I recently received a copy of Paul Sellers' book on hand tools. In it, he describes the mallet he designed and gives some tips on reproducing it.
"He who works with his hands is a laborer. He who works with his hands and his head is a craftsman. He who works with his hands and his head and his heart is an artist." - Francis of Assisi
Why put your plant on the ground like some sort of animal when you can spend hours making a wooden plant stand?
A gift for my mother in law, a simple coat rack made from old walnut.
What's cooler than a mirror that shows you handy information before starting your day? Adding voice controls so that you can update your calendar, play Spotify playlists, and so much more.
I built a walking cane for my grandfather from some scrap walnut. I love using hand tools so I stuck to that for the whole project.
I built a cedar stool for my 2 year old nephew for Christmas. I only used hand tools so it took a long time but I learned a lot in the process.
This table lives outside next to a hot tub. I used cedar because it lives at a cabin in Tennessee that already has a bunch of outdoor cedar.A
Adding decorative feet to your cabinets can give them a ton of character and is super quick and easy to accomplish.
We needed a new dinner table. I wanted to learn about woodworking. This table was built using mostly hand tools and as much traditional joinery as I could figure out.
5/4 decking looks great and is very cost effective. This guide will take you through laying and securing your 5/4 decking.
It can be tricky to cut a mortise without the help of machines but using this method, I find I end up with mortises as clean or cleaner than what I could get with a drill.
This bookcase was inspired by the Ikea bookcase system called Ivar. It was heavily modified (and slightly over engineered). I will take you through my process and hopefully you'll learn something!
The dado (or housing joint as its called in the UK) is a dead simple joint used for many things. This guide will take you through making the dado joint completely by hand.
If you do not own a router plane or a powered router, its quite simple to make a router using a chisel. You'll need a drill and a bit that's just slightly smaller than the chisel you'd like to use.
When you are laying your decking and you come up to a post, notching around it is the ideal solution. This guide will show you how to do that step by step.
There are plenty of helpful videos on this subject, but I find guides with pictures to be useful with a project like this.