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After leaving school I undertook a five-year apprenticeship in antique restoration and cabinet making with a Bristol based firm of antique dealers. My training covered most aspects of restoration and general cabinet making, including veneering; staining & matching; finishing & refinishing; french polishing; some water gilding and wood turning. Following my apprenticeship I became self-employed and ran my own business for the next twelve years. The work developed into a number of complimentary branches: • Antique restoration and refinishing; • Contemporary and reproduction furniture making; • Architectural joinery to contractors refurbishing Georgian and Victorian buildings, e.g. dado rails, box sash windows, doors etc. • 1:3 scale miniatures of antiques commissioned for dealers in the USA and England.   In 1990 my family and I moved from Bristol to Scotland where we lived on a six-acre croft in the Outer Hebrides. From my home based workshop I specialised in making bespoke furniture, mainly tables and fitted cabinets  and wood turning items for the tourist trade, I was also commissioned to do second fix and architectural joinery and completed restorations projects for the museum run by the Gearrannan Trust. Between 1998/99 I worked in Edinburgh for William Trist, an antique restorer and cabinetmaker. The firm’s clients included museums & galleries, as well as local  architects and collectors from all over Scotland. Most of my time there was divided equally between restoration and the cabinet making side of the business. This  typically consisted of free standing tables, chairs and cabinets, mostly utilizing solid native hard woods.   We moved back to England in 2007 and for a couple years  I was employed by various cabinet making and joinery companies in and around Bristol. After being away for the best part of eighteen years it took me a while to find my feet again. I’ve started my own business once more and have moved into workshops near the city centre.
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