Master Class Articles

Here are some of my articles I had written for Good Woodworking Magazine circa 2001. These articles touch upon the in’s and out’s of a maker with information about hand tools, veneering, glue ups and more detailed information for my own design process within some of my furniture pieces. Enjoy.

Bench end vice

1963 Words - Posted on 4th February 2015

Last month we talked about making a cabinet makers work bench. This month we are going to make and fit a cabinet maker's end vice. The end vice is a little different from the usual carpenters front vice. This is usually metal and in our case fitted ... [read]

The workbench

2227 Words - Posted on 4th February 2015

This month it seems that workbenches are all that are being built all around me . In fact more workbenches are being made in my workshop at the moment than pieces of furniture. That's probably due to the arrival of two new students – James and ... [read]

Love Story

2175 Words - Posted on 4th February 2015

This month I'm going to tell you about a pair of chairs that are being made in my workshops right now. They say that when one applies for grants from organisations such as South West Arts or whoever, that they, whoever they are, like to see a body of ... [read]


2373 Words - Posted on 4th February 2015

Usually when I sit down to write these articles, I know what I'm going to say and I've got a pretty good idea of how I'm going to say it. There are occasions, and this is one of them, where what I want to say is so complex and ethereal that I fear my ... [read]


2097 Words - Posted on 4th February 2015

E' it's funny names I give chairs isn't it. Last month I promised you the details of how I was playing around with colour on a development of the writers chair we featured a few months ago. This chair is lower than the writers chair. Do you remember ... [read]

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