David Goemans


DIY Watch Stand: A Stylish Solution to Feline Mishaps

Do you ever find yourself waking up in the morning to find your watches scattered across your nightstand or even worse, on the floor? If so, then you're not alone. This was a problem I was facing on a daily basis, until I decided to take matters into my own hands and create a DIY watch stand out of scrap oak and 3D printed watch stands.

In this video, I'll walk you through the step-by-step process of making your very own watch stand. Not only is this stand practical and functional, but it's also stylish and adds a touch of rustic charm to your bedroom decor. Plus, it can hold up to four watches, so you can keep all of your favorite timepieces in one convenient location.

The reason I created this watch stand was because my cat kept knocking my watches over in the middle of the night. But now, with this stand, I don't have to worry about that anymore. It's the perfect solution to feline mishaps!

So if you're ready to take control of your watch collection and add a touch of style to your bedroom decor, then check out my DIY watch stand tutorial below. And don't forget to share your own watch stand creations with me in the comments!

Thanks for watching, and happy crafting!

Spice up Your Kitchen with Handmade Oak Spice Racks

If you're someone who loves to cook and experiment with new flavors, you know how important it is to have easy access to your spices. A good spice rack not only keeps your herbs and spices organized, but it can also add a touch of charm to your kitchen decor. That's why I'm excited to share these beautiful handmade oak spice racks with you.

The best part? These spice racks were made from leftover oak chair scraps, so they're not only functional, but eco-friendly too!

To create these racks, I used leftover oak chair scraps and various woodworking techniques, including cutting, sanding, and drilling. The result is a set of three identical spice racks, each with five compartments to store your favorite herbs and spices.

One of the standout features of these spice racks is their natural wood grain. I feed them with a simple coat of hard wax oil to preserve the natural look.

The racks are also incredibly easy to install. Simply attach them to your kitchen wall with screws or wall anchors (depending on the type of wall you have) and you're good to go.

If you're curious about how I made these spice racks, check out my instructional video below. I take you through each step of the process, from selecting the wood scraps to attaching the racks to the wall. It's a great way to see the process in action and get inspired for your own woodworking projects.

In conclusion, these handmade oak spice racks are the perfect addition to any kitchen. They're not only functional, but they also add a touch of natural beauty to your space. And since I made them from leftover oak chair scraps, you can feel good about reducing waste and giving new life to old materials. If you're looking for a fun weekend woodworking project, check out my instructional video and give these spice racks a try. Your taste buds (and your kitchen decor) will thank you!

Some thoughts on static site generators

As you might notice, this new blog is built in 11ty. I've had some experience of late with Static Site generators, namely 11ty, Docusaurus, Hugo and Gatsby, and my general feeling is that none of them are particularly good.

Before people get angry and tell me that I need to recompile my kernel, let me explain the direction I'm coming from. Non-technical people are still using Wordpress to build what should be static sites. If I weren't so cheap, I'd also still be using Wordpress, but instead have spent many hours getting frustrated at inadequate tooling, awful documentation and a complete lack of decent theming. Because of this, as an industry we've failed.

The current situation isn't good enough for an average, non-technical, user to add content after the initial setup. I would still recommend a platform like Squarespace or Wordpress to people who don't have a permanent developer available or don't care to spend hours and hours reading sub-par documentation.

That said, I'm going to stick it out with 11ty for a while. It took me way too long to get it setup, but I'm happy with my setup and know how to do the styling now. Since I'm technical, I can manually edit styles and markdown files for new blog posts, because all of the static site generator CMS libraries are also trash.

Welcome to my new blog

This is my new blog. It's built in 11ty. Over the coming time i will be posting more updates here. General posts around Technology, life and everything i find interesting.