Jon Carroll Woodworks

Bed Completion

The bed is done and delivered! I am very happy with the way it turned out. It is made from pine and has been sealed with shellac. It will be … Continue reading

July 18, 2015 · 1 Comment

Bedlocks on the Posts – Redemption!

After getting beaten up by the plywood, I really do feel better that I managed to set in 8 perfect mortises for the mating lock plates using hand tools only … Continue reading

July 10, 2015 · 1 Comment

Just Do It / Concede to Machines

   I was stewing for a long time on how I was going to mount the morticed in bedlocks on the ends of the plywood rails. I was so hesitant … Continue reading

June 25, 2015 · 1 Comment


A few good friends of mine donated to me what is to become my new “R&D” portion of my shop.  First off was this drafting/art table that the top had been … Continue reading

June 23, 2015 · 1 Comment

The Summer Slump

Well summer is here now in full force and for the first few weeks I found myself forcing my way into the shop to get things done. With the sun … Continue reading

June 9, 2015 · 1 Comment

Shaker Step Stool Series

Well I managed to break down the build into 3 videos. I’m feeling more and more confident when adding the commentary. It’s still a weird feeling though when editing. I’ll get … Continue reading

May 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

Hybrid Woodworking

Well. I did it. I sold one of my machines. Let me explain… While working on a four post bed build, I was preparing the one of the posts to … Continue reading

May 13, 2015 · 4 Comments