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Derek Jones

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Well there you have it, the dust has pretty much settled on yet another successful D&M Tool show at Kempton Park. All the figures were up as far as we know at this early stage and that definitely concurs with my reckoning. Thanks to everyone who came by the stand to say hello. There were plenty of familiar faces and an equal number of new ones, which is extremely encouraging on a number of levels. We’ll be putting a full report in the Christmas issue 187 next month so keep an eye out for that.

Other news this side of the weekend. Edward Johnson who we featured in issue 178 has just bee accepted into the Sussex Guild and awarded Guild Mark No. 48 for his six seater circular dining table ‘Perpetual Bloom’. Awarded by the Worshipful Company of Furniture Makers, Guild Marks are aimed at encouraging and promoting the best in British craftsmanship and are not awarded lightly. This is not the first time Ed has been through the selection process and I suspect it won’t be his last.

I’ve got a couple of trips out this week. One in particular I’m looking forward to is a meeting with Yannick Chastang, conservator and expert in the fine art of boule, amongst other things. He has replicated a machine developed in the 17th Century to produce moldings for a project that will leave you breathless.

That’s it for now I’m afraid, short and sweet as they say, there’s a growing pile of new articles on my desk to wade through before the end of the day and a fish supper to follow.

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