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Tool Heaven

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Derek Jones

29 September 2009

There was a time when the mention of a test used to bring on an immediate bout of, well anything that would get me out of the test basically. I’m referring to the best days of our lives by the way. Nowadays I can’t wait for them. New piece of kit to play around with and for free. Tool Heaven you may ...

What's It Worth

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Derek Jones

25 September 2009

Perhaps the question I’m asked more about than any other relates to pricing. How much will this cost? How much should I charge? Weather it be from clients or colleagues it always sparks an interesting debate. When asked by a client the hustler in me takes over and I start to evaluate the immediate s ...

Having Your Say

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Mark Baker

23 September 2009

Chances are your Monday morning started much like mine with the customary exchange of weekend news and updates. The highlight for me was a visit to Bentley Wildfowl & Motor Musem for their Wealden Woodfair Show. On the back of last week’s excursion to Yandles in Somerset this gathering of enthus ...

Making for money vs making for pleasure

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Mark Baker

18 September 2009

Making for money versus making for pleasure: can they ever be one and the same? This is a debate on which I think every one of us has an opinion. I was about to share mine with you when news reached us of the sad passing away of James Krenov. Krenov, who learnt his craft from Swedish furniture desig ...

New F&C editor

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Mark Baker

14 September 2009

A handful of you will already be aware that there is a new editor on F&C. A few of you may know who it is by now but very few will know anything about him. Well there’s your first clue. The full introduction goes something like this: a Furniture Maker by trade and schooled in the art of restoration. ...

Encouraging forum participation

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Mark Baker

3 September 2009

Thanks to all of you who are currently contributing on the F&C forum. That said, there is a distinct quietness on the forum that either means everyone is busy, or we do not have many people who wish to contribute at the moment. We have lots of people who look and see what is being written which is g ...

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