Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Adidas Shoe Box box

This project is of an ADIDAS shoe box made of wood. And oversized and holds 16 pairs of shoes. 

quick sketches. Cut/parts list. A simple build

First 2 walls cut. Man, it’s big.

The main box. Glue up

The drawer. Glue up

Lid all assembled

Mocked up all the elements. It is BIG. And heavy.

Box, lid, and drawers painted.

Installed a set of full extension slides with pull-close. Also 100lbs capacity! Though the drawer is 39lbs. haha

European hinges. Ugh... needs very specific sized holes made. 


Logos painted in. And pistons installed. The pistons allow for a safe soft open. The lid is heavy and needed this to control the speed and weight while it settles into the fully open position. Also tried to put in a few soft close. The full weight of the lid proves they do very little to slow the close. 

And the finish product:

Sunday, November 27, 2016


My mailbox is a disappointment to my mailman. For years. And it’s embarrassing. This is the year to fix that. Got some extra leftover wood from my last project. Enough to make a quick box.

The lid is stuck in the open position. The slightest push on it, will break it off. It’s really lame.

Here is the new design. A rough sketch in Sketchup.

Always starts out with cutting lumber to approximate dimensions.

Measuring twice, cutting once to final dimensions.

Lots of measuring. Lots of cutting.

The glue-up. The fun part...

Another wooden hinge for the lid.

The actual mail slot wasn’t in the original design. I kind of made it up on the fly.

Using Tung Oil for the finish. I really like how easy it is to apply. And love the feel of this final touch. This should last a long time since it is a penetrating finish.

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Clamp rack

My clamps are out of control. I just dump them all on the floor or where ever there is space. My workspace is ridiculous. So, they need to be organized. A couple of scrap plywood pieces were all that’s needed. A quick build

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Wedding Cake topper

Another wedding gift! For my sister! Woot!!
This is a cake topper. Similar to the one I made for my cousin.
It’s a simple one made of sculpey. Super fun to make.

As usual, it starts with an armature. I forgot to take a pic, but for the bride and groom's body, I also used aluminum foil for the core. 


 Snitzu Pup & Bebe

Jabba (RIP)