Category woodworking

Wooden Zipper

This was one of those projects you think you can do in a weekend and two months later you have finally finished. Granted, I haven’t spent that much time on it, but still! The tutorial on how to make a…

Folding stools

There are various similar designs for this kind of stool but I followed Steve Ramsey’s excellent YouTube tutorial. Getting everything to fit together with a smooth folding action was slightly tricky. My second stool works much better than the first…

Wooden Lego Man

Spring was transistioning into summer and I thought it was time to start a “substantial” project. Making a giant wooden minifig took longer than expected even with this excellent tutorial by Simon Beggs. I’ll make another one someday because it’s…

Chopping board with inlay

I nice piece of elm had sat in my racking for a couple of years screaming to be used. This was a relatively simple project; I removed the bark, added the inlays and sanded it within an inch of it’s…

Wooden Toy Toolbox & Tools

What is the best way of inspiring the next generation of engineers? I don’t know the answer but getting them started at a young age must help, surely?! I’m not sure who has had more fun with this gift: me…

Wooden Toy Policeman

About 30 years ago I was given a stackable policeman toy. The paint has long since faded but it looked like the blue policeman to the right. This is my second attempt at making one on my lathe. The first…

Wavy Wood Tray

The idea for this project came from CNC Wave Sushi board instructable. My mill is too small to do a large a large dish so I settled on a small tray. My waves should have been flatter because it took…

Wooden knife

My friend is a big fan of high quality chef and bushcraft knives. His favourite knifemaker is Jacklore and has an impressive collection. I wanted to give him a knife for Christmas but I’m not kitted out for metalwork yet…

Wooden Truck

This was probably my most longest woodworking project to date. Not shown are the failed parts I had to remake and the fact that after sanding some of the dimensions are not quite right! But I’m very happy with the…

Wooden Pizza Cutter

I’m sure we’re not the only family swept up in the outdoor pizza oven craze. A homemade pizza cutter seemed an appropriate Christmas gift we could all benefit from!I used the large wheel pizza cutter kit from Turner’s Retreat. The…