Another week full of interesting things, but none quite so interesting as this rather exciting bit of news…
The Splinter Cell handed in his notice at work this week so will be woodworking full-time in just a month! The Bee is just as pleased as he is about this news as it is truly what he has wanted to do for a long time.
So here are a few words from the man himself…
“I got into woodworking originally because I used to DJ and wanted something sturdy that I could put decks on and store my records in. Along with a woodworking friend, I designed and built the very first ‘Stirdiboy’. We made them from mdf bolted together and sold quite a few, I enjoyed making them.
It was when we came back from travelling that I started working in reclaim wood. The very first tool I bought was a cheap router and I very quickly realised that you get what you pay for, you can’t skimp on good tools.
I now have a large collection of ‘good tools’ and have been working part-time out of a little garage workshop for the past 6 years, perfecting traditional joinery methods and teaching myself the craft of woodworking.
I believe the future is local. It has become too hard working for ‘Adult Social Care and Health’ seeing what I did as a front line worker for vulnerable people. The result of this mutated capitalism regime that we now appear to live under in our society and the bureaucracy means we cannot deliver ‘real’ care to people.
The creativity went from my job when the cuts came in and the obsession with saving money made me realise that there is more to life than money. My wife has been very supportive of my decision to leave my job and do woodworking full-time. It is a ‘real job’ and it is creative.”
So with only four weeks to go until he goes full-time, The Splinter Cell is already taking orders and will be tackling much bigger projects than the recent recycled skateboard deck jewellery collaboration with honey bee.
However there will be further collaborations coming up in the future. But for now, why not pop over to his page and check out what he is up to in the coming months and expect nothing less than creative and innovative lovingly made furniture that is built to last.
Look out for some new pendants coming up for sale this week and additions to the range too!
Stay true to yourself
and stay sweet