I December 2017 I retired from the stresses and strains of running a charitable youth and community project. I returned to my passions of working with wood, iron, coaching canoeing from expeditions to white water. I also am a member of Ballydown Church Camera Club. This website allows me to put up some of my photos and also test my skills doing product photos. I've also started adding my wife's Sue needle work under Misc. Also I have a passion for early times north American fur trade living; the flintlock era. I make authentic bags, horns etc to test my skills and improve my frontier man dress. I love old school technology and skills. I want to record my work on this site, my beavertooth Facebook page and my YouTube channel so I can share my creative journey with family, friends and those who benefit from my work. I see this website as more a blog from my workshop and the water adventures. I do run canoeing courses to promote British Canoeing Paddlesport Development. The rest, is just fun and what I enjoy, testing my skills. Retirement should be fun and enjoyable, right? I am not a business, so I don't take orders, but if you need something made like a paddle or totem pole, or and old historical item that needs repairs, talk to me. If it is something I'm interested in, I may be able to help.