Gallery Goodness, 20th August 2020

We have another bumper bonanza of pristine projects for your delight and delectation today!


Workbench by Kevin MacKaveney

Workbench by Kevin MacKaveney

I thought about making a bench even had some CAD designs but my wife wanted rid of an Ikea butcher’s block so I decided to use it as a base for my bench. I had to get a second one but the new one was the same General dimensions but the legs were thinner so I had to source a second hand “old one” to fit in with my original. I also wanted to use it as a desk. So not anything like fine cabinet making but functional. Fitted with a leg and tail vise. After using it for a bit I think that it is a bit too low so some mods required. But a simple reuse of probable scrap item: might give others some idea. Thanks for all the inspiration and great instruction. The leg vise and facings on the tail vise are elm.


Handplane Handles by jeff gose

Handplane Handles by jeff gose

Curley Maple Totes. Can’t wait to start another after seeing an easier way in Pauls video!


Saw Clamp & Workbench Progress by jeff gose

Saw Clamp & Workbench Progress by jeff gose

Thanks Again – Your saw clamp in background. Paul, Interim report on 1st large project: Bench made with warped & cracked lumber culls. (47”x27” or 1.2m x .4m) A lot of effort to straighten, laminate, plane, & filling voids with marine epoxy. Proud I hand cut mortise & tenons, hand planed & hand sawed most. Practiced hiding errors. Ok if you notice. Well-board retaining slats – I had to lower / widen my groves. Hoping nice addition vs whoops. Wood costs less than what I spent for glues & tools – I’m happy no splinters. 8 wheels I’ll kick underneath when not moving (may rig a bungee spring) – cost $10£ Popular, walnut, pine, red wood, oak, ash, plywood & laminated particle board. Made a few of your example tools/jigs – router, dovetail, twist sticks, scribes & saw sharpening clamp. Still ahead – scraping and glueing. Finishing oil will go on top & stretchers. Legs & shelf likely a gel stain grey. Thanks Jeff


Stepladder by Marco Cividin

Stepladder by Marco Cividin

Recycled fir boards, shellac finish and vaseline oil


2$ Plane - Who Am I? by jeff gose

2$ Plane – Who Am I? by jeff gose

This plane’s frog is cast into the sole? Appreciate any history of where these no name (or sticker papered labeled planes) were used. Can’t find any info on Google yet. Just cleaned sharpened and ruffed in a paint job to start using – now I’m curious – Comments, guesses and opinions appreciated – if I should try to keep this in my shop or not? – thank you. Length – 13-1/2”, width – 2-3/8”, cap – pressed sheet metal, frog cast with sole, everything is magnetic, rails square to sole, Personal name of plane-TBD.


Wall Shelf by Bjarke Petersen

Wall Shelf by Bjarke Petersen

Made out of old and worm-eaten 1 1/2 inch thick oak planks. First I split the planks in length by hand, (what a job), in order to maintain and expose the flames in the wood. But I wrecked my japanese saw in the process :(… wrong tool i guess.. After gluing I hand planed the planks to correct thickness, assembling with glue but no tree nails(!) It seemed stable enough without and could not figure out how to fit in gluing, drilling and tree-nailing within the 10-20 minutes time span before the glue set. Finished with “home-made” slightly darkened shellack. The shellack was not easy to apply. It seemed very easy in the video, but the alcohol evaporated so quickly that it got brush marks and random spots. I tried to buff it out but still visible. Even though Im very pleased with the result and the design. Perfection is a utopia anyway!


Craftsman-style Tool Carrier by Oscar Visser

Craftsman-style Tool Carrier by Oscar Visser


Joiner's Mallet by Gregory Key

Joiner’s Mallet by Gregory Key

First Hand Woodworking Project – Ash Mallet


'How 2' Table by Eric Adkins

‘How 2’ Table by Eric Adkins

Side table with reading lamp. My first ever furniture build!


Rocking Chair by Colby Campbell

Rocking Chair by Colby Campbell

Even the dog (Mr. Darcy) likes it! Made from white oak. Finished with Danish oil and paste wax.


Workbench by Dale Beatty

Workbench by Dale Beatty

My workbench


Dovetail Boxes by Francois Lafaix

Dovetail Boxes by Francois Lafaix

Four dovetail boxes made from redwood and meranti with a shellac finish, as an exercise in consistency


Tool Drawer Organisers by Barry B

Tool Drawer Organisers by Barry B

The two drawer unit seemed a little small after I made it, so I made a wider version with 3 drawers. Two drawer unit from poplar and pine, three drawer unit is pine, poplar, and red oak. Maybe a full size chest of drawers is next.


Wooden Plane by Dale Beatty

Wooden Plane by Dale Beatty

My Rebate Plane


Workbench by Pantelis

Workbench by Pantelis


Winding Sticks by Pantelis

Winding Sticks by Pantelis


Quran Stand by Steve Sheen

Quran Stand by Steve Sheen

Traditional Quran stand using a technique known in the West as the Roubo Hinge to form the hinge from a single piece of wood. The stand is Oak with an eight-fold geometrical pattern inlay in reclaimed Teak.


