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Half term meltdown

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Derek Jones

30 October 2009

I can tell you it’s been a busy week. The country seems to go into meltdown at half term. The office has been empty at times and everyone I need to talk to is away on annual leave. In production terms we’re in the final week of the F&C161 cycle and all looks well, so far. You’ll no doubt be looking  ...

Power to the people

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Derek Jones

27 October 2009

Bonfire Night is nearly upon us and it’s taken quite seriously here in Lewes, likewise the D&M show at GMC. The two events are not linked in any way as far as I know but they do require planning with military precision. The main talking point in town is how we will all cope with the road closures! A ...

Essential housekeeping

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Derek Jones

23 October 2009

Managed to get in to the workshop for a few hours on Wednesday to carry out a test on a bench-mounted morticer and experiment with a new hot melt PU adhesive from Trend. It’s a bit like having a shed at the bottom of your garden where you can nip out and tinker around with stuff. Mark, Matt and Anth ...

It''s a Rollover

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Derek Jones

20 October 2009

I have managed to push that Monday morning feeling into Tuesday so far this week because this weekend is looking like a rollover. It was pint and a curry night with Matt from WPP last night. Lunchtime today F&C and WPP are meeting up with the folk from Airpress and I definitely heard Mark Baker ment ...

In Recognition

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Derek Jones

16 October 2009

The 2009 Wood Awards were held last night and I am delighted to report that furniture is receiving the attention it"s due, with the furniture category up from one sole award to four sub categories and an overall furniture winner. It simply must now feature as one of the most important events of  ...

Moving on swiftly

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Derek Jones

13 October 2009

A client of mine introduced me to the concept of win wins some time ago while we were working together to design a kitchen for his home. The brief was full of requests for the space to work as efficiently as possible for every user. It was to be the social centre, the hub if you like, of the house a ...

Another day. Another dinner.

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Derek Jones

8 October 2009

Strictly speaking the topic of conversation reserved for this space should be related to woodworking in one way or another. I hope you don’t feel too let down but to be honest, I’m struggling. My mind is on other things. The price of fish to be precise. No seriously. I’ve spent the last 10 minutes e ...

Complete workshop up for grabs

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Derek Jones

5 October 2009

So quite an eventful week last week. The November issue of F&C (159) on sale and the new look Woodworkers Institute site up and running. Judging by your comments on the Forum I would say that the majority are happy with the changes. There are bound to be one or two tweaks and I know we are all takin ...

Fingers on Buzzers

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Derek Jones

1 October 2009

Clear your mind if you will just for a second or two because I’ve got a little quiz for you. The right answer won’t make you a millionaire, turn points into prizes or secure you a 5-album deal with Simon Cowell. From the dialogue below guess what is happening? “Ok. To me. To you a bit. Now up a bit  ...

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