MN Sweetheart Frame

Show off the love of your life or your favorite pet in this handmade picture frame. This frame stands on its own using a unique, integrated kickstand. Made in Minneapolis, the frame is already filled with Minnesota love. Perfect for: Desk Mantle Bedside table This...

AtFAB Remix – Queen Anne

Exploring Creative Commons design and the open source furniture community is a great way to develop new ideas. This remix is a collaboration with AtFAB and ShopBot. I used the AtFAB 5-30 Minute Chair design available for free on their site to create this design. It is...

Murphy Bed

Murphy beds are a great way to save space. Use them to add a spare bed in any room in the house or gain room anywhere by folding your mattress against the wall. Our murphy beds are built to order. We can match your decor or create a statement. Gas struts and heavy...

Walnut Slab Dining Set

This dining table and bench set is built from a huge 6 inch slab of beautiful local walnut. The tabletop is book matched leaving 2 gorgeous live edges along the length of the 6 foot table. Maple inlays provide structure as well as looking nifty. The welded bench base...

Walnut Blanket Rack

Keep those beautiful blankets and that quilt from Grandma handy. This stylish rack is efficiently produced from reclaimed walnut with a hand-rubbed oil finish. Contact us or check out our Etsy shop to have your very own...

Oak Dining Table

This white oak table features a square spiral centerpiece carved into the surface. We used a great set of vintage paperclip chrome legs to support the whole thing. Cards slide for days on the hand rubbed wax...

Teak Ombre Dining Table

The table is beautiful!! We really love how it turned out. It’s the perfect size and shape for our space, too.  I can’t wait to get our chairs to complete the set and actually start using it. I’ll make sure to send you a photo once we have the chairs...

Train and Play Table

Our play table is perfect for trains, legos, puzzles, or whatever creative minds come up with. A generous 40 inch by 52 inch play surface is larger than your average train table. Hand built, this table is meant to last. Knock-down hardware makes this table easy to...

Brass Carving

I’ve been branching out a bit from my CNC router use in woodworking and into some heavy metal. Besides Floor and Pallbearer, I’m also talking about aluminum and brass. I’ve made a few brass branding irons. I used standard woodworking v-bits with good...

What’s So Special About Engraving Bits?

I was recently asked to create a pair of commemorative plaques. Essentially something like a diploma or other certificate, except these were to be carved into wood. No problem, right? I had carved plenty of signs before. Well, the difference here was the scale of the...

Can Your CNC Router Replace Your Planer?

When we think of CNC routers and their capabilities we often go right to the feats of complexity and precision. Impossible inlays, hundreds of exact copies of parts, complex shaping and carving, and perfect joints but not everything you use your bot for needs to be so...

Cut on the Up and the Downstroke

After you’ve been using a CNC router for a while, you begin to look for ways to make your life even easier (as if having a robot do work for you wasn’t making it easy enough). For me, sanding is a necessary evil. Plywood is especially prone to fuzzy edges...

A Guide to CNC Bits

CNC routers need bits. They determine the kind of carving you can do, the resolution of your finished designs, and how fast you can move through the material. They come with cutting edges that pull up or push down (sometimes both), they have square or shaped ends,...

Tiki Head – stacked model case study

I was recently asked to build a tiki head statue for a local restaurant. The lure of rum soaked drinks made the job hard to turn down. I figured my recently acquired CNC router made the task possible for me since I have no formal sculpture training. As with most...