The Woodworker Sessions-South Africa

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The Woodworker Sessions - Ten Questions with Peter Ritchie of the Kwazulu-Natal Midlands

The Woodworker Sessions No.23 - Ten Questions with Peter Ritchie of the Kwazulu-Natal Midlands

In the calming surrounds of the Mbona Private Nature Reserve in the Kwazulu-Natal Midlands, Peter Ritchie is one of a rare breed of woodworkers who has found his niche, building exquisite violins...

The Woodworker Sessions - Ten Questions with Brian Coetzee of White River

The Woodworker Sessions #21 - Ten Questions with Brian Coetzee of White River

The title "Brian Coetzee - Box Maker" says it all. In White River in Mpumulanga, Brian creates exquisite boxcraft for his ever increasing & discerning clientele. Playing card boxes, jewellery boxes, knife boxes, memory boxes, watch boxes, presentation boxes, chess boards & backgammon boards, each piece is crafted to perfection.

The Woodworker Sessions - 10 Questions with Mike Aldous of Johannesburg Triton Router Table, Triton Tools, Japanese Chisels, Mortise Chisel, Router Plane, Drill Press Stand, Session 9, Wooden Plane, Beautiful Lines

The Woodworker Sessions #14 - Ten Questions with Rudolf Zuidema of R.A. Woodcraft in Cape Town

Rudolf Zuidema of RA Woodcraft in Cape Town is a passionate and acutely talented cabinetmaker. His drive for quality and accuracy in his craft is is wonderfully evident throughout his workshop.

The Woodworker Sessions - 10 Questions with Mike Aldous of Johannesburg Triton Router Table, Triton Tools, Japanese Chisels, Mortise Chisel, Router Plane, Drill Press Stand, Session 9, Wooden Plane, Beautiful Lines

The Woodworker Sessions #14 - Ten Questions with Rudolf Zuidema of R.A. Woodcraft in Cape Town

Rudolf Zuidema of RA Woodcraft in Cape Town is a passionate and acutely talented cabinetmaker. His drive for quality and accuracy in his craft is is wonderfully evident throughout his workshop.

The Woodworker Sessions - Ten Questions with Neville Comins of Pretoria Workshop Cabinets, Material Science, Model Train Layouts, Pretoria, South Africa, Woodworking, This Or That Questions, Joinery, Wood Working

The Woodworker Sessions #22 - Ten Questions with Neville Comins of Pretoria

A lifelong woodworker and extremely active member of the Woodworkers Association of Pretoria since 1992, Neville Comins recently retired from the position of Director of Material Sciences at the CSIR and founding CEO of The Innovation Hub. In issue #22 of The Woodworker Sessions, we are extremely grateful to Neville for welcoming us into his workshop and his woodworking world!

The Woodworker Sessions - 10 Questions with Mike Aldous of Johannesburg Triton Router Table, Triton Tools, Japanese Chisels, Mortise Chisel, Router Plane, Drill Press Stand, Session 9, Wooden Plane, Beautiful Lines

The Woodworker Sessions #17 - Ten Questions with Tobias Lochner of Swellendam

I am constantly fascinated by the historical methods of furniture construction, the unsurpassed beautiful lines of pre-industrial furniture and the tools that were used. I love designing, building and teaching. I believe that I am a good student of the craft and the more I learn, the more I realise just how little I know! For me, it is a constant process of challenging myself. I always use traditional joinery methods, proportioning methods and hand tools wherever I can.

The Woodworker Sessions - 10 Questions with Mike Aldous of Johannesburg Triton Router Table, Triton Tools, Japanese Chisels, Mortise Chisel, Router Plane, Drill Press Stand, Session 9, Wooden Plane, Beautiful Lines

The Woodworker Sessions #16 - Ten Questions with Shaun Futter of Durban

Shaun Futter is one of a rare breed of woodworkers. He carefully crafts unique products by hand for fly fishing enthusiasts. His attention to detail and quest for the highest of standards is self-evident in each and every piece that he creates.

The Woodworker Sessions - 10 Questions with Mike Aldous of Johannesburg Triton Router Table, Triton Tools, Japanese Chisels, Mortise Chisel, Router Plane, Drill Press Stand, Session 9, Wooden Plane, Beautiful Lines

The Woodworker Sessions #15 - Ten Questions with Graeme Goode of Cape Town

Leaving school, studying graphic design and moving into my own home, I didn’t have money for decent furniture and became despondent at what was available quality wise. Further down the road, this led to me making a Wenge dining room table which rekindled my interest in working with my hands and my love for design. The rest is history!

