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Awesome Pask Makes

Making a Patterned Veneer Coffee Table

Making a Patterned Veneer Coffee Table

Woodworker Neil Paskin recently made a bunch of beautiful patterned wood veneers. After making a small box that incorporated them, he ramped up the challenge by building a tabletop covered with the patterns. Neil estimates that the pattern has 55,000 individual slivers of wood in it. It looks like a laborious process, but the finished table looks fantastic.

Making an Industrial Machinist’s Chair

Making an Industrial Machinist’s Chair

Maker Neil Paskin returned to his workshop to build another great piece of functional craft. He fabricated this vintage-style industrial chair using hand-cut and bent steel for its legs and support structure and gently curved wood for its back and seat. We love how he made his own plywood from reclaimed floorboards.

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Pask Makes Dart Knife

Pask Makes Dart Knife
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Neil Paskin has created all kinds of awesome things on his Pask Makes YouTube channel. Now, he’s designed a marking knife ideal for woodworking projects. The Dart knife features an arrow-like design, a stainless steel blade, and stitched leather handle scales. It’s a unique and useful addition to any toolbox. Pre-launch pricing ends 9.10.2023.

Kumiko Nail Lattice

Kumiko Nail Lattice

We’ve seen how a skilled carpenter can create a traditional Japanese Kumiko lattice. Neil from Pask Makes wanted to see if the same sort of pattern could be created using another material – steel nails. He started with a wooden template to hold the nails in place, then welded them together and smoothed out the rough bits.

Making a Round Parts Organizer Drawer

Making a Round Parts Organizer Drawer

Maker Neil Paskin¬†previously created a cool parts organizer cart. Now, he’s back with another impressive build – a set of curved drawers that fit into a cylindrical tower. It took some geometry skills to figure out the angles for cutting its 24 triangular drawers, which he refined into curved shapes with a jigsaw and router. The whole thing spins on a turntable.

Making a Steel Mechanic’s Cart

Making a Steel Mechanic’s Cart

We hate having random bits of hardware and spare parts lying around our garage. There are some pretty nice mechanics carts on the market, but we really love the one that Pask Makes custom-built for his workshop. He cut and welded it from steel, then finished it with a retro silver-green hammer finish paint.

Making Parallel Pliers

Making Parallel Pliers

Most pliers open their jaws at opposing angles, but parallel pliers open them straight across from each other, providing better contact with flat surfaces. Pask Makes built two pairs of these unique pliers, explaining along the way how they work. Enter by 02.23.23 for a chance to win one of these handmade tools.

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Making a Scrapwood Hanging Lamp

Making a Scrapwood Hanging Lamp

For this Scrapwood Challenge, carpenter Neil Paskin created a beautiful modern pendant lamp. He created its cylindrical shape by gluing small wood segments into circles that he routed smoothly. To create the organic perforations in the shade, he drilled randomly placed holes and then painstakingly routed each one by hand.

Making Clamps from Scratch

Making Clamps from Scratch

Clamps are readily available at your local hardware store, but if you’re industrious, you could always make your own. Pask Makes shows off a square clamp he made from steel, and walks through the process of building one with handheld tools, then ramping up production with professional workbench tools.

Bamboo Skewer Chopping Board

Bamboo Skewer Chopping Board

Pask Makes shows us how wood skewers are good for more than serving kebabs. By stacking, cutting, clamping, and gluing hundreds of sticks, then planing and sanding the result, he created a beautiful cutting board we’d love to have on our kitchen counter.

DIY Butterfly Drawer Parts Organizer

DIY Butterfly Drawer Parts Organizer

After making a small parts organizer, Neil Paskin challenged fellow builder John Heisz of I Build It to create his own. John’s version has 18 swing-out “butterfly” drawers, each with dividers for keeping parts readily accessible. Other than the tiny set screws, he built it entirely from wood. He also posted a build guide.

Making a Kumiko Lattice Screen

Making a Kumiko Lattice Screen

While his designs aren’t as intricate as the Japanese masters, builder Pask Makes is becoming quite adept at the Japanese craft of Kumiko. This time out, he wanted to hide an ugly water tank with a screen, and made quite the beautiful covering by cutting and assembling hundreds of pieces of plywood into repeating geometric patterns.

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Making Yosegi Veneers

Making Yosegi Veneers

Builder Pask Makes shows off a technique based on ancient Japanese woodworking. He starts off by laminating boards of scrap wood, slicing them into strips, then assembling them side-by-side to create a pattern. Once thoroughly glued into place, he shaves off layers with a plane and irons them to create beautiful veneers.

Making a Bladeless Wooden Fan

Making a Bladeless Wooden Fan

For his latest Scrapwood Challenge, Pask Makes decided to see if he could build an electric fan from wood. But this isn’t just any fan, it’s got a ring-style design like Dyson’s innovative bladeless “Air Multiplier” fans. It could use a more powerful fan blade inside, but it looks really awesome.

DIY Wooden LEGO Bricks

DIY Wooden LEGO Bricks

Pask Makes likes to build objects out of scrap wood. He recently attempted to make his own LEGO-style building blocks, and came to find it’s much more difficult than you might think due to the precision required to make them stack. Watch his earlier attempt here.

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