Gallery Goodness, 30th April 2021

Hello! Welcome to another roundup of amazing projects sent in by the ever-inventive community. Thanks for the inspiration, everyone!


Workbench by robdavies

Workbench by robdavies

Redwood workbench


Craftsman-style Tool Carrier by Jaap

Craftsman-style Tool Carrier by Jaap

Craftsman-style tool carrier based on the design by Paul Sellers, with some elements borrowed from Jim Tolpin’s book on toolboxes. Made out of pine (recycled IKEA) and whatever passed for ‘mixed hardwood’ at the DIY store (meranti I think).


Salt Caddy by Chris Jelliffe

Salt Caddy by Chris Jelliffe

First ever attempt at dovetailing. Made in Tasmanian Oak


'How 2' Table by Peter Marshall

‘How 2’ Table by Peter Marshall

Chairside Table – Cherry table top on legs / aprons of Poplar . Finished with Shellac and Wax . This table was a pleasure to build and I am delighted to join the many Paul Sellers fan’s who have built this classic table . Thanks Paul and Team


Pizza Peel by JONATHAN HARRIS

Pizza Peel by JONATHAN HARRIS

Pizza peel made from walnut, mahogany, and maple.


Desktop Organiser by Chuck Wimpee

Desktop Organiser by Chuck Wimpee

My Kentucky dark walnut with poplar rendition of Paul’s Desktop Organiser


Chest of Drawers by Chuck Wimpee

Chest of Drawers by Chuck Wimpee

7 drawer cherry chest with poplar secondary wood


Sofa Table by Chuck Wimpee

Sofa Table by Chuck Wimpee

Cherry sofa table done in shaker style with single drawer


Sawhorses by Chuck Wimpee

Sawhorses by Chuck Wimpee

Portable sawhorses from white oak with poplar and cherry pins. They can be completely disassembled.


Bedside Cabinets by Chuck Wimpee

Bedside Cabinets by Chuck Wimpee

Stained white oak bedside cabinets from my sister-in-laws yard. The trees had to be felled due to ice storm damage.


Carrying Tote by Chuck Wimpee

Carrying Tote by Chuck Wimpee

I made this cherry tool box for my grandson to match the one I use


Dovetail Box by Chuck Wimpee

Dovetail Box by Chuck Wimpee

Desk top box with hidden wood hinges made from figured maple and african padauk


Joiner's Mallets by Chuck Wimpee

Joiner’s Mallets by Chuck Wimpee

Two jointing mallets. One made from Ash and walnut (24oz), the other from Hickory(26oz).


Keepsake Box by Chuck Wimpee

Keepsake Box by Chuck Wimpee

Walnut jewelry box with maple accents made for my wife


Occasional Table by Chuck Wimpee

Occasional Table by Chuck Wimpee

Cherry tables with hand cut half-blind dovetails in the drawer. Secondary wood is poplar and the finish is tung oil.


Picture Frame by Chuck Wimpee

Picture Frame by Chuck Wimpee

Simple cherry picture fram for local train station print


Wooden Tray by Chuck Wimpee

Wooden Tray by Chuck Wimpee

Cherry tray with hand cut dovetails


Workbench by Chuck Wimpee

Workbench by Chuck Wimpee

Workbench/assembly table from birch, cherry and pine


Bathroom Cabinet by Chuck Wimpee

Bathroom Cabinet by Chuck Wimpee

Solid walnut made from Hart County, KY walnut obtained from my sister-in-law’s family.


Joiner's Tool Box and Cat Puzzle by jeff gose

Joiner’s Tool Box and Cat Puzzle by jeff gose

Seeing the Light & A Carving. Paul, All, I’ve started this project about the same time as the first posting of your Traveling Tool Box episode. Many technics are new to me and I am grateful of the videos and others comments. One evening working on my raised pannel, with a hand scraper, I noticed what the light reveals – a reassuring view. Thanks for your examples and time. PS. I carved a head/face for a puzzle cat. Reading all’s comments, helped! Later I’ll experiment making my own puzzle with my smaller bandsaw. Jeff


Workbench by Ben Fricke

Workbench by Ben Fricke

Work bench built with 2x4s and 2x12s from the hardware store. The legs are built from reclaimed lumber off a 1948 IH grain truck in my back yard.


Joiner's Toolbox by John Crosby

Joiner’s Toolbox by John Crosby

pine and red oak joiners tool box


Rocking Chair by John Crosby

Rocking Chair by John Crosby

first rocking chair made with white oak. John Crosby


Curly Cherry Tissue Box by btyreman

Curly Cherry Tissue Box by btyreman

Curly Cherry Tissue Box, a variation on the dovetail box, made for mothers day, it slides over the cardboard tissue box with no base.


Spice Shelf by carlos reyes

Spice Shelf by carlos reyes

Spice Shelf in Tzalam


Bookshelves by Larry Elam

Bookshelves by Larry Elam

Book shelf made of Cherry finished with Shellac


Breadboard-end Cutting Board by chason Hayes

Breadboard-end Cutting Board by chason Hayes

Home cut air dried white oak. It was really good at helping me with my skill development


Joiner's Mallet by Vivek P.

Joiner’s Mallet by Vivek P.

