What We're Up To

Ski fever

By: Jadon

January 30, 2013

We went skiing this winter like we do most winters, except for last year because we were so busy with moving Ocooch Hardwoods home. But this year we finally had enough time so Dad, Ethan,...Click here to read the rest

Wooden Boxes

By: Doran

December 12, 2012

Lately I've been making wooden boxes on the scroll saw.

This is an oval shaped box with a checker pattern. It is a pretty simpl...Click here to read the rest


By: Doran

September 18, 2012

Here is a recipe that Mom got from her friend, Jill. They're called Double Chocolate Almond Brownies but we call them DOUBLE CHOCOLATE ALMOND...Click here to read the rest

Chess Again

By: Jadon

September 12, 2012

After I made my first chess set Doran was going to bu...Click here to read the rest


By: Doran

September 11, 2012

The next project I'll tell you about is part marquetry and part intarsia.

The back is made of marquetry which is inlaid wood ven...Click here to read the rest

Little Apprentice

By: Mom

April 24, 2012

A scroll saw is the safest saw to have around. The little ones cannot cut a finger off if they tried. Some have received a small scratch but that is part of learning! I really love this photo of our 2 year old trying her hand at "cutting something", as she says it. Perh...Click here to read the rest

Up for a game of chess?

By: Jadon

April 3, 2012

A couple years ago Ethan and Adriel made a compound cut chess set with the scroll saw. They found the patterns online but...Click here to read the rest

Wooden Stuff

By: Doran

April 2, 2012

Ethan posted about the new business we bought. My favorite thing about it is all the scraps of wood I get to use!

Here are some of the things I've been making:

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Welcome to My Workshop

By: Doran

March 31, 2012

When we moved Ocooch Hardwoods home we put the office and store in our rental house. Dad said that I could have a room for my woodworking tools. Now I can keep my supplies in one place rather than running all over the farm gathering stuff. I'm really enjoying it. Here a...Click here to read the rest

My Baby Sister

By: Cherish

February 20, 2012

Hi! this is cherish i am very Happy that i have a new baby sister, Starla Belle. my little sister Licy loves her.
wen s...Click here to read the rest


By: Jadon

February 13, 2012

Ethan and I were working outside, when we saw that the furnace shed (the shed between the house and the shop where our outside furn...Click here to read the rest

Cube of Rubik

By: Jadon

February 3, 2012

Caleb and Christian gave a Rubik's cube to me for Christmas. Nobody knew how to solve it so Adriel found a Youtube video on how to solve it. After a few days he...Click here to read the rest

The Winds Of Change

By: Ethan

December 12, 2011

I'll start by stating the obvious: We haven't posted anything on here for a while.

Now the reason: We have been really busy.

The first part of this year, we were slow with the cabinet business when one day a friend called and said there was...Click here to read the rest

Bigger, Better, Higher!

By: Ethan

April 18, 2011

Jadon posted about the kites we made the other day. Since they were so successful I wonder...Click here to read the rest

I got my green house up and running

By: Ethan

April 18, 2011

I wanted to keep my aquaponics system going all winter but we didn't have ti...Click here to read the rest

Let's go fly a kite!

By: Jadon

April 9, 2011

One windy day Doran wanted build a kite. So he searched how to build one. The next day he had a box kite made out of sticks and garbage bags. It flew pretty good, I asked Doran if he could help me make one. He said he could and showed me how. I made one and Ethan mad...Click here to read the rest

Potato Cannon

By: Doran

March 5, 2011

I made a potato cannon.
It shoots much farther than Adriel's trebuchet!
It has a 2" wide barrel and a...Click here to read the rest


By: Adriel

February 19, 2011

This winter a friend from church had arranged a snowball fight, and he thought it would be cool if we could have a catapult to thro...Click here to read the rest

Chess-Checker Boards

By: Ethan

February 17, 2011

A few weeks ago I made a chess board. Then I got the idea of making a 3D chess board. I saw a drawing of one that gave me the idea, each square woul...Click here to read the rest

Stop motion

By: Jadon

November 23, 2010

We were watching Wallace and Gromit. I asked Ethan how they made it. He said how they made it was they made clay characters and set them up and the took a picture and moved them a little bit and then take another picture and do that thousands of times. So one time I to...Click here to read the rest

Success again!

By: Ethan

November 15, 2010

We went to IN to help my grandparents move last weekend and brought some fireworks along.
One of them was 4 inches in diameter. So far all the fireworks we made were three inches, so I was exited to see how this one would work. It was aweso...Click here to read the rest

Our Mostest Bestest One Yet

By: Ethan

September 26, 2010

Well, I think we got them perfected! So far the fireworks my brothers and I have made were not exactly failures, but none of them were perfect until last night. We learned that the problem was our shells...Click here to read the rest

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