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  1. It has been a little while since the last blog post, maybe we should try harder next year. Which is now only tomorrow.

    Looking back on 2019 we have had a very busy year indeed and hope for 2020 to be the same. We have new things on the way including our CNC cutter due to be installed very very soon. This will open up a whole new world to us and importantly YOU. 

    We want to thank everyone who has helped us grow in 2019 as we move forward to new and exciting things.

    We spent much of December and over Christmas dedicated to getting our office into the back cabin and reorganising space inside ready for the CNC cutter to go in. We decided on a art deco/streamline moderne theme for our office as the boat was built 1930s. I will post some photos up when it is 100% finished we are still waiting on our seating foams, final flooring and some finishing touches to the lighting. We also have work to complete which is important is finished on time so those touches will have to wait.

    As well as new tools next year we also want to try our hand at a few videos to upload to YouTube showing the process of things being made.

    It would also be nice next year to make it down the Grand Union a bit which was this years plan but plans change and maybe take in a couple of festivals on the way. A chance to catch up with some of our more southern customers to.

    WISHING EVERYONE A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2020!

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  2. For the last few months we have been busy building a rather large tree for a school.

    They wanted a memorial tree as being a school for kids with disabilities unfortunately their pupils do pass away. The brief was an Oak tree with a realistic look rather than a contemporary or abstract appearance, that could have names put onto its leaves.

    We chose to use a good mixture of materials to allow the tree to weather with its environment including CorTen steel for the bark which will go a nice deep brown/orange over time.

    We had to have a hole dug and foundations concreted in to make sure there was plenty of support for the structure of the tree and then a few days later we installed the tree and it looks beautiful.  We also made a fence to go around the bottom.

    Alison from DV Design Studio did a brilliant job laser etching the leaves. CLICK HERE to visit their website.

    Photos below:

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    Now to get on with the next job, making some direction signs for some far away places and some closer to home. 

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