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Gallery Goodness, 14th December 2017

Wood Centre Winter Morning by Mark Hawkins

It’s been a bit chilly here at the Wood Centre this week. But as the crispy, crunchy snow twinkles under an exceptionally blue sky, it’s very hard to complain. A little exercise is all it takes to warm up and if you make something interesting and useful while you’re at it, so much the better. Thank you to everyone who submitted photos over the last couple of weeks! I hope you are all keeping warm.


Layout Knife by Jah Rap

Layout Knife by Jah Rap

Hi Paul and all, thought everyone would like this, broke my favourite table knife making bread. I know Paul is into recycling, and his favourite stanley is very expensive in Aussie, so how about some better use of a broken butter knife. Works very well.


Workbench Ian Hemphill

Workbench Ian Hemphill

Thank you Paul! I still can’t believe I actually made this with hand tools – it is an outstanding working space and solid as a rock. Standard construction SPF 2 by 4’s. The vise is a Yost 9” from Amazon.ca and I managed to get it on sale at less than half price ($90 Canadian). Excellent value and a great vise. Now I’ve got sharp tools and a great bench – onward to learning more joinery. Thank you so much.


Workbench by Craig Medvecky

Workbench by Craig Medvecky

Black Walnut and Red Pine. I decided to make the Roubo design but I watched all Paul’s videos religiously and I am really grateful for the knowledge he is sharing. I had a great time learning to make the bench, which features so many of the techniques Paul has been teaching. I know there are many ways I can improve but I wanted to say thank you again to Paul and let him know I’m studying his lessons and applying what he teaches. Thank you!


Keepsake Box by Dusty

Keepsake Box by Dusty

Keepsake Box. Walnut with French polish


Craftman-style Lamp by nogbad

Craftman-style Lamp by nogbad

Oak Danish oil finish This project has really improved my accuracy.


Wallclock by Walter

Wallclock by Walter

Wall clock in poplar with amber shellac. This was my first time making anything out of wood. All things considered, it came fairly decent. The joinery could be better and I had some trouble applying the shellac to the center panel. I think the decorative bits came out very nice though.


Spoon by Brandon Sweet

Spoon by Brandon Sweet

Out of Cherry. I need a lot more practice with these. They’re quite difficult for me.


Pennsylvania Spice Chest by Mac McAtee

Pennsylvania Spice Chest by Mac McAtee

Copy of Pennsylvania Spice Chest made of American Black Walnut


Fly Swats by Tom Funk

Fly Swats by Tom Funk

These fly swats are ready to be transferred to the gift wrap room upstairs. I hope the recipients enjoy using them as much as I have enjoyed making them. It was a a wonderful skill building project for me. I used hand planes, chisels, spokeshaves and scrapers. Additionally, I got to learn how to stitch leather. Very fun and valuable project for me.


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