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My Hands are my eyes


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George Wurtzel says that one can learn to see with their hands. George is a craftsperson and artist who happens to be blind. “As you turn wood, the sound changes dramatically with the shape, you can tell what’s happening by the chatter noise and feel of the vibrations, it’s the hands doing the work, not the eyes, he says. In woodworking, the visual is actually a very small part of the equation”.

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Douglas Pulman winner of the New Designers 100% Design Award

Described as the UK's first and leading contemporary design event, 100% Design is set to showcase the latest product launches, ideas, designs and technology. You can expect plenty of talent, both familiar and rising. This is an event to marvel at the newest and most innovative designs from an emerging and exciting talent pool and features a section of the show dedicated to the design superstars of the future…

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Furniture design career inspired by Sublime Vineyard


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Anthony Glynn was highly commended for his work at one of Europe’s premier furniture design and restoration schools, and now plans to start up his own bespoke furniture business. It was while doing voluntary work at the Sublime Vineyard in the inspirational setting of New Zealand’s Waitaki Valley that Anthony got hooked by the bug for woodworking, helping to recycle old French oak barrels into rustic furniture. The feeling of satisfaction of making something useful from a beautiful material was the seed for an idea…

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The Mary Rose Trust has been short-listed for an award by the National Lottery for Good Causes, the ship and its contents would not have been seen again without the dedication and commitment of thousands of people and we are asking all Woodworkers to offer support by voting for them. The Mary Rose Trust has made a wonderful contribution to the incredible insight we now have of 15th Century Turning. 

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Recent Forum Project


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Take a look at a recent project from our members forum.

Robert Dignam's Intarsia project entitled Piano Girls, using contrasting timber colours. See more photos and read all about it in the forum.

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