It’s been a long time coming, but here is the first gallery post of 2021. It features many, many exciting pictures, but still fewer than have been sent in, so keep your eyes peeled for future posts!
Toolbox by Martin McColl
Fall front toolbox made for my step son’s 2014 graduation
Advent Calendar by joeleonetti
Cherry and maple with shellac. My first design. Thank you Paul for teaching me the skills to feel confident to make this. Family loves it.
Dovetail Box by rayc21
Made from Pine finished with three coats of shellac and waxing.
Desktop Organiser by philip higgins
Present for my mother in law made out of wood from her grandmothers side table
Footstool by Andrew Konopitski
One day project challenge from my wife. Sapele with ash tenon wedges. Frantically designed myself.
Marking Gauge by Matthew Newman
Mostly hickory, wedge is made of maple and black walnut.
Olive Harvest Curved Ladder by Paolo Bottura
Olive Harvest Curved Ladder – 2300 High, Steam Curved Pacific Red Cedar and Beech Steps, with Third Leg
Wooden Gate by Paolo Bottura
Chestnut Wood Gate – 3500 mm span, finished with Swedish Pine Tar and Le Tonkinois Oil Laquer
Cutting Board by Kaleb Nab
Soft Maple cutting board (no lamination), carved and burned by hand for my Grandmother for Christmas. Loved doing the carved ribbons on the side and hope to incorporate more of these features in future projects!
Rocking Chair by Drechsler Norbert Pauli
It’s a Shaker style Rocking chair made of oak which I ripped from a massive 60 mm plank. Most of this projects parts are made on the lathe. The arm rests I like to have bookmatched. The back legs are steam bend so are the slats of the back rest.The seat has a webbing of cotton ribbon in a herring bone pattern of blue and gray. The original material actually is called Shaker tape. More detail might be found at Drechsler-Norbert-Pauli.
Coffee Table by Paul Magyar
A custom sized coffee table all hand made after watching Pauls how to make a table video series made from oak the top is 3 planks edge glued it was fun to make.
Christmas Ornament by Annette Catarina Salvesen
Used scrap pieces of Norwegian pine.
Coasters by david o’sullivan
Oak, walnut, splayed beech and sycamore
Desktop Organiser by Martin Hawkins
Desktop organiser made with poplar and sapele
Wallclock by Aaron Fore
Walnut with cherry panel. BLO and wax finish
Joiner’s Mallet by philip higgins
Stringybark mallet with blackwood handle
Spice Rack by einar
Made of oak and two pieces of Ipé.
Bread Stow by Bryan Donovan
Made this out of quarter-sawn white oak. Not many medullary rays in the sides, but nice ones in the lid.
Dovetail Box by David Fernhed
A box. Pine. Many misstankes but i’m learning all the time.
How 2 Table by Bryan Donovan
Side table in hard maple. Tried French polishing the top just for fun. My first top warped badly, and the final one warped slightly, but came out pretty nice.
Keepsake Box by Bryan Donovan
Keepsake box in walnut, finished with shellac.
Dovetail Box by Bryan Donovan
Dovetail boxes for gifts
Walnut Oak Cane by Bryan Donovan
Cane for my dad – walnut handle and quarter sawn oak shaft
Desktop Organizer by Bryan Donovan
Desktop organizer made out of various scraps. Hard maple, western maple, walnut, hickory (I think), and the shelf bottom is white oak.
Workbench by Bryan Donovan
Workbench I made in June-July 2020. First project other than a dovetail box and a wall shelf.
Workbench Drawer by Bryan Donovan
Workbench drawer. I messed up the measurement for the half-blind dovetails so I had to go with through dovetails — and then I plowed grooves through the wrong. I just plugged the holes and pretended it’s supposed to be that way.
Milking Stool by Bryan Donovan
Milking stool from Paul’s book. Cherry top and hard maple legs. Shellac finish.
Magic Wands by Bryan Donovan
Magic wands for kids (who are currently into Harry Potter). Kids love these and they’re great practice using various tools like rasps, spokeshaves, card scrapers, etc. Walnut and hickory (maybe ash? It was in the off-cut bin at a lumber store), finished with garnet shellac. They’re sitting on a cutting board I made for my folks.
Wine Rack by PaulM
The timber is mainly Silky Oak (Grevillia Robusta) reclaimed from a tree on a demolition site. The centre wood is Australian Red Cedar (Toona Ciliata var. Australis) a type of mahogany. A very challenging project but very satisfying. The finish is two coats of shellac followed by cabinet makers wax applied with steel wool.
Chest of Drawers by Larry Elam
Made of all cherry with Baltic birchwood bottom’s
Dovetail Box by peter marshall
Dovetail Tea Box – Cherry wood finished with Shellac and Wax
Tool Chest by Peter Kirby
Instrument tool chest for camera repair tools from recycled oak board.
Workbench by Michael O’Brien
Mountain Ash Workbench: This is my work bench. It’s made from construction grade F17 hardwood (Vic Ash). It’s big and heavy, at just over 500 pounds. To deal with wood movement, the central core of the table (running lengthwise between the legs, and the end vise screws), is laminated MDF and Birch Ply. I then used half inch strips of Vic Ash as a “veneer” on the top and underside of the bench. I’ve been using it for almost one year, and its been excellent. I rarely need to move it, but when I do I use a car jack and a set of dollies. I use this method for moving all my shop machinery.
