Handsome & Co.

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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Rhys Jones

Rhys studied wood/furniture at the ANU School of Art, completing his honours year in 2011. It was there, in the furniture/wood workshop, that he began to explore and refine the theory and practice of fine furniture making under the guide Rodney Hayward (Head of Workshop). “Design...

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