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Michael Forster 2

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Name: Michael Forster
Country: United Kingdom

My Workshop:

I'm in the workshop:

  • Two or three times a week

My favourite areas of woodworking are:

  • Cabinet making

I own these tools:

  • Bandsaw
  • Planer / Thicknesser
  • Lathe
  • Sharpener
  • Sander

More about me:

I did a sort of training course in carpentry and joinery in the 60s  at a Government Training Centre in Letchworth. Trouble was no one taught me the really important stuff - sharpening, fettling and generally ensuring that the kit is tip-top. I left the trade soon after I 'qualified', convinced I'd only ever be mediocre becauseI didn't have any talent.
I've been around a variety of careers since then, and returned to serious woodworking somewhere around 2003 IIRC - since when I've avidly read all I could find, devoured David Charlesworth's DVDs, and generally obsessed over getting things right. Having done quite a lot of published writing in other fields, I stumbled into writing about woodwork and currently contribute articles on a freelance basis for Good Woodworking and The Woodworker. Doing this has, over the past decade, enabled me to purchase some high quality hand tools, get a bit more training, and suddenly doing quality work doesn't all seem so impossible any more!
Now in retirement I've set up making bespoke handcrafted boxes.
See my website: www.handcraftedboxes.co.uk
You can also find me at www.facebook.com/boxmakermichael
 

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Last online: 14/07/2020 18:37:58

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