August 24, 2017

It was only a matter of time before I started to turn bowls and recently I have begun exploring and learning to turn bowls. This process has lead to an enormous leap in my understanding of how I turn, getting my head around how my chisels should be cutting, how they ne...

August 24, 2017

Sometimes you need to be smart with the space you have but priority is always to be able to provide the training stimulus that you need for your athletes. I had the good fortune of working with the throws coach, strength coach and javelin athletes to design and build s...

February 6, 2017

We encourage the kids to be as active as possible and teach them that great athletes don't happen by accident but they work hard. Over the last few months all the kids have been having great fun honing their gymnastics skills; forward flips, back flips, bridges, walk o...

January 22, 2017

I love the process of making and completing a piece I have been putting together in my head. You start with a piece of timber and slowly the wood itself dictates the end product. Check out the process of making one of the coffee handles. This one is...

January 19, 2017

Even though I have been making things for most of my life every day I learn something new about wood working. Recently I discovered working with epoxy, it's pretty cool. I talked to the guys at The Fibreglass Shop in Hamilton and they pointed me in the right direction.

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January 16, 2017

When I first got interested in wood turning I started off with something pretty simple and a handful of chisels. Much to my wife's dismay I soon outgrew it and upgraded with the promise "this will do everything I need". Well it kind of didn't and last week I drove thro...

January 11, 2017


I like simple things, that's probably why I like working with timber so much. It can be as complicated or as simple as you like and yet still make a bold statement. As you can imagine my house is full of it.

Likewise I like simple things for my kids, away from screens...

December 19, 2016

Underway!!

Sawyer has been a long time in the making. I will slowly share the projects I create here. Much like I create in the shed, sharing some of what I have managed to make with a lifelong passion for building and a love of timber. I  borrowed the site name from m...

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