Author:handsomeandco

Another Year Gone by….

It's been a good year and I'm proud of what I’ve seen accomplished in our workshop; on the benches of our residents, built by our students and the efforts of support from our tutors. I’m excited by the growth and change in the workshop this past...

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Alichia van Rhijn – Hearth Collective

We at Handsome & Co are very excited to welcome Alichia van Rhijn of Hearth collective to our team of talented tutors and crafts people.   Now working from her Central Victorian studio, this self-proclaimed maker of things and vintage lover spends her time handcrafting goods ranging from woodwork, ceramics and...

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Festool Domino VS. Tradition

When I was studying furniture making the domino cutter didn’t exist, in fact, if I’m to believe Wikipedia it was only released for sale in 2007, the very same year I graduated from study. So in other words, the year I finished my four long...

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Japanese Woodworking Tools – Where To Buy

So you’re thinking of trialing your hand at Japanese joinery and need to acquire some relevant and suitable tools. The key is to tread softly, softly, at the early onset of your new hobby; as the artisanal quality of Japanese tools can be very tempting...

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Introduction to Furniture Making

What a fabulous weekend had by all. Our September Introduction to Furniture Making saw 12 budding woodworkers take home a beautiful bread board, made by the students from scratch. This short course is jammed packed with information and is a fantastic way to learn the...

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