I push myself to try new creative things as much as possible. They don't all turn out as planned but here's a few that just seem to work.

Wood Work

Hand-turned bowls

Hand-turned Bowls

I bought a lathe a couple of years ago and my first successful project was a small bowl, turned from a piece of red oak. Since then, I've been hooked on turning wood and have made a few more bowls along the way.

Adirondack Chairs

Adirondack Chairs

These chairs were my first attempt at functional furniture and they turned out all right. I even had someone place an order and buy a couple, which is always a nice compliment.

Hand-crafted treenware

Treenware

I took a class on sculpting treenware out at Majestic Ranch. This 12" serving spoon I crafted from solid mesquite. A piece of treenware is a kitchen utensil made entirely of wood. Who knew?

Hand-turned bangle bracelets

Bangle Bracelets

What you won't see here are the busted scraps of black walnut that lay on the shop floor, all failed attempts at turning bangle bracelets. However I will show you the beauties that actually turned out.

Video

Sugarfoot Slingblade

I jumped at the chance to Paul Bunyan this tree in my parents' back yard and "filmed" the whole thing. I took a thousand still photographs over a span of 3 hours with my Nikon D200. Special thanks to my blue oxe, Kyle Ingraham.

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Cedar Fever

Cedar Fever

Here's a quick look at 18 holes of golf with Andy Padron, my great and worthy opponent. Recorded with a Flip HD camcorder New Year's Day, 2009 at Cedar Creek Golf Course in San Antonio, TX.

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Shades of Orange

In 2010, Kathryn Cornelius and I carved this prize-winning pumpkin lampshade for Halloween. I made this video with iTimeLapse, on my iPhone 3GS. 628 photos over the course of two hours.
 

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One Swiss Februar

We spent February 2013 in Zurich with the Amazee Labs team. I thought it would be fun to shoot some video of our stay and toss it together will a little Willie Nelson number. I hope you enjoy it as much as we do our time in Switzerland.

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Before & After

Ripple stone staircase

Ripple Stone Staircase

My parents hired me to architect this ripple stone staircase to the backyard. The trick was getting all the steps level and congruent in height, which I managed to do without the deck collapsing (yet).

Stained concrete floor

Concrete Staining

What could be more fun to DIY than my very own house! After four weeks on my knees with a six inch razor blade I learned that projects worth doing take time and hard work.