A working life of making things from pieces of wood. From houses in the 1950s till today, Jim Robbie has enjoyed the pleasures of creating things, objects, out of that beautiful material, wood. And for Jim, perhaps the two most enjoyable aspects of it all are one when people wish to make something he has created to be part of their home, and secondly being able to pass on his learned skills to other folk, both young and old.
Jim has been full circle, right from restoring antique furniture, to making new furniture both indoor and outdoor of different styles right from detailed Victorian and Shaker to country cottage, all the way earning the art of wood turning.
“To cut a piece of wood on a lathe with a sharp chisel is the most pleasurable way of shaping a piece of wood, in my opinion, and in so doing beautiful shapes can be formed. Wood turning remains my favourite.” Jim is currently creating effects with Milk Paint which completes the circle back to the 70’s fashion which is in vogue yet again.
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