In this series, Paul shows how to make a Craftsman-Style rocking chair that he designed and has been making for decades. Working with oak stock, Paul shows how to construct the mortise and tenon frames, including arched rails and angled tenons for the side rails. He discusses how to shape the rear legs and rockers by hand, before upholstering and finishing the chair to round out the finished project.
Description Have you ever wanted to make a chess board for your own use, or as a gift? Making a chess board trains you in various aspects of accurately dimensioning stock, geometric arrangement and exacting joinery. This includes many interesting extra details and a high level of finish. The tools you will need are: Knife…
Paul shows what he does to complete a commission for a mirror. There are a few interesting features to look out for including staggered shoulders on the tenons, fox-wedging and handmade turnbuttons as well as an introduction to decorative carving, including chip carving.
Have you been getting your workspace in order and want somewhere close at hand to keep your tools organised? What better place to store your carefully restored tools than a tool cabinet. Paul goes through the construction methods used including the techniques he’s developed to cut interchangeable dovetail corners that has never been shown before, as well as panel making, shelf, door and drawer fitting.
It’s always nice when a project comes together, and here’s the very surface on which that can happen.
Are you intimidated by chair making? Then this project is for you. In this series Paul works through the features of and methods used to make this solid dining chair that will last for a century or two.
This shaker stool is a very adaptable design that you make to fit your requirements. It uses some unique sliding dovetails that are both strong and in this design enhance the aesthetic of the stool. The scale and length of the stool can be adjusted. It is a very solid stool that can have any number of uses.
This trestle dining table is a design that Paul first came up with when making a dining table as a wedding present for one of his sons. It features houndstooth dovetails on the corners of the apron and three vertical columns at each end, as well as a waney edge on the table top. Paul makes a table that can seat up to 8 people, but this design can be adjusted to whatever you may want to make, such as a coffee table or side table.
This foot stool with tapered and rounded legs is a great project for beginner woodworkers and to do with young people, or anyone who wants to make a simple stool.
In this series, Paul decides to reproduce a well-used joiners toolbox that he picked up at a local car boot sale/flea market. This simple chest has a number of interesting features. It is made from relatively thin 1/2″/1.3cm stock which is strengthened by dovetailed trim. This together with its size, which fit a set of all the most necessary tools, makes it a perfect size for taking with you for any job or project you have to do. It is a great introduction to making larger dovetailed boxes and chest.