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OUSI Leather Keyboard Wrist Rest

OUSI Leather Keyboard Wrist Rest

Having a wrist rest at the base of your keyboard is a must for protecting your hands from carpal tunnel syndrome. OUSI’s ergonomic wrist rests offer an elegant solution to this problem. Each one is handmade from full-grain leather and wrapped around a supportive structure. Price shown is for the 18″ wide version.

Fire Hose Bench

Fire Hose Bench

This unique furniture piece from Axes and Hose Co. is a great gift for a firefighter or anyone who appreciates our selfless first-responders. Each bench is handmade from wood, wrapped in recycled fire hoses woven to form its seat. We particularly the Thin Red Line version. Measures 40.5″ l x 20.5″ w x 20″ h.

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Making an Industrial Wrench Table

Making an Industrial Wrench Table

Builder Hassan Abu-Izmero had a little time on his hands and decided to build himself a piece of furniture that celebrates his craft. He made the rustic wooden table from rough pieces of timber and steel, then used a Shaper Tools Origin handheld CNC to route out precise insets for five wrenches embedded in its tabletop.

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.

Making Glass Guitar Picks

Making Glass Guitar Picks

We’ve seen how Morningstar makes guitars out of glass, but it turns out they also make glass picks to go with them. The time-consuming process involves cutting strips of glass into triangles, then sanding the pieces down to smooth out their edges. The picks are available for sale on their website for $30 for a set of three.

MysticGlo Jumbo Round Candle

MysticGlo Jumbo Round Candle

MysticGlo’s gigantic hand-poured candle makes a dramatic centerpiece. It has six wicks and measures 15″ across by 3″ high. They come in a variety of colors and unscented or scented for $15 extra. They also make a 20″, 8-wick version, and a 15″ square, among other designs. Made from a blend of paraffin, soy, and beeswax.

Making “The Coin” Cutting Board

Making “The Coin” Cutting Board

We’ve already seen what artist Brother in Wood can make using his creativity, woodworking skills, and high-tech CNC equipment. Watch him create his most impressive cutting board yet, an inlaid design based on an awe-inspiring engraved coin design by Alexey Saburov. Custom cutting boards can be ordered here.

Grenade Side Tables

Grenade Side Tables

Give your home an explosive new look with one of these handmade hand grenade side tables from Reimagined Wood Shop. Their skeletonized design cuts down on weight while still offering rigidity. They’re cut from 0.72″ thick hardwood veneer plywood and come in 18″ tall and 24″ tall variants. Just don’t pull that pin.

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.

Carving a Shelby GT500

Carving a Shelby GT500

Woodworking Art is back to show off another amazing handcrafted vehicle. This time he carved a 1:10-scale model of the classic 1967 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500, complete with a working hood, trunk, doors, wheels, and steering. He’s started selling some of his works over on Etsy, but they’re quite expensive.

Egor Leather Tool Rolls

Egor Leather Tool Rolls

Belarus-based leather shop Egor Store makes these handsome and functional rolls for storing pocket knives or other small tools. They come in various sizes, ranging from 6 pockets all the way up to 24 pockets, which we imagine would be quite heavy once full. Available in black, dark brown, or caramel.

Woodturning a Rainbow Lamp

Woodturning a Rainbow Lamp

Artist Mr. Zhou presents a wonderfully satisfying crafting video. The clip features ample doses of woodturning, pouring colorful epoxy resin, and then shaving the whole thing down to reveal its finished form – an accent light that illuminates with the colors of the rainbow. Sadly, it lost one layer along the way.

Gyotar Guitar Kitchen Knife

Gyotar Guitar Kitchen Knife

Vasver Blades made this one-of-a-kind showpiece with a guitar-shaped block and a knife with a guitar neck handle. The body is padauk wood, while the base is black walnut. The knife’s blade is cryo-treated Vanax superclean steel, while its handle is ash and melchior, with mammoth tooth inlays and walrus tusk pegs.

