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Less Talk, More Do

Christopher Finke writes about things he has done.

Last Build Date: Sun, 28 May 2017 03:47:06 +0000


The United States of Rock

Sun, 28 May 2017 03:47:06 +0000

I’ve been mining stone out of the side of my hill to use for a patio, and would you believe that as I was setting them aside, they naturally took on this shape? Well, you shouldn’t.

There ain’t nobody here but us chicken coops

Thu, 18 May 2017 21:41:48 +0000

My wife texted me this about six weeks ago. She had ended up in a farm supply store with her mom and our kids, and they had baby chicks for sale: We ended up skipping the duck, but six weeks later, we have two six chickens and a very sturdy coop. I began buying coop materials as soon […]

Artisanal CNC-Carved Growth Chart

Tue, 09 May 2017 04:52:17 +0000

My kids have been requesting a growth chart, so I made one with my X-Carve. I used red oak left over from when I built our dining room table. It took three separate carves to get all six feet of numbers and inch delimiters carved since the X-Carve’s workable area is only about 30 inches […]

Get yer laundry! Piping hot laundry!

Mon, 03 Apr 2017 06:57:41 +0000

A recent project I tackled was adding a spot in our laundry room to hang up clothes to dry.  I attached iron pipe to the wall studs via some flanges and for the shelf, I used some barn wood that I’ve been hoarding for a few years. The total planning time for this project was about […]

CNC-ing a Stepstool out of a 1×12

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 06:13:40 +0000

My wife requested that I make matching stepstools for our hall bathroom so that the smaller children could reach the faucets. I used the opportunity to design a stepstool that could be carved out of a 1×12 and assembled in minutes. I used Inventables’s Easel software to design a stool that would be 12″ tall […]

Refinishing is Better Than Restarting

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 23:51:03 +0000

I’ve been busy with projects lately, but most of them are just cleaning up furniture that my wife Christina found at garage sales. Here’s a summary of all of my refinishings over the last few months. Christina found this rolling wooden cart at a garage sale, and I refreshed the finish on the top and […]

I Built a Set of Cabinets with CNC-Carved Doors

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 02:51:37 +0000

The area above our washer and dryer (not pictured) was mostly wasted space, so my wife asked me to build some custom cabinets. (Actually, she said, “Can you just buy some cabinets for above the washer and dryer? You really don’t have to build custom ones. I just want something better than this shelf. Anything. […]

Repainting a Razor Powerwing Scooter

Sat, 28 Jan 2017 00:26:19 +0000

My wife found a pair of Razor Powerwing scooters at a garage sale for $11 each and picked them up to give to our sons on their birthdays in a couple months. Both were in good condition, but one was black and one was pink.   I decided to repaint the pink scooter to avoid the […]