Was embarrassed to see my last blog entry here was many hundreds of days ago. So I guess an update is in order?
I’ve been building lots of wooden planes – in fact, so many that I have now made the change to full-time wooden planemaker. The only professional wooden planemaker in the UK, something that fills me with pride in keeping this centuries old art alive.
Last year I attended five woodwork shows (one in the USA – WIA in Berea) to demonstrate my planes and get some feedback from fellow woodworkers. And this year I am expanding my business by selling planes through other tool sellers, as well as introducing new models. Its an exciting time, and there are never enough minutes in the day. Turning a hobby into a career is a big shock – having to pay the bills puts a different spin on things and certainly helps focus the mind. But I’m still going and have big plans for this year.
So, apologies for not keeping current on this site. By the time I keep my planes site updated and work on my blog there’s not too much time left for browsing. But I’ll try and help out where I can – if anyone has questions on planemaking just send me a message.