Monthly Archives: December 2012

A journey beyond – new materials, new rules, new workshop, new Universe.

Sometimes when you dig a hole for yourself, it’s just better to push someone else in. In this case, it was my good friend and colleague Karl Millard – a local Brunswick goldsmith and all round metal working genius who … Continue reading

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Showtime – No room for error.

The final glue up of our beloved solid Walnut island bench is much delayed. We have been held back by a whole range of details and we are deeply fortunate to be working for clients who can see the result … Continue reading

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‘He who undertakes to teach himself has a fool for a pupil’ – unknown

Now I am almost entirely self-taught as a maker, and I can find no grounds on which to argue with this powerful dose of wisdom. In fact it is my innate tendency to foolishness that I consider the most necessary … Continue reading

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How to articulate your block

‘So what is it?’ you say…. This image shows off the pleasing quarter cut laminated European Beech end-grain off to a tee. This is a noble wood, one with well known qualities – hardness, stability, very even tone and pleasing … Continue reading

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Doing the ‘Mess Around’.

This is a first for us – A much appreciated and long suffering young member of the troupe has brought this 15m bar top up a right peach. Henry is a wild mixture – Maltese Irish to the core. He … Continue reading

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