Maple Camper Box

Maple Camper Box

A couple of weeks ago, a friend called to say she wanted a simple, no-frills box made for her teardrop camper, and would be round to talk details. A couple of hours later Louise appeared with trailer in tow.
The box was going to be for storing clothes and had to fit within the under-shelf area, be easy to slide in and out and have a lid.
Since the entire inside of the trailer is beautiful maple ply wood, I decided to use 19mm furniture grade ply.

Adjustable Lectern

Adjustable Lectern

I was recently commissioned to create a podium that could be used by a company’s staff who ranged in height from 5’ to over 6’ so rather than making it a fixed height with an accompanying stool for the shorter staff members, I wanted to make this easily adjustable.

Mission Mantle Clock – Part 12

Mission Mantle Clock – Part 12

Every home we’ve lived in has always had a clock hanging in the kitchen and one in the living room, ticking away the hours. Whether an eight-day carriage clock or a wall hanging shaker clock, each has had the same familiar, reassuring tick and that unmistakable Westminster Chimes ringing in the hours.

Make a Jewellry Box – Part 11

Make a Jewellry Box – Part 11

Make a small Heirloom jewellery box from cherry with a single drawer, drop in tray, hinged lid and secret compartment.
read on…

Making a Bench Mallet

Making a Bench Mallet

It’s hard to imagine being a wood worker and not having a good quality wooden mallet. In fact, the wooden mallet is essential for joinery, furniture making, for chopping mortises and ‘persuading’ joints together and apart. Wooden mallets have been around for thousands of years. Over the years I have accumulated a selection – some purchased and some home made. Read more…

Roubo Bench Revisited

Roubo Bench Revisited

Those of you that have been following Sawdust & Woodchips for a while will recall the Roubo bench I made. You can follow the whole build here.

Recently I was asked if I was happy with it?