Best laid plans and all that

Boarded Tool ChestThis years teaching schedule has been a little crazy at times despite my intention in 2017 to slow things down during 2018 so that I might spend a little more time making furniture. It’s what I trained for after all the day I left school and though I’m a wearer of many hats these days it’s still the first thing I think about in the morning and the last thing on my mind at night, after my nearest and dearest have had their tea in bed of course or been dropped off at school. Next year’s diary is already starting to fill up with some new projects and new venues (more on this later) but there’s still time to book a place on one of the remaining classes of 2018. The schedule looks like this

French Polishing 8th/9th September 2018

Robinson House Studio, Newhaven, East Sussex

French Polishing

Japanese Tool Box 6th/7th October 2018

Robinson House Studio, Newhaven, East Sussex

Japanese Toolbox

Boarded Tool Chest 24th/26th October 2018

London Design & Engineering UTC, Royal Docks, Newham


6 Board Chest and wood graining finish with Martin Green 31st Oct/4th November 2018

West Dean College, Chichester, West Sussex

6 Board Chest 16th/17th November 2018

Robinson House Studio, Newhaven, East Sussex

Cricket Table & Moxon Vise 23rd/28th April 2019

Dictum, Munich

Moxon’s with hardware from Benchcrafted (top and bottom) and Dictum (middle)