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Design – What is good design?

What is good design? Design [dəzajn] is a 
method of problem solving. The simplest definition: Design is so many things, executed in many different ways, but the function is always the same. Whether it’s blueprints, a clever UI, a brochure, or a chair – design can help...

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Wood Workshops: Material Value

ORIGINAL ARTICLE: Australian Design Review Physically creating something tangible to suit a purpose or fulfil a creative urge is a fundamental human yearning, one perhaps neglected in an era where our hands are occupied as an extension of touch screens and keyboards. In the smartphone age,...

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The Project I Made at H&Co…

Testimonial by Elizabeth Taylor The project that I designed and constructed at Handsome & Co. (Thursday night class) is a piano bench. There are open bridle joints on each corner, and mortise and tenon joints on the cross rails and gate leg. On the top are...

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Handsome & Co Exhibition @ Brunswick Street Gallery 2014

There is an inherent beauty in the natural quality and warmth of timber, and, when partnered with the unique relationship that only occurs between people and the built environment in which they inhabit, creates an intimate sense of belonging and personal identity. The Handsome & Co exhibition is...

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Structured Fine Woodworking – What to Expect

What will I be doing, if I attend a H&Co Structured Fine Woodworking Course? Sharpening and Tool Tuning: Learn to fine-tune your tools to work to precision. Students are introduced to methods of sharpening and the subsequent importance of having not only razor sharp tools but also...

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The Wooden Mallet

  by Peter Bollington The term mallet originates from France in the late 14th, early 15th century however the basics of this as a tool date back well before this. Rudimentary versions of what we now associate with a Mallet have been around since the Roman and...

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