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Teaching at Handsome & Co – School for Woodworking and Design

I have been teaching adult woodworking classed for over 2 years now and would like to share my experiences as a tutor, but also as somebody who has been educated, employed and been witness to a diversity of workshop practices, environments and more importantly workshop cultures. Handsome & Co provides a facility for hobbyists to practice and develop traditional cabinet making skills, which are adaptable to all facets of furniture manufacturing. While attendance is primarily for the development of skills and to make custom furniture to own, the school is... Read The Rest →

Construction, Destruction and Documentation

Please follow link to view video submission ‘Construction, Destruction and Documentation’ Nic Wilson (Film Maker) and Elliot Gorham (Designer / Maker) have joined forces in the construction, destruction and documentation of two high quality kitchen tables. This is a two-step process: Elliot will build two beautifully designed and quality crafted kitchen tables. On completion, we will then proceed to destroy the table surfaces by turning them upside down and riding them down the Templestowe Hill Climb reputed to be Melbourne’s steepest sealed road. Throughout the process, Nic will be filming... Read The Rest →

Wooden Printing Press

link to time lapse video of Time Lapse Building a Wooden Etching Press  Recently I undertook  a project to manufacture an etching press. I started it for the challenge but also so as to experiment with wood block printing, to engage a method of branding and in it I hope to influence my furniture designing and I’m sure it will make an appearance in the manufacturing side of things too. I built the frame from Jarrah for its strength, affordability and dark colour, which I hope will darken over time.... Read The Rest →