Gallery Goodness, Extraordinary New Year 2020 Edition

We had a great number of photos sent in over the holiday and many more since then. This all adds up to an extra-extended-super-bumper post, absolutely packed with amazing pictures and pieces!


Workbench by gerard van Heel

Workbench by gerard van Heel

Loved every minute of building. Glued up from my dad’s warped and crooked pine floorboards. Lot’s of handplaning. Thanks for all the input Paul Sellers!


Chest of Drawers by Colby Campbell

Chest of Drawers by Colby Campbell

Made with black cherry following Paul’s Chest of Drawers videos. Finished with two coats of Danish oil and coat of wax. Very fun project to make. My wife loves it.


Tool Drawer Organizer by MeMyself&I

Tool Drawer Organizer by MeMyself&I

My first half-blind dovetails! I enjoyed building this project. The carcass was made from Poplar, and the drawer fronts were made from some scrap Cherry. The project was finished with shellac.


Wooden Tray by Kaleb

Wooden Tray by Kaleb

My first go at the wooden tray. Was a fun project! Sides are Poplar and Pine, Bottom is White Oak. Finished with Shellac and Paste Wax. Made for my Grandma, so her favorite verse was burned into the sides.


Blanket Chest by Alexander Mahmoud Helmy

Blanket Chest by Alexander Mahmoud Helmy

Blanket chest made of cedar, finish was blonde shellac


Tool Tote by Ecky H

Tool Tote by Ecky H

This tool tote is made of the offcuts of the TV rack I built some weeks ago. So it’s also construction grade spruce. The basic idea was that one: https://www.lumberjocks.com/projects/89536 The side panels sit on rebates in the bottom piece and non-glued stub tenons in the end pieces (with space for wood movement).


Bookshelf by c fenton

Bookshelf by c fenton

This piece design is a combination of paul’s earlier bookshelf project and his recent (2019) piece. It is made from Douglas Fir and finished with several coats of polyurethane.


Bookends by David Boyle

Bookends by David Boyle

Made from old oak floorboards, an old saw and an old leather sofa with iroko and cherry scraps providing the buttons and plug. Finished with 5 coats of shellac. Made as a Christmas gift for the folks. Thanks for the idea Paul.


Eco Bin by Waldo Nell

Eco Bin by Waldo Nell

Eco Bin with plywood tenons


Generations by Roy Bullen

Generations by Roy Bullen

The old and the new. Grandson with George (80) making a wooden boat.


Wallclock by David Berry

Wallclock by David Berry

Beautifully figured black cherry


Tool Draw Organiser by c fenton

Tool Draw Organiser by c fenton

This Drawer organizer is made from pine with cherry drawer fronts. Finished with three coats of polyurethane


Bedframe by Ermir Agaci

Bedframe by Ermir Agaci

Swedish pine. Housing dados and drawbore tenons as joinery.


Tool Drawer Organiser by nogbad

Tool Drawer Organiser by nogbad

Constructed using sapele rescued from scrap on building sites.


Dovetail Box by Matt Lund

Dovetail Box by Matt Lund

Candle box with drawer


Wine Rack by Tom Davis

Wine Rack by Tom Davis

White Oak and Paduak


Workbench by Ton van Schaik

Workbench by Ton van Schaik

Completely made of rough sawn pine beams (2 x 3”). There is one on the bench.


Bread Stow by Donald Young

Bread Stow by Donald Young

I made the box out of some poplar and the cutting board from some cherry I had leftover from another project. I wanted to practice my dovetails so I changed up the box a little.


Cutting Board, Spatula and Spoon with assistance from timbermoose

Cutting Board, Spatula and Spoon with assistance from timbermoose

Cutting board by my son and spatula and spoon by my daughter. For their mummy for Christmas. She cried.


Bookends by Tim Flynn

Bookends by Tim Flynn

Found some purpleheart wood cheap on as it was being discontinued. and thought that would be a nice switch. I used oak for the decorative pieces. I also included decorative pieces on both sides of the upright.


