My latest project is a writing desk in maple for an architect in London. The desk features classical Greek detail on the legs and storage for A1 drawings with a lid stay that caused me many sleepless nights and as with all my other projects the drawers feature hand cut dovetails .
Delivery is always a joy, this morning I delivered four chairs to a client who had already commissioned a table and to see the chairs finally sitting around the table was really special. The chairs have laminated backs for extra back support and were designed for comfort, both table and chairs are made with solid American walnut and finished with acrylic lacquer.
I've never really enjoyed turning, I found it far better to ask local turners to do the work for me. They always achieved better results than I ever did and in half the time, but now, for better or for worse I've invested in a second hand copy lathe. This old Mini Max has been well used but appears to be sound and for what I paid for it a real bargain. This is how it arrived, covered in rust and looking very sad, I'm sure that with a few hours of cleaning and a squirt of oil it will be good as new (ish).