Friday 27 March 2015

Best of the Woodworking Web - The Makers of Things

It's been a while since we served up a slice of woodworking goodness from the web, but today we stumbled across 'The Maker of Things', a short film collection by Anne Hollowday. This video features Norman, a scientist by trade, who feels most at home when surrounded by wood chippings and his extensive chisel collection.

You can see the other videos from the collection here:

Friday 20 March 2015

Behind the Scenes at Studio Hardie - Meet the Men that Make

As woodworkers we know that the very best complex projects involve bringing together many different skills, materials and processes to produce an elegant, surprising and original piece. If you are doing that on a large scale against tight deadlines and often for a TV audience of millions, you need to gather around you a team of exceptional individuals,  the sum of whose talents regularly surpass what any one individual could achieve.  

This film introduces the team members at Studio Hardie, Triton Brand Champions, and the collective skill base behind the exceptional project builds for the Channel  4 TV series
George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces, as well as a host of other public art projects, bespoke commissions, exhibition builds, and custom furniture and design challenges. Their simple philosophy to do unique things, to the highest possible standards, with a passion for carpentry and design is something we share. We will be following the team this year and showing more of their work as well as setting some design-and-make challenges to share with you on the blog.

Check out the Studio Hardie website where you can see more of their bespoke architecture and custom-made design ideas.

Friday 13 March 2015

Meet the New Triton Brand Champions at Studio Hardie

William Hardie is best known for his technical and design skills in the UK Channel 4 series George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces and Shed of the Year competition, where small simple structures with ingenious designs solve often complex problems.

William is a champion of ground-breaking design and technology delivered using traditional skills and materials as well as the latest innovations available. Founder of Studio Hardie, William works with a specialist team of expert carpenters, cabinet makers, timber framers and shipwrights who use their craft-based skills to solve complex problems by creating inspiring project builds for individuals, organisations and TV audiences around the world. In a digital age their vernacular skills are in great demand - using old knowledge and pushing it into exciting new forms.  
Having used Triton products for some years, often in challenging environments to achieve spectacular results, William and his team have agreed to join us as brand champions. We will follow some of their fascinating projects with an inside view here on the Triton Blog and via our Facebook and Twitter posts. The team will also provide expert opinions and their unique take on form and function into the design and development of future tools. 

Commenting on this new collaboration, William said: “As designers and makers of unique objects, we have a strong reliance on quality hand and power tools. Nothing we do is everyday or standard. Redefining what’s possible - and often up against tight deadlines - innovation, precision and reliability are key elements in our success. Triton Precision Power Tools share these values of traditional quality and progressive thinking, and we are proud to endorse their products.”

In this first short film, William gives us an insight into the background of Studio Hardie and his own personal take on the rise of the maker generation.

Next time we will be meeting the Studio Hardie team in more detail, so be sure to come back for part two of this introduction.
 Check out the Studio Hardie Website where you can see more of their bespoke architecture  and custom made design ideas or to see more of the teams work developing amazing spaces check out this link to the Chanel 4 series