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Guitar Cutting Boards

Guitar Cutting Boards

Etsy seller CuttingBoredom makes these sweet wood inlayed 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 or Stratocaster inspired designs.

Modular Synth Days Calendar

Modular Synth Days Calendar

Musicians, here’s a great way to keep track of the passing days. Ingrana’s perpetual calendar is inspired by the design of a classic modular Moog synth. Use the included patch cables to mark the day of week, month, day, and year. While it won’t make any sounds, you can press its keys.

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Wooden Tool and Pen Rack

Wooden Tool and Pen Rack

DreamFactoryKR’s handmade birch plywood rack is great for keeping pens, pencils, and small tools in order on your desk. It also has a built in dock for phones which has an acoustic amplifier integrated into the wood. Measures 15.35″ x 5.31″ x 2.99″ and is perfect for leatherworking or clay tools.

Spherical Fire Pits

Spherical Fire Pits

Ohio artist Melissa Crisp creates these incredibly cool steel fire pits which feature intricately cut scenes of nature. Each one creates a dramatic silhouette when a fire is lit. They’re built for wood, but can be converted to burn gas. We especially love the Phoenix Rising design.

Coin Jigsaw Puzzles

Coin Jigsaw Puzzles

Coin Cut Art makes these amazing and intricate jigsaw puzzles by painstakingly hand-sawing currency into dozens of puzzle pieces. The pieces are so tiny, you’ll need tweezers (and endless patience) to assemble them for sure.

Grandma 8-Bit Blankets

Grandma 8-Bit Blankets

Janice of East Dixfield, Maine is no ordinary grandmother. She has a love for classic 8-bit video games, and crochets wonderfully soft and comfy looking acrylic yarn blankets using granny squares in place of pixels. Her Etsy shop currently has blankets inspired by Donkey Kong, Galaxian, TRON, and Mario.

Whiskey Barrel Titanium Ring

Whiskey Barrel Titanium Ring

Caveman Bands creates these bold and unique wedding bands using hand-hammered titanium, and an inner layer crafted from sanded and polished oak whiskey barrel wood. Comes with a rustic wood display box. Regularly priced at $192, it’s currently on sale for 50% off.

Wyatt Front Pocket Wallet

Wyatt Front Pocket Wallet

House of Jack’s compact wallet combines the slimline design of a credit card pouch with the easy cash access of a money clip. Its main compartment is made from full grain leather, and has a hinged metal clip for bills. The leather can be monogrammed for an extra $10.

Concrete Square Bookends

Concrete Square Bookends

There are lots of kinds of bookends out there, but we rather appreciate the minimalism of roughfusion’s concrete cubes. These 3″ blocks are heavy enough to hold paperbacks upright, and will look great sitting on any bookshelf. Available in grey, natural, or charcoal.

Wisteria Puzzle Cabinet

Wisteria Puzzle Cabinet

Fine furniture maker Craig Thibodeau created this incredible work of functional art. The cabinet not only features intricate marquetry and inlay work, but a series of drawers and compartments that can only be opened if you know its secrets. Puzzle designs by Robert “Stickman” Yarger.

Game of Thrones Chess Set

Game of Thrones Chess Set

When you play the game of chess, you win… or you die. At least that’s what happens if you play with this intricate set of hand-carved wood chess pieces Ukraine’s Chesslania, inspired by Game of Thrones. It’s cool, but we don’t think that Tyrion should be relegated to pawn.

Making a Guitar from Scratch

Making a Guitar from Scratch

An immensely satisfying time-lapse video of luthier (string instrument maker) and plectrier (pick maker) Patrick Hufschmid as he creates one of his gorgeous hand-built electric guitars. The sped-up carpentry sounds are just as awesome as the imagery.

Larch Wood Cutting Boards

Larch Wood Cutting Boards

Larch Wood Canada creates beautiful cutting boards using meticulously-selected sticks of Canadian larch. The end-grain pieces are lined up by pattern, revealing repetitive shapes that occur in nature. They also make custom countertops. See how they’re made here.

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Creature Trinket Box

Creature 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.

Bourbon Barrel Coasters

Bourbon Barrel Coasters

If you’re going to sip bourbon, 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.

Viking Ship Fire Pit

Viking Ship Fire Pit

While fiery Norse ships are normally reserved for viking funerals, we’ll make an exception for this truly awesome handmade fire pit from sculptor Trevor McIntire of ImagineMetalArt. It’s made from 18 ga. sheet steel and measures about 39″ long x 16″ wide.

