David Asquith – Class of January 2014
After working in IT for 34 years David decided it was time for a change. He relocated to the Lyme Regis area and decided to do something practical. He joined the 12 week Woodworking Skills course because he wanted to learn high quality skills in a relatively short period of time.
His personal project piece was an oak toolbox which, his wife said, is “too good to be stuck out in a grubby workshop”. The toolbox was rapidly recommissioned as a sewing chest. The course motivated David to try more woodworking projects. After the course his first job was to build a workbench, using the bench he used at the Boat Building Academy as a template.
David has since completed a beech settle, an oak blanket box, a yew coffee table, as well as a matching oak table and 2 extra trays for the sewing chest. He has made many picture frames, 2 bookcases, a seed label box, an Aga drying rack, Christmas decorations, a coffee-pod holder and a breadboard. David says, “I am certainly putting the skills I learnt on the course into practice, and I’m thoroughly enjoying the time in my workshop.”