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You Can Finally Buy Those Beautiful Wooden Kitchen Knives

First revealed way back in January of last year, The Federal’s gorgeous set of wooden-clad kitchen knives were only objects to lust over, not actually buy. It was a tease, for sure, but enough people apparently said “want” that Warehouse has refined the design and put them into limited production.


Build Yourself Some Bots With Tegu's Magnetic Wooden Blocks

Some would say simple building blocks didn’t need improving, but Tegu’s idea to add hidden magnets to help hold creations together was genius. And while kids have always been able to use Tegu’s blocks to build robots and other high-tech toys with enough imagination, a handful of new sets with added graphics makes it easier to build futuristic creations.


Build Cars And Trucks With These Wooden Blocks, Not Castles

If you’re of the mindset that encouraging a child’s imagination is one of the best ways to further their development, you’re gonna love these gorgeous building block sets from Huzi that has kids building trucks and race cars. And, believe it or not, despite a lack of sounds, lights and battle action, kids will probably love them too.


The Meticulous Process Of Making A Japanese Wooden Doll Is Impressive

I’m not exaggerating the tiniest bit when I say I want to fly to Japan right now and park myself right in front of this man’s handmade wooden doll shop in Japan and just watch him work. Imagine the earnest smell of the woodworking, the sound of the lathe spinning and the beauty of his concentration in making art.


Guy Transforms Big Chunk Of Wood Into A Salad Bowl In Hypnotising Video

Video: It could be that piece of wood spinning endlessly or the fact that it’s hard to take your eyes off someone doing his job so skilfully, I don’t know. But watching David Earle turning a big piece of elm wood into a perfect salad bowl is truly an hypnotising experience.


Chainsaw Artist Transforms A Log Into Groot From Guardians Of The Galaxy

This is fun. Griffon Ramsey, an artist who works with wood and uses a chainsaw, carved and sculpted a real life Groot from Guardians of the Galaxy from an Eastern Red Cedar tree log. She creates a pretty lifelike version of everyone’s favourite tree person but I kind of wish she made a 20-feet tall version too.


A Spartan Knife Block That's Anything But Austere

You can pretend they’re there for easy access, but there’s something primevally enjoyable about leaving your cutting implements on display in a knife block. It’s like knights mounting swords on the wall of a castle, and it’s also why this knife block that looks like a Spartan under attack is particularly amusing.


How To Find The Perfect Camp Stove

Now that campfires in many places are a thing of the past, it’s looking like camp and backpacking stoves are going to be the sole means we have to fry bacon and boil water for coffee. Here’s how to find the right one for you.


Turning A Chunk Of Wood Into Something Beautiful Is Satisfying To Watch

Here is Alan Holland performing his craft: woodturning. He takes a big chunk of wood, spins it on a lathe and shaves and cuts it down into something much more detailed. It’s painstaking work, but it looks absolutely rewarding. Getting to the finished product is like discovering something that was hidden underneath.


Making Snowboards By Hand Is A Beautiful Process

Video: Here’s a video that shows the full custom build process for Kindred Snowboards. They plan the design, get the wood, glue parts together, shave it down, add materials, press it together, clean up the edges and do so many things to one board that it may sound boring when you read it but is incredibly riveting to watch.