Beginner Woodworking Project that Sells | ONE BOARD BUILD

Beginner Woodworking Project that Sells | ONE BOARD BUILD

If you need a reliable and easy project that sells easily, this jewellery/keepsake box is perfect.
It is easy to build and is made from one pine board.
The added beauty is that it is entirely customisable on the box itself or the pin that locks it.

A few links to the tools you have seen

Kreg Cross Cut Station – UK LINK –

Starrett Combination square – UK LINK –
Marking Knife – UK LINK –

Self Centring Drill bits (Cheap) – UK LINK –

(BOSCH Expensive) – UK LINK –

JAPANESE Rip/Cross Cut saw – UK LINK –

Jorgensen 12″ f clamps – UK LINK –
Workpro one handed quick clamps – UK LINK –

Large Gluebot – UK LINK –

25mm Solid Brass Hinges – UK LINK –

Makita Router Bundle – UK LINK –

Makita Router Bare – UK link –
US link –
Makita Circular Saw – UK LINK –
US LINK (battery included) –
Makita 5Ah Battery – UK LINK –
US LINK (6ah) –
Makita Battery Charger – UK LINK –

All UK links are for products that I have used. US links are the closest I can find. They are recommendations made from my experience, your may differ.


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Website (early stages).


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  1. Bob Moulton on July 4, 2023 at 1:57 pm

    Keep doing what you do, you do it with excellence!!!

  2. Dave Zeraschi on July 4, 2023 at 1:57 pm

    You’d make a great secondary school wood working teacher. If I didn’t sell hot sauce and chilli jams (my forte is in the kitchen) I would definitely knock these out.

  3. Andrew McQuillen on July 4, 2023 at 1:59 pm

    These look really great, they could also be stained to make them less piney but that all adds to the outlay. I love the simple locking device really clever. great project idea even if you just make for friends and family at christmas. thanks for sharing.

  4. marc anderson on July 4, 2023 at 1:59 pm

    Cutting the lid off the box with your flush cut saw, the cut didn’t quite line up at one corner. That is because of the wax you used. It stopped your imrovised sledge from sitting flush on your bench.

  5. Headband TV on July 4, 2023 at 1:59 pm

    Beginners don’t have all them claps and tools, 😅

  6. zapa1pnt on July 4, 2023 at 2:00 pm

    Hi, Mark. Great stuff. 👍👍👍
    Another option: (this would need to be done Before assembly)
    If you would like to create raised lettering or imaging, on the top (or anywhere),
    draw your image in double line form (like your block letters). Then use some small metal pieces
    (whatever you can find that works), to hammer the image down, below the surface.
    When finished, sand the entire surface down to the level of the image. Make it, just barely, disappear.
    Lay a damp cloth over the sanded surface. Apply heat and steam, with a steam iron. (no damage to iron)
    The image/lettering will rise up, to it’s original height. You now have a beautiful hand carved top.
    An age old technique, which I learned about (never used) many moons ago and thought was amazing and Still think is amazing. Works with, just about any wood. 😁✌🖖

  7. ade on July 4, 2023 at 2:00 pm

    Hi Mark
    New to your channel
    Must make life a little hard without the power g he ave your given any consideration to a generator for those needed power tools

  8. scott never on July 4, 2023 at 2:02 pm

    all that work for 50 pence profit???

  9. Darren Goodpaster on July 4, 2023 at 2:04 pm

    I have that same Kreg crosscut jig. I think i bought it from your link actually

  10. Justin F on July 4, 2023 at 2:05 pm

    14:00 that drill first, chisel second tip for his is gold. Nice one!

  11. Berry Conway on July 4, 2023 at 2:07 pm

    I thought that moxon vice you used @ about 12:15 was interesting. Have you done a video on that?

  12. Dodge on July 4, 2023 at 2:08 pm

    Nice video thanks for sharing. And the fact that you don’t use more power tools is insane. Good project man

  13. Chris Martin on July 4, 2023 at 2:09 pm

    “Enjoy the build.” I need to remember that while working. Great video. Thanks.