Decicio Whiskey Glasses

Decicio Whiskey Glasses

Beautifully handmade 8 oz. whiskey glasses made from smoked glass that accentuates the amber colors of whiskeys and tequilas. A smooth and wide bottom makes them feel great in the hand. Sold individually, in sets, or with a matching handblown decanter.

Plinko Bottle Opener

Plinko Bottle Opener

This fun wall-mounted bottle opener from Leroy Woodworks doesn’t just catch your bottle caps, it sends them down a Pachinko/Plinko-style pegboard so you can bet on where they’ll land. Set up shot glasses, and turn it into a drinking game. Available with custom artwork.

Double Governor Wooden Valet

Double Governor Wooden Valet

A bedside or dresser-top valet is a great thing to have, but most of them are too small to hold all of our stuff. Not so for this reclaimed wood organizer from Basic Elements by Mike, which offers three fabric-lined trays, space for multiple watches, and even a phone dock.

Making a Glass Dragon

Making a Glass Dragon

Glass artist James Mongrain and a team of assistants demonstrate the painstaking process of turning a molten blob of glass into an intricately scaled dragon in this 1-hour video from the Corning Museum of Glass. It’s also the most soothing thing you’ll watch today.

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Making a Damascus Chisel

Making a Damascus Chisel

For his latest project, metalsmith Shurap created a gigantic chisel using numerous layers of steel. The oversized tool is designed for woodworking, but is so beautiful that it could just be a work of art on a stand. Watch how the intricately-carved handle was made here.

Wooden Animal Mask Trophies

Wooden Animal Mask Trophies

Celebrate your love for animals by NOT cutting their heads off, and instead covering your walls with these lighthearted wooden art pieces by artist Tzachi Nevo of Urbanmasquerade. Each animal mask is made from layers of premium woods and is ready to hang.

Making a Curved Wooden Chair

Making a Curved Wooden Chair

YouTuber Lignum walks us through the steps it took to build this impressive bent wood lounge chair that looks like it came straight out of an expensive designer furniture collection. Despite its delicate looks, it has no problem holding the weight of a 220 lb adult.

Stacker Felt Organizer

Stacker Felt Organizer

Keep remotes, phones, and other small items handy with this felt accessory that slips under your mattress, or over the arm of a sofa. JennyKrafts custom makes each one, and offers customization for a small upcharge. Check out her backpack organizers too.

Vintage Camper Birdhouses

Vintage Camper Birdhouses

These small wooden birdhouses from OneManOne Garage are inspired by the look of classic Scotty campers. Each one comes flat-packed and ready to assemble without glue. Available fully-painted or unpainted if you want to do your own decodrating.

Whiskey Rider Mini Skateboard

Whiskey Rider Mini Skateboard

Alder + Ash presents a beautifully handcrafted mini cruiser board, lovingly made from a reclaimed oak whiskey barrel. It rides on 59mm Bones “all terrain” wheels with red bearings, and sports independent Bullet trucks.

Wooden Predator Bust

Wooden Predator Bust

Creep out your friends and family with this amazing hand-carved wooden bust of the Predator. In addition to this foot-tall beast, Etsy shop Love My Custom Wood makes all kinds of nifty carved wood sculptures inspired by science fiction and pop culture.

Leather Bartender’s Roll

Leather Bartender’s Roll

A truly special gift for bartenders. This roll offers holders for a variety of bar tools, including space for two cocktail shakers. Siberian crafter Dragunov handmakes each of their leather pieces and finishes them with beeswax. (Tools not included)

Making a Giant Utility Knife

Making a Giant Utility Knife

For his latest build, Jackman Works created a jumbo-sized, hand-carved wood replica of a utility knife. It’s fully-functional, and just the right size for opening Paul Bunyon’s Amazon packages. He got the inspiration for the giant knife blade from fellow builder Jimmy DiResta.

Sparrow Mart Felt Supermarket

Sparrow Mart Felt Supermarket

Artist Lucy Sparrow specializes in crafting felt sculptures. Her largest installation is Sparrow Mart, a “supermarket” in The Standard, Los Angeles that features 31,000 hand-sewn and hand-painted felt replicas of grocery items. It took her and her team a year to make.

Making a Hybrid Mega-sphere

Making a Hybrid Mega-sphere

Artist Heath Knuckles creates stunning organic works of art by taking pieces of uniquely textured wood, cutting them into layers, and filling the in-between bits with colored resin. He then works them on the lathe into a perfect spherical shape. More here.

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