live in Perth, Australia where I have specialised in child
clinical psychology for the past 35 years. The woodshop is
where I go to recharge.
I am drawn to handtools, their design and use. I use machines for
roughing out, however I prefer handtools for joinery, shaping and
finishing. In a world of mechanical fasteners, I use traditional vintage methods and
me here in the trials and tribulations of the furniture builds. I hope
the designs and methods provide you with some inspiration.
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