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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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Engineering in wood

In May this year at LDE the school invited all the students joining us in September to take part in a series of transition workshops. The classes are an opportunity …

Three degrees of separation

Handtool work is a bitter sweet pill for me as it includes the things I like and dislike the most about the craft; making things blunt and making things sharp. …

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 …