Guitar Stand/Stool by Ian Hemphill

Guitar Stand/Stool by Ian Hemphill

Based on Paul’s teaching for the shop stool, I designed these guitar stands/stools. They are made so that I can “sit-lean” on the stool to play, or fully sit on it with one leg up on one or the other side rail. The side rails are set to heights which give me my preferred heights for sitting the guitar on my knee. I did the seat in a single smooth curve rather than a “bum shape” to make it comfortable to sit slightly turned in different directions. The braces turn up out of the way when the guitar is out of the stand, so they don’t catch on things. Small leather strap on “guitar buttons” holds it from getting accidentally bumped out. I made two of these, out of cherry, for Christmas. One for a guitar player and one for a banjo player. Turned out beautifully, and well received. Thanks, SO MUCH, Paul, for giving me the skills and confidence to take this on. I’m making one for myself out of oak now that I’m past Christmas 🙂


Cutting Board by R Phillips

Cutting Board by R Phillips

Oak, 8.5”x13”, no glue


Bread Stow by Doug from Melbourne Australia

Bread Stow by Doug from Melbourne Australia

made from pieces of hardwood wall frame 4×2 from next door house renovation


Shaker-style Tray by Michael Butterfield

Shaker-style Tray by Michael Butterfield

Building upon the skills I learned making dovetail boxes, I created a series of these Shaker style trays for Christmas presents.


Rocking Chair by Greg M

Rocking Chair by Greg M

Made from white oak. My wife wanted to put it on the front porch, so I put a wooden seat on it and finished it with clear boat varnish (TotalBoat epoxy). Once I finished it she decided she wanted it inside 🙂


Desktop Organiser by Lester Burgess

Desktop Organiser by Lester Burgess

Made from walnut and wet land poplar using dovetails and rebate joinery.


Workbench by William F

Workbench by William F

I built this from the old old YouTube series! Due to two moves over 4000 miles, I finally completed it! Made of standard 2×4 SPF


Toolchest by Troy Fitzgerald

Toolchest by Troy Fitzgerald

Black Walnut with Cherry trim. Started this 4 years ago and let it sit due to he frustrated with the results of the dovetails. 4 years later and I was able to overlook the minor flaws.


Wooden Tray by Catalina

Wooden Tray by Catalina

Made entirely from pine – here, in Romania, one can’t buy various type of wood for small projects, using only hand tools.


Basket and Crate Holder by Catalina

Basket and Crate Holder by Catalina

This slender frame could carry boxes for all purposes. A sturdy crate. A wire basket with woven jute rope (both handmade). Has a tray on it’s top. Made from pine wood, using hand tools, no bench plane and a drilling machine, this holder tests my ability to achieve plane surfaces and 90 degree angles. And proved again that I’m only human. The holder has no alien element other the glue and I’m proud of it.


Handy Garden Stool by Bill

Handy Garden Stool by Bill

White oak top, ash legs


16 Spot Fishing Rod Stand-Lazy Susan by Chris Harmston

16 Spot Fishing Rod Stand-Lazy Susan by Chris Harmston

Made from black walnut and curly maple.


Breadboard-end Cutting Board by Karey Reese

Breadboard-end Cutting Board by Karey Reese

Cherry Cutting Board


Walking Cane by Karey Reese

Walking Cane by Karey Reese

White oak with cherry handle


Cooking Spoon by Bryan Maynard

Cooking Spoon by Bryan Maynard

Wooden cooking spoon carved from purple heart


Console Table by Anthony H

Console Table by Anthony H


Baby's Cot (Crib) by John A. Thomas

Baby’s Cot (Crib) by John A. Thomas

This white oak crib is for my grand daughter. We followed Paul’s design with the exception of slats at the crib ends as well as on the sides. Weighs, well, a lot. No worries about stability! General Finishes Gray gel stain with several coats of satin poly to finish per our customer’s (ie our daughter’s) request. Thank you Paul for the design and instructions!


Winding Sticks by Greg Wold

Winding Sticks by Greg Wold

First project, in use


Early American Style Doll's Bed by James Taylor

Early American Style Doll’s Bed by James Taylor

First project after watching Paul’s videos and reading his first book. Wood: white pine. Plan: Woodworkers Journal, modified to use mortise and tenon to attach rails to posts and tester frame instead of screws and threaded inserts. 3/4” 9 x 13” and 7 x 13” boards planed to 1/2” for headboard/footboard and tapered bedposts done with #4 plane. Coping saw to cut headboard & footboard. 1/8” chisel used to chop mortises; modeler’s saw to cut tenons. Know how courtesy of Paul Sellers. Wife made valance and mattress.


Breadboard-end Cutting Board by James Light

Breadboard-end Cutting Board by James Light

My wife wanted a small cutting board, so I made this one out of Bradford Pear that had to be cut down because it was dying. Ends trimmed with White Oak.


Fly Tying Chest by Jerry Carell

Fly Tying Chest by Jerry Carell

The inspration for making this chest came from watching Paul’s videos on dovetails and other projects. I thought that it would be a nice challenge after making a small dovetail box. The main box, lid and bottom are made from an unknown “white wood” shelving panel from Home Depot. The drawers are made of pine.


