired by all of her creative problem solving, I decided to make a laser etched peanut cookie stamp and a custom peanut-shaped cookie cutter for us to play in our own “test kitchen” and make our own gourmet version of Nutter Butters.
Making a Custom Leather Patch for a Trucker Hat
I’ll be attending WorkbenchCon 2020 this year, and after years of watching some of my favorite YouTube makers don personalized trucker hats in their videos, I got inspired to make one of my own to wear to the conference!
Laser Etching a Wooden Oar for Drip
When I'm not making custom wedding signs and the like, I spend my weekdays as web developer at a company called Drip. As last year came to a close, our leadership team asked me if I could help to make some awards for our year-end celebration by laser etching some wooden oars. I was glad to help, and excited to show the process in this video!
Shop Buildout: Part 2 – Electrical Subpanel Installation
After the initial planning and layout for my dream garage shop was figured out in the last video, it was time to get the proper electrical service installed in our detached garage.
Shop Buildout: Part 1 – Layout and Planning
Now that I have the space, it's time to finally start converting our two car garage into the functional all-season workshop I've dreamed of for years. But not before some proper planning!
Making Billy Butcherson’s Tombstone from Hocus Pocus
Hocus Pocus is one of my all-time favorite Halloween movies, so when it came time to make some decorations for our house this year, this was at the top of the list!
Making Custom Laser Etched Baby Blocks
It’s apparently baby-having time in my circle of friends. Not one, not two, but three of my friends and their spouses had a baby earlier this summer, all within a month and a half of each other. I decided to make each friend a little something to celebrate their new bundle of joy!
Making a Laser Etched Electronic Quiz Board with Mason
My cousin's seven year old son Mason has recently shown interest in various things like crafts and electronics (things that I was also interested in as a kid), so I came up with the perfect project for us to do together: an electronic quiz board.