Painted Poplar

Gallery Goodness, 1st August 2018

By Mark Hawkins | 1 August 2018

Another couple of weeks have passed and another fantastic selection of woodworking projects have been submitted to the galleries! Thank you to everyone who sent something in. Your work never ceases to inspire. Wallclock by Greg Made of white pine. This was a fun project and very rewarding. My wife wasn’t fond of the base…

Faux-jacobian frame-and-panel blanket chest in oak sized for baby blankets as a gift for a coworker who'd just had his first child. Drawbored mortise and tenon joints, low relief carving, tongue-and-grooved cedar base, finished with Osmo wood wax and beeswax.

Gallery Goodness, 18th July 2018

By Mark Hawkins | 18 July 2018

Thank you everyone! We’ve had another good couple of weeks of gallery submissions. You can see all of the photographs below. Workbench by jrmacias My take on the workbench… Lapping Stone Case by jrmacias Needed a simple case for the lapping stone, so used some reclaimed pine from the scraps pile. Occasional Table by Chason…

Taking Stock, 13th July 2018

By Philip Adams | 13 July 2018

We’re getting settled in… Things are getting more stable here at Rokesmith HQ. But don’t worry, we haven’t been resting on our laurels. In the studio, we continue to work on the lighting and acoustic properties of our new set, working to improve visibility for both Paul and you, our viewers, and produce clearer audio.…

Reclaimed tobacco barn poplar from western North Carolina. Tung oil finish.

Gallery Goodness, 3rd July 2018

By Mark Hawkins | 3 July 2018

It’s super-super hot here. At least, that’s what the non-Texan contingent of our team thinks. Still, it’s never too hot to admire the skills of our woodworking community, preferably with ice-cream in hand.

Joiner's Mallet in Cherry, Oak Handle

Gallery Goodness, 12th June 2018

By Mark Hawkins | 12 June 2018

It’s time for another look at the ever-spectacular work of our outstanding community.

Coasters are maranti and poplar, base is oak with maranti supports

Gallery Goodness, 25th May 2018

By Mark Hawkins | 25 May 2018

Has it really been a month since I last posted here? Time certainly has been speeding along, largely thanks to all the work we’ve been doing to get the new studio in tip-top shape. That work continues and I’m sure you’ll see Paul and the team go from strength to strength as they begin the…

Taking Stock and Moving In, 9th May 2018

By Philip Adams | 9 May 2018

So….. we’re finally in! We have just finished filming the Blanket Chest series, which was our last project to finish in the temporary space at the new building. It’s been quite a journey, from filming in the New Legacy Woodworking workshop at Penrhyn Castle, to the unit and temporary garage set at the Sylva Wood Centre,…

Oak back, Ash top and sapele pegs

Gallery Goodness, 25th April 2018

By Mark Hawkins | 25 April 2018

Our gallery continues to receive a steady flow of absolutely wonderful things. Take a look; maybe you’ll find something to spork your imagination!

Here's my version of Paul's latest design. I stayed true to the design, used as much salvage fir as I could for the top from an old storage shed. The bench turned out great and I had a fun time following along the videos.

Gallery Goodness, Bumper Easter Roundup 2018: Part 2

By Mark Hawkins | 29 March 2018

Welcome to stage two of our tour through the user submitted gallery pieces.

Small workbench in oak with walnut dowels.

Gallery Goodness, Bumper Easter Roundup 2018: Part 1

By Mark Hawkins | 28 March 2018

Spring is upon us here at the workshop and, with a long weekend coming up for some of us, I wanted to give you a chance to leaf through the many pieces which our community has submitted to the gallery over the past couple of months. The following images were uploaded during February. We will…