The Scottish Furniture Makers Association showcases the beauty and diversity of furniture being designed and made in Scotland today
Interview - Alex Ward
My interest in woodwork began at the early age of 5, practicing cutting joints in the garden on my father’s workmate. This developed to a point where at 13 years old I bought myself a lathe and a planer/thicknesser with money earned from grass cutting and my father generously gave up part of his shed to accommodate my ever growing collection of tools and timber. I taught myself to turn and sold the results of my labour locally. This was of no great surprise to my family as in generations past there were 3 French Polishers, a wood turner, a c...
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Local wood local maker - Tom Cooper
I told them all about The Local Woods for Local Makers Project, and how Dutch elm diseased trees from The Meadows in Edinburgh were being given a new life in the form of beautiful hand crafted furniture. They were immediately enthused about the idea, and were very keen to have the lectern produced using timber from these magnificent trees.
I set too preparing a series of design sketches to present to the College of Surgeon’s office bearers, which were then discussed and deliberated over, which for me was an interesting experience of ...Read Article About membership
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