Can’t see the wood for the trees

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A tree is wood. Together, trees can be a wood, but if there are too many, they are suddenly a forest, or too few, a clump. If they are too spread out, suddenly they are a woodland. Numbered, outnumbered. No one ever felt this needed to be more specific, they are just trees hanging about. Trees don’t count and yet they do.


Cabinets of Curiosity

We are curious makers of things, things we dream up ourselves. Remarkable, useful, beautiful and original things. Sometimes they are made entirely by hand, sometimes partly by machine, in the future perhaps by robots. May be not robots. Always with an eye for detail and with an element of fun.

If you care to follow this blog and join our journey, we’ll share our successes and (occasional) failures with you and hopefully you’ll become a frequent visitor. Suppose that depends on us keeping you entertained. So let’s get on with the words and pictures.

Work in progress


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