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My book,
Cut & Dried: A Woodworker's Guide To Timber Technology
is available from the following sources:
In North America from Lost Art Press, (LAP) and their network of North American retailers - see LAP's website for alternative stockists.  European residents, including those in the UK can purchase it nearer home through either LAP's importer and retailer, Classic Hand Tools at their Books/Lost Art Press page, or through Woodsmith in Tyne-and Wear followed by clicking on the Shop/Books & DVD link.

The book is strongly endorsed in this review by J Norman Reid, a woodworker who writes for Wood News Online published by the US based retailer, Highland Woodworking

An excerpt from Cut & Dried is available  at this link.

            (Image courtesy of Lost Art Press © 2018)                 

Welcome to my portfolio.
  • This 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.Crotch-Mahog-Detail-350.jpg 
My work encompasses:
  • Furniture designed, made and shown at exhibitions and galleries.
  • Commissioned one-off design and make items and batch design and make projects.
  • Supervisory 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 sector.
  • 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.
  • Tailored 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 selection panels.
  • 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 section.
Services Available
  • I 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 polish issues and insect infestation, to providing qualified expert professional opinion in disputes between a client and a furniture supplier/maker.
  • 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:

mobile: 0776 960 0912


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