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Back Spring Locks

Lock-making was a well established cottage industry[1] in the original South Staffordshire area of the British Midlands by the middle of the seventeenth-century. Its success was largely due to the local abundance of iron ore, and charcoal from Cannock Forest … Continue reading

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An Oak Side Table.

George II Oak side table, standing on club legs, circa 1740. The desire to make a copy of this table was one of the compelling reasons I took up my tools again after seven years of retirement. There are a … Continue reading

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