The workshop is now completed and fully functional and equipped. I have skipped this bit in the blog, but am very happy to go into detail any aspect that may interest anyone. Choosing the correct equipment is a minefield, and again I can discuss my experiences further if anyone wishes.
The last few months I have been getting ready for my first woodwork show, which is at Hever Castle 5-8 September 2019.
I have designed and made a number of different types of table lamp and small side tables. All are unique, hand made and are made from natural wood veneer and coloured wood veneer. All are vacuum formed and individually hand cut.
The lamps are all tested and certified and made from BS rated components. Different bulbs are fitted including, blue tooth loudspeaker and dimmable bulb, LED multi coloured, LED standard, retro rustic, and standard. Some of the lamps have bespoke multi coloured glass lamp shades hand made by a local artisan.
The tables have vacuum formed multicoloured veneers forming unique shapes. Laminated toughened glass has been paint sprayed to complement the colours in the table legs. The glass tops are bonded to the wooden legs using a personally developed technique that is both very strong and minimal size.
Some of my experiences and techniques can be seen on Instagram.
They are slightly irregularly posted as in between making my new workshop and starting on my small furniture I have been doing things like re-building garden furniture, rebuilding a garden shed, making a pizza oven, staining garden furniture and painting over redwood. All requiring research and work on what best to use. Again, anyone wanting to discuss any of these things further-please do.
I hope to see you at Hever Castle !!