Class of May 2016

    Simon Murphy

    Following a 15 year career in the military Simon, from Dorset, chose woodworking as a new career. He completed a bench joinery course in 2015 and joined the 12 week course to further develop his skills.  Simon is making a traditional tool chest, inspired by ‘The Anarchists Toolchest’, in American black Walnut with bird’s eye Maple panelling with Maple and Oak drawers.  We think it’s too beautiful to keep tools in.  After the course Simon will look for opportunities in the woodworking industry.

    Tim Whitcomb

    Tim Whitcomb flew over from Japan to attend the course. He has a Degree in Architecture and has worked in Marketing and Design for the last ten years. Tim used an innovative approach to his two assessment pieces by rounding off the dovetails to reshape the traditional square box design. He adapted the Cherry and Maple cabinet by adding Walnut panels, moulding and handles handmade to his own design. Tim is making a set of music stands for his personal project piece. The stands will be made from air-dried Ash, Cherry, Oak and Brown Oak on steam bent feet. The music stands are of an elegant, lightweight construction with a functional design.