I only started this little business earlier this year, but it’s been a busy first year so far!

It’s great to be busy making things, and because I make bespoke items, with every job I get a new challenge.

So, what have I been up to?

 

Well, one of my first commissions was this metal cigar holder.

Cigar holder with cigar

Cigar holder with cigar

 

After this I made a throttle position sensor adaptor.

This adaptor was for a MK 2 VW Golf throttle body set up for a customer of Race Dyno Tuning.

throttle position sensor adaptor

throttle position sensor adaptor

throttle position sensor adaptor fitted

throttle position sensor adaptor fitted

adaptor fitted, side view

adaptor fitted, side view

adaptor fitted, front view

adaptor fitted, front view

A customer contacted me about some machining work.

The job was to reduce the outside diameter of these 27 rollers by 0.02mm.

They are for a Victorian fairground ride.

Fairground ride rollers

Fairground ride rollers

Fairground rollers side view

Fairground rollers side view

For my next couple of jobs I got to work with some beautiful wood, which was great as I do love working with wood.

 

First up is a kitchen sideboard, to be used as a spice rack I believe.

It is made of oak.

 

A lovely piece of oak for the spice rack

A lovely piece of oak for the spice rack

Legs cut out and cut outs marked

Legs cut out and cut outs marked

Cutting the holes to attach the legs

Cutting the holes to attach the legs

Shelf ready to be assembled

Shelf ready to be assembled

First leg attached

First leg attached

Spice rack - almost finished

Spice rack – almost finished

Spice rack - finished

Spice rack – finished

 

A good friend of mine owns my local timber merchant, Kinsley Timber. I get almost all of my timber from here as I think it’s important to support small, family run businesses.

Anyway, Kinsley Timber pointed one of their customers in my direction and that lead to a commission for a pair of rollers for a mangle that was being restored.

They are made from some beautiful tulip wood.

Here are a few work in progress photos. You can see more photos and a couple of videos of me at work, turning these rollers on my Facebook page.

Tulip wood for mangle - planed and ready for gluing together

Tulip wood for mangle – planed and ready for gluing together

Tulip wood for mangle - gluing together

Tulip wood for mangle – gluing together

Grooves cut for spindle

Grooves cut for spindle

Mangle rollers - on the lathe and ready for turning

Mangle rollers – on the lathe and ready for turning

Checking the diameter of the rollers

Checking the diameter of the rollers

Gluing the rollers together

Gluing the rollers together

As soon as I’d completed my work on the rollers, they were sent back to the customer.

He has since completed the restoration of the mangle, and sent me this photo of it. Doesn’t it look great?

Restored mangle complete

Restored mangle completed by it’s owner

 

I wonder what my next job will be…

If you’d like to commission something, don’t hesitate to get in touch.