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A tour of my workshop (aka my first blog)

By Peter Hamillton, Apr 6 2012 07:53PM

So this is my first blog and I've decided to give you a quick tour of my workshop accompanied with pics. My workshop has a little display room next to it where I have frame sample to show customers. Its on the right in the first picture and the open door is my workshop. I'll show you my display room properly in another blog!


In the second pic is some of the wood I have in stock at the moment. Its mostly oak and ash but I have some poplar and sapele in too. Its all rough sawn so it doesnt look that great in this state but ....


Third picture is of the machine I use to make the wood nice and useable. Its a planer thicknesser and it makes the wood nice and smooth and also means you can make every piece the same thickness. This means I can buy offcuts from timber yards, all the bits that wouldnt get used otherwise. I pride myself on doing something a bit different from other framers in that I make my frames straight from real wood. As far as I know theres no-one else in Liverpool doing this (correct me if I'm wrong!) I really enjoy using real wood and I think it has a real quality too it that hopefully sets the frames apart from off the shelf ones. Theres a more detailed section on the site on how I make the frames (see Proccess) if your interested. Well thats pretty much everything I have to say for now. Stay tuned for more soon!

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