  14. My Myself and Clive on July 4, 2023 at 2:09 pm

    Here’s something that anyone can do. *Gets out an array of equipment*…

  15. IRONWILL989 on July 4, 2023 at 2:10 pm

    Could be a great travel chess board if you paint/ veneer the lid and base

  16. Mickey Berry on July 4, 2023 at 2:10 pm

    What is the actual thickness of the wood?

  17. Mike M on July 4, 2023 at 2:11 pm

    One board build- provided the board is > 3m long (add them up…)

  18. Daniel du Plessis on July 4, 2023 at 2:11 pm

    I wish these people making "beginner projects" would just think to themselves, the average beginner doesn’t have thousands of dollars worth of machinery… 🙄

  19. Bobby Libertini on July 4, 2023 at 2:12 pm

    Quick poll: How many beginners watching this have a cross-cut station and a router table? 😀 "Next, for our intermediate project, we’ll build a grand piano…."

  20. Mickey Berry on July 4, 2023 at 2:14 pm

    Natural is the best. Nothing beats the natural color of wood. You know in nature, nothing is painted or stained and NATURE IS BEAUTIFUL!!!

  21. Patrick Archuleta on July 4, 2023 at 2:17 pm

    Your work is second to none may God continue to bless you and your family outstanding job great attitude great idea astounding work. Bottom line

  22. Peter Fitzpatrick on July 4, 2023 at 2:18 pm

    A sub and a like from me , sir…. good luck with your channel 🤗


  23. Sand Wood With Me on July 4, 2023 at 2:18 pm

    Great video showing what can be accomplished with minimal tools. I love it!

  24. Tomislav Šimunić on July 4, 2023 at 2:19 pm

    Hey there…
    After you resaw them to get 2 parts of the box(top and bottom) insted of using hand plain, why not use a flat surface(cut of from lets say kitchen top,stone wood dosnt matter as long as you know it flat), glue a sheet of sandpapper on it and sand the whole top or botton in the same "plane" so to speak? you would get it almost 100% the same

  25. John Keenan on July 4, 2023 at 2:19 pm

    You should stain or paint in the grooves of the funky one. Nothing drastic just slightly darker.

  26. Steven Arnold on July 4, 2023 at 2:21 pm

    You lost me when you threw in the sitcom. I’d watch The Office if I wanted comedy.

  27. Nolan Philpott on July 4, 2023 at 2:24 pm

    My favourite finish on pine to make it look a bit more fancy is black tea, followed by ebonizing solution (white vinegar and steel wool – allow to sit for a week). It’s cheap, it’s unique and works with the natural colour of the wood. Same thing for oak boxes too. Ebonised oak looks larrrrvely.

  28. billffromnh on July 4, 2023 at 2:24 pm

    Nice project Mark! I probably won’t be batching them out for selling, but that doesn’t mean I won’t be building something similar to give as a gift. You included several box building tips in this video. I liked how you gave each box their own little twist. That shows a builder how a basic design can be varied a little to end up with a unique product. The box with the carved, scallop design caught my eye. I await your video on how you achieved making that technique. It may have other uses than just box building.

  29. tektrixter on July 4, 2023 at 2:25 pm

    A cheap 3018 CNC (~$300USD) would make custom engraving for the tops a lot faster and open more options. It can also be used for the dowel knobs. The up-charge for those add-ons should quickly cover the investment.

  30. Eathon Larsen on July 4, 2023 at 2:25 pm

    As far as pricing and metric sizes at the end, could you also equate Pounds to Freedom Tokens for us that don’t understand metrics and measure by how many crayons long it is? I’ll admit, we may have an extremely strong military force, but we still haven’t caught on to the metric system for everyday things.

  31. Bron on July 4, 2023 at 2:26 pm

    wow, good job on building perfect boxes with hand tools. I’m totally going to use that method for centering hinges.

  32. Hanzilla75 on July 4, 2023 at 2:27 pm

    Wow, great video, just what i was looking for. You got yourself a new subscriber. Greetings from Denmark.

