Another commission I finished in Summer 2013 for my Grandad.
I was commissioned late last summer to do a sign for a local customer who owns a small livery yard. The project was done completely by hand out of a bit of old teak, found in an antique shop looking very tired. It planed up well and had a good finish. Pleased.
These railings were commissioned to me by my fantastic Grandad who sadly passed away late last year. He was a keen gardener and didn’t want to stop harvesting, so I built him three sets railings to get in and out of the vegetable patch. A greatly appreciated project which I will remember. These were built in-between my University studies and in my free time in 2012 and 2013. An interesting learning curve and a great purpose!
Two 11’ø Cable spools, 6′ internal height. Purchased at a machinery auction late 2013 for a new project. Super exciting!
During the work at Hampton Court Palace, we got a preview of the work being undertaken by the Architects and builders doing the building restoration. This gave us access to see the handmade brick chimney stacks up close and gave us a look into the great craftsmanship of the restoration.
I have been helping down at local Blacksmith Andrew Renwick’s forge, who had been commissioned by the Historic Royal Palaces to do some renovation/restoration work on the 300 year old railings. He kindly invited me along to give a helping hand and take a look into the underworld of the prestigious Palace. December 4th-8th 2013.
This was a project back in December 2011 that started off the bug to build things! I had always loved chunky furniture and had been living off a mattress on the floor for too long, hence building this chunky floating bed inspired by surf shacks. Built out of barn wood roof joists. (Excuse the quality of the photos, will try and get some more when I’ve got 5 minutes!)
Hey guys, Jack here.
Just a quick post to introduce myself and say hello! I’ve been building stuff on and off throughout and in-between my education for my own benefit and pleasure, and I love doing it, so I’m going to do it for other people too! Stay tuned and keep an eye out for what I’ve been up to in the workshop.