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Origin 3D Wood Maps

Origin 3D Wood Maps

Based in Tahoe Woods, California, Origin Artwork creates awesome laser-cut wall art with a tremendous amount of depth and dimension. Their designs feature topographic maps of real world locations, fictitious places, and the occasional video game screen.

Radial Engine Drink Coasters

Radial Engine Drink Coasters

Plane Pieces’ drink coasters are a great gift for aviation enthusiasts. They’re made using authentic Pratt & Whitney gears from WWII radial airplane engines. Each one is encased in clear resin, surrounded with a machined aluminum outer ring, and has a protective bumper underneath. Sold individually, or in sets of four.

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State Bottle Openers

State Bottle Openers

Celebrate your home state every time you pop open a cold one. Brandon and Erin Spangler’s handmade bottle openers are shaped like each of the United States. They’re plasma-cut from steel and finished with black oxide. Sizes vary based on the shape of your state of choice.

Paracord Camera Straps

Paracord Camera Straps

Hold on to your camera with a secure and stylish strap made from strong and versatile 550 paracord. Zander Creatives handmakes these straps in a variety of colors to suit your individual style. They’re fitted with heavy duty rings and lobster clips, and come in 38″ and 47″ lengths.

Translucent Text Porcelain

Translucent Text Porcelain

Ceramic artist Stepanka Summer creates unique porcelain tumblers and mugs embossed with lettering that allows light to show through. The creamy white tumblers come with numbers, Xs and Os, or Love lettering, while the mugs simply send a message of love.

Written in the Stars Wedding Rings

Written in the Stars Wedding Rings

These unique wedding rings from jewelry artist Isabella Day are engraved with constellations from the date, time, and location of your choice, making them perfect for commemorating the day you met, your proposal, or another important time and place. Available in a variety of precious metals.

Transforming Bar Table

Transforming Bar Table

This unique piece of wood furniture from Solidhorse features a modular design that lets you adjust the heights and positions of its shelves using pegs. It comes with two serving/display shelves and two small bottle holders that are great for serving wine and other spirits. They also make a similar laptop desk and folding table.

The Drone that Cannot Fly

The Drone that Cannot Fly

Making drones out of lightweight materials is a must if you want them to fly. But Motores Patelo went the opposite direction, and created a flightless drone out of metal. Sadly, he couldn’t record the whole build due to the lockdown, but the finished piece is still amazing… and could easily take off a finger.

Carved Leather Maps

Carved Leather Maps

Select any map you want, and Foster Leathercraft will make you a custom work of wall art by carving and embossing real leather. Each map is mounted to a sturdy fiberboard backing, and can be framed for just a few dollars more. They offer small, medium, and large sizes.

Sherbet Titanium Pencils

Sherbet Titanium Pencils

At first glance, these might look like ordinary pencils, but look closer, and you’ll notice they have a sharp, titanium point. Handcrafted by Sherbet Glass Art, they’re designed to let glass artists sign their art by leaving a permanent line of titanium on their work. We also dig the rainbow-colored metal variant.

Jumbo DeskStand

Jumbo DeskStand

Want to upgrade to a standing desk, but already have a regular desk? The Jumbo DeskStand offers a double-decker design that lets you place your keyboard and mouse on one level, and your display (or displays) on another. Shelf heights are easily adjusted on its 10-slot ladder. Made from durable baltic birch plywood.

Making a Stitch-Free Leather Bag

Making a Stitch-Free Leather Bag

Most of the time when you see a leather bag, it’s stitched and maybe glued together. But builder Jimmy Diresta is used to working with more substantial hardware than that, so he set about handcrafting a rugged, squared-off bag using metal rivets to hold it together.

Bourbon Barrel Coasters

Bourbon Barrel Coasters

If you’re going to sip whiskey at home, you should have coasters to keep your tabletops in tip-top shape. We can think of none more perfect than Urban Industrial’s coasters, made in Kentucky from reclaimed bourbon barrel staves. Also available in a dark, charred finish. Sold in sets of two or four.

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Making Wood Vertical Blinds

Making Wood Vertical Blinds

Vertical blinds are usually made from plastic or fabric, but carpenter John Heisz has an affinity for wood, so he made his own from scratch, using of ash wood he cut down to 3/8″ thick strips. He then built an exposed mechanism for opening and closing the blinds, giving them a more artful look than the ’90s decorating staple.