The Woodworker Sessions - 10 Questions with Mike Aldous of Johannesburg Triton Router Table, Triton Tools, Japanese Chisels, Mortise Chisel, Router Plane, Drill Press Stand, Session 9, Wooden Plane, Beautiful Lines

The Woodworker Sessions #13 - 10 Questions with Allen Petrie of Salt Rock, Kwazulu-Natal

Allen Petrie and his talented woodworking wife Liza, own Greenhaus in Salt Rock, KZN. Their woodworking enthusiasm, creativity and passion is fast becoming legendary!

The Woodworker Sessions - 10 Questions with Mike Aldous of Johannesburg Triton Router Table, Triton Tools, Japanese Chisels, Mortise Chisel, Router Plane, Drill Press Stand, Session 9, Wooden Plane, Beautiful Lines

The Woodworker Sessions #7 - 10 Questions with Heero Hacquebord of Great Brak River

I would love to specialise more and more in hand tool work. I do not have space for machines. They are necessary and great for a furniture factory, but for hobby-work; machines are noisy, chew electricity, require babysitting, adjustments, service, parts, and worst of all create dust. Handtools require sharpening, oiling…and that’s about it. No noise, no dust…what a life!

The Woodworker Sessions - 10 Questions with Mike Aldous of Johannesburg Triton Router Table, Triton Tools, Japanese Chisels, Mortise Chisel, Router Plane, Drill Press Stand, Session 9, Wooden Plane, Beautiful Lines

The Woodworker Sessions #8 - 10 Questions with Joel Harris of Hillcrest in KZN

In the Woodworker Sessions #8, I talk to Joel Harris, a remarkable and exceptionally talented, young South African furniture designer/maker from KZN. Joel Harris has been woodworking from the age of seven. Born into a family, who for two generations had embraced the craft as either a hobby or occupation, meant Joel had been exposed to many aspects of the trade by the time he matriculated. Joel worked for a year at a large-scale factory in the board upgrading industry. During this time he…

The Woodworker Sessions - 10 Questions with Mike Aldous of Johannesburg Triton Router Table, Triton Tools, Japanese Chisels, Mortise Chisel, Router Plane, Drill Press Stand, Session 9, Wooden Plane, Beautiful Lines

The Woodworker Sessions #9 - Ten Questions with Felix Unite of Cape Town

In this week's Woodworker Sessions, I chat to Felix Unite, well known businessman, lover of the outdoors and passionate boat builder.

The Woodworker Sessions - 10 Questions with Mike Aldous of Johannesburg Triton Router Table, Triton Tools, Japanese Chisels, Mortise Chisel, Router Plane, Drill Press Stand, Session 9, Wooden Plane, Beautiful Lines

The Woodworker Sessions #12 - 10 Questions with Mike Aldous of Johannesburg

The first Woodworker Sessions Interview of the new year is with Mike Aldous of Johannesburg. Mike is more than a friend, he is a fountain of woodworking tool knowledge and he is our go-to encyclopaedic authority on all things Stanley. Mike has an infectious enthusiasm for hand tools and shares his knowledge freely and graciously.

The Woodworker Sessions - 10 Questions with Mike Aldous of Johannesburg Triton Router Table, Triton Tools, Japanese Chisels, Mortise Chisel, Router Plane, Drill Press Stand, Session 9, Wooden Plane, Beautiful Lines

The Woodworker Sessions #11 - 10 Questions with Anthony Berry of Cape Town

The next craftsman in The Woodworker Sessions Series of Q & A Interviews is Anthony Berry of Cape Town. He has become a good friend, an up and coming luthier and he is starting to create some truly beautiful musical instruments. Anthony has a wonderfully lateral and sensible approach to his craft and is slowly kitting his workshop out with very high quality, very specific hand tools and machines.

The Woodworker Sessions - 10 Questions with Mike Aldous of Johannesburg Triton Router Table, Triton Tools, Japanese Chisels, Mortise Chisel, Router Plane, Drill Press Stand, Session 9, Wooden Plane, Beautiful Lines

The Woodworker Sessions #10 - Ten Questions with Felix Unite of Cape Town

In this week's Woodworker Sessions, I chat to Felix Unite, well known businessman, lover of the outdoors and passionate boat builder.

The Woodworker Sessions - 10 Questions with Mike Aldous of Johannesburg Triton Router Table, Triton Tools, Japanese Chisels, Mortise Chisel, Router Plane, Drill Press Stand, Session 9, Wooden Plane, Beautiful Lines

The Woodworker Sessions #1 - 10 Questions with Don MacIver of Stanford

The Woodworker Sessions: 10 Question with Don MacIver In this new blog series, I chat with woodworking enthusiasts from all over South Africa. They might be hand tool aficionados, power tools specialists, tool collectors or anything in between.