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Resin and Wood Wrist Rests

Resin and Wood Wrist Rests

Artist Jerry Lo of WosinCraft makes these uniquely beautiful keyboard wrist rests from resin, colorful pigments, and wood. Designs include soothing scenes of mountains, galaxies, ocean waves, and other dreamlike places. The transparent areas allow lighting to shine through from edge-lit keyboards for even more impact.

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.

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Oxidized Titanium Beard Comb

Oxidized Titanium Beard Comb

We love the colors that emerge from titanium when it’s been hit with a flame. It looks especially great on this modern titanium comb from Demian Haggard. The comb is great for taming unruly hair and beards, and comes with a custom-made leather case. It’s also available in natural titanium and stainless steel.

Akinak Titanium Pen

Akinak Titanium Pen

This substantial handmade pen comes from Belgorod, Russia’s WarmKnives. It’s been machined entirely from titanium and has a bold, linear texture along its entire length providing grip and style. It takes a Parker refill and its threaded cap can be stored on its rear for safekeeping. Find more unique pens in their Etsy shop.

Making a Bowl from Handkerchiefs

Making a Bowl from Handkerchiefs

Maker Nick Zammeti shows us how something as simple as a stack of handkerchiefs can become a work of art. Watch as he creates a small bowl from a stack of the cloths saturated with epoxy resin. As he works through the layers on a lathe, various colors and marbled patterns emerge from the pile.

Manual Transmission Pen

Manual Transmission Pen

Fans of manual transmission cars will love the way the mechanism works on this custom pen. W&M Levsha designed and fabricated this unique metal and wood writing instrument that deploys using a 6-speed gear shifter. It works similarly to bolt-action pens, though the amount that it retracts is determined by the gear it’s in.

LED Waveform Headphone Stand

LED Waveform Headphone Stand

Give your over-the-ear headphones a proper place to rest when you’re not wearing them. This handmade stand from AmbiColoredLight features a head-shaped sandalwood-veneered base. At its center is a light-up acrylic porthole that displays a laser-etched waveform graphic that can change colors to suit your mood.

Wooden Dogo Mugs

Wooden Dogo Mugs

These unique mugs are handmade from African Jacaranda wood. They’re happy to hold your coffee, tea, or even wine. They hold about 8 oz. and come in either light or dark burned finishes. Hand wash only and apply coconut or olive oil on occasion to protect their finish. Proceeds help support artists in developing countries.

Laverna Leather EDC Organizers

Laverna Leather EDC Organizers

These handmade organizers from Ukraine-based makers Laverna Leather are big enough to carry two to three pocket tools, a pen, and a Field Notes journal. They come in a number of colors and can be personalized with up to 10 letters. Check out their Etsy shop for other varieties.

Making a Star Wars Cutting Board

Making a Star Wars Cutting Board

We’ve watched Broinwood create some pretty amazing cutting boards before. This Star Wars-themed butcher block really brings out the geek in us. We love watching the ballet of man and machine as the scene comes together with X-wing fighters taking on the Death Star as Darth Vader looms large.

Building the Most Complicated TV Stand

Building the Most Complicated TV Stand

Chris Powell of Full Steam Designs pulled out all of the stops to build this one-of-a-kind TV stand. The design incorporates dozens of curved and layered pieces, kerf bending, and meticulously arranged patterned plywood. We suggest watching the whole video, but there’s a sped-up version on Reddit if you’re in a hurry.

Mario Wood Pixel Coasters

Mario Wood Pixel Coasters

Artist Cameron Oehler of 1337motif makes awesome cutting boards and coasters inspired by video game pixel art. This set of six wooden coasters features pixelated images of Mario, Mushroom, Star, Boo, Bob-omb, and Goomba, each made from hundreds of cubes of colorful wood.

Blowing Scientific Glass Barware

Blowing Scientific Glass Barware

Glassblower Tim Drier creates test tubes, flasks, beakers, and other scientific glassware as his day job. In this video from Wired, he shows us how he uses those specialized skills to make truly unique drinking glasses that incorporate the twists and turns he’s used to creating.

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Concrete Hexagonal Coasters

Concrete Hexagonal Coasters

Etsy shop Mind The Minimal sells a variety of handcrafted home accessories made from concrete. Among them are these cork-backed hexagonal coasters. They’re made using a special light-toned concrete which can be painted with a splash of color, then sealed for durability. Sold in sets of four.

Titanium Fingerprint Rings

Titanium Fingerprint Rings

Custom King Design’s titanium rings offer a unique method of personalization. Each one can be engraved with a fingerprint sample you provide. It’s a great way to remember a loved one and keep them close all the time. The rings come in a variety of styles, sizes, and finishes.

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.

Enth Wooden Arcade Controllers

Enth Wooden Arcade Controllers

Italy’s Enth Creations builds these unique handmade game controllers from Iroko wood, a dense African timber. They feature authentic Sanwa arcade joysticks and buttons set into custom-cut plexiglass and 3D-printed PLA bezels. They also make all-button hitboxes for fighting games.

Making a Giant 6-Sided Die

Making a Giant 6-Sided Die

You can buy oversize wooden dice on Amazon and Etsy, but none of them look nearly as rich or substantial as this handmade version by Gao Wood Lab. Watch as they transform a block of African blackwood and brass into a beautifully-inlayed jumbo die. Now, will you please make us a giant D20?

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.

Damascus Steel Dice

Damascus Steel Dice

King Cobra Blades Art handmakes these unique damascus steel 6-sided dice. Each one features a distinctive pattern made by forging and folding layers of metal together numerous times. They come in 16mm, 20mm, and 1″ sizes. They also make some beautiful damascus knives and rings.

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Steampunk Rocket Lamp

Steampunk Rocket Lamp

Artist Steve Gallagher makes this fun desk lamp that looks like a steampunk rocket ship. Each one is made from a cage light with a glass shade, various bits of pipe, and a wooden base. Four flicker bulb engines bring it to life. Available with clear, cobalt blue, or ruby red versions with an optional USB charging station.

Taverns to Go Yard Bars

Taverns to Go Yard Bars

Got some space to spare on your porch, deck, or yard? Taverns to Go makes these great structures that add a personal bar to any space. They’re made from pressure-treated lumber with galvanized roofing and come in sizes ranging from 4′ x 6′ to 10′ x 5′. They’re currently only available in the New York tri-state area though.

Sack (Guime) Messenger Bag

Sack (Guime) Messenger Bag

This unique laptop/messenger bag is handmade by Canadian woodworker Bom Design. It’s made from Mozambique wood veneer, which has been molded into a sleek and modern shape and attached to a sturdy leather carrying strap. Its removable felt interior pouch offers protection and holds up to a 15″ laptop.

Wooden Machine Gun

Wooden Machine Gun

Modern firearms are usually made from metal and maybe a little bit of plastic. While ND Woodworking Art’s handmade wooden machine gun can’t fire its wooden bullets, it’s still an impressive and detailed piece of art. Just don’t try looking through the scope.

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.

Monster Trinket Box

Monster Trinket Box

Sure, you could store your keepsakes in a regular old box, or they could be guarded by a ferocious monster. If given a choice, we’d go with the latter. Boxnmor’s playful handmade wood box has beady little eyes and pointy maple wood teeth to ward off would-be thieves.

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