How to Make a Wood TIE Fighter

How to Make a Wood TIE Fighter

How’d you like a cool looking wooden model of a TIE fighter to display on your desk? Well, now you can, assuming you have some basic tools and a little patience. WorksByaHurst walks us through all of the details. Find the step-by-step instructions and materials list on Instructables.

X-Wing + TIE Fighter Candlesticks

X-Wing + TIE Fighter Candlesticks

Alex Dodson of Burned by Design makes some pretty sweet Star Wars fire pits. But if you’re looking for something you can burn indoors, check out this dogfighting duo. The pair of steel candlesticks is handmade to order using laser-cut steel, and will look great sitting on your bookshelf as the Empire and Rebellion battle it out with fire.

Triple Vinyl Record Tower

Triple Vinyl Record Tower

Keep all your vinyl records organized and easily accessible with this hand-welded metal storage tower from Design Atelier Article. It comes in two variants – one that holds 240 LPs and one that holds 300 LPs. Both measure 45″ high, but vary in width from 15 3/4″ to 19 2/3″. They also make a squared-off storage unit with casters.

Tripwire EDC Notebook Cover

Tripwire EDC Notebook Cover

Made by California-based ARC-Co, this Cordura case holds an 8.5″ x 11″ notebook, along with your everyday carry items like pens, pencils, knives, and payment cards. Its front flap snaps securely in place to keep it shut. They also sell a smaller version for Field Notes and other 3.5″ x 5.5″ journals.

Guitar Cutting Boards

Guitar Cutting Boards

Artist Dave Stencil of CuttingBoredom makes these sweet wood inlaid cutting boards in the shape of of electric guitars. They can be made in cherry, mahogany, or walnut wood, along with contrasting details. Choose from Les Paul, Stratocaster, or acoustic designs.

Off Chutes EDC Pouches

Off Chutes EDC Pouches

Ashland, Oregon’s Bamboo Chutes handmakes colorful bags, wallets, and other accessories using recycled parachute and paraglider fabric. Among their selection are various pouches for carrying tools, lighters, flashlights, credit cards, and other small items.

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Circuit Board Spaceships

Circuit Board Spaceships

Artist Daniel Shankalonian takes old circuit boards and other electronics, and recycles them into desktop sculptures. Among his many creations are spaceships from Star Wars, Battlestar Galactica, and Star Trek, as well as a model of NASA’s Space Shuttle. He also made an awesome sculpture of BioShock’s Big Daddy bouncer.

Ghost Headphone Stand

Ghost Headphone Stand

Fans of classic video games will recognize this guy as Blinky, the pixelated red ghost from Pac-Man. Here, he’s serving a useful purpose by giving your headphones a place to rest when you’re not wearing them. Handmade from baltic birch, sanded smooth, and painted by artist BalticPrime. Also available as a scared blue ghost.

Carving a Land Cruiser

Carving a Land Cruiser

Vietnam-based Woodworking Art walks us through the process of building an accurate wooden model of a 2020 Toyota Land Cruiser. We particularly love the details in the grille and the tires, though he should have left the windshield and lights exposed as wood.

16-Pocket Tool Rolls

16-Pocket Tool Rolls

Montana artist Hbar N Craftworks makes these sturdy and substantial tool rolls from Martexin “Gridwax” Army Duck waxed canvas. They come in 8″, 10″, 12″, 15″, 18″ and 24″ wide versions, each with 16 tool pockets and two spacers. They’re also available in a heavy-duty olive drab canvas.

Bottle Opener Rod

Bottle Opener Rod

We love the simplicity of FutureRelic’s rod-shaped bottle opener. Its shape reminds us of keychain flashlights, but this tool is perfect for opening a cold brew. Available in copper-finish bronze or brass, with a knurled grip. Measured 2.25″ long.

Leather Pencil Case

Leather Pencil Case

Keep your pens, pencils, and other skinny pocket tools neat and organized with Ewittco’s nicely-structured full-grain leather cases. They come in a variety of colors, and can be personalized with an engraved name or logo graphic. Measures 7.7″ x 3.7″ closed, 7.7″ x 7.7″ open.

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