I thought I should encourage you to get out into the garage. This carrier for tools is a new project series I just filmed and will be available soon. The important thing is to keep woodworking as this is generally a good thing for everyone’s health but it is also good to keep developing your hand skills.
The projects below represent just a few of many dozens of projects you can keep growing your skills with. Please, if you haven’t already follow my work on woodworkingmasterclasses.com as this has always been our main woodworking teaching channel through the years. The subscription is free to everyone and hopefully you will wonder how you got along without it before. You can join here.
Over the course of the past two weeks, I found myself f reflecting on pieces I designed two and three decades ago specifically to help those focussing on developing their knowledge and skill in real woodworking. The pieces are indeed many a dozen ranging from my traditional English Joiner’s workbench all the way through to the desktop organiser which in my case is a small tool holder.
The pieces have proven amazingly popular for various reasons not the least of which is that I like to provide total step-by-step guidance through every stage. I also like making the drawings, videos and how-tos and then see follow up with interactions in the comments section.
Here is another design I came up with for your first attempt at half-lap dovetails but there’s a lot more behind the scenes work going on inside the component parts
What’s been remarkable to me is seeing the growth in everyone as they have joined us along the way.
This new project is one of my favourites and comes from two decades or so ago. It was designed as another one of my reinforcement projects where it’s more high-demand because of the close proximity and interaction around all of the joints. With 12 sets of dovetails, 8 mortice and tenons, two housing dadoes and a series of ploughed grooves to complete it is indeed a great skill-builder.
Don’t forget to go to commonwoodworking.com for learning projects you can make, along with many exercises and guides in woodworking techniques. If you can’t saw straight there is help for that and then if you have yet to face making that first-ever dovetail or sharpening your chisel, it’s all in there.