Education

Here’s how you should be sanding

Sanding is an incredibly important step, albeit a boring and mostly tedious chore, its difference between a great result and an average one and the true key to applying a good and lasting finish. There are two ways to combat the tiresome job of sanding, the...

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Step-by-step guide to making a stool

You can’t get much more simple than this ‘three-legged’ ‘milking-stool’ reminiscent of one of the earliest forms of wooden furniture. It seems like a good place to start, because who doesn’t like some simplicity in their lives and décor. This simplicity extends beyond its aesthetic and...

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Structured Fine Woodworking – What To Expect.

NOTE: all terms are stand alone and while they compliment each other, students may join our 'Structured Fine Woodworking' at the beginning of any term, as attendance of prior terms is not necessary. Term 1 – An Introduction to Tools Learn how to look after your...

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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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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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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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Liam Thomas – We Eat The Sun

“The life so short, the craft so long to learn” Geoffrey Chaucer Liam’s expertise spans across two main areas of the furniture making industry, the first is as a designer / maker in which he creates furniture and objects under his own brand ‘We Eat The...

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