Category Archives: furniture

Shaker or Gothic?

With a few days spare between projects I have been looking ahead to the summer where I shall be exhibiting at some Rural Shows in the East of England. I earn my living as a wheelwright, a maker of wooden wheels, and … Continue reading

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How wide is your Bum?

I am a great fan of the shaker style of furniture. Its very elegant furniture, cleverly designed to maximise the strength of interlocking thin timbers to create a piece which is lightweight and yet strong. It could also be argued that the … Continue reading

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Did I get my Doctorate?

In an earlier post I recounted a tale that on a visit to the south coast I came across a “Chair Doctors” a term I hadn’t seen or heard of for ages. Its not quite as good as  a “sagger … Continue reading

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I always wanted to be a doctor!

  20 years ago I started buying wrecked chairs at country auctions, and attempting to do them up, fully intending to then to put them back into auction, and undoubtedly make a fortune,  but they became family favourites. We still have … Continue reading

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Why Bother Making it?

Now  I don’t claim to be a blacksmith, my primary skill is as a wheelwright, so I have a Blacksmith’s forge to support that, enabling me to make all manner of little parts and pieces. For example today I needed to … Continue reading

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Accident or Design?

As a Craftsmen I love my job, it offers variety and every day is different, that’s  until I get take on a big project with a timescale, when it suddenly becomes a production line. I have spent the last couple of … Continue reading

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Going Up in Smoke!

The latest Heritage Craft Project Book is published today – How  to Make Food Smokers and Dehydrators. This one came about by popular demand from customers asking for the plans of my designs.  Over the years I have made a number … Continue reading

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