Time for Tea?

Last night was a business club meeting at Eynsham Hall. A place I have been to for wakes and weddings, and antiques fairs over the years.

However a group of us went to have a look around and taste the menu, what a treat, so thanks to all there!

Should anyone else want to sample their food, have a look at the link here and enjoy,I’m sure you will. They do fabulous afternoon teas too, bookings are not necessary, but they may be if everyone reading this goes tomorrow!


Here is a photo taken as I was leaving.

Regards, Andy.Eynsham Hall

As one drawer closes, another opens!

Happy New Year!

As we start 2018, I have photographed a Georgian Mahogany Chest of Drawers, which has just come into my workshop, and is for sale. Little restoration is needed, as can be seen by the photographs taken whilst drizzling, better ones soon!

Measuring approximately 38 1/2″ wide, 19 1/2″ deep and 31 3/4″ tall the chest is awaiting a few bits of veneer to be replaced, some of which are in the drawers, a very good revive of the polish before waxing, then me to cut keys for the locks, and  although many people never use them, I think it’s always nice see and it can be quite satisfying to cut nice keys.

All the best for 2018, and I look forward to our events starting in March, where this chest will be on show, unless sold before!P1040744


One of the lower drawer handles after a quick tidy, looks like I’ll enjoy this project, and maybe for sale earlier than I originally thought, please let me know if this interests you.

Regards, Andy.


I’m off to “Antiques at The Holt!” this weekend.


Occasionally over the years, despite running many fairs, I still occasionally have time to be a stallholder at others. This weekend I can be seen with some furniture,tables, chairs, longcase clock, rugs, firescreens, drinking glasses and a fewer small items too.

Pop along if you have time, we are open all weekend, easy to find at the crossroads  at The Holt Hotel, Steeple Aston, Oxfordshire, OX25 5QQ Maybe see you there? These are coming too!

Regards, Andy.


Plain Sailing?

Hello again!

Been a while since I bought this plane, and now that it’s all clean and sharpened, I had great pleasure using it yesterday.

So, if anyone has any old tools still in their sheds, or workshops which have been long abandoned, I may well be interested in looking at them to see if some can be brought back into use, after all, this one looks as though it could be easily around 150 years old, (most likely more!) and now will be in regular use.

Hope you like it!

Regards, Andy.