Woodworking Tips & Tricks

In the past year of trying new projects and learning new techniques on different tools, I have spent a lot of time building a bit of a network. Originally when I started our Instagram page for our woodworking and other kraftwerks that we sell, I had thought it would be mostly for marketing purposes. I…

Homemade Holidays

First, I hope you all had a Merry Christmas. I didn’t get a chance this year to do a post to wish everyone a happy holiday season. I was once again spending most of my time in the shop. Though, Kurt did make sure that I spent a little more time enjoying the holidays watching…

Kraftwerks

After having our little woodworking (and more) shop for just over a year, we finally got to attend our first in-person craft fair. We did a virtual one last year, but it is very different than the in-person version, and we were really excited for the opportunity. For the last month and a bit, I…

Lazy Susan the Dumb Waiter

Whatever name it has been called in history, it hasn’t ever sounded like a nice term. In early history (1700’s) this clever little device was called a dumb waiter. Now english was a little different in those times, and the dumb was a reference to the fact that it was quiet. Unfortunately, it was likely…

Torn

The title is an apt use based on the content of this post. Bear with me as it may be a little bit of this and a little bit of that, but all tied together with the torn theme. So let’s start with a landscaping update and the best use of the “torn” theme. Not…

M2C1 Kraftwerks Updates

Well it is that time of year again. It is a busy season for our little Etsy shop, M2C1Kraftwerks, of homemade gifts. This time last year, we were entering into our first holiday season and were still so new to it all. A little has changed since then. This year we have a good inventory…

Finishing Fences

It has finally happened, I have finished the fence that we built back in April. It only took 6 months, but at least I got it done before the winter hit and our 2021 landscaping season came to a close. I actually built the last piece of our fence back in May, and wrote about…

Wooden Knives

Making cutting boards has been a lot of fun, and I am continuing to explore ways that I can make new patterns. As I have been enjoying making them, an idea came that it would be fun to have some wooden charcuterie knives to go with some of them. I checked out Pinterest for ideas…

200 Ramblings

WOWZA! This is the 200th rambling post that I have written. I am so glad that so many of you continue to enjoy our fumbling and bumbling through landscaping our yard, and have now also been sucked into reading about our favourite garden recipes as well as some of the other hobbies and projects we…

A Little Bit of Magic In Every Box

It finally cooled off enough that I could venture out to the non-air conditioned shop to build the carrying case for the Magic The Gathering deck boxes I made a few weeks ago. It was an adventure that I will re-count as I had a few hiccups that I had to work some magic on….