Workbench by Brian Rosenberg

Workbench by Brian Rosenberg

Finally got around to building my first workbench. Used left over lumber from a remodel over the summer months. It took about 3 weeks of nights and weekends. Based on Paul’s workbench with a few modifications. The major changes I made here in the legs because of the lumber I had on hand. I also increased the width of the top to 16”. Honesty glad I waited a few years to attempt as my skills have grown since watching Paul build that bench in his backyard. Thanks again.


Dovetail Box by mark leatherland

Dovetail Box by mark leatherland

Dovetail box I made for an 89 year old man i befriended in a cafe by way of thanks for the wood and tools he gave me. Walnut and ash.


Coasters by Andrew Scott

Coasters by Andrew Scott

The woods used in the sets were Jarrah, Australian Snakewood, New Guinea Rosewood; White Oak, Tasmanian Blackwood, Pine; African Wenge, Zebrano, White Ash; Queensland Satin Sycamore, Brazilian Bloodwood, Rock Maple.


Dovetail Box by Larry Christensen

Dovetail Box by Larry Christensen

A simple box using Southern Yellow Pine. Following Pauls videos it came together. A week before I had never cut a dovetail. Thank you Paul.


Workbench by Julio T.

Workbench by Julio T.

My first serious workbench. Made from birch, beech and pine. It incorporates things from Paul’s Workbench and other features, like the classic leg vice made from wood. It is not very big (120 x 53 cm on top, without tool tray) but it is sturdy and pleasant to work with.


Dovetail Box by mercified

Dovetail Box by mercified

cherry dimensioned by hand from a limb fallen on my father-in-law’s farm; shellac & wax; card box for one of the son


Desktop Organiser by ENRIQUE HULSZ

Desktop Organiser by ENRIQUE HULSZ

Huanacaxtle wood that belonged to my great grandfather. Walnut drawer pull. Oil finish. This was a Christmas present for my mother. I made a second one for mutt brother as well Had to guess dimensions and everything since the videos weren’t available when I built it. Enjoyed this project so much and learned a lot! Thank you Mr Sellers


Small Bedside Wall Shelf by rayc21

Small Bedside Wall Shelf by rayc21

Made from pine with half lap dove tails. Finished with three coats of varnish.


Dovetail Box by steven newman

Dovetail Box by steven newman

Recipe Box


Desktop Organiser by Dudley

Desktop Organiser by Dudley


Shaker-style Bench Seat by Sharon Casa

Shaker-style Bench Seat by Sharon Casa

Oak legs, hard maple spindles, cherry for the rest. Started on July 2019, finished just before New Year’s Eve. Several months’ worth of free time I can grab here and there. Formed the legs with spokeshaves. Made a bungee lathe (ala Richard Maguire’s) and learned to turn for the spindles. Made a hollowing plane and wooden spokeshave too. All for this bench. A long journey for me, but, oh I learned so much. Thanks Mr. Sellers. I would not have attempted this without your detailed videos.


Trophy Shelf by JONATHAN HARRIS

Trophy Shelf by JONATHAN HARRIS

Trophy shelf made of birch, oak dowels. Made for my son, it was a ton of fun to make.


Thank you to everyone who has sent a picture in!

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5 Comments

  1. Ecky H on 24 January 2020 at 12:28 pm

    The gallery of user projects is one of my favourite sections: simple things like spatulas and tool totes are here as well as projects exactly like in the plans from Mr. Sellers or creatively adapted and very sophisticated, perfectly made complex furniture.
    All of them are important to show the bandwidth of woodworking with hand tools.
    In particular the projects, which came out not perfectly are very important: to reduce the anxiety of being a humble stumbling woodworking amateur amongst masters.
    In my opinion there is only one person, to whom you should “compare”: yourself from yesterday.

    The photo in this Gallery Goodness Edition which impresses me most is the one by Roy Bullen.

    E.

  2. Benoît Van Noten on 24 January 2020 at 1:26 pm

    Will you put a “desktop organiser” section in the gallery?
    Otherwise we have to choose another one like “other”

    • Mark HawkinsTeam Member on 24 January 2020 at 1:56 pm

      Hi! I have added the Desktop Organiser and a couple of others on to the form.

  3. wrstew on 31 January 2020 at 6:55 pm

    Just think of the mountain of shavings created by this episodes projects, a testimony to Paul’s influence. Great stuff

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