Mid summer 2013, ash trees succumb to infections by the evasive ash bore beetle. We found a couple of trunks at the park, so we found a dolly, strapped them on, and struggled home with them. These ash trees were diverted from compost and land fill, and will be kiln dried and used in hand made furniture for our projects. Music: Milky Chance - Flashed Junk Mind
Who we are is intrinsically connected to what we do and the things we build. So what does a lifetime of making things look like? The Makers of Things - a short film collection by Anne Hollowday - documents the work and workshops of the Society for Model and Experimental Engineers, a sprawling organisation with members all over the world. Their common tools and methods mask a huge array of interests and skills, from experimental tinkerers to woodworkers and librarians, all brought together under the roof of their South London headquarters. The Woodworker Norman Billingham's workshop has been pulled up around him over a lifetime. Chippings, clippings and filings fill a garage used to transform lumps of wood into beautiful pens and functional furniture. Although a scientist by training, Norman is the first to admit he's always been a maker of things. See the remaining three films in the collection here: http://themakersofthings.co.uk/
Devoted to fellow craftspeople awaiting the warmer days ahead. It's been a long cold one.