Coffee Table by Alfred Wood
Top: Oak and Walnut, Carcass and bottom rails: poplar
Rocking Chair by George Scales
rocking chair sized for a toddler. Made in red oak, the seat being made from a bit of left over tambour
Jelly Cupboard/Pie Safe by George Scales
This cupboard is made of american cherry. Hand tool only construction, draw bored mortice and tenon joints in the doors and fomes. Punched copper panels in the doors. In the American south this would be called a pie safe or jelly cupboard. Whatever it is called it is a kitchen specific piece
Continuous Motion Treadle Lathe by George Scales
I built this lathe from two free download plans. Combining the features that I like and wanted, I chose popular for my wood. I have only used it for chair legs and rolling pins so far. It works well but takes some getting use to. There is an idler to allow for adjustment when the belt gets stretched with use. I loosen the idler after each use. This is another attempt to move to a cordless workshop.
Bar Cabinet by Mike Conner
The cabinet is made from ash with walnut panel doors and a shiplap walnut panel backing. This is the first cabinet and doors I’ve made so there is room to improve the door gaps.
TV Unit by Paul Rowell
TV unit (aka Shoe Tidy) I increased the dimensions of the Shoe Tidy design by 3″ both on the width and the depth. The top and handle are Iroko and the rest is oak. I had great fun with this project. Thank you so much, Paul, for your expert tuition, I must have watched each video at least three or four times whilst I was making it.
Toolchest by rayc21
To house my lathe tools made from Pine 3 coats of shellac and waxing followed Paul’s design with a few adjustments to suit
Walking Cane by davisjm
Sapele finished with shellac and paste wax
Workbench by Michael Nevin
Finished bench. Now to customise
Desktop Organiser by Gary Hillary
1st proper build. Oak jewellery box for my wife’s Christmas present. Re-purposed oak coffee table she thinks I’m storing in the workshop!!! Shellac and wax finish.
Gift Boxes by Mike Goodwin
Gift / presentation boxes for Christmas
Keepsake Box by Bill Rhodes
Cherry with Mahogany and Purpleheart accents
Carrying Tote by Kenneth McCraw
Knotty Alder case with Cherry handle. Shellac finish
Keepsake Box by Kenneth McCraw
Sepelle case, cherry top and bottom. Shellac finish
Keepsake Box by Kenneth McCraw
Japanese style. Shellac finish
Carrying Tote by Kenneth McCraw
Garden tote. Redwood with linseed oil finish
Dovetail Box by Kenneth McCraw
Small angled Pine box. Shellac finish
Wooden Tray by Kenneth McCraw
Walnut and Maple. Shellac finish
Queen Anne Lowboy by Josh Babin
This is the Queen Anne Lowboy that I made for my wife for our fifth anniversary (traditional gift being wood). is made from mahogany, with poplar drawer components. The drop finials are on hold until I build a treadle lathe. I would recommend having some sort of “lathe” solution for anyone considering this; both for the finials as well as the pad feet. Overall a challenging build, but I learned quite a lot in the process.
Garden Bench by Brian Stormont
Made from spalted maple – not an ideal wood for an outdoor bench, but it will be kept on a covered porch. A pure tung oil finish has been applied.
Tool Drawer Organiser by Roberto Fischer
Tool organiser – dovetail carcase in spruce, drawers in pine and poplar
Bach Remedy Dovetail Box by Justin Emrich
Bespoke box to hold 38 ‘Bach’ Remedy bottles made from Oak with ply dividers
Desktop Organiser by Kyle Carman
This piece was made from a single piece of curly maple and walnut accent dowel, I finished it with BLO and furniture wax. This is a jewelry box for my mother but I modeled it after the Desktop organizer. Firstly I tried the dovetails in the front a couple of times and the gaps were so big I changed to half laps. Secondly, drawer dovetails are hard and I had big gaps and some were so loose I ended up securing them with a single walnut dowel and filling the gaps with maple sawdust and glue. The piece was frustrating (fitting joints) yet fun and I thank you for your instruction and guidance. Respectfully, Kyle Carman (US, Kentucky resident)
Wooden Tray by chris stone
First Wooden tray I have made, it’s made from Tulip Wood with a Sepele centre strip. The tray bottom is one piece of Tulip wood cut in half with the sepele (from an old fire surround) put in the centre. The sides are dovetailed to the ends. Which were rounded using a rasp and file. Finished with Wax oil and coated with bees wax.
Dovetail Boxes by georgewall42
Dovetail box in mahogany and oak, sandpaper caddy in mahogany
End Table by Bill Godefroid
I made this to fit the space between our sofa and our chair. It’s kind of an adaptation on a three legged stool.
Braced Door by Nathan Jones
I needed a door for a shed I am making so rather than source from the local hardware store I thought to make one would be a nice exercise. The door is ledged and braced. I used hardwood for the frame and pine boards for the outside. I will paint it as it’s an outside door and will need protection from extreme weather we get in Ballarat. Mortise and tenon for the frame, tongue and groove for the pine slats. It took about three days and cost about $100.
Shed by Nathan Jones
2020 seemed to provide an opportune time to build a shed so space could be freed up in the garage for my wife to park the car. I constructed the shed using building pine. Mostly butt joints as it’s a simple lean to construction but birds mouths were cut for the rafters. I used ship lap heat treated or torrefied pine which was a little pricey but doesn’t need painting or sealing. I made the window and have two more to make. Hardwoods for the jambs and for the door.
How 2 Table by Jon
Radiata Pine. Installed the top upside down but otherwise a success
Tool Drawer Organiser by Andy Millar
Pine carcass and beech drawer fronts made this a lovely wee first ever project.
Wine Rack by Justin Emrich
Just finished making this with Oak and Walnut. Altered the widths slightly but otherwise followed it exactly. Love it, and now have requests to make loads more.
Console Table by David Alvarez
Red oak console table and a first attempt at half blind dovetails on the drawer
Console Table by Paul Bowes
Hall table, made from Ash, Dovetail, Mortice and Tenon, hand tapered legs, in Brown Mahogany gel stain and Bri Way finish
Thank you to everyone who has sent a picture in!
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