I was a soldier (Royal Green Jackets) for 22 years and a truck driver for 23 years and having recently retired now have the time to indulge my passion for woodwork, which started in my school years.
My Quality Control manager is my grandson who happily tests all my creations, sometimes to destruction, which then get remade stronger and better.
All my toys are made from hard woods, Oak, Beech, Mahogany. As you will see from the photos, I do not paint or varnish my toys as I feel the colour of the wood has its own beauty.
I have lived in Bishopstoke since 1986. I have a website called Jeff’s Workshop.
I love what I do, but being retired makes it even more enjoyable, as I don’t have to stop if I don’t want to. Usually I have two or three projects going at the same time, no time wasted waiting for glue to dry etc.
Here are a few more toys that I’ve made:
Fretwork was my first love, way back when I was 11 years old, and cutting things out of plywood to make models, installed a passion that was to last me all my life.
There is great joy in turning a rough piece of wood into something beautiful or something that works or moves, but there is only one secret, and that is to make everything to the best standard and finish possible.
How to contact me: visit Jeff’s Workshop.