Building a Hobby CNC

About six months ago I moved back to Cincinnati from Chicago, and one of my goals in coming back was to get my hands dirty and have a creative outlet that didn’t fall strictly into the architecture realm. I had just wrapped up my ARE’s and it felt like it was time for...

Making a Nightstand Mock-up for Hilton

As Tru by Hilton continues to evolve, questions come up from time to time regarding functionality.  The table circled in the rendering above fits the style of Tru, but is it large enough to function as a nightstand?  A detailed mock-up was needed to answer that...

How to Make a Pirates Ship Wheel

If you’ve built the Cannon, now you need a Ships Wheel.  You’ll need a lathe, router and a bandsaw (or jigsaw).All projects start with raw materials.  I used dimensional lumber from the home center. Two 2x4x8s, two 2x6x8s and two 1x6x8 pine boards.I began...

Kem Weber Chair Build

Kem Weber (Karl Emanuel Martin Weber) is best known as the architect of the Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, California.  Walt Disney hired Weber in the late 1930’s (after the success of Snow White) to not only design the studio, but also the interiors and...