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DIY Projects

Decorative Centrepiece Bowl

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If you are looking to carve a bowl and add some interesting or intricate details, try out the decorative centre piece bowl project. Featuring the smallest Arbortech attachments yet – the Precision Carving System. You can incorporate small wood carving details into just about any woodworking project.

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Wooden Smartphone Speaker

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Watch Arbortech's CEO Kevin Inkster as he sculpts a sound amplifier out of plywood. A quick and straight forward project that can be completed in 3 hours.

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Bread Basket

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See how you can make a stunning bread basket using the Arbortech TURBO Plane and Mini TURBO to sculpt a bread basket in less than a day’s work. This bread basket makes a beautiful and practical household item or a wonderful gift idea.

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Hand Lettering Sign

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In this short video tutorial, Kevin Inkster will show you an easy and quick way to create a calligraphy sign. You don’t need to be a calligrapher master to create your own piece.

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Twist Candle Holder

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Enjoy the process of turning waste wood into a stylish candlestick holder in under 30 minutes. This demonstration shows just how easy it is to upcycle and make a great gift for your family or friends.

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Rustic Christmas Tree

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An ideal power carving project for beginners, this easy Christmas inspired project uses a piece of waste wood along with the Arbortech TURBO Plane and Power Chisel.

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Rustic Serving Tray

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This is a quick and easy serving tray project. Make it simple and rustic or take the technique’s a step further for a more sophisticated finish, it’s up to you!

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Chaise Lounge

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Designed and created by Kevin Inkster (Arbortech’s CEO and Founder), our Chaise Lounge was crafted from waste pine. This project plan is only intended as a guide to crafting this piece. Please remember that even though we used pine, any timber or sectional dimensions can be used – it’s entirely up to you!

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Lily Table Lamp

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This beautiful Lily lamp was power carved using green wood leftover from a tree trimming at the Arbortech headquarters.

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Buddha Face Wood Carving

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If you enjoy relief carving, try out the Arbortech Buddha Face Carving project for yourself! Follow the simple steps below and download the template or watch the short How-To Video.

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Sausage Dog Tray

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The Sausage Dog Tray is a great intermediate power carving project that took approximately 3 hours to complete from start to finish. If a Sausage Dog isn’t your preference, you can adapt the tray project to suit your animal of choice!

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Leaf Shaped Wooden Bowl

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Turn a piece of timber into something useful and beautiful – like a leaf shaped bowl or tray. We’ll show you the power carving tools and techniques we applied to bring this woodworking project to life.

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Power Carved Wooden Twist Table

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Created by one of Arbortech's youngest female woodworkers, Jana. This power carved wooden twist table is a medium wood shaping project that results in a functional piece of art you can be proud of. Combine the TURBO Planes ability for rapid plaining, sculpting and trimming with the freehand power carving of the Mini Grinder and the exclusive molding ability of the Contour Sander to achieve the unique shape of this table.

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How to Make a Kids Cloud Clock

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Add a personalised touch to a nursery or children’s playroom with a custom clock design. This project is ideal as a gift or present and easy to adjust to suit any taste.

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Chess Board

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Make your own simple yet elegant chess board. Make it your own by choosing whatever wood species you like.

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How to Make your own Wooden Sign

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This project is incredibly versatile as there are so many alternatives to chiselling you can explore. From lettering to kitchen art this will be the start of a whole lot of fun.

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How to Make your own Berry Bowl

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This cute little bowl was made from a tree branch we found. It’s the traditional wooden bowl with a few interesting twists, like a textured and burnt band to give it character.

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