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June 11, 2020
Bespoke Baby Keepsake Box

Many of my favourite pieces are birthed directly from the customer's needs. Recently, I had the pleasure of building a keepsake box for an unborn baby, due in August this year. The baby's name is secret. All I have are the initials WRF. This, to me, adds another degree of sentiment. Something private and something […]

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May 26, 2020
Ode to a Brilliant Australian Toolmaker

I use a lot of hand tool processes when I'm building a handmade bespoke furniture piece. Not only is it enjoyable, but it also offers efficiency in small, home workshops. Ones that don't have the capabilities to use large scale machine sanders and need to keep noise and electricity usage to a minimum. The planes […]

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May 10, 2020
Growing a meaningful, custom home

There are items round the home that you use everyday, often without too much thought. These are useful items that make your life easier: laundry basket, filing cabinet, plant holder, fruit bowl. In our case, these were items bought many years ago without too much thought. These days, with a young family we spend far […]

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March 24, 2020
Furniture Design with Bob Dylan in Mind

The sky is the limit when it comes to woodworking techniques. There are makers out there, wizards of all sorts of joinery, marquetry, veneering... The list goes on and on. A question I often ask myself is where to stop? Where will I set deliberate and intentional limits on my craft? Many of the best […]

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March 10, 2020
Conveyor Belt or Custom Made?

How many things you own aren't produced on a mass scale? I was in the car this morning thinking about cars and how car choice affects personal identity. That car has been produced on an enormous scale, with as much individuality as a can of soft drink. How is it possible that this cookie-cutter possession […]

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