Most desktop 3D solutions we've seen lately have been printers, stacking material layer by layer to create the desired form. The Carvey 3D Carving Machine does the opposite. Using a color-coded system of bits and either the included Easel software for "2.5D" designs or CAD, CAM, and machine control software for true 3D, it creates quality objects out of a variety of different materials — including wood, metal, and plastic — with the click of a button. The machine's automatically calibrated, so there's little to no setup, the case design makes for quiet operation, and LED lighting lets you see the work in action. It'd make a great addition to any tinkerer's workshop.
Already known for their solid stable of year-round beers and award winning brew pubs, Beachwood Brewing continues to impress with their barrel-aged program. One of the first bottled beers in the program is Sadie, a dark ale aged in bourbon barrels for 12 months. Sadie is a sweet, smooth drink, with plenty of caramel and vanilla and just a touch of oak. It's another hit for one of the most underrated breweries on the West Coast.