More shop-made wonders await this week! Take a look.


Frame Saw by Randall Laco

Frame Saw by Randall Laco

I made this frame saw from figured flame cherry. Finished with shellac followed by paste wax.


Chessboard by Sam Kellet

Chessboard by Sam Kellet

Ebony skirt and black tiles. Maple white tiles


Baby Rattle by Jason Tidwell

Baby Rattle by Jason Tidwell


Bedside Cabinet by Lawrence Kapler

Bedside Cabinet by Lawrence Kapler

Oak and oak veneer. All drawer joinery is hand cut dove tails.


Desktop Organiser by Neil Macmillan

Desktop Organiser by Neil Macmillan

Wood salvaged from a dumpster. Finished with tung oil and lined with a leather for the pull I used beach glass.


Desktop Organiser by Stephen Marchesani

Desktop Organiser by Stephen Marchesani

Figured Cherry shipped to a friend in isolation during the pandemic to remind him he isn’t alone. He provided the wood 5 years ago.


Workbench by Mark Carter

Workbench by Mark Carter

Workbench from offcuts of solid oak worktops re- laminated together as the longest was 700mm.


Trestle Table by Yechiel Gottlieb

Trestle Table by Yechiel Gottlieb

Trestle table as a donation to my Synagogue for Bible lessons. Made from Oak and Sapele wood. the plate is 4 cm thick solid wood and so are the trestles, the legs are 7.5 cm made from 3 1″ boards glued together’ I’ve added a Star Of David as a lock for the stretcher. The star was laser cut from plywood and painted brown. the finish is 10 coats of Shellac. Thank you so much Paul for your mentoring!


Bread Stow by Hayden Pascal

Bread Stow by Hayden Pascal

The wood is sungkai, finished with shellac and beeswax. A present for my wife.


Dovetail Box by MARCIN KLOS

Dovetail Box by MARCIN KLOS

Build home for my Stanley 78 plane. Meranti (box), iroko (lid) and leather (lid inlay).


Leaning Wall Shelf by Marco Cividin

Leaning Wall Shelf by Marco Cividin

Old fir boards, shellac and vaseline oil


Craftsman-style Tool Carrier by ramisdom

Craftsman-style Tool Carrier by ramisdom


Breadboard-end Cutting Board by Gabriel G.P.

Breadboard-end Cutting Board by Gabriel G.P.

Oak Breadboard-end Style Washing machine Top to cover a gap behind it in our small kitchen, I’ve had great deal of fun to making it thanks to the Paul teaching skill.


'How 2' Table by rotaryw

‘How 2’ Table by rotaryw

I was inspired by Paul Sellers table and I made one for a small kid. Oak wood for legs and aprons and pine for the top.


Small Box/Drawer Tidy Project by Steve Mees

Small Box/Drawer Tidy Project by Steve Mees

I started with a box. Then decided I wanted a drawer as well. So glued a lower bit of carcase on, added a base and drawer. Sort of ‘design as you go along’. Not the best approach but I learnt a lot! Made of pine and walnut. Finished with shellac and furniture polish.


Cornhole Boards by JONATHAN HARRIS

Cornhole Boards by JONATHAN HARRIS

Amazing what you can do with a few hand tools! I had a blast making these. Construction pine, oak dowels to plug screw holes. Edge jointed, with semicircles shaped before laminating. Kids love it


Carrying Tote by nemo

Carrying Tote by nemo

Simple tool tote for gardening tools. Made of recovered pine. Fifth attempt at dovetails, first time in pine. Inside corners aren’t as tight as I’d have liked. Handle is fitted with mortise-and-tenon joint with a wedge. Finished with two coats of boiled linseed oil.


Workbench by GreggE

Workbench by GreggE

Workbench built with all with framing lumber. Secondary usage: Quarantine home office 🙂


Saw Vice by Andy Reynolds

Saw Vice by Andy Reynolds

Inspired by the one Paul found in the antique store. White oak, walnut stain, garnet shellac and wax. Leather jaw liners.


Dovetail Box by nemo

Dovetail Box by nemo

A simple dovetail box for the bathroom, to hold cotton swabs. Fourth attempt at dovetails (3rd one was a similar box, given away as a present). Box was initially left unfinished but water would cause marks on the wood, so added a couple of layers of acrylic varnish.


Handy Stool by KeithB

Handy Stool by KeithB

A nice Lockdown project made using bits of scrap wood. I learnt a lot making this, especially around grain direction and how it can change, now to enjoy using it 😊


Walnut Wood Spice Boxes by Volodymyr Tobolskyy

Walnut Wood Spice Boxes by Volodymyr Tobolskyy

I made this project about 30 years ago. These are boxes for spices. Now I don’t even remember what tool did these boxes. One thing I can say is that he didn’t even have a plane at that time, but sawed the boards with a saw for firewood. But I had a great desire to do something with my own hands to make it useful.


Live Edge Side Table by Chris Merchant

Live Edge Side Table by Chris Merchant

Walnut with a tung oil finish.


Desktop Organiser by rayc21

Desktop Organiser by rayc21

Made from maranti finished with four coats of shellac and waxing. Made taller to suit


Handy Stool by Ian Lambert

Handy Stool by Ian Lambert

Elm seat. Ash legs


Garden Bench by Nicholas Gaudiuso

Garden Bench by Nicholas Gaudiuso

Made from pine. 2 coats of tung oil and two coats of exterior poly. Gave to mom for mothers day. Thank you Paul. Awesome learning experience.


Dovetail Box by Nicholas Gaudiuso

Dovetail Box by Nicholas Gaudiuso

Used what I learned from the keepsake project to build this. Made from mahogany I found at an estate sale. I was given a statue of St Joseph by my wife on my birthday. The box serves as a stand and I put a slot in it to place prayer intentions in.


Dovetail Boxes by Keith Oxby

Dovetail Boxes by Keith Oxby

My second dovetail caddy in African Mahogany and a pencil box in black cherry.


Keepsake Box by krott

Keepsake Box by krott

I’ve used a cherry rough lamber for this project. Had to glue together two pieces for top and bottom sides. Found Brusso hinges good enough for such a box. For finishing selected Tung oil and antic wax. There is still no leather bottom incert due but hope to sort it out soon .


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2 Comments

  1. Benoît Van Noten on 11 June 2020 at 10:38 am

    SMALL BOX/DRAWER TIDY PROJECT BY STEVE MEES
    Interesting way to proceed even if it was not planed ahead.
    The challenge is to get the same dimension for the lower and upper part but it is an alternative to make wider panel beforehand.

  2. Colin Scowen on 12 June 2020 at 9:45 am

    And the lower carcass and the drawer sides appear to be from the same piece of wood. Makes getting the drawer to fit a lot easier to do I suspect.

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