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Make, Do & Mend

Design for me is a multi-sensory discipline that relies as much on the emotional response to a solution as it does the practical and aesthetic qualities. The relationship we have with the materials and the things that surround us is rooted deep within our culture. Their creation is not simply the logical last stage in a series of problems solved. It should, I believe, seek to align the traditional values of craftsmanship and quality with the benefits of modern technology.

To help you achieve that goal I’ve developed a range of practical courses
aimed at putting traditional skills in the hands of today’s craftsmen.

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Tool chests a plenty

For the last five years I’ve managed to run at least one class for making a tool chest or tool box of various shapes, sizes and spec. This year will …

Derek Jones

Welcome to the new site

I’m pretty sure I wrote somewhere years ago that the world doesn’t need another blog and certainly not another one about furniture making. But here we are, a few years …