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GRID Phone Art

GRID Phone Art

GRID Studio turns electronic junk into art. To make their unique wall art, they carefully disassemble old smartphones, then meticulously place and glue their components into a shadowbox frame. They currently make versions based on the iPhone 3GS, 4S, and 5, as well as the Nokia E71, and BlackBerry Bold 9000.

Pallet Wood Bluetooth Speaker

Pallet Wood Bluetooth Speaker

This substantial wood speaker looks like something from a high-end audio line, but it’s actually the result of a DIY build. King Minhvuong walks us through their process of recycling pallet wood into this beautiful portable audio system. If you’re feeling inspired, there’s a full parts list in the video’s description on YouTube.

Pencil River Table

Pencil River Table

Artist Nick Zammeti shows off a wild-looking dining table that he built using a combination of rustic wood planks, resin, and thousands of colored pencils. What makes it especially cool is the river of pencils that flows down its center and off of the table into a waterfall at its end.

Sculpting a Giant Stone Apple

Sculpting a Giant Stone Apple

Scotland-based artist James Parker is known for his sculptures of oversized fruit and other curvy objects. To make his works, he meticulously chips away and shapes thin slices of slate, arranges them one-by-one, and layers them until the giant fruit comes to life. He’s also built an awesome stone Death Star.

Building a Guitar with One Hand

Building a Guitar with One Hand

Luthier and carpenter tchiksguitars recently injured his wrist and spent 8 weeks wearing a cast that prevented him from using his left hand to grip things. But that didn’t stop him from building this beautiful ash wood guitar, which he made almost entirely with hand tools, with no CNC machining or resin casting.

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.

Shepit Wood Acoustic Panels

Shepit Wood Acoustic Panels

Arranging blocks of wood, foam, or fabric can help break up echoes in a room. These geometric acoustic panels from Shepit Workshop also double as a cool piece of modern wall art. They can be made in sizes from 25″ x 15″ up to 60″ x 40″, and in either stained or painted wood.

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Maze Puzzle Box

Maze Puzzle Box

These wooden stash boxes are perfect for hiding away small items. At their center is a metal tube with a peg that must be moved through a series of twists and turns in order to unlock its contents. Available in natural or cherry-stained birch wood.

Turning a Resin Sphere Inside a Wooden Cube

Turning a Resin Sphere Inside a Wooden Cube

Woodworker James Garwood last wowed us with his 2000-segment pen. For his latest project, he challenged himself by crafting a wooden cube, filling it with resin, then painstakingly turning and sanding the blue material to create a perfectly shiny sphere. Support James on Patreon for a chance to win this unique plaything.

Pop-up Wood Castles

Pop-up Wood Castles

At first glance, this looks like an ordinary log. But there’s something hiding inside of it. When it’s given a firm shake, a series of castles rise from its surface, much like the opening credits of Game of Thrones. These ones were posted by Ctoom, but you can find similar pop-up sculptures over on Etsy.

Giant Metal Scorpion

Giant Metal Scorpion

The scorpions we encounter here in the U.S. are relatively small, but this oversize metal creature measures 8.25″ long. This awesomely creepy creation is made by Thailand artists Kreatworks using recycled automotive and machine parts. Also, it turns out that there are real scorpions that are almost the same size in South Africa.

Building a Lamp from Junk

Building a Lamp from Junk

Maker Laura Kampf has crafted some pretty impressive items over the years. In between larger projects, she decided to do something a little less daunting, and built herself a unique lighting fixture out of found objects and scrap wood. The finished lamp looks like something you’d find in a high-end lighting store.

Glowing Alien Soaps

Glowing Alien Soaps

Add a little extra weird factor to your guest bathroom with these handmade alien soaps from Cindy’s Bath Creations. Each vegan soap bar features a glow-in-the-dark space creature in your choice of color and scent, with 75 available fragrances ranging from grape soda to glazed donut.

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