Mallet from oak firewood and finished with boiled linseed oil.


Keepsake Box by Vivek P.

Keepsake Box by Vivek P.

Keepsake box from black cherry and finished with blonde shellac and beeswax polish.


Joiner's Mallet by Lisa Petry-Burt

Joiner’s Mallet by Lisa Petry-Burt

Mallet head is from a scrub oak root ball with wild grain throughout, very hard, reduced to a somewhat free-form shape; handle is made of poplar


Coffee Grinder by Michael Campbell

Coffee Grinder by Michael Campbell

Coffee Grinder – walnut and I think cherry scraps (not sure) and some thin plywood for drawer.


Handy Stool by Gordy Stephenson

Handy Stool by Gordy Stephenson

Jatoba top, legs in niobe / spalted hackberry, maple and red oak laminate.


Toy by Tom Benton

Toy by Tom Benton

Toy jeep made with mahogany


Desktop Organiser by Peter Profeta

Desktop Organiser by Peter Profeta

Walnut and curly maple with wenge draw pull


Coffee Table by Noam Cohen

Coffee Table by Noam Cohen

Remake of Gio Ponti small table, with new aspect ratio. Made from American walnut using hand tools. A single mortise is used, and a lot of trials to get the best curvature.


Coffee Tables by Simon Moulton

Coffee Tables by Simon Moulton

Oak small coffee tables, first attempt at woodwork for 40 years be kind!


Woven Bench by Jonathan Harris

Woven Bench by Jonathan Harris

Pine frame with mortise and tenon joinery, sissal twine for the woven seat. My first time weaving, I had fun learning! Hand tools only


Flower Pedestal by Trevor Hosken

Flower Pedestal by Trevor Hosken

Steam bent tripod of dovetail section. Branches are steam bent 6mm laminated and scarfed in. Clear acrylic used for curved triangular rails and also for double spigoted acrylic rod to join main legs to the top. All in ash which was felled last summer. The steam bending partially seasons the timber.


Beech Cutting Board by Valentina Faussone

Beech Cutting Board by Valentina Faussone

Cutting board with no workbench and minimal tools. First woodworking project ever in my whole life.


Carrying Tot by Raphael P.

Carrying Tot by Raphael P.

A patchwork of Paul techniques for this oil paint box.


Traveling Joiner's Toolbox by donhatch

Traveling Joiner’s Toolbox by donhatch

Oak finished with red oak stain and shellac.


Sawhorses by Sjur Granmo

Sawhorses by Sjur Granmo

Take-apart sawhorses with wedges by spruce


Shoe Tidy by shane Miller

Shoe Tidy by shane Miller

Shoe tidy in Oak, making the tambour was easier than expected and works great. If the lid had been made narrower by 10mm it would have been better for fixing the bracket on the stay.


Assembly Table by Leslie

Assembly Table by Leslie

Ash legs and apron with red oak top, to be used as a kitchen serving table


Workbench by Leslie

Workbench by Leslie

Oak aprons and top, cherry tool well, used up material that had been stored for years in our old dairy barn. I love this table over my Roubo.


Dollhouse by Papa G.

Dollhouse by Papa G.

This is a dollhouse I built for my granddaughter. It’s 1:12 scale. Though not completely made with hand tools, it was the many techniques I learned from watching/reading Paul that helped – from design drawing to measuring to planing to finishing. The carcass is plywood. The siding, windows, trim, and flooring are all reclaimed (pallet) wood. The roof was made from modified craft sticks – all 1500+ pieces! Real homes were roofed in less time! The furniture is store bought, but I’m ready to tackle that next.


Sofa Table by Kent Hansen

Sofa Table by Kent Hansen

I used maple for the legs and support assembly with a walnut top and leg braces. Finished with clear shellac and paste wax. I harvested the maple from my dad’s homestead and worked it from tree to table using tools and techniques learned from Paul…thanks Paul!


Toolchest by Kent Hansen

Toolchest by Kent Hansen

Made entirely of pine, painted exterior, three sliding tills.


Carrying Tote by Kent Hansen

Carrying Tote by Kent Hansen

Glue tote made from aspen, clear shellac finish


Footstool by Paul H Meredith

Footstool by Paul H Meredith

Made two from salvaged chairs. Basswood seats, legs and Texas Star inlay for a gouged seat hill country mesquite.


Wooden Tray by rayc21

Wooden Tray by rayc21

Made from Pine 3 coats of shellac and waxing. Small tray for my sister’s files


Garden Planter by rayc21

Garden Planter by rayc21

Made with Pine wood mortice and tennon joints 4 coats of exterior paint


Double Doors and Frames for a Timber Frame by DB

Double Doors and Frames for a Timber Frame by DB

Doors morticed and tenoned and double drawbored instead of wedges. Drawbored pin pairs staggered to prevent splitting along the grain. All doors braced too. The door frame and doors are made from iroko with the panels made from larch (timber frame clad in same larch but left rough). Door handles made from iroko offcuts and shaped mostly with a rasp. Single glazed and linseed oil puttied in place. Joinery all cut by hand: 48 M&Ts in all. 4 doors took as long as a timber frame to make! Now for the windows…


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