Saturday, 29 June 2013

Workshop progress.

Hi everyone, so carrying on from last week's post i thought i'd share some photographs of how things are progressing. I'm sure that you will be able to tell from the latest pics what type of workshop this is going to be.

Did you guess right?  OK it is a clock makers workshop and two new additions this week are the wall mounted clock which i have made from a ladies vintage french watch, its a pity it does not still work but i know nothing about repairing watches still i think it looks perfect in its new home, the case is walnut and has ivory banding to the top and bottom. The second clock is on the desk and is part way through repair, the face is missing but the internal workings are there to be seen this is also made from ivory.
You can just about make out the internal workings of the clock in the above photo along with quite a few more new tools which have been added.

There are still plenty of small additions to be added to this piece which will be added over the up and coming weeks.

I would also like to welcome my new followers and thank them for taking and interest in my projects.
Also many thanks for all of your comments on my previous post.
Have a great week everyone.     Tony.

Saturday, 22 June 2013


Hi everyone, its been a few weeks since my last post so i thought i would share where the tools i recently made and wrote about in my previous post are going to be displayed.

As you can see from the photo above the workshop where the tools will be placed is coming along nicely, also just about completed now is the miniature lathe which you can just make out on the right hand side, I'm still not going to disclose what will be made in the workshop as this will become very clear as the piece progresses but a clue is in the height of the main workbench! These type of benches were and still are quite unique to a certain profession.
Now that the main constructed pieces are in place i can start to concentrate on the tiny details which will make the piece come alive! and give a sense of feeling and reality.
Everything you see in the photo is from reclaimed timber most of which came from one broken table leg, the tool box on top of the main workbench has three opening draws which will also contain pieces based on the main theme of the workshop all the other draws of the main workbench also open. I'm looking forward to starting work on all of the tiny accessories that will grace this piece and sharing theses as they become reality.
Have a great week everyone.     Tony.

Saturday, 1 June 2013

Tools of the Trade.

I would like to start this post by thanking everyone who left comments and sent personal messages of support regarding my last post, its difficult to put into words how much i appreciate all of them and again i would just like to say a big thank you.
Ive decided to put the new modern house build on hold due to its size and the amount of time it requires, i sometimes wonder if i will ever get a full build completed! In saying that i have managed to make one or two simple items which i can put down as quickly as i picked up these will become part of something a little different to what i am used to building.

I have placed a memory stick in the shot as a reference to size, The four tiny screw drivers were fun to make and are meant to replicate antique tools ( theres a clue! ) the tiny hammer was a little more time consuming as i acutally cast the head myself but just as much fun the shaft was hand carved from beech wood. Now if your wondering if these will be part of a tool box, well not quite! but im sure that you will like where they eventually end up.
Have a great week everyone.       Tony.