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How Many??

Most of work I do is making one off items, so I didnt really think it through when I was asked by a Theatrical Hire company customer to make some dressing room screens. Apparently they have a demand for these, … Continue reading

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Now that is unusual

In my workshop I get used to being asked to make unusual things, as a heritage craftsmen I meet a wide selection of interesting folk all of whom need interesting things made which they cant get anywhere else. If you … Continue reading

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Looking in a Mirror

One of my regular customers is Trafalgar Lighting (www.trafalgarlighting.co.uk) a Theatrical Equipment Hire company based in North London, for whom I make all manner of bits and pieces. One of their popular hire items is Illuminated Makeup Mirrors used for films … Continue reading

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Put an Old Man out of his Misery

some days you just have to put aside all thoughts of hedonistic pleasure, in my workshop knocking seven bells out of bits of wood, and instead concentrate on earning your daily crust. Which is why I am spending the weekend helping at … Continue reading

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Its time for an experiment

Last weekend I created my stone lined fire basket and very popular it is too. As always there is a video and that’s just been published, so if you would like to see a middle aged man at the height of … Continue reading

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We can all breath out

Every husband or boyfriend will know of that moment of fear and dread just before you hand over “the present”. By day whilst we may not all be captains of industry, but we are decisive, and capable of making decisions. Until it involves … Continue reading

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Its a Secret!

Once again valentines day approaches and a gentleman’s fancy turns to romance. So what do you get your beloved, particularly  if you have been together for a few years and your starting to run out of inspiration. I had that problem a couple … Continue reading

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Is it a man or is it a bird?

Is it a man or is it a bird? No its a flying figure created by French artist Cedric Le Borgne , one of several installed and lit by yours truly as part of the Canary wharf Winter Lights festival. One of … Continue reading

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So close but so far

My most popular video is one I made about making a Leather Briefcase for a young lady who was just going off to university. It was an interesting project as she wanted tan leather with yellow thread so there wasn’t … Continue reading

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After years of trying

  For some time now I have been trying to make shoe polish, which seems a ridiculous ambition really when you consider how cheap it is to buy ready made in the supermarket, and really as more and more people wear … Continue reading

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