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Christopher Finke writes about things he has done.



Last Build Date: Thu, 22 Feb 2018 06:43:06 +0000

 



Nelson-Style Cedar Bench

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 06:43:06 +0000

I made what could be called a Nelson-style bench to use as a step next to our hot tub. It’s about four feet long, 13″ tall, and 11″ deep. The legs are angled out at 10º, and the top is composed of five one-inch wide slats. All of the wood came from one of these […]



I built a bandsaw box, and I only made at least eighteen mistakes

Sun, 11 Feb 2018 22:24:11 +0000

I made my first bandsaw box. While I’m very happy with the end result (and pleased that it looks like an ice cream sandwich), I thought that instead of crowing about how great it is, I’d list all of the mistakes I made so that I can avoid them the next time I make one. […]



Introducing the Fintendo: My Bartop Arcade Build

Sat, 03 Feb 2018 03:22:13 +0000

I have fulfilled the greatest dreams of my childhood and built an arcade machine that plays my favorite games from the Nintendo, Super Nintendo, and more. There are many very good tutorials on the Web on how to build your own bartop arcade, so I won’t be going into a ton of detail. I mainly […]



Today’s Project: Puzzle Storage

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 21:38:17 +0000

I just finished building a 16-puzzle storage box so that we can consolidate all of our board puzzles from three different smaller boxes to one large one. Not a lot to say about this one; it’s just a Baltic birch box with a bunch of little supports along each side. I used lock rabbets to […]



An Aleutian Latrine

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 06:22:22 +0000

Can you help me determine the author of a humorous World War II poem about toilets? While I was clearing out my late father-in-law’s attic, I came across three cases of Kodachrome slides taken by his late cousin David Tewes, who had been a soldier stationed in Alaska during World War II. Among the slides […]



An Automattic Bowl

Wed, 03 Jan 2018 15:00:31 +0000

For part of the gift I sent through the Secret Santa exchange at work this year, I decided to make a bowl with the Automattic company logo inlaid in the bottom.  I’ve never made a bowl or done an inlay before, so this was definitely a wise decision that would not backfire. I started by […]



How to Make Your Very Own Kidney Stone Paperweight

Tue, 02 Jan 2018 15:00:44 +0000

On today’s episode of Finkstructables, I’m going to be walking you through the steps to make your very own kidney stone paperweight. Step 1: Create a kidney stone. I made this stone with my right kidney, but you could use your left one if you like. Now, you want the stone to be large enough […]



Wooden’t You Like to See These Christmas Gifts I Made?

Sat, 30 Dec 2017 17:39:26 +0000

Here are a couple more Christmas gifts that came out of the workshop.  The first one is a wall-hanging for my die-hard Vikings fan mother-in-law. I cut it on the X-Carve and hand-painted it. This one is for my parents to hang up pictures of the grandkids: If you’re wondering whether making a sign like […]