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NOT ALL MY WOOD BECOMES SHAVINGS

ABOUT ME, FRED

FORTY YEARS A BUILDER, FROM KITCHEN EXTENSIONS, LOUNGE EXTENSIONS, SWIMMING POOLS AND HOMES FOR PEOPLE TO LIVE IN, AND I LOVED IT.
BUILDERS USE WOOD, AND I THOUGHT I KNEW ENOUGH ABOUT IT BUT 12 YEARS BEFORE I RETIRED I WAS INTRODUCED TO WOOD TURNING AND EVERYTHING CHANGED. I AM STILL FASCINATED BY THE CRAFT, EVEN AFTER 20 YEARS PLUS. EVERY SPECIES IS DIFFERENT, TEXTURE, DENSITY, DURABILITY, COLOUR , IF YOU THINK ABOUT IT MAN HAS USED WOOD FOR MOST OF HIS NEEDS SINCE TIME BEGAN.
NOW WELL INTO MY RETIREMENT I HAVE A WORKSHOP ABOUT 15 MINUTES FROM MY HOME IN BRISTOL, I VISIT MOST DAYS.
I DO SEEM TO LIKE ENGLISH HARDWOODS, BUT OFTEN USE EXOTIC TIMBERS WITH THEIR WONDERFUL COLOURS AND GRAIN STRUCTURE. THEIR SOURCE, JUST ABOUT ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD, ALWAYS GIVES ME A BUZZ.
I MAKE A LARGE VARIETY OF ITEMS, FRUIT AND SALAD BOWLS, LAMPS, WALL HANGINGS, TOYS, CONTAINERS, PLATTERS, WOOD ART AND SCULPTURAL PIECES AND SMALL TABLES.
THE TABLES ARE A PART OF MY FLAT PACK COLLECTION, HAVING WOODEN THREADED BOLTS AND JOINERS THEY EASILY COME APART FOR TRANSIT IN A PURPOSE MADE PLYWOOD BOX. THEY ARE SIMPLY REASSEMBLED IN A MATTER OF MINUTES.
ANYTHING I AM FORTUNATE ENOUGH TO SELL WILL BE SENT IN A SIMILAR PURPOSE MADE BOX, LARGE OR SMALL. MOST OFTEN I CAN STILL 'GET IT AWAY' IN A MATTER OF DAYS.
MY LATEST PIECE IS A CHESS SET AND TABLE, AGAIN PART OF MY FLAT PACK COLLECTION, BESPOKE AND ALL LATHE MADE.
COMMISSIONS ARE ALWAYS WELCOME AND ALL POSTAGE IS INCLUDED IN THE PRICE, UK ONLY. I WOULD WILLINGLY SEND OUTSIDE OF THE UK, POSTAGE ON APPLICATION.
IF YOU SHOULD NOT BE HAPPY WITH YOUR PURCHASE I OF COURSE ACCEPT RETURNS WITH THE BUYER ACCEPTING POSTAGE.
THANK YOU FOR TAKING THE TIME TO READ THIS AND HOPE YOU ENJOY VIEWING A SELECTION OF MY WORK. FRED.

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