This is the lifestyle part of our blog, where we write about what we’re up to, what we’re thinking and how we go about earning a living with our hands in this modern world.
GeneralLifestyle Posts 22 The day is Sunday, at least it is as I write this. The sun is also really shining. It’s also my first day off in quite some time. I’m sat with my notebook on a bit of beach that may as well be... Read more →
Lifestyle Posts 32 We've come to the end of the workbenches so today I'm grouping my machines in to a corner of the workshop as tightly...
Lifestyle Posts 33 It just sits there, dreaming in its bed, which is a suitcase. A lovely vintage suitcase, my lovely vintage suitcase. He gets out every now and then for some grub or a walk of which he takes... Read more →
Lifestyle Posts 15 Over the past few months I've been building up some commissions for furniture. I'm picky over the type of pieces that I'd like to build and since I'm not looking to be building furniture full... Read more →
Lifestyle Posts 18 Last week we went away to see family for a few days which is always good for reminding you just how important family are. It also meant that I got to sleep in a proper bed and had running water for a... Read more →
Lifestyle Posts 3 I've been particularly quiet myself of late, especially on the YouTube type video front. Life these days has become very much about multi-tasking (although for me that's kept to one job at a time).... Read more →
Lifestyle Posts 30 I'll be the first to say that I'm crap when it comes to small scale box making. I could never make a living at it because it takes me a tremendous amount of time to create something that is much too... Read more →
Lifestyle Posts 40 Craftspeople don't go in to their work with the anticipation to earn lots of money. Making things tends to come without the desirable salary of other professions, and if it's yourself you're working... Read more →
Lifestyle Posts 25 There's a time for fettling, restoring and swatting dates in old books. In fact it seems that we spend a lot of time doing these things. Sometimes we need to make the time to build stuff. It's... Read more →
Lifestyle Posts 25 Early last year I signed for a large mysterious parcel. It was clear from the labelling that it had come from far and distant lands, but there was no hint to what lurked within. Opening the box... Read more →