What are you making this summer? Here at Woodshop Cowboy, we are making cutting boards and slab tables at Nova Labs, of Reston, Virginia. Nova Labs is offering two premier woodworking classes at… Continue reading
This week in my home shop I finished up a new bench project I developed for class at Nova Labs in Reston, VA. While simple in design and execution, it does involve a full suite of woodworking tools and a a custom jig to complete. This great intermediate project uses the Fab Five of a powered woodshop: table saw, band saw, miter saw, jointer and planer.
This week, I built a 8 box set of stackable makerspace boxes. This design can be accomplished using three power tools (router, miter saw and jigsaw) and the design can be adjusted to… Continue reading
In this project, young makers use a vinyl cutter to cut and score geometric nets, connecting 2D shapes to 3D prisms, polyhedrons, etc. They learn to recognize the difference between two and three-dimensions,… Continue reading
Northern Virginia hosts a handful of makerspaces, with all different working models. I’m spending the next several months visiting as many makerspaces as possible. You can catch my Manhattan tour here! Northern VA… Continue reading
The last five years have seen an explosion in Maker Edu-themed products geared for the younger set. Young kids make enthusiastic makers. They love challenging puzzles, approachable crafts and as long as you… Continue reading
I took a recent trip to The Big Apple for professional development. Along the way, I took a little tour of Manhattan. Did I go to all the big tourist attractions? Of course… Continue reading
This is part four in my “Making a Makerspace” series. You can catch the other articles here. Makers use stuff. Lots and lots of stuff. Sylvia Libow Martinez & Gary Stager dedicated an… Continue reading