Category Archives: work

Now For Something Completely Different

Today is the start of a new project for me and I need your help. As part of my normal working life I have been employing and interacting  with young people for many years and have slowly come to the conclusion that … Continue reading

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A Pigs not just for Christmas

A couple of month’s ago I acquired this vintage Leather sewing machine and I have been waiting for an opportunity to try it out. From my research I think it dates back to the early 1900s so like so many of … Continue reading

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Fun with Fire

“Fun with fire” or “The Old Blokes Kitchen rides again”. February is becoming one of my favourite months, nothing is growing in the garden, so when I do get some time off, I have time to play and experiment which this weekend … Continue reading

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Grow your own Baskets

After many hours of discussion and pouring through catalogues to select the right species of tree we have now finally finished planting what is going to become the woods at the bottom of the garden. As someone who works with … Continue reading

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Let there be light

    January is always a cold month, just the time to come out of my nice warm workshop to assist my good friends at with the Canary Wharf Winter lights Festival. 30 world famous artists install artworks on … Continue reading

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The Urban Workstation

Back to work with something different. If you have read my blog before you will know I have a regular trade in Illuminated Professional Makeup Mirrors, in particular for leading Theatrical Equipment Hire Company who commissioned me to make … Continue reading

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The Big Green Ice Cream Machine

At last a project with a snappy title. The first video documenting the creation of my Horse Powered / bloke on a bicycle powered, Ice Cream Machine. This a project I have been thinking about for a long time, several … Continue reading

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