live in Perth, Australia where I have specialised in paediatric
clinical psychology for the past 30 years. The woodshop is
where I go to recharge my batteries.
I am drawn to handtools, their design and use. I have machines for
roughing out, however I prefer handtools for joinery, shaping and
finishing, and attempt to use traditional vintage methods and
me here in the trials and tribulations of some of my furniture builds.
All my articles have been dated, so be aware that there are changes in
my methods over the years.
is some vintage tools restoration as well, along with reviews of
handtools I think others may find interesting. Sharpening is an
integral part of handtool use, and I've included a section for that as
my life I have been a compulsive tinkerer and modifier, and the
articles on building tools are my opportunity to share with you some of
my thoughts on design. Some are basic, some are fancy, but all
the tools are
intended to be used.
I hope that
you will have fun and perhaps learn something new.
Be inspired. Be creative. Be bold.
Regards from Perth