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Paul McCann – Student Testimonial.

Paul McCann – Student Testimonial.

I recently completed the Build Your Own Woodwork Workbench short course and Structured Fine Woodworking at Handsome & Co. I thoroughly enjoyed them both, the workbench course is an intensive 3 days with an amazing end result. The Structured Fine Woodworking is a longer more refined experience that focuses on hand planing and fine chisel work. […]

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The Handsome & Co educational Taster – Making Mallets.

The Handsome & Co educational Taster – Making Mallets.

The educational taster is upon us again at Handsome & Co. This means an opportunity for students to step outside their comfort zone and try their hand at a new skill they may not necessarily encounter working on their own projects. As usual, term 2 is my time to jump in the drivers seat and guide […]

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The Handsome & Co Educational Taster: Pinch Rods

The Handsome & Co Educational Taster: Pinch Rods

First term of 2017 and the Handsome and Co educational taster was for the students to make a pair of pinch sticks. What are pinch sticks? Well, pinch sticks, also know as pinch rods are a very simple woodworking tool that allows for very accurate measurements of the squareness of cabinets as well as for […]

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Mastering the Art of Making Mistakes: An Electric Guitar Maker’s Journey.

Mastering the Art of Making Mistakes: An Electric Guitar Maker’s Journey.

The legendary tale of Thomas Edison’s arduous route to eventual success has been well told. Ten thousand failed experiments including having his factory burn down and still he didn’t give up, until he figured out how to make a light bulb that worked. If making guitars wasn’t the woodworking equivalent of narcotics, I’m certain many […]

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How to Build a Workbench – photo’s from our ‘Build Your Own Woodwork Workbench Course’

How to Build a Workbench – photo’s from our ‘Build Your Own Woodwork Workbench Course’

Is this the best woodwork workbench building course in Melbourne? MORE INFORMATION HERE Handsome & Co – Build a Work Bench Course from noddy boffin on Vimeo.

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Building vs. Buying a Woodwork Workbench.

Building vs. Buying a Woodwork Workbench.

The most valuable tool for a woodworker (besides his two functional hands) is widely disputed amongst furniture makers. We are of the opinion that while hand planes and chisels are the main contender for bright-eyed affection, they would be undermined with out the most important tool: a sturdy workbench. When it comes to building or […]

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Build your First Woodwork Workbench in Melbourne.

Build your First Woodwork Workbench in Melbourne.

The most valuable tool for a woodworker (besides his two functional hands) is widely disputed amongst furniture makers. We are of the opinion that while hand planes and chisels are the main contender for bright-eyed affection, they would be undermined with out the most important tool: a sturdy workbench. In this 3-day course participants build […]

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The art of making for making – Educational Taster.

The art of making for making – Educational Taster.

Within timber craft, there is an intermediate space between process and product. This is the productive space of design. Objects which emerge from this dialogue are a reflection of our experiences, compared and contrasted to inform the utilitarian needs of ourselves and others. Tool-making is an endeavour which interrogates these complex and layered relationships with […]

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Shaker Oval Boxes at H&Co.

Shaker Oval Boxes at H&Co.

Handsome & Co students making their own Shaker boxes using traditional methods, including steam bending.

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“Hi Handsome…” – Lana’s experience at H&Co.

“Hi Handsome…” – Lana’s experience at H&Co.

“Hi Handsome & Co,   I just wanted to properly say thank you for the workbench course and Handsome & Co itself.  I’ve learned a lot since I started at H&Co (I think a year ago?!?) and the workbench course solidified my understanding of some basic woodwork concepts. I really appreciate the work that goes into […]

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