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My book on timber technology soon to be released.
Lost Art Press
(LAP) is preparing it for release in the early part of 2018.
Towards the end of 2017 is their provisional target for sending the
completed book to the printer. It has been, for me, a remarkably swift
transition from signing a publishing agreement late in June 2017 to
this stage of preparedness. One challenge still seeking a solution is
the book's title as opposed to my long held working title of Trees, Wood and Woodworking which doesn't have quite the right ring to it.
Ahead of release LAP asked me to write a few blog posts to inform their
blog readers and subscribers about me and the book's progress from its
inception to final draft manuscript. My growing list of posts can
be found at LAP's blog here.
Probably the best way to keep up-to-date with the book's progress now
that LAP are making it print ready and beyond is to become an email
subscriber to their blog: the subscription option is found on the right
hand side of the blog page. Alternatively, you can drop me a note to
register your interest via this link
and I'll add you to a newsletter I'll send out via email from time to
time. Recipients of newsletters will be placed in the blind carbon
copy (Bcc) category of addressees in order to preserve your anonymity
from other recipients. This does mean you might need to set your email
server to accept messages where you are Bcc'd in: MS Outlook, for
example, can be set to reject anything addressed to you via the Bcc
Welcome to my portfolio.
My work encompasses:
website showcases my furniture design and build projects, as well as
related woodworking, primarily joinery. In addition there is a
selection of my articles on a variety of woodworking subjects.
- Furniture designed, made and shown at exhibitions and galleries.
- Commissioned one-off design and make items and batch design and make projects.
and management positions in wood based production environments,
including furniture, and joinery manufacture for museums, retail
outlets, long-term and short-term exhibitions and/or expositions, trade
events, etc, coupled
with extensive experience in senior roles in the Higher Education
- Consultancy and advisory roles on
furniture and joinery design and its manufacture including
devising technical solutions, estimating, and project management.
- Advice and guidance on timber technology issues, and occasional provision of expert opinion in legal disputes.
learning material for teaching sessions, lectures, speaking
engagements, and seminars. Preparation for and delivery of training on
a wide range of furniture related topics drawing
upon my many years as a qualified professional furniture designer
maker, as well as my experience working in the education sector.
- Additional roles I sometimes undertake are those of a juror in furniture competitions and to sit on exhibition
- Writing. Numerous articles on furniture subjects have been published in trade journals in both the UK and the USA. Links to a small selection of these articles can be found in the Articles
can provide a range of expertise on furniture, joinery and
related woodworking issues. Services available range from the high
quality making of items from basic machining, to workbench, to wood
finishing. I can provide help with design research and development,
estimating costs and/or time, technical advice on
processes and procedures, and project planning in order to improve
production of furniture and
joinery. I also undertake occasional teaching
of furniture and joinery subjects, and provide expertise on
timber technology issues. I can help those experiencing
problems with their products, such as joinery failure, finishing or
and insect infestation, to providing qualified expert professional
a client and a furniture supplier/maker.
mobile: 0776 960 0912
- To explore how I may be able to help you with any of the above please get in touch through the contact means listed below: