Jay Lane’s Projects

I’ve enjoyed being creative as long as I can remember. Growing up, I enjoyed drawing and I spent countless hours at my drawing board. Nowadays, I spend my personal time finding creative projects to work on. 

Below is a run-down of all of my projects and ventures.  

Scroll Saw Art, Wood Art & More

In the past few years, I have fallen in love with scroll saw art. What started as personal passion turned into a side hustle, Made By Jay Lane, where I make custom Bourbon barrel heads, wood art, signs and more. I do take custom commissions so feel free to reach out for a quote

You can follow my project updates on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter

Check out my MadeByJayLane.com website >

My Awesome Hobby Podcast

I love hobbies. I have a lot of them. I enjoy talking about them so much that I started a podcast, My Awesome Hobby. Each week, I chat with new guests about the awesomeness and positive impact of their hobbies and hopefully introduce people to some new hobbies. 

Listen to new episodes at MyAwesomeHobby.com >

Traditional Woodworking

I’m a self-taught woodworker that got started around 2005 when I built my first poker table using plans I found online (pre-YouTube) in my uncle’s garage (using his tools). This led to 14+ poker tables and dozens of other traditional woodworking projects for myself and others. 

Check out my traditional woodworking projects gallery >

Video Gaming Dad Blog

In 2014, I started a blog to share about my experiences as a dad and husband. I had planned on expanding into podcasting and other things but never had the time for it. At it’s heyday I was posting multiple times per week but I haven’t posted anything for several years now. I leave it out there for nostalgia and hopes that I might get back to it some day. 

Visit VideoGamingDad.com > 

New Father’s Guide Book

Many years ago, I wanted to find a good gag gift to give a friend that was expecting the birth of his first child. I couldn’t find anything I liked in bookstores so I wrote my own book. It ended up being a really cool experience learning about self-publishing and I still have a few copies that I give out to new fathers. 

Read more about my New Father’s Guide book >

Custom LEGO Projects

As a kid growing up in the 1980’s, I loved building with LEGO bricks. There wasn’t nearly the selection that there is now but it always captured my imagination. Now that I have kids, it’s something I can share with them. Over time, we’ve accumulated a ton of loose LEGO bricks in our house and I’ve used those loose bricks to build my own custom creations.

Check out my LEGO Projects gallery > 

Adventures in Video Gaming

I grew up an avid video gamer and that’s still true today. Before my kids were born, I tried to parlay my love of video gaming into several business ventures. One was a local video gaming community (before social media) and the other was a retail locaton that hosted video game tournaments, leagues and more.  

Read about my video gaming adventures >