Chisel Rack - Quick & Simple - FREE PLANS

In this video I make a "universal" chisel holder rack as a very quick and easy scrap wood woodworking project to get my chisels out of a drawer and on to my workshop tool wall.  The rack is designed to hold all sizes of chisels.  Well, it certainly holds all of my chisels anyway - I'm sure there are chisels out there that won't fit, but this will certainly work for most!

Tool Restoration - I Found A Rusty Old Axe Head!

#woodworking #axe #restoration

In this video I work on a rusty old axe or hatchet head which I found in my garden while digging. 

It packed full of soil, and after clearing that out I could start cleaning up the head.  There was quite a lot pitting which I was unable to remove, but I was able to get most of it clean and shiney with a reflective finish. 

I make a new handle for the hatchet using a piece of salvaged oak in my workshop.

Grinding Station - Sharpening Woodturning Tools, Chisels & Cutting Irons

#woodworking #grinding #woodturning

In this video I set up a grinding and sharpening station for my new woodturning chisels, and I'll also use it for adding clean, hollow grinds to my handplane cutting irons and woodworking chisels.  I used my existing grinder but upgraded the wheel, fitted a new replacement tool rest upgrade, and I also create some jigs that will allow me to set up the grinding tool rest at specific angles, repeatably and accurately.

Sharpening Tools - Chisels and Handplane Cutting Irons

#woodworking #sharpening #chisels

It's been three years since I made a video about sharpening, so this is an update on the equipment and my method of getting my tools (chisels, handplane cutting irons, and knives too occasionally) nice and sharp and ready for work.

All of the equipment that I use is cheap - so this is a good guide for anyone looking to prepare, sharpen and hone their hand tools in an inexpensive way.

Coffee Table With Hidden Drawer - Part 2 of 2

#woodworking #coffeetable #drawer

In this video I finish making a panelled design coffee table with a hidden secret drawer using beech and birch for my mum and dad as a gift.  In this video I make a top for the table, table top mounts that allow for expansion and contraction of the wood, and I try to match some existing furniture in their living room (from memory and without seeing it due to the current lockdown measures, which was tricky!).

Part 1:

Coffee Table With Hidden Drawer

#woodworking #coffeetable #drawer

In this video I begin making a panelled design coffee table with a hidden secret drawer using beech and birch for my mum and dad as a gift.  I needed to match some existing furniture in their living room for this project, and the finishing will be covered in part 2 of the video.

Part 2:

£1 Piano Stool Makeover

In this video I'll be working on a piano stool which I found at our local recycling centre for something like 50p or £1 - I can't remember...  This is less of a furniture restoration project, and more of a conversion project, I guess - as we had no use for a piano stool - but we were looking for a foot stool to go with our Parker Knoll Armchair which I restored back in December (link below).  The stool needed some repairs and a replacement seat pad, there is an issue with the hinges too.  I reupholstered using some modern foam, wadding and mustard velvet fabric.  The original maker of the s

Wood Turning - Getting Started With The Lathe & First Turning Project

In this video I get started with wood turning and using a lathe. 

Video timeline, in case you want to skip to the bits you're interested in:
Buying A New Lathe 0:23
Chisels & Accessories 5:17
Work Area 9:19
First Turning Project 11:43
Learning Resources 17:41

Making Bedside Tables / Night Stands : ONE HAND CHALLENGE

In this video I make a pair of solid hardwood bedside tables, or night stands using only one hand - my "non-dominant" left hand for a challenge set by Leo Winstanley at the Hand-I-Craft YouTube channel.

This build is made entirely from salvaged materials - the oak came from some old kitchen cabinet doors taken from our house renovation, and the mahogany was salvaged from a church refurbishment site a few years ago.

Tips, Help & Advice for YouTube Makers

In this video I talk about how to be a maker on YouTube... In my opinion!

I get asked a lot for advice from people either wanting to start a YouTube maker channel, or people who have already started one and are finding it challenging.  I am not an expert on this stuff at all, but I have learned some stuff about what works and what doesn't work for me, so this is just me sharing my experiences, learnings suggestions and opinions.