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Taking Stock, 15th January 2019

By Mark Hawkins | 15 January 2019

Happy New Year 2019! (Hopefully, it’s not too late to say it.) Paul and team are very much geared up for the new year and ready to bring more instruction, innovation and hopefully some good fun, too. Here’s a little update on what we have been working on over the past couple of weeks. Free For…

Cypress top on painted poplar base.

Gallery Goodness, 9th January 2019

By Mark Hawkins | 9 January 2019

Alright, so this is a collection of every photo that has been submitted to the community galleries in the past month. There are quite a few of them…

Happy Christmas!

By Joseph Sellers | 20 December 2018

This has been a busy year and one where we made our biggest move yet, into our new studio/workshop/office. We have been working away behind the scenes making our work more streamlined and higher quality using our new setup. We have set up a brand new site called Common Woodworking to help bring in a…

My first Shaker stool in American cherry

Gallery Goodness, 6th December 2018

By Mark Hawkins | 6 December 2018

Another couple of weeks have flown by, and another impressive batch of photographs has rolled in. We have some beautiful furniture, some useful tools and even a few Christmas presents. I hope the recipients appreciate the amount of effort and skill that is going into these gifts! Poor Man’s Rebate Plane by L. Juday This…

Wall cabinet. Made from Scandinavian Redwood

Gallery Goodness, 21st November 2018

By Mark Hawkins | 21 November 2018

It’s been another couple of busy, busy weeks here at the workshop, with plenty of making and filming afoot. I have also had the honour, as usual, of looking through and processing all the fantastic pictures that have been sent in to the gallery. You’d think after two-and-lot years it would get old, but it…

Gallery Goodness, 5th November 2018

By Mark Hawkins | 5 November 2018

Another fine collection of images from our latest round of community uploads.

I built this base for our old cast iron farm sink. The legs are walnut with the rest of the cabinet being butternut. At this point it has no finish. The 24 mortise and tenon joints gave me lots of practice. Being able to watch various episodes as I was making those joints, the panels and the doors was a huge help.

Gallery Goodness, 19 October 2018

By Mark Hawkins | 19 October 2018

This week’s community gallery collection contains everything and the kitchen sink.

Gallery Goodness, 2nd October 2018

By Mark Hawkins | 2 October 2018

It seems like the breadth of woodworking experience is here this week: tables with (intentional) holes in, split ends, quite unhelpful dado rails and very helpful grandchildren. Never a dull moment in the workshop! Tool Cabinet by Michael O’Brien Many firsts in this project – first dovetails, first turning, first raised panel doors. Timber is…

Taking Stock, 20th September 2018

By Philip Adams | 21 September 2018

With the Bathroom Cabinet rounded out with a turned handle, and plenty of workbench customisations under out belt, who’s ready for a whole new batch of videos? For the premium projects, we’re well into the Eco Bin project, which is coming along nicely with the frames coming together. After the Eco Bin is complete and…

2nd grade pine finished with amber shellac and wax. Layout for the door build was the most challenging...now I have 2 other doors that will need cabinets to! One will be a first aid cabinet for the garage. The other issue I encountered was my cabinet sides where not true to width- not the short side causing the installed mirror retaining bars to bump on the shelves. So instead of making the shelves thinner, i opted to make a bunch of small clips to avoid the shelves.

Gallery Goodness, 20th September 2018

By Mark Hawkins | 20 September 2018

We’ve had some very impressive submissions this week.