  33. Justin F on July 4, 2023 at 2:28 pm

    7:20 If you’re using a table saw without a riving knife then please don’t. There’s litteraly nothing more dangerous in a wood-working-shop. Of all the tools you need to know how to use correctly this is number one!

  34. Vlatko Atanasovski on July 4, 2023 at 2:28 pm

    Jesus Christ Saves, Jesus Christ Is God, Believe in Him. Believe – 1 Corinthians 15 Chapter 1 to 4; Romans 10 Chapter 9 : 10; The New Testament – Bible. Glory and Thanks to Lord and God Jesus Christ.

  35. Peter Chessell on July 4, 2023 at 2:30 pm

    If you fitted hinges in the joinery Idid my apprenticeship you would have gotten a proper rollicking and the construction? You would have a clip for that.

  36. dirk denkt on July 4, 2023 at 2:32 pm

    I like the project and unpowered hand tools.
    7:30 But calling the saw used a flush cut saw bugged me. That is a Ryoba saw, and they usually have a minimal set to the saw teeth. Real flush cut saws have no set to the saw teeth to prevent scratching the wood while cutting pegs flush.

  37. torque8899 on July 4, 2023 at 2:36 pm

    That pine was crying out to be stained darker. Almost no one likes pine colour (loads of you will disagree but you all know deep down golden oak or walnut colours are nicer)

  38. ONLY THA CLONES SIR on July 4, 2023 at 2:38 pm

    the crown of filth supports ewe

  39. Espressomatic on July 4, 2023 at 2:39 pm

    Hmm… Economy of scale and man hours don’t add up. I can buy 10 similar boxes and still not match the value of my time to build 1. Doing the customization is a good idea, but around here, it’s better to start with pre-made boxes.

  40. Mert Imir on July 4, 2023 at 2:42 pm

    I love people with useful ideas and the ones shooting videos with that in mind. I’m sure that during the day a part of your mind working in the background for these ideas. Thank you very much for being there and sharing things with us. I especially loved that saw sticking thing. Last but not least please give up those funny video clips and don’t get angry with me for saying this 😁. Thank you my friend, thank you 🤚🏻

  41. Blayne on July 4, 2023 at 2:43 pm

    excellent video!

  42. Jim C. on July 4, 2023 at 2:44 pm

    Nice video, really enjoyed watching this and I think I’ve picked up a couple of tips/ideas.
    Love the push in latch idea. That one is going in to the boxes I slapped together for my brad nailer and air nailers.

  43. Exprezza on July 4, 2023 at 2:46 pm

    Great vid… what are the metal things you are putting the boards on to glue them up?

  44. Larry Stone on July 4, 2023 at 2:49 pm

    Good job looking good thx for sharing enjoyed it Cheers

  45. Paul O on July 4, 2023 at 2:51 pm

    Excellent – you have a good teaching style as well as interesting ideas.

  46. myerscok on July 4, 2023 at 2:51 pm

    I really enjoyed your video. I like your presenting style.
    The hinge tip is a cracker. Didn’t quite get what you meant by the shim though.
    Sticking the Japanese saw to a wood spacer is a brilliant tip. I’ve never seen that before.
    Thanks again, please keep the videos coming.

  47. kimidri on July 4, 2023 at 2:53 pm

    No offense but looks like someting i would made in woodwork class in school, and now 5000 people on be selling them 😉

  48. Michael Fairchild on July 4, 2023 at 2:54 pm

    For that 18V Makita vac, get yourself some rubber pads to glue them to those 4 small "legs" sticking on the bottom, so your vac doesnt move around, but the hose does. Works great on mine.

  49. David Jewell on July 4, 2023 at 2:55 pm

    You are brilliant and kind for sharing. Thank you so much. Can’t wait to get started on these. Take care.

  50. Bruce Welty on July 4, 2023 at 2:56 pm

    Do the light coloured boxes sell well in the UK? One of the creators here it the US says that darker ones are best.