Plane Tote by rayc21

Plane Tote by rayc21

Lime wood 3 coats of shellac and waxing. Starting with scrub plane first to remove plastic handles. Front knob I turned on lathe.


Toys by Ermir Agaci

Toys by Ermir Agaci

Toys for my baby girl


Wooden Snakes by Ermir Agaci

Wooden Snakes by Ermir Agaci

67 and 28 cm snakes. I cut through the cloth of the small one; I had to remove two opposite half elements, one on each part, and glued the cloth. It worked ok.


10th Sofa by Chris Stasny

10th Sofa by Chris Stasny

Made with white oak and it’s VERY heavy.


Bathroom Vanity by Chris Stasny

Bathroom Vanity by Chris Stasny

Walnut top with built in sinks. Maple bottom with inlays


Workbench by Chris Stasny

Workbench by Chris Stasny

Hard maple and sapele bench with 2 Benchcrafted vises. Made extra tall to suit my needs.


Trestle Table by Chris Stasny

Trestle Table by Chris Stasny

Walnut dining table


'How 2 Table' by Kraig Kyer

‘How 2 Table’ by Kraig Kyer

Small table. Red Oak finished with Danish Oil. Wipe on poly on the top.


Leaning Wall Shelf by Jim Carr

Leaning Wall Shelf by Jim Carr

My ebonized version of your leaning wall shelf. Made of box store bought Southern yellow pine, dimensional lumber.


Workbench by Jim Carr

Workbench by Jim Carr

My version of Paul’s work bench. Made from box store bought Southern yellow Pine. Raised a little to accommodate my height and used 5/4 material for the bottom of the well to give me a little bit deeper well. Otherwise copied Paul’s to the best of my ability. The trellis wedge stabilizers are absolutely amazing. Purchased the same vase as Paul’s online and finished it with Linseed oil. Love it. Thanks so much.


Guitar Stand/Stool by Ian Hemphill

Guitar Stand/Stool by Ian Hemphill

I decided to use the bench stool as a jumping-off point for learning Paul’s inlaying techniques from the hand mirror episodes. Rails are red oak with mahogany laminates and inlays, seat is red oak, legs are white oak. Laminating the mahogany into the oak was more challenging than I expected due to the large grain in the oak, but with care it comes out ok. Lots of fun!


Router Plane Storage Box by Mike O'Neil

Router Plane Storage Box by Mike O’Neil

Router plane storage box – this box is made of pallet wood – maple for the sliding lid and pine for the carcass. The dovetails were hand cut using Paul’s template that I had previously made. I used my router plane for the dado joint for the sliding lid and the rabbet joints in the bottom and on the lid. I finished it with four coats of a one-pound cut auburn shellac.


Workbench by Pjotr Bos

Workbench by Pjotr Bos

My second project after the three-legged stool. Partly made out of recycled pinewood. Its in my living room attached to a wall and the legs rest on a plank screwed to the floor for more stability because of the flexing wooden floor.


Chessboard by mark leatherland

Chessboard by mark leatherland

I followed Pauls instruction and had a little help from him personally when he answered my question on the live Q&A. I am very pleased with the result! Walnut and Ash finished with shellac and wax


Three-Legged Stool by Matt Sims

Three-Legged Stool by Matt Sims

Three legged stool using a “thirding joint”. Prototype stool that I’d been thinking about for a while. Just a prototype, but my son loves it and is using it as his work, (graphic designer) stool! I was inspired to send this in having seen the latest project, the 3 legged lamp. It needs screwing together, because there isn’t much long grain to long grain in the joint!


Walking Cane by Mian G

Walking Cane by Mian G

Walnut cane


Keepsake Box by Mian G

Keepsake Box by Mian G

Genuine mahogany and shellac…unparalleled chatoyance


Coat Rack by Paul Rowell

Coat Rack by Paul Rowell

Reclaimed wood from my old workbench which in turn was reclaimed wood from an old church bench.


Keepsake Box by Paul Rowell

Keepsake Box by Paul Rowell

Really enjoyed working with Walnut


Bird Table by Paul Rowell

Bird Table by Paul Rowell

I saw one like this on Instructables. The shingles are all attached with cocktail stick “nails”. Apart from the feet it is all oak.


Bathroom Cabinets by Nathan Jones

Bathroom Cabinets by Nathan Jones

I had to build two of these, one for the kids and one for the adults. I found it a very enjoyable but challenging project. The timbers used were pine and cedar from some old doors a friend had given me. The knob was turned using some lemon wood. It’s lovely light colour worked well. I used a water based finish over shellac.


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2 Comments

  1. Benoît Thomoux on 22 August 2020 at 4:11 pm

    @Gregory Key, the piece of ash you use for your mallet is beautiful ! Like it

  2. George Scales on 18 December 2020 at 5:08 pm

    Love the guitar stool. Am wanting to make something similar. Inspiration from others is wonderful

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