Calm Before The Storm

by | Nov 27, 2013 | 8 comments

Autumn leaves

We wanted to post today simply to rear our ugly heads and say hello! As many of you will have noticed our blog has been extremely quiet (or completely silent?) these last few weeks and we’d like to say a quick ‘sorry for not posting’ and ‘don’t worry, everything is fine!’.
In fact everything is very good. This little lull should soon be seen as the calm before the storm. We’ve been working away at all manner of thoughts, bench building and planning as it has been necessary for us to completely reorganise ourselves.
4pm yesterday we found out that our plans are definately going ahead. Please bare with us and get ready to join us in the Next Chapter…

Richard and Helen

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About Richard Maguire

As a professional hand tool woodworker, Richard found hand tools to be the far more efficient solution for a one man workshop. Richard runs 'The English Woodworker' as an online resource and video education for those looking for a fuss free approach to building fine furniture by hand. Learn More About Richard & The English Woodworker.


  1. Ken

    Great thanks Richard. Now get the bloody beers in 😉

  2. John Walker

    I wondered if it was the Xmas push. 🙂 So I am waiting for my invite to Christmas lunch! Best of luck Richard and all. Have a great Christmas and a good New Year.

  3. mike murray

    I have been thinking all along that there is a [contract] in the works with another woodworking tools and equipment outlet. Anyway, whatever it is, it sounds exciting. I’m not using a feed so I check the blog still quite regularly.

  4. DenverGeorge

    You certainly know how to keep your blog followers in suspense. Whatever it is can’t wait.

  5. Jonathan

    Did it involve getting planning consent from the local council?

  6. robert putman

    good heavens you two….get us hooked and then make us wait …and wait….lol….well im not going anywhere, im excited as to what will be coming, so get your arsssses in gear and get on with the new show…lol…enjoy the holidays…and thanks you for all you do to help us in the woodworking journey…

  7. mihai

    Hi Helen,Richard,
    Let your mails be a pleasure to read – not a nasty email to delete from the inbox – I am VERY glad you’re OK.
    For the rest – take your time : good – quality things are made (in wood) slow.


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