Sam Whyman

@sam.why.man

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Bristol based Furniture and other useful things
I quit my job 

Yep, finally did it! Last month I quit my job, ready to start furniture school at @watersandacland up in Cumbria. 

Starting again at this point still feels shit scary, but in a really good way. Can't wait to get started!

I quit my job Yep, finally did it! Last month I quit my job, ready to start furniture school at @watersandacland up in Cumbria. Starting again at this point still feels shit scary, but in a really good way. Can't wait to get started!

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3 months ago
Not so neat, but functional

Turns out that stowing all of your hand tools in one box isn't that great an idea, loaded up this thing weighs about 50 kilos 💪💦

Not so neat, but functional Turns out that stowing all of your hand tools in one box isn't that great an idea, loaded up this thing weighs about 50 kilos 💪💦

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3 months ago
🔄

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3 months ago
Chisels safe and sound

Noting fancy in the design of the roll, but there's something satisfying in having everything fit perfectly

Chisels safe and sound Noting fancy in the design of the roll, but there's something satisfying in having everything fit perfectly

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3 months ago
Another quick project this week, a tool box for my hand tools. 

Based on the design illustrated in Odate's book, but made from spruce ply as that's what I had lying around. Weighs a bloody tonne loaded up, but means I can cart things around safely now! The lid mechanism is dead neat too. 

Pretty rough and ready, but didn't have much time to spend making it pretty - whatever works!

Another quick project this week, a tool box for my hand tools. Based on the design illustrated in Odate's book, but made from spruce ply as that's what I had lying around. Weighs a bloody tonne loaded up, but means I can cart things around safely now! The lid mechanism is dead neat too. Pretty rough and ready, but didn't have much time to spend making it pretty - whatever works!

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3 months ago
Learned to machine sew this week on a 1950s Singer 99k

Really happy with how it turned out! Waxed canvas chisel/knife roll.

Learned to machine sew this week on a 1950s Singer 99k Really happy with how it turned out! Waxed canvas chisel/knife roll.

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3 months ago
Tray with carved feet from salvaged teak

Tray with carved feet from salvaged teak

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4 months ago
Our week in Wales was nice 

Here's some videos of rocks and also a seal 🦭

Our week in Wales was nice Here's some videos of rocks and also a seal 🦭

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5 months ago
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Another pair of trays/tidies. If you've been watching the videos I made last week then you've seen these before (if not, go watch them now to see some of the process!)

Slightly more traditional shape to these than the blocky designs I've made recently, and I really like them. Hand carved texture to the top and the underside, bevel shaped with kanna. The black finish is made by scorching the timber with a blowtorch after shaping.

( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) Another pair of trays/tidies. If you've been watching the videos I made last week then you've seen these before (if not, go watch them now to see some of the process!) Slightly more traditional shape to these than the blocky designs I've made recently, and I really like them. Hand carved texture to the top and the underside, bevel shaped with kanna. The black finish is made by scorching the timber with a blowtorch after shaping.

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6 months ago
Made a bamboo oil pot, or 'aburatsubo' on the weekend.

Yeah, I could have just made a Paul Sellers style rag in a can, but there's something neat about using bamboo like this. 

Illustration in the last photo from Toshio Ōdate's "Japanese Woodworking Tools"

Made a bamboo oil pot, or 'aburatsubo' on the weekend. Yeah, I could have just made a Paul Sellers style rag in a can, but there's something neat about using bamboo like this. Illustration in the last photo from Toshio Ōdate's "Japanese Woodworking Tools"

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6 months ago
Are you photo number 1 or 2? 

I'm probably a 2 aspiring to be a 1 💩

Are you photo number 1 or 2? I'm probably a 2 aspiring to be a 1 💩

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6 months ago
I think I need more props for these staged photos

What would you use em for?

I think I need more props for these staged photos What would you use em for?

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6 months ago