Workshop Blog

  • Red Gum Bar

    This bar is huge! Nearly 3 metres long and 1.2 metres high and made entirely of solid wood. The exterior is all in Red Gum while the interior framing and shelves are out of lovely Tarkine myrtle.  The bar top is a single slab of Red Gum. It has a polished brass footrail on three […]

  • Mystery Clock Case

    Each year Graham Mulligan at “Clockwise” in Launceston makes a new, original clock.  This is the second case that I have made for his masterpieces.  It’s made of Huon Pine and Ebony  and features some complex string inlays. It is not quite finished yet – needing french polishing, at least – but it’s looking good […]

  • Wany-edge Huon Coffee Table

    I have recently finished this lovely small wany-edged coffee table for a Canberra customer.  It’s done in a simple art&craftsy style making good use of a fine Huon Pine wany edge slab. It’s not the first of these that I’ve made and probably won’t be the last, so I’ve made an extra base already.  I […]

  • Some fine detail

    I have been prompted to post a little more about progress on the huon pine tables. This is a photo of the two tabletops showing “before and after” shots of the process of applying an edge moulding.   The huon burl edge-banding has very cranky grain and does not take kindly to having a moulding […]

  • Hobart Antiques Fair

    I’ve had another week out of the workshop at the Hobart Antiques Fair – which was very successful for us.  We saw some familiar faces and made a few new friends along the way. My nesting cabinets had their second outing.     And we sold some lovely things. Including a small modernist Hermle clock. […]

  • Russian Doll Cabinets

    I can’t stand Russian dolls: they’re so full of themselves! Now that I’ve got that off my chest, I’ll confess to having neglected this blog for too long.  I have been very busy with annual hols, making of commissions, delivering them as far afield as Adelaide and Brisbane and finally making a big set of […]

  • Console table completion

    I have been a little busy getting ready for our annual vacation so I have neglected this blog recently.    I glued the Huon console table together and made the internal structure for the drawers.  That was a bit of a complex thing as it mated into the inner, convex table legs.       […]