Plans and progress

2013-07-23 13.19.14Right, time to make a plan of action. I thought I’d share with you my vision for this blog, as there a few things I am hoping to achieve and topics I wish to cover, which I hope will be of interest.

Firstly, I will try to share with you my experiences as an apprentice to Paul Sellers. My hope is that this might help you as you; possibly consider something similar, as you take steps in your own “apprenticeship”, whatever form it might take, or just provide insight or interest of some form.

As I make items for friends and family and receive commissions, I will think about design, share the techniques I am learning, and photos of the projects made. In time I hope a gallery of projects I have made might act a bit like a portfolio and be useful for those people who might be wanting to commission a piece.

Coffee TableI will record my gradual accumulation and conditioning or reconditioning of those tools I feel are essential for me as a beginner hand tool woodworker on a budget. I will be thinking about whether you need to spend lots of money on every shiny tool available, and trying to get car boot and eBay finds fit for purpose.

As I work towards being able to make a living as a woodworker, I’ll look practically at what it takes to start up a business. Is it possible to make a living from working as a craftsman in this day and age? Can you run a sustainable living from making handmade furniture using traditional methods.

Thank you for taking the time to read this, and for joining me on this journey I am taking in pursuing what I believe could be my vocational calling. I hope it is of interest and use to people. Let’s get woodworking!

 

3 Comments

  1. Exciting times! Looking forward to the next post already.

  2. Good to see you writing on your blog, I look forward to seeing photos and hearing your thoughts

  3. Hi Phil, Hope you’re well and working on lots of interesting projects. I know it’s quite a commitment to keep a blog going, but I’m sure I’m not alone in being interested to see what you’ve been up to each month, if you have time.
    All the best, Martin

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