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Makers - Paul Jackman

Paul Jackman

Paul jackman

Jackman Works

Paul is the creator behind Jackman Works, a creative venture mixing together woodworking, reclaiming, and upcycling along with videography. He is a one man shop producing weekly entertaining how-to videos on his YouTube channel along with tutorials on his website to inspire others to be imaginative and get out there with their hands creating things. Typically in the form of woodworking, Paul focuses on reclaiming previously used materials, in place of materials from off the shelf, as an environmental statement as well as a way to spark further creativity.

Paul has been "making" his whole life, starting as a kid with just a jig saw and a drill. This has evolved through a vocational high school education at Upper Cape Tech and a half dozen varied jobs in the field during this and during his time studying civil engineering at Syracuse University. Following college, Paul worked for a large general contractor on the outskirts of Boston for a few years until the day that he got married and his wife jointed the Coast Guard. Upon her enlistment, Paul relocated his small shop in Boston down to a much larger shop in Rhode Island and begin his full time operation as Jackman Works. Recently relocated to the nation's capital in Washington, DC, Paul continues to grow, sharing his unique creations with his fans and embracing the mentality of being Built for Work.

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Making a Giant Wood Hammer

Jackman Works builds a giant wooden hammer

Building a Trebuchet Catapult

Jackman Works builds a custom trebuchet catapult with maker Zack from ZH Fabrications.

Pallet Wood Pencils (1,000 of them!)

Jackman Works hand makes 1,000 custom Carolina pencils from pallet wood!

Pallet Wood Skateboards

Jackman Works builds a Street style skateboard decks made 100% from pallet wood!

Unveiling the "JACKMAN" - Carolina's Limited Edition Wooden Roller Clogs

Making Wooden Work Boot Clogs (with a wheel in the heel!)

Jackman Works Builds a Life-Size Wooden Nutcracker

No better way to end the year than a ~2000 piece, 6.5' tall, 150lb CocoNutcracker!

Pallet Wood Coasters with Diamond Pattern (100 of them!)

Check out how Jackman Works took 110lbs of pallet wood and glue and turned into coasters, made for us here at Carolina Shoe Company.

Power Carved Giant "Bootprint" Wood Wall Art Panel

Jackman Works builds a giant "bootprint" out of a Carolina outsole using Arbortech power carving tools. Before being separated, the panel that this piece came from was laminated from 57 boards of white/red oak that were reclaimed from horse fencing from a farm in Pennsylvania.

"Live Edge" Pallet Wood Slab and Maple Cookie Wall Art

Paul Jackman builds a wall art piece with Pallet Wood and a Maple Cookie.

Secret Compartment Shoebox with Patchwork Pallet Wood

Check out how Jackman Works built this Secret Compartment Shoebox for us here at Carolina Shoe Company.


Epic video created at the YouTube Space in NYC with Jimmy Diresta, Pat Lap, and more!!!

Building "A Christmas Story" Leg Lamp (The MANLY Version)

Watch Jackman Works build his rendition of 'A Christmas Story' Lamp using our CA9821 ELM Logger.

Meet the Maker: Jackman Works

Meet Paul Jackman of Jackman Works

Decorative Pallet Wood Shot Glasses

Watch Jackman Works create 100 wooden shot glasses out of 100% reclaimed materials for us here at Carolina Shoe Company.