For a while now, I’ve been working on a new software project called pepahana. The software is intended as a reporting tool and task management service that helps you keep track of time spent on tasks and generate activity reports. Some day, there will be invoicing options and group/business management, but for now, I just want to get people using what I have.

So, as of now, I’m asking for help from anyone interested to register for the site, use it, try to break it, and tell me what you think. All feedback is welcome. I’m just one guy doing this during his spare time and there’s no possible way I’ve done it all correctly. So be harsh!

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Custom Heaboard With Built-In Nightlight

I recently bought a new bed from Amazon. I couldn’t be happier with my purchase. The mattress is amazing and the frame is attractive (and adequate.) When I bought it, the frame options scaled from about $100 – $500 based on how much custom stuff you want. I decided that I just wanted the frame and I would make the rest myself. Specifically, I knew I wanted to make the headboard.


I bought some cherry a while back from a local hardwood dealer. The plan was always to make a few side tables for the bedroom as I’ve never really had proper … Continue reading

Opening an Etsy Store

I’ve finally decided to take the plunge and open an Etsy shop. I’ve been mulling over these signs for a long time now and how I would go about marketing and selling them. I’ve started and stopped making an Etsy shop about a dozen times, but this week, I finally decided it was time. I opened the store with a few simple products and I hope to add more in the coming weeks. I have lots of products I’d like to offer, I just need to get some samples made up and take good pictures. It’s a process.

Etsy – My Online Shop

The easiest part of this process is … Continue reading

Sign Making With 3D Printed Letters

I’ve been wanting to do some custom sign work for a while now. My mom is a crafty person and does a lot of craft shows throughout the year… I thought having the ability to make custom signs like these could expand her capabilities. I also thought it could be a little side gig for me to make custom lettered signs for people. Not sure if that second one will happen or not, but I have the option now.

When I edited this video together, I really struggled with how much of the story to tell. This 10 minute example represents about 6 weeks of trial and error. Obviously, this isn’t … Continue reading

Upcycled Marking Knife

I’ve never really been great with the hand tools. When I was a young maker, in my dad’s garage, I had access to tools. Mostly just carpentry tools, but a few power tools like a drill and grinder. The hacksaw and claw-hammer were my best friends and I made all sorts of things with those two tools. Needless to say, my creations weren’t exactly… refined. I didn’t have the knowledge of finer woodworking techniques until much later in life and by that time, I had already discovered the love of power tools.

So, here we … Continue reading