These 2 guys don't get nearly enough credit on this website.
They consistently bring hard work, craftsmanship and good humour to our workshop, and without them none of the projects you see on these pages would have made it off the drawing board. Andy (left) joined me when he moved to Cornwall 7 years ago, and brought a solid background in green oak framing and roundwood building, along with an eye for accuracy and a willingness for hard work. Moss (right) had more joinery based experience when he joined us 3 years ago, but has quickly transferred his skills into oak framing, and his joinery knowledge and agile mind have brought an extra dimension to our operation. Between us, we now have over 30 years of oak framing and woodworking experience, and as a team of worked on over 100 green oak structures of all manner of shapes and sizes. Most importantly, we all get on, and the workshop is always an enjoyable place to be.
Thanks for your efforts chaps, see you Monday!
Thursday, 4 August 2016
Here's a quick snap shot of some, but not all, of the jobs we've been working on over the last 6 months. All shapes and sizes, but no 2 identical; each one designed and built by us to meet the needs of the particular project. Lastly there's a glimpse into the future with a CAD drawing of the big summer project starting in a few weeks.
This 3D model shows a frame I've designed to meet an architect's design for a new build property on the western edges of Dartmoor. It'll be among the biggest of the projects we've tackled, but is well within our capabilities. As usual, we'll cut the oak frame in our Falmouth workshop, and then transport it to site before a week long raising in early Autumn. That feels like a long way away yet, but the oak arrives next week, so it won't be long before we're